Archive for the 'Theatres & Venues' Category

C-U cinema tumbles hard into fall

Thursday, November 7th, 2019

All systems are go for several cool film events coming to the area! Learn about them and postulate what might become of the orphaned New Art Film Festival now that the Art Theater is a cinematic sitting duck.

Art Theater seeks $25K, film at 11

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

We are happy to see Champaign-Urbana, IL, once again vote with their wallets to help keep the Art Theater afloat, despite the imposition. Also, anybody ever hear of a flick called 100 BUCK HUSTLE?

ED gives HEART to the Art today

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

University of Illinois alumna Porshe R. Garner, Ph.D., will stay close to campus and become the first executive director of the Art Film Foundation, the non-profit parent of the Art Theater in Champaign.

Points made on C-U film timeline

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

It was inevitable. We had to start putting all this popular and arcane knowledge to good use somehow. Therefore, we’ve begun fitting a few of those pieces into place on our new Plot Points du C-U page!

Shocktober Fest a lock for Oct. 3

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

You want to put more shock in our theaters? Please do! The Art Theater in Champaign has revealed plans for their first Shocktober Film Festival on October 3, 2018, and seeks horror-filled short subjects to present.

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!