Calendar: September 24-30, 2021

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!

9/26: Zelda Tindell (event director, Dead in Decatur presents “The Art of Fear,” Decatur, IL)
9/27: Robert Hubbard (script supervisor, THE DREAMS OF RENE SENDAM, Blue Barn Productions, Hutchinson, KS)
9/29: Clint Andrae (producer, Looming Castle Productions, Champaign-Urbana, IL)

 

PASSINGS | You Will Be Missed

8/31: Rodney Woodworth, 67 (actor, SCARY NORMAL and LATTÉ FEELINGS, Hot Diggity Productions, Champaign-Urbana, IL)

 

FIELD REPORT DU HQ | From Wherever It May Be Said

You do know the old saying, yes? “If one can’t pull themselves together with ease by the stroke of midnight, then at least one can make things interesting in the eleventh hour.” Oh, no? News to you? We might have made that one up on the spot, then. Either way, it’s the best explanation we have for not issuing a complete Field Report for the first time in … [scrolls quickly and awkwardly] … 16 weeks. We won’t be leaving you off the hook for doing your indigenous film homework, however, for one of our planned Calendar blurbs will instead appear on CUBlog next week as a full-blooded article in the Halloween vein. Watch for it and always send us your tips: cuconfidential [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks!

 

LOCAL FILMS & EVENTS | Support Your Media Storytellers

@ Gregory Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Film & Video* meeting, Room 100 (9/27, 7 p.m.)

 

NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
COURAGEOUS 10th anniversary, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, LOVE STORY, CANDYMAN, COPSHOP, CRY MACHO, FREE GUY, JUNGLE CRUISE, MALIGNANT, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, SHOW ME THE FATHER (9/24 on), AFTER WE FELL (9/30, 7 p.m.), THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2, VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE (9/30 on)

@ Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Fall 2021 Weekend Films” feat. IN THE HEIGHTS, Pine Lounge, 1st floor (9/24-9/25, 7 p.m.; free w/i-card)

@ Phoenix Savoy 16 + IMAX, Savoy, IL
COURAGEOUS 10th anniversary, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE, BLACK WIDOW, CANDYMAN, COPSHOP, CRY MACHO, DON’T BREATHE 2, FREE GUY, JUNGLE CRUISE, MALIGNANT, PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS (9/24 on), UFC 266: Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega, more (9/25, 9 p.m., simulcast), THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE 35th anniversary (9/26, 12 p.m.; 9/28, 7 p.m.), CARRIE 45th anniversary (9/26, 3 & 7 p.m.; 9/29, 7 p.m.), THE OUTSIDERS (9/26, 3 & 7 p.m.; 9/29, 7 p.m.), AFTER WE FELL (9/30, 7 p.m.), THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2, VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE (9/30 on)

@ Redbox, Champaign-Urbana, IL
CRUELLA, F9: THE FAST SAGA, LADY OF THE MANOR, THE POWER, more! (9/21 on) Online rentals

BACK OPEN! @ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
“Opening Night Community Event” feat. STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. w/Wurlitzer Pipe Organ accompaniment by Jay Warren (9/25, 5 p.m. doors, 7 p.m. film, free), “The Arthouse Experience” w/Sanford Hess feat. THE ARTIST (9/29, 7 p.m.), “Rewind 92.5 Film Series” feat. THE BREAKFAST CLUB (9/30, 7 p.m.)

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
DEAR EVAN HANSEN, CANDYMAN, CRY MACHO, JUNGLE CRUISE, MALIGNANT, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS (9/24 on)

@ AMC Peru Mall 8, Peru, IL
DEAR EVAN HANSEN, CANDYMAN, CRY MACHO, FREE GUY, JUNGLE CRUISE, MALIGNANT, PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS (9/24 on)

@ The Avon Theater, Decatur, IL
THE CARD COUNTER, THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE, CRY MACHO (9/24-9/26, 7 p.m.)

@ The Fischer Theatre, Danville, IL
NATIONAL LAMPOON’S ANIMAL HOUSE (9/25, 7 p.m.)

@ The Harvest Moon Twin Drive-in, Gibson City, IL
“Wizarding Weekend” feat. HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE(Screen 1), LABYRINTH, THE DARK CRYSTAL (Screen 2) (9/24-9/25)

@ The Little Lorraine, Hoopeston, IL
Private rentals for the week.

