Calendar: November 20-26, 2020

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.


MILESTONES | Happy Birthday to You!

11/19: Carolyn Minyard Baxley (owner, The Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL)
11/22: Holly Rushakoff (director of communications, College of Media, UIUC, Urbana, IL)


MFHQ MEMO | From Chambana Mendota with Love Even Less

The proof is in the murky pudding, folks. Thanks to reinstated Phase 3 restrictions, the closure-for-good of a few key businesses, and the end of the drive-in season (despite the Harvest Moon Twin Drive-in of Gibson City unofficially pushing it into December), the Calendar once again looks like the text equivalent of the Chuckster’s poor little tree from A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. Not much fun or ornamentation to be found out there for movie fans, despite the loads of home options we have. Not much cheer to be found at MFHQ Remote, due to the inevitability of what is about to go down. Hopefully, we’ll all be a little better off in 2021 and, after January 20, a touch closer to legitimate justice for all. Be well and do good.


LOCAL FILMS & EVENTS | Support Your Media Storytellers

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
Closed for the week.

@ Family Video, Champaign, IL
UNHINGED, THE NEW MUTANTS, RELIC, WORDS ON BATHROOM WALLS, THE DEVIL HAS A NAME, THEN CAME YOU, 2067, DEATH OF ME, WESTWORLD (s3), more! (11/17 on), store closing – inventory sale (11/9 on).

@ Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Throwback Films at the Union” feat. THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Illini Union Ballroom, 2nd floor (11/20, 7 p.m.; free w/i-card)

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


NOW PLAYING | The Cities Beyond

@ AMC Classic Village Mall 6, Danville, IL
Closed for the week.

@ AMC Peru Mall 8, Peru, IL
Closed for the week.

@ The Avon Theater, Decatur, IL
Closed for the week.

@ The Fischer Theatre, Danville, IL
Closed for the week.

@ The Harvest Moon Twin Drive-in, Gibson City, IL
“Hot Chocolate and Holiday Weekend”: NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION (Screen 1), A CHRISTMAS STORY (Screen 2) (11/20-11/21)

@ The Little Lorraine, Hoopeston, IL
Closed for the week.

@ The Normal Theater, Normal, IL
Closed for the week. “Living Room Film Festival” virtual screenings: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (11/20-12/31), ACTION U.S.A., CITY HALL (through 12/3) Purchase

@ The Onarga Theatre, Onarga, IL
Closed for the week.

@ The Princess Theatre, Leroy, IL
Closed for the week.

@ Roxy Cinemas, Ottawa, IL
Closed for the week.

@ Streator Eagle 6, Streator, IL
Closed for the week.



@ online
Cinema St. Louis presents the 29th annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (through 11/22) Information

For detailed and curated listings of Chicago-area film presentations and related events, as well as cancellations and postponements due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, please visit the fine folks at Cine-File and subscribe to their definitive “Cine-List” weekly blast.


COMING SOON | Area-wide Events

UPDATE! 12/4-12/14
19th Route 66 Film Festival
@ Springfield, IL (virtual event)

9/8-9/11, 2021
22nd Roger Ebert’s Film Festival
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL


COMMUNITY & CAMPUS SERIES | Champaign-Urbana area

Illini Union Board presents “Throwback Films at the Union”
@ Illini Union Ballroom, 2nd floor, Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL, 7 p.m. Fri., free w/i-card


Compiled by Jason Pankoke.


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