Coming Soon: January 2008

The following special events and meetings are “coming soon” to the area in January. Please support this diverse film programming by attending, spreading the word, and becoming active!

The good news: Coming Soon is back! The bad news: Coming Soon will probably not be coming ’round as often. With Ebertfest on the horizon and two extra C-U projects brewing in the pot, we’ll need to simplify our listings somewhat to allocate much-needed time elsewhere. However, always feel free to send us the scoop on movie-related events by writing cuconfidential [at] gmail [dot] com and we’ll see what we can do. Thanks!


Saturday, January 12, 1 & 7 p.m.: A gaggle of A-list actors and comedians carpet the globe in Stanley Kramer‘s romp, IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD (1963). @ The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park St., Champaign. $5. Click for more  

Friday, January 18, 10:30 p.m.: Troy Taylor presents another late-nite “Supernatural Spookshow,” the highlight being the original British version of NIGHT OF THE DEMON (1957) which doesn’t feature the iconic demon cut into the Americanization, CURSE OF THE DEMON. @ The Avon Theatre, 426 N. Water St., Decatur. Free. Click for more

Thursday, January 24 through Thursday, March 13, 6:30 p.m.: Skip Huston hosts yet another Richland Community College film class at his beloved palace. In this session, “Crime and Film Noir Movies, Part Two,” he’ll demonstrate the best the genre has to offer each Thursday night. @ The Avon Theatre, 426 N. Water St., Decatur. $80 (registration fee). Contact Skip with questions


2008 has started off modestly with a few choice morsels, but I wonder what else is “Coming Soon” to a theater near C-U? Hmmm…

~ Jason Pankoke

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