@ The Normal Theater, Normal, IL
Manhattan Short Film Festival 2021 (9/24-9/26)

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

@ The Princess Theatre, Leroy, IL
STILLWATER (9/24-9/26)

@ Route 34 Drive-in, Earlville, IL
GREASE, FOOTLOOSE (1984) (9/24-9/26)

@ Route 66 Twin Drive-in, Springfield, IL
SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS, JUNGLE CRUISE (Screen 1), CRY MACHO, FREE GUY (Screen 2) (9/24-9/25)

@ Streator Eagle 6, Streator, IL
DEAR EVAN HANSEN, CANDYMAN, COPSHOP, CRY MACHO, FREE GUY, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS (9/24 on), THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2, VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE (9/30 on)

@ VIP Lincoln Grand 6, Lincoln, IL
DEAR EVAN HANSEN, CANDYMAN, COPSHOP, CRY MACHO, FREE GUY, JUNGLE CRUISE, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS (9/24 on), VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE (9/30 on)

@ VIP Roxy Cinemas, Ottawa, IL
DEAR EVAN HANSEN, COPSHOP, CRY MACHO, FREE GUY, JUNGLE CRUISE, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS (9/24 on), Starved Rock Country Festival of the Arts presents Narrative Film Festival 2021 (9/24-9/26), VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE (9/30 on)

 

NOW PLAYING | Midwest

@ Music Box Theater/Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema + virtual, Chicago, IL
Chicago Filmmakers presents Reeling: The 39th Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival (through 10/7) 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

NEW! 10/7-10/17
30th anniversary Heartland International Film Festival
@ Newfields/Living Room Theaters/etc. + virtual, Indianapolis, IN

10/13-10/24
57th Chicago International film Festival
@ Music Box Theater/Gene Siskel Film Center/etc. + virtual, Chicago, IL

10/22-10/23
Dark History and Horror Convention’s Screaming Mad Film Festival 2.1
@ I Hotel and Conference Center, UIUC, Champaign, IL

11/5-11/15
20th Route 66 Film Festival
@ Springfield, IL (virtual event)

11/5-11/7
28th Chicago Underground Film Festival
@ The Logan Theatre, Chicago, IL

NEW! 4/8-4/10, 2022
Dead in Decatur presents “The Art of Fear”
@ Heroic Age Art Center, Mt. Zion, IL

4/20-4/23, 2022
22nd Roger Ebert’s Film Festival
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL

 

COMMUNITY & CAMPUS SERIES | Champaign-Urbana area

“The Arthouse Experience Film Series” curated by Sanford Hess
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL, 7 p.m.
9/29: THE ARTIST; 10/6: EMMA.; 11/3: MOONLIGHT; 12/6: COLD WAR; 1/19/22: WILD TALES; 2/23/22: ADAPTATION; 3/23/22: THE ROYAL TENNENBAUMS; 4/6/22: BIG NIGHT; 5/25/22: EIGHTH GRADE; 6/1/22: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Illini Radio Group presents “Rewind 92.5 Film Series”/“Mix 94.5 Throwback Thursdays”*
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL, 7 p.m.
9/30: THE BREAKFAST CLUB; 10/21: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975); 11/11: PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE; 12/5: THE PRINCESS BRIDE; 1/13/22: CLUELESS*; 1/20/22: SAY ANYTHING; 2/2/22: GROUNDHOG DAY; 3/21/22: ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK; 4/4/22: FACE/OFF; 5/23/22: MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME; 6/30/22: WAYNE’S WORLD; 7/14/22: STARSHIP TROOPERS

Illini Union Board presents “Fall 2021 Weekend Films”
@ Pine Lounge, 1st floor, Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL, 7 p.m. Fri. & Sat, free w/i-card
9/24-9/25: IN THE HEIGHTS; 10/1-10/2: A QUIET PLACE PART II; 10/8-10/9: THE FOREVER PURGE; 10/15-10/16: MONSTER HUNTER; 10/22-10/23: ESCAPE ROOM: TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS; 10/29-10/30: THE CONJURING: THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT; 11/5-11/6: SPACE JAM: A NEW LEGACY; 11/12-11/13: BLACK WIDOW; 11/19-11/20: THE SUICIDE SQUAD; 12/3-12/4: JUNGLE CRUISE

The News-Gazette Film Series
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL, 1 & 7 p.m.
10/23: THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962); 11/21: MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS; 12/11: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE; 1/22/22: ALL ABOUT EVE; 2/19/22: IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT; 4/30/22: DUCK SOUP; 6/25/22: HIGH NOON; 7/29/22: TOP HAT

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Compiled by Jason Pankoke.

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