Calendar: May 17-23, 2019

Our movie and media Calendar appears every Friday/Saturday on C-U Blogfidential and caters to the downstate region anchored by Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA.

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MILESTONES | Happy Birthday to You!

5/19: Lissa Price (actress, MARSHMALLOWS)
5/19: Gerry Kissell (cohost, Pop Culture Minefield vidcast)

 

CONFIDENTIAL ALMANAC | Dates in Film Culture History

20 Years AgoMay 12, 1999: FPO

 

LOCAL FILMS, ETC. | Support Your Media Storytellers

@ Champaign Public Library, Champaign, IL
Champaign Movie Makers* meeting, “Sound Gear Roundup” (5/21, 7 p.m., free)

 

NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY (5/17 on), Late Night: HAGAZUSSA (5/17-5/18, 9:30 p.m.)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
A DOG’S JOURNEY, JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM, THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR, AVENGERS: ENDGAME, THE HUSTLE, THE INTRUDER, LONG SHOT, POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU, POMS (5/17 on), BOOKSMART Early Access Screening (5/17, 8 p.m.), BREAKTHROUGH (5/20, 5/22, 4:30 p.m.), ALADDIN (5/23 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
COLD PURSUIT, HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY, APOLLO 11, TRIPLE THREAT, AMERICAN EXIT, NEVER GROW OLD, ASHES IN THE SNOW, BACKDRAFT 2, more! (5/14 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
A DOG’S JOURNEY, JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM, THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR, AVENGERS: ENDGAME, BREAKTHROUGH, THE HUSTLE, THE INTRUDER, LONG SHOT, POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU, POMS, TOLKIEN, UGLYDOLLS (5/17 on), THE PRINCESS BRIDE (5/19, 5/22), Studio Ghibli Fest: NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (5/20-5/21, 7 p.m.), THE COLD BLUE (5/23, 7 p.m.), ALADDIN (5/23 on)

@ Main Quad, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board Presents “Summer Quad Cinema Series” feat. WONDER PARK, Anniversary Plaza (5/23, 9 p.m., free, rain location: Pine Lounge (1st floor), Illini Union)

Events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Additional “Now Playing” and “Coming Soon” listings appear after the jump!

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NOW PLAYING | The Cities Beyond

@ AMC Classic Village Mall 6, Danville, IL
A DOG’S JOURNEY, JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM, AVENGERS: ENDGAME, BREAKTHROUGH, THE HUSTLE, POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU (5/17 on)

@ AMC Peru Mall 8, Peru, IL
A DOG’S JOURNEY, JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM, AVENGERS: ENDGAME, THE HUSTLE, THE INTRUDER, POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU, POMS, UGLYDOLLS (5/17 on)

@ The Avon Theater, Decatur, IL
THE HUSTLE, POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU, TOLKIEN (5/17 on), ALADDIN (5/23 on)

@ The Harvest Moon Twin Drive-in, Gibson City, IL
POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU (Screen 1), JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM (Screen 2) (5/17-5/19)

@ The Lincoln Family Theater & Community Center, Lincoln, IL
A DOG’S JOURNEY, JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM, AVENGERS: ENDGAME, THE HUSTLE, POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU, POMS (5/17 on), BIRDIE & BOGEY (daily shows, free), ALADDIN (5/23 on)

@ The Little Lorraine, Hoopeston, IL
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (5/17), Trivia Night (5/18)

@ The Normal Theater, Normal, IL
HESBURGH (5/17-5/19, 5/23), BOYZ N THE HOOD (5/18), AMAZING GRACE (5/18-5/19), Prairie Fire Theatre presents How to Be a Superhero: A Children’s Operetta (5/22, 10 & 11:30 a.m., free)

@ The Onarga Theatre, Onarga, IL
POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU (5/17-5/19, 5/22)

@ The Princess Theatre, Leroy, IL
AVENGERS: ENDGAME (5/18-5/19)

@ Route 34 Drive-in, Earlville, IL
AVENGERS: ENDGAME, CAPTAIN MARVEL (5/10-5/12)

@ Route 66 Twin Drive-in, Springfield, IL
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM, LONG SHOT (Screen 1), POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU, SHAZAM! (Screen 2) (5/17-5/18)

@ Roxy Cinemas, Ottawa, IL
A DOG’S JOURNEY, JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 3 – PARABELLUM, AVENGERS: ENDGAME, BREAKTHROUGH, POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU, POMS (5/18 on)

 

COMING SOON | Area-wide Events

6/5-6/9
26th Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL

6/29
Laugh and Slash Film Festival
@ Garden Hotel, Urbana, IL

8/1-8/4
11th Gen Con Film Festival @ Gen Con, Indianapolis, IN

8/10
7th annual Pens to Lens Screenwriting Competition + Gala*
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL

9/19-29
37th Reeling LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, Chicago, IL

10/26
Dark History & Horror Con’s Screaming Mad Film Festival
@ The City Center, Champaign, IL, 1:30 p.m.

11/1-11/2
18th annual Route 66 Film Festival
@ Capital City Bar & Grill, Springfield, IL

11/1-11/2
3rd Dead in Decatur Film Festival
@ Decatur Area Arts Council, Decatur, IL

UPDATE! 5/31
Issue release: C-U Confidential #10
+ Paper Opteryx, Champaign, IL

TBD
10th New Art Film Festival*, Champaign, IL

 

COMMUNITY & CAMPUS SERIES | Champaign-Urbana area

Illini Union Board Presents “Summer Quad Cinema Series”
@ Anniversary Plaza, Main Quad, UIUC, Urbana, IL, 9 p.m., free
Rain Location: Pine Lounge (1st floor), Illini Union
5/23: WONDER PARK; 5/30: HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD; 6/6: CAPTAIN MARVEL; 6/13: DUMBO; 6/20: SHAZAM!; 6/27: LITTLE; 7/11: THE BEST OF ENEMIES; 7/25: THE HUSTLE; 8/1: A DOG’S JOURNEY; 8/8: ALADDIN; 8/15: POKÉMON: DETECTIVE PIKACHU; 8/24: AVENGERS: ENDGAME @ Memorial Stadium

The News-Gazette Film Series
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL, 1 & 7 p.m.
5/25: THE THIN MAN; 6/22: ON THE WATERFRONT; 7/13: STAGE DOOR

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Compiled by Jason Pankoke.

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