Archive for the 'Theatres & Venues' Category

Art to change from Co-op to NFP

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Based on an unanimous vote by shareholders, the Art Theater Co-op will become a non-profit venue after it is absorbed into the Art Film Foundation of Champaign, IL. Click to read the press release!

Once Bonded, Brew & View thrice

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

We will never again witness the kind of public movie presentations The Octopus and friends selected to play the Brew & View at the Thunderbird in Urbana, IL, two long decades ago. Creepy! Edgy!! Too Damn Wild!!!

Mike n’ Molly’s stirs MF memories

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Jason Butler was not the only Pi Omega Omega brother named Jason to aim a projector on a flat surface at Mike n’ Molly’s. Here is the 10-cent skinny on MICRO-FILM indie cinema shows staged there in 2003 and 2006.

Film fun to storm the Orpheum

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Provision Elevator Advertising and the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum have teamed to present an all-ages summertime event for the community, “Champaign Cinema under the Stars,” launching tonight!

IOW: Fans revel in NAFF night life

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: Oops, we did it again, but we’re driving to catch up on sharing New Art Film Festival photographs by Dora Valkanova starting here with a 2015 set!

C-U Film Leader: 2.17.2016

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

In this edition of C-U Blogfidential’s all-purpose column, “The C-U Film Leader,” we talk about celebrity sightings to come, single-screen venues to preserve, and miscellany du C-U for all to behold!

C-U Film Leader: 11.12.2015

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

In this edition of C-U Blogfidential’s all-purpose column, “The C-U Film Leader,” we talk about the brand-new Art Co-op memberships, several things Ebert/fest, and the Damian Duffy Hates Everything podcast!

Noting the needful film things

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

We challenge you, dearest arts supporters, to jump right on in and help out these efforts. We would not have Champaign-Urbana film culture without ’em!

IOW: The found Art-age festival

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: We delved into MFHQ, we survived MFHQ, and we present our MFHQ findings to you, dearest vintage movie theater connoisseurs. The Art Theater Co-op, revealed!

IOW: A very merry un-NAFF-day!

Friday, October 17th, 2014

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: We’re never ones to let good material go wasted … even if we’re a few months late in delivering it to our fans. A-hem. This one’s for you, Dora Valkanova and the New Art Film Festival faithful!

Orpheum 100th, lore in spotlight

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

The occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Champaign, Illinois, inspires Perry C. Morris and friends to celebrate local movie history!

IOW: Filing it FOR THE RECORD

Friday, September 19th, 2014

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: Round and round and round it goes (in the UI-7 schedule) and where it will stop, nobody knows! We provide belated love to the University of Illinois student-made series, FOR THE RECORD.

“Cineaste” #8: Digigeddon, pt.3

Monday, May 19th, 2014

In this edition of “The Double Life of a Cinéaste,” author Tyler Tharpe rejoices as he discovers first-run 35mm prints are still available despite the threat of digital conversion perpetuated by the exhibition industry.

IOW: Cinema struts to Elvis Bros.

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: The Elvis Brothers never *really* left the building, as C-U Blogfidential has discovered! Dig on these vintage Elvis Bros. videos, one of which features the former Cinema Theater of Urbana as a backdrop.