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  1. What We Do In The Shadows

    October 22, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    A documentary team films the lives of a group of vampires (Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, Jonathan Brugh) for a few months as they try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster (Cori Gonzalez-Macuer) some of the perks of being undead. R / 87 min.

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  2. Vaudeville Monday

    October 23, 2017, 7:00 PM

    A throwback to a bygone era of live entertainment, the Normal Theater is thrilled to present Vaudeville Mondays. Every other Monday night, join us for an evening of spectacle and performance. Each show will contain a number of different acts that will cross genres and performance styles-theatre, comedy, music, dance, magic, film, lecture, demonstrations, and anything else you can imagine. Each show will have a different collection of local artists and performers. You will never see the same show twice! This all-ages appropriate showcