Archive for the 'Theatres & Venues' Category

Virus fells Orpheum, shorts Avon

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Nationwide consensus is that small businesses and organizations will get raked over the coals before the pandemic is over. We look at how a first-run, mixed-use, and former movie theater are doing.

Let’s all go to the ‘Movies,’ C-U

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Once upon a time, next to no one in our society knew how to make movies. Traveling impresarios of a century ago made sure to tease the average citizen with the possibilities in programs like ‘Making Movies.’

Odds sinking for Lincoln survival

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

The unused Lincoln Square Theatre in downtown Decatur, Illinois, is showing signs of disrepair on its exterior. Residents and officials may be at a tipping point in deciding the fate of the venue.

Choose your own NAFFventure!

Sunday, April 26th, 2020

We see that many indie and not-indie film festivals are exploring online streaming. The New Art Film Festival isn’t primed to do that right now but they still have such sights to show you on YouTube!

C-U cinema hits a slippery slope

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

The scenes from a film culture that we have been watching mostly from afar fill us with mild disenchantment instead of wonder. And then we were ordered to self-shelter and keep personal spaces to ourselves. Joy.

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.