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Films

  • Our film series have returned!

    • Our classic film series runs every Wednesday at 1pm and 7:30pm
    • Saturday First Run Feature runs every 2nd Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm

  • The Kid - Wednesday Classic Film Series
    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 1:00pm
    Auditorium

    The opening title reads: "A comedy with a smile--and perhaps a tear". As she leaves the charity hospital and passes a church wedding, Edna (Edna Purviance) deposits her new baby with a pleading note and goes off to commit suicide. Charlie the Tramp (Charles Chaplin) finds the baby and makes a home for him. Five years later Edna has become an opera star but does charity work for slum youngsters in hope of finding her boy. One of Chaplin’s best directorial early features is full of comedy, pathos, and action. A young Jackie Coogan is spectacular as the Kid.

    1921
    68 minutes
    PRESENTED IN 35mm
    Live piano accompaniment by Dave Drazin.

  • The Kid - Wednesday Classic Film Series
    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 7:30pm
    Auditorium

    The opening title reads: "A comedy with a smile--and perhaps a tear". As she leaves the charity hospital and passes a church wedding, Edna (Edna Purviance) deposits her new baby with a pleading note and goes off to commit suicide. Charlie the Tramp (Charles Chaplin) finds the baby and makes a home for him. Five years later Edna has become an opera star but does charity work for slum youngsters in hope of finding her boy. One of Chaplin’s best directorial early features is full of comedy, pathos, and action. A young Jackie Coogan is spectacular as the Kid.

    1921
    68 minutes
    PRESENTED IN 35mm
    Live piano accompaniment by Dave Drazin.

  • Jazz Forum
    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 1:00pm
    Auditorium

    Our rare jazz performances on film series will feature the Harry James Big Band from 1942 in 5 songs including “Trumpet Concerto”, Charlie Barnet’s Orchestra from 1944 in 4 songs including “Skyliner”, plus soundies featuring the Les Brown Orchestra. One-of-a-kind performances of historic importance.

  • Jazz Forum
    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 7:30pm
    Auditorium

    Our rare jazz performances on film series will feature the Harry James Big Band from 1942 in 5 songs including “Trumpet Concerto”, Charlie Barnet’s Orchestra from 1944 in 4 songs including “Skyliner”, plus soundies featuring the Les Brown Orchestra. One-of-a-kind performances of historic importance.

  • Sherlock Holmes - Wednesday Classic Film Series
    Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 1:00pm
    Auditorium

    In 2014 it was announced that a negative of this film had been discovered in France and would be restored for the world to see after being considered lost for nearly 100 years. It is our privilege to present the Chicago area premier of this film which was shot in Chicago at Essanay studios. Stage actor William Gillette brings for the first time the beloved character of Sherlock Holmes to the screen with (at the time of filming) full permission from Arthur Conan Doyle.

    1915
    116 minutes
    PRESENTED IN DCP

    Live piano accompaniment by Dave Drazin.

  • Sherlock Holmes - Wednesday Classic Film Series
    Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 7:30pm
    Auditorium

    In 2014 it was announced that a negative of this film had been discovered in France and would be restored for the world to see after being considered lost for nearly 100 years. It is our privilege to present the Chicago area premier of this film which was shot in Chicago at Essanay studios. Stage actor William Gillette brings for the first time the beloved character of Sherlock Holmes to the screen with (at the time of filming) full permission from Arthur Conan Doyle.

    1915
    116 minutes
    PRESENTED IN DCP

  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Saturday First Run Feature
    Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 2:00pm
    Auditorium

    Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a 'co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer - he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.

    Not available on DVD until October 6th.
    PRESENTED IN DCP
    2015
    Rated PG-13
    105 minutes

  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Saturday First Run Feature
    Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 7:30pm
    Auditorium

    Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg (Thomas Mann), a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl (RJ Cyler), with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a 'co-worker’ than a best friend. But when Greg’s mom (Connie Britton) insists he spend time with Rachel (Olivia Cooke) – a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer - he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be.

    Not available on DVD until October 6th.
    PRESENTED IN DCP
    2015
    Rated PG-13
    105 minutes

  • The Grim Game - Wednesday Classic Film Series
    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 1:00pm
    Auditorium

    This film survived only in fragments until a full print was discovered in a private collection purchased direct from the Houdini estate. Framed for the murder of his uncle, Harvey Hanford (Harry Houdini) breaks out of his jail cell and goes off in pursuit of the gang responsible who have also kidnapped his fiancée (Ann Forrest). The chase acts as a showcase for a series of daredevil stunts, including a straitjacket escape suspended from a skyscraper and a mid-air plane collision.

    1919
    71 minutes
    PRESENTED IN DCP
    Live piano accompaniment by Dave Drazin.

  • The Grim Game - Wednesday Classic Film Series
    Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 7:30pm
    Auditorium

    This film survived only in fragments until a full print was discovered in a private collection purchased direct from the Houdini estate. Framed for the murder of his uncle, Harvey Hanford (Harry Houdini) breaks out of his jail cell and goes off in pursuit of the gang responsible who have also kidnapped his fiancée (Ann Forrest). The chase acts as a showcase for a series of daredevil stunts, including a straitjacket escape suspended from a skyscraper and a mid-air plane collision.

    1919
    71 minutes
    PRESENTED IN DCP
    Live piano accompaniment by Dave Drazin.