Archive for July, 2006


Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

Part 2 of THE ADVENTURES OF THE SCREAMING APE, joined by APE: PART 1 and WEREWOLF CEMETERY: EPISODE 2, lays down the verbal whoop-ass on Sunday, July 30, 9:30 p.m., at Mike ‘n’ Molly’s in downtown Champaign.

Decatur native pens TV movie

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

Article in Decatur (IL) daily Herald & Review about freelance screenwriter Steve Latshaw, a former Decatur resident, and his experience working on STAN LEE’S LIGHTSPEED.

Virginia Theatre article

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

Article in Champaign newspaper The Daily Illini about ongoing efforts by the Champaign Park District to renovate the 84-year-old Virginia Theatre.

AURA, IL update

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

CRYSTAL’S SIGH, a short film derived from the upcoming feature AURA, IL, produced by FirstSunrise Productions of Champaign, IL, wins a prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award.

MICRO-FILM Movie Show!

Monday, July 17th, 2006

MICRO-FILM steps back into the ring for the first MICRO-FILM Movie Show in three years! This time, THE MONSTER OF PHANTOM LAKE and UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS VS. A MUMMY terrorize Mike ‘n’ Molly’s in Champaign, IL, on Sunday, July 23, 2006, and Wednesday, July 26, 2006.


Friday, July 14th, 2006

The R.C. Raycraft documentary INCIDENT AT KICKAPOO CREEK is scheduled to play the Castle Theater in downtown Bloomington, IL, on Friday, July 14, 2006, 7 p.m.

Roger Ebert in hospital again

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

An Associated Press story on reports that film critic Roger Ebert is in serious condition after emergency surgery to repair complications in the region from which cancerous growth was removed on June 16, 2006.

CU Video Group meets July 5

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

The next meeting of CU Video Group will be on Wednesday, July 5, 2006, at 7 p.m. in the new addition of the Esquire Lounge in downtown Champaign.

Illinois Tourism article

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

Article in Champaign daily The News-Gazette about the Illinois Bureau of Tourism’s “Magnificent Movie Getaways” campaign, an effort to promote filmmaking in Illinois through location tours and on-line information.