Calendar: October 1-7, 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!

10/1: Jason Croft (publisher, Bachelor Pad Magazine, Champaign, IL)

 

PASSINGS | You Will Be Missed

9/20: Samuel B. Davis, 68 (cohost, The Flyover Zone, WQNA-FM, and volunteer, The Route 66 Film Festival, Springfield, IL)

 

FIELD REPORT DU HQ | From Wherever It May Be Said

As of late, I can’t post the weekly Calendar on time to save my soul. “So what,” I hear the Black Lectroid say in my head from the end of BUCKAROO BANZAI, “big deal.” All I can do right now is the best I can do, and to achieve it here on a late Sunday afternoon I’ll play a quick three-and-out. First, be sure to skim the schedule of the Normal Theater in downtown Normal; they’re basically taking over “Shocktober” from the late Art Theater without the branding, but Halloween movies are Halloween movies and therefore welcome en masse, right? The presence of a Rankin-Bass puppet animation (MAD MONSTER PARTY), a Godzilla all-star romp (DESTROY ALL MONSTERS), vintage frighteners from Joe Dante and David Cronenberg (THE HOWLING, THE BROOD), one of my favorite Eighties movies (BEETLEJUICE), and possibly the best pre-1970 horror anthology ever (DEAD OF NIGHT) shows the programmers are happily thinking outside the coffin. And then, check out yours truly discussing another Eighties favorite, KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE, on the Chase & Shep Show with hosts Chase Todd and Aaron Sheppard; I may appear one or two more times in this run of “31 Slays” episodes with 31 daily reviews of horror film standards through the end of October, so watch Facebook for announcements. Ending with a perk – er, make it two perks – I wish CUBlog supporter Jason Croft the best of birthday weekends and point you towards his twin fall releases, Bachelor Pad Magazine issue 57 and the even naughtier Tattoo Nightcap #3, for which I had the pleasure of moonlighting as proofreader. Yes, there are words, too.

 

LOCAL FILMS & EVENTS | Support Your Media Storytellers

@ Gregory Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Film & Video* meeting, Room 223 (10/4, 7 p.m.)

 

NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2, THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK, TITANE, VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE, COURAGEOUS 10th anniversary, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, FREE GUY, JUNGLE CRUISE, LOVE STORY, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS (10/1 on), CANDYMAN (10/1-10/3, 10/5-10/6), RESPECT (10/1-10/3), AFTER WE FELL (10/4, 7 p.m.), NO TIME TO DIE (10/7 on)

@ Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Fall 2021 Weekend Films” feat. A QUIET PLACE PART II, Pine Lounge, 1st floor (10/1-10/2, 7 p.m.; free w/i-card)

@ Phoenix Savoy 16 + IMAX, Savoy, IL
THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2, THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK, VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE, CANDYMAN, COURAGEOUS 10th anniversary, CRY MACHO, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, FREE GUY, PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS (10/1 on), THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE (10/1-10/2, 10/4-10/5), DRACULA (1931) (10/2, 1 p.m.), Studio Ghibli Fest: SPIRITED AWAY 20th anniversary (animé, 10/3, 3 p.m.; 10/4, 10/6, 7 p.m.), GALAXY QUEST (10/3, 3 & 7 p.m.; 10/6, 7 p.m.), THE EVIL DEAD 40th anniversary (10/7, 7:30 p.m.), NO TIME TO DIE (10/7 on)

@ Redbox, Champaign-Urbana, IL
THE FOREVER PURGE, SMALL ENGINE REPAIR, THE SURVIVALIST, TWIST, more! (9/28 on) Online rentals

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
“The Arthouse Experience” w/Sanford Hess feat. EMMA. (10/6, 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
THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2, VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE, CANDYMAN, CRY MACHO, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS (10/1 on)

@ AMC Peru Mall 8, Peru, IL
THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2, THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK, VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE, CANDYMAN, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, FREE GUY, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS (10/1 on)

@ The Avon Theater, Decatur, IL
THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2, THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK, CRY MACHO, THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE (10/1-10/3)

@ The Fischer Theatre, Danville, IL
No movies this week!

@ The Harvest Moon Twin Drive-in, Gibson City, IL
“Frightfest” feat. THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2, BEETLEJUICE (Screen 1), VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE, PARANORMAN (Screen 2) (10/1-10/2)

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

@ The Normal Theater, Normal, IL
PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND (10/1-10/3), DEAD OF NIGHT (1945) (10/7)

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

@ The Princess Theatre, Leroy, IL
THE SUICIDE SQUAD (10/1-10/3)

@ Route 34 Drive-in, Earlville, IL
THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2, TWISTER (10/1-10/3)

@ Route 66 Twin Drive-in, Springfield, IL
VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE, DON’T BREATHE 2 (Screen 1), THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2, JUNGLE CRUISE (Screen 2) (10/1-10/2)

@ Streator Eagle 6, Streator, IL
THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2, THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK, VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS (10/1 on), NO TIME TO DIE (10/7 on)

@ VIP Lincoln Grand 6, Lincoln, IL
THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2, THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK, VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE, CRY MACHO, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, JUNGLE CRUISE, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS (10/1 on), NO TIME TO DIE (10/7 on)

@ VIP Roxy Cinemas, Ottawa, IL
THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2, THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK, VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, FREE GUY, SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS (10/1 on), NO TIME TO DIE (10/7 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

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

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! 4/7-4/17, 2022
24th annual Wisconsin Film Festival
@ University of Wisconsin, etc., Madison, WI

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.
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: to be rescheduled: THE ARTIST

Illini Radio Group presents “Rewind 92.5 Film Series”/“Mix 94.5 Throwback Thursdays”*
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL, 7 p.m.
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
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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