Calendar du C-U: May 25-31

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.



@ SoDo Theatre, Champaign, IL: C-U Confidential and The Psychic Joker present The Time Traveling Cinema feat. THE MAD MAGICIAN, NINJA THE MISSION FORCE,* THE WINDOW INTO TIME,* THE BLACK KNIGHT OF SIOUX CITY, and more! (5/25, 10 p.m.)

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL: THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL (5/25 on), JUAN OF THE DEAD (5/25-5/27, 5/31, 10 p.m.); This American Life: You Can’t Do That on the Radio (5/27, 1 p.m.; 5/30, 5 p.m.; variety show); closed for private rental (5/27, 4 p.m.)

@ That’s Rentertainment, Champaign, IL: THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY, RED TAILS, THE WOMAN IN BLACK, THIS MEANS WAR, CERTIFIED COPY (Criterion), SHERLOCK (s2), more! (5/22 on)


@ The Normal Theater, Normal, IL: THE GENERAL (5/24-5/25, 7 p.m.), THE KID (5/26-5/27, 7 p.m.)

@ Route 66 Twin Drive-In, Springfield, IL: MEN IN BLACK 3, 21 JUMP STREET, THE AVENGERS, JOHN CARTER (5/25 on)

@ Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In, Gibson City, IL: DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX, MEN IN BLACK 3, THE AVENGERS, BATTLESHIP (5/25-5/27)

@ The Lincoln Theater 4, Lincoln, IL: MEN IN BLACK 3 (3-D & 2-D), BATTLESHIP, DARK SHADOWS, THE AVENGERS (3-D & 2-D) (5/25 on)

@ The Onarga Theatre, Onarga, IL: MEN IN BLACK 3 (5/25-5/27, 5/30)

@ The Princess Theatre, LeRoy, IL: THE THREE STOOGES (5/25-5/27)

@ Centerbrook Drive-In, Martinsville, IN: MEN IN BLACK 3, GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE, 21 JUMP STREET (5/25-5/27)

@ Gene Siskel Film Center, SAIC, Chicago, IL: Chicago Underground Film Festival (5/31-6/7)

@ The Portage Theater, Chicago, IL: H.H. HOLMES: AMERICA’S FIRST SERIAL KILLER and ALBERT FISH w/filmmaker (5/31, 8 p.m.)


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!


UPDATE! 6/1: Issue release: C-U Confidential #6
+ Paper Opteryx, Champaign, IL

6/21-6/24: The 24th Onion City Film Festival, Chicago, IL

UPDATE! 6/23-6/24: DSLR workshops with Scott Regan
@ Parkland College, Champaign, IL

7/19-7/29: Indianapolis International Film Festival, Indianapolis, IN

8/9-8/12: Wizard World Chicago, Rosemont, IL

10/11-10/25: Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, IL

10/25-10/27: Freeky Creek Short Film Festival
@ Sleepy Creek Vineyards, Fairmount, IL

11/1-11/3: Embarras Valley Film Festival
@ Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

11/2-11/3: Drunken Zombie Film Festival
@ Landmark Cinemas, Peoria, IL

11/2-11/3: Route 66 International Film Festival
@ The Legacy Theatre, Springfield, IL

11/8-11/18: St. Louis International Film Festival, St. Louis, MO

Fall 2012: Issue release: C-U Confidential ‘99
+ Paper Opteryx, Champaign, IL


The News-Gazette Film Series 2012
@ Various CPD parks, dusk, free
6/2: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (@ Scott Park); 7/7: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (@ Dodds Park); 8/4: THE THIRD MAN (@ Centennial Park); 9/1: THE MALTESE FALCON (@ Hessel Park)


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


“Calendar du C-U” © 2012 Jason Pankoke/C-U Blogfidential.

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