Calendar du C-U: Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Our unique movie and media Calendar appears every Friday on C-U Blogfidential and caters to the discerning tastes of citizens in the downstate region anchored by Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA.




Happy Birthday toSunday, September 27: Robert Hubbard (script supervisor, JAYHAWKERS) … Thursday, October 1: Jason Croft (host, The Bachelor Pad Radio Show, WEFT 90.1 FM) … celebrate!


@ The Art Theater Co-op, Champaign, IL: GRANDMA (9/25 on), The Pygmalion Festival: Lit presents “Mortified Live” (9/26, 6 p.m.), Essential Cinema 015: The Apu Trilogy, PATHER PANCHALI (SONG OF THE LITTLE ROAD) (9/27, 11:30 a.m.; 9/28, 7:30 p.m., discussion w/Rini Bhattacharya Mehta, UIUC), UIUC Program in Law and Philosophy, Land Conversation Foundation, and UIUC Program for Women and Gender in Global Perspectives present PLANEAT (9/29, 7:30 p.m., free), Secret Screening 005, “Shocktober” edition: [Don’t come dead-on-arrival so you can enjoy the spooky show, kiddies!] (10/1, 10 p.m., free)

@ Pine Lounge, Main Floor, Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL: Illini Union Board presents “Films at the Union” feat. PIXELS (9/25, 9/26, 7 p.m., free)

@ Room 205, Gregory Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL: Illini Film & Video meeting (10/1, 7:30 p.m.)

@ The Avon Theater, Decatur, IL: THE INTERN, MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS, A WALK IN THE WOODS (9/25-9/30), THE MARTIAN (3-D & 2-D) (10/1, 8 p.m.), “Great Screen Teams Part 2” classes with Skip Huston (Thursdays, 9/17-11/5, 6:30 p.m.)

@ The Normal Theater, Normal, IL: Beyond Normal Films presents FAR FROM THE MADDENING CROWD (9/24, 9/25, 7 p.m.) and TANGERINES (9/26, 9/27, 7 p.m.)

@ Route 66 Twin Drive-In, Springfield, IL: MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS, PAPER TOWNS (Screen 1), HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2, PIXELS (Screen 2) (9/25-9/26)

@ The Lincoln Theater 4, Lincoln, IL: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 (3-D & 2-D), THE INTERN, MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS, WAR ROOM (9/25 on), THE MARTIAN (3-D) (10/1, 8:30 p.m.)

@ The Princess Theatre, Leroy, IL: THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. (9/25-9/27), WALL-E (9/26, 11 a.m., free)

@ The Little Lorraine, Hoopeston, IL: Save the Lorraine Foundation presents FURIOUS 7 (9/25-9/27)

@ Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In, Gibson City, IL: “4th Annual Frightfest” feat. HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2, BEETLEJUICE (Screen 1), SINISTER 2, FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980) (Screen 2) (9/25-9/26)

@ Centerbrook Drive-In, Martinsville, IN: INSIDE OUT, MINIONS (9/25-9/26)

@ Carmike 13, Champaign, IL: EVEREST (3-D & 2-D), THE GREEN INFERNO, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 (3-D & 2-D), THE INTERN, LOST IN HONG KONG, BLACK MASS, MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS, THE PERFECT GUY, THE VISIT, WAR ROOM (9/25 on), COLLEGE DEBTS* (9/26, 8 p.m.), Fathom Events and Picturehouse Entertainment present ROGER WATERS THE WALL (9/29, 8 p.m.), ATTACK ON TITAN: PART 1 (9/30, 10/1, 7:30 p.m.)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL: GRANDMA, THE GREEN INFERNO, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 (3-D & 2-D), THE INTERN, 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN, ANT-MAN, BLACK MASS, CAPTIVE, EVEREST (IMAX 3-D & 3-D & standard), MAZE RUNNER: THE SCORCH TRIALS, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION, THE PERFECT GUY, THE VISIT, A WALK IN THE WOODS (9/25 on), PALL BLART: MALL COP 2 (9/27, 9 & 10 a.m.), THE HUMAN EXPERIMENT (9/28, 5 & 7 p.m.), Fathom Events, Delilah Radio, Excel Entertainment, and Propel Pictures present JUST LET GO (9/28, 7 p.m.), Fathom Events and Picturehouse Entertainment present ROGER WATERS THE WALL (9/29, 8 p.m.), THE WALK (IMAX 3-D) (9/30 on), Fathom Events and Warner Bros. present THE IRON GIANT: SIGNATURE EDITION (9/30, 7 p.m.), Fathom Events, IGN, and present RiffTrax Live! MIAMI CONNECTION (10/1, 7 p.m.), THE MARTIAN (10/1, 8 p.m.)


@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL: PITCH PERFECT 2, BIG SKY, CONTAINMENT, A/B NEGATIVE, CHAIN OF COMMAND, ARROW (s3), THE FLASH (s1), more! (9/22 on)

@ The Onarga Theatre, Onarga, IL: Closed through 9/30!


Locally produced movies and events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Also find out what is “Coming Soon” by hitting the jump below. Go see ‘em, C-U!


10/4: 6th annual New Art Film Festival*
@ The Art Theater Co-op, Champaign, IL, 5-11 p.m.

10/10: “The Art of Fear” event
@ Heroic Age Art Center, Mt. Zion, IL, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

10/15-10/29: 51st annual Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, IL

10/28: THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI w/live organ accompaniment by Dennis Scott
@ Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Bloomington, IL, 7 p.m.

10/29-10/31: 6th annual Freeky Creek Short Film Festival*
@ Sleepy Creek Vineyards, Fairmount, IL

11/6-11/7: 14th annual Route 66 International Film Festival
@ Capital City Bar & Grill, Springfield, IL

11/12-11/14: 11th annual Embarras Valley Film Festival
@ Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

3/11-3/12, 2016: 7th annual Drunken Zombie Film Festival
@ Landmark Cinemas, Peoria, IL

4/13-4/17, 2016: 18th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL


The News-Gazette Film Series
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL, 1 & 7 p.m.
10/26-10/30: Alfred Hitchcock Festival – SUSPICION, SABOTAGE, THE LADY VANISHES, SPELLBOUND, FRENZY (7 & 10 p.m.); 11/14: DOUBLE INDEMNITY; 12/12: MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS; 1/23/16: SHANE; 2/27/16: FORBIDDEN PLANET; 3/19/16: 42ND STREET; 4/2/16: SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS; 5/21/16: THE GRADUATE; 6/25/16: Reader’s Choice TBA; 7/16/16: THE AWFUL TRUTH; 8/6/16: WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY


AEMS, IPRH, and Spurlock Museum present AsiaLENS Documentary/Film Series
@ Spurlock Museum, UIUC, Urbana, IL, 7 p.m., free

Illini Union Board Presents “Films at the Union”
@ Pine Lounge, Main Level, Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL, 7 p.m., free
9/25, 9/26: PIXELS; 10/2, 10/3: ANT-MAN; 10/9, 10/10: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION; 10/16, 10/17: VACATION; 10/23, 10/24: MINIONS; 10/30, 10/31: SINSTER 2; 11/6, 11/7: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON; 11/13, 11/14: SOUTHPAW; 11/20, 11/21: WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS; 12/4, 12/5: THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED


If you have items that you would like us to list in the Calendar, please send relevant dates, start/end times, locations, event descriptions, and ticket prices to cuconfidential [at] gmail [dot] com.

Compiled by Jason Pankoke


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