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  1. 42nd Street

    April 24, 2018, 7:00 PM

    When revered Broadway director Julian Marsh falls on hard times with both his health and his finances, he helms an ambitious musical as a final production before his retirement. His lead actress, Dorothy Brock, is torn between two loves--the show's wealthy backer, Abner Dillon, and the earnest but penniless actor Pat Denning --while aspiring young performer Peggy Sawyer waits in the wings, hoping for her big break. NR / 89 min. From 1933. And remember that Friends of the Normal Theater can attend Tuesday Night Classics at no additional cost.

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  2. The Last Starfighter - ATK Fest 2018

    April 25, 2018, 7:00 PM

    After finally achieving the high score on Starfighter, his favorite arcade game, everyday teenager Alex Rogan meets the game's designer, who reveals that he created Starfighter as a training ground for developing and recruiting actual pilots to help fight a war in space. Whisked away from the banality of his trailer park life to a distant alien planet, Alex struggles to use his video game-playing skills to pilot a real ship, with real lives at stake. PG / 108 min. Part of the 2018 Arts Tech Film Fest: Video Games! - presented by the Program in Arts Technology at Illinois State University. Interactive demos and installations from students in the program will be set up in the theater before the show. This event is free to attend.

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  3. Existenz - ATK Fest 2018

    April 26, 2018, 7:00 PM

    Video game designer Allegra Geller (Jennifer Jason Leigh) has created a virtual reality game called eXistenZ. After a crazed fan attempts to kill her, Allegra goes on the run with Ted (Jude Law), a young businessman who falls into the role of bodyguard. In an attempt to save her game, Allegra implants into Ted's body the video game pod that carries a damaged copy of eXistenZ. Allegra and Ted engage in a series of experiences that blur the lines between fantasy and reality. Written & Directed by David Cronenberg. R / 97 min. Part of the 2018 Arts Tech Film Fest: Video Games! - presented by the Program in Arts Technology at Illinois State University. Interactive demos and installations from students in the program will be set up in the theater before the show. This event is free to attend.

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  4. Scott Pilgrim vs the World - ATK Fest 2018

    April 27, 2018, 7:00 PM

    As bass guitarist for a garage-rock band, Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) has never had trouble getting a girlfriend; usually, the problem is getting rid of them. But when Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) skates into his heart, he finds she has the most troublesome baggage of all: an army of evil exes who will stop at nothing to eliminate him from her list of suitors. PG-13 / 113 min. Part of the 2018 Arts Tech Film Fest: Video Games! - presented by the Program in Arts Technology at Illinois State University. Interactive demos and installations from students in the program will be set up in the theater before the show. This event is free to attend.

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  5. The Super Inframan

    April 27, 2018, 10:00 PM

    The 10,000,000-year-old Princess Dragon Mom sets forth to enslave the entire human race with her army of day-glo dancing rubber monster buddies. Fortunately, modern science has just completed construction of the ultimate cyborg defender: INFRAMAN. All other ultra-powered crimebashers can hereby go home, because this nuclear atrocity is the most wacked-out, non-stop hyperspazzblastular live action superhero monster movie the Earth has ever survived. See our favorite creature-crushing robostar use roundhouse kicks, sonic lightning beams and random explosions to defeat ultimate evil! When the plotless no-rules cartoon mayhem of Godfrey Ho collides with the martial arts mastery of Bruce Lee…Ho/Lee s@*#!!!” (Zack Carlson) - https://www.americangenrefilm.com/ PG / 92 min. In Chinese w/ Subtitles. @2000 CELESTIAL PICTURES LTD. ALL RIGHT RESERVED The Late Show: Because Awesome Movies are Awesome.

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  6. Wreck-It Ralph - ATK Fest 2018

    April 28, 2018, 7:00 PM

    Arcade-game character Wreck-It Ralph is tired of always being the "bad guy" and losing to his "good guy" opponent, Fix-It Felix. Finally, after decades of seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides to take matters into his own hands. He sets off on a game-hopping trip to prove that he has what it takes to be a hero. However, while on his quest, Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. PG / 120 min. Part of the 2018 Arts Tech Film Fest: Video Games! - presented by the Program in Arts Technology at Illinois State University. Interactive demos and installations from students in the program will be set up in the theater before the show. This event is free to attend.

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  7. 42nd Street

    April 29, 2018, 1:00 PM

    When revered Broadway director Julian Marsh falls on hard times with both his health and his finances, he helms an ambitious musical as a final production before his retirement. His lead actress, Dorothy Brock, is torn between two loves--the show's wealthy backer, Abner Dillon, and the earnest but penniless actor Pat Denning --while aspiring young performer Peggy Sawyer waits in the wings, hoping for her big break. NR / 89 min. From 1933. And remember that Friends of the Normal Theater can attend Tuesday Night Classics at no additional cost.

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  8. ATK Live! - ATK Fest 2018

    April 29, 2018, 7:00 PM

    An evening of live music and visuals from the ATK Live! performance collective. Musicians include: Say Lah Vee Ranger Andy Analog Planet Part of the 2018 Arts Tech Film Fest: Video Games! - presented by the Program in Arts Technology at Illinois State University. Interactive demos and installations from students in the program will be set up in the theater before the show. This event is free to attend.

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  9. Vaudeville Mondays - Blue Monday

    April 30, 2018, 7:00 PM

    Blue Monday is going to be a comedy show packed with some of the best comics from around Central Illinois. This is a special edition of Vaudeville Mondays as this show is just for the adults. Check back here soon to see the entire list of stand-up comedians that will each be given 10 minutes to perform. THIS SHOW IS NOT ALL AGES APPROPRIATE.

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