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THE TIME MACHINE

Scientist H. George Wells (Rod Taylor) builds a time machine, and despite the warning from his friend David (Alan Young) against "tempting the laws of providence," decides to visit the future. Jumping ahead 14 years, he observes changes in women's fashion. Jumping ahead 40, he meets David's son (also Young) amid a terrible war. Finally, he travels thousands of years ahead to discover a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by humanoid Eloi and the monstrous Morlocks that feed on them. A silly sci-fi romp. G / 103 min. 

03/19   @   7:00pm               03/23   @   1:00pm

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2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

SIX WEEK FILM SCHOOL

 An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman (Keir Dullea) and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship's computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time. Fully restored 4K print. G / 149 min. Free to attend.

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03/20   @   7:00pm

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MIRAI

English Language Version

Presented in partnership with AsiaConnect and the Bloomington-Normal Japanese School as part of an on-going initiative to feature contemporary Asian films and filmmakers.

From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (SUMMER WARS, WOLF CHILDREN) and Japan’s Studio Chizu comes MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai… until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future? An official selection at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, 2019 Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature, and the epic capstone of director Mamoru Hosoda’s career, MIRAI is a sumptuous, magical, and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are. PG / 100 min

The English language dub features the voices of John Cho (Star Trek, Searching), Rebecca Hall (“The Town,” “Christine”), and Daniel Dae Kim (“LOST”, “Hawaii Five-0”, “The Good Doctor”).  

03/21   @   7:00pm               03/23   @   7:00pm

03/24   @   1:00pm

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MIRAI

Japanese Language Version

Presented in partnership with AsiaConnect and the Bloomington-Normal Japanese School as part of an on-going initiative to feature contemporary Asian films and filmmakers.

From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (SUMMER WARS, WOLF CHILDREN) and Japan’s Studio Chizu comes MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai… until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future? An official selection at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, 2019 Academy Award Nominee for Best Animated Feature, and the epic capstone of director Mamoru Hosoda’s career, MIRAI is a sumptuous, magical, and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are. PG / 100 min. In Japanese w/ Subtitles. 

03/22   @   7:00pm               03/23   @   4:00pm

03/24   @   7:00pm

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THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

In this interactive cult classic, a newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. R / 100 min.

Unlike our annual fall booking of ROCKY HORROR, this is not a partnership with Theatre of Ted. Interested in putting together a shadow cast? Want to lead an initiation ceremony? Do it! Just respect the space and each other, and remember the rules: no food, no liquids, no fire, and for the love of all that is right in this world, no glitter.

03/22   @   10:00pm

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A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

SIX WEEK FILM SCHOOL

In an England of the future, Alex (Malcolm McDowell) and his "Droogs" spend their nights getting high at the Korova Milkbar before embarking on "a little of the old ultraviolence," while jauntily warbling "Singin' in the Rain." After he's jailed for bludgeoning the Cat Lady to death, Alex submits to behavior modification technique to earn his freedom; he's conditioned to abhor violence. Returned to the world defenseless, Alex becomes the victim of his prior victims. R / 136 min. Free to attend

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03/27   @   7:00pm

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THE WIZARD OF OZ

Celebrating its 80th Anniversary! When a tornado rips through Kansas, Dorothy (Judy Garland) and her dog, Toto, are whisked away in their house to the magical land of Oz. They follow the Yellow Brick Road toward the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, and en route they meet a Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) that needs a brain, a Tin Man (Jack Haley) missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr) who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West (Margaret Hamilton) to earn his help. NR / 112 min. 

03/28   @   7:00pm               03/29   @   7:00pm

03/30   @   1:00pm               03/30   @   4:00pm

03/31   @   1:00pm               03/31   @   7:00pm

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THE SHINING

SIX WEEK FILM SCHOOL

 Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family. R / 146 min. Free to attend.

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04/03   @   7:00pm

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LORDS OF CHAOS

In 1987 Oslo, 17-year-old Euronymous becomes fixated on creating "true Norwegian black metal" with his band Mayhem. He mounts shocking publicity stunts to put the band's name on the map, but the lines between show and reality begin to blur. R / 118 min.

In celebration of Record Store Day 2019: make a purchase on 4/13 at Waiting Room Records & get $1 off your ticket price (in person at the box office), and make a purchase at North Street Records and get a free popcorn at that evening's showing of LORDS OF CHAOS. 

04/12   @   10:00pm               04/13   @   10:00pm

04/15   @   7:00pm

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HIGH FIDELITY

In celebration of Record Store Day 2019: make a purchase on 4/13 at Waiting Room Records & get $1 off your ticket price (in person at the box office), and make a purchase at North Street Records and get a free popcorn for this showing of HIGH FIDELITY.

Rob Gordon (John Cusack) is the owner of a failing record store in Chicago, where he sells music the old-fashioned way -- on vinyl. Although he has an encyclopedic knowledge of pop music and is consumed by the music scene, it’s of no help when his long-time girlfriend, Laura (Iben Hjejle), walks out on him. As he examines his failed attempts at romance and happiness, the process finds him being dragged, kicking and screaming, into adulthood. Based on the book by Nick Hornby. R / 114 min. 

04/13   @   7:00pm

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