Outdoor movie fever hits highway


The pleasures of combining family time and enjoyable movie viewing in the out of doors during the summer months are not restricted to surviving drive-ins or programs in larger cities, so it seems! Dearest readers living along the I-72 corridor, which connects Decatur and Champaign-Urbana, will have a new entertainment option beginning later tonight, Friday, June 10, when the city of Monticello launches their “Monticello Movie Nights” for the season. An inflatable screen and refreshments will be set up by the parks and recreation department in a blocked-off corner of their cozy downtown area, leaving folks plenty of room to camp out comfortably and relax with their friends and neighbors. Headlining the series debut will be MY DOG THE SPACE TRAVELER, the most recent release from Champaign’s Dreamscape Cinema and producer Robin Christian, a Monticello resident who filmed much of this all-ages adventure on the home front a few years back. According to Facebook posts by Christian, cast members will kick back with the locals to watch MY DOG, which we believe has yet to play the C-U in any public capacity. (You might take a quick peek at our Calendar entries dated today as well as Friday, March 11, to learn about previous Dreamscape premieres.) Titles announced for future Friday evenings include HOME on June 17, MINIONS on July 1, THE PEANUTS MOVIE on July 15, INSIDE OUT on July 29, and STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS on August 5. Of course, the event will begin at dusk if weather permits; click here for potential updates alongside the show listings. Admission is free for all.

~ Jason Pankoke

[Squirrel! This is post #1100 on CUBlog! Rural space is the place!]

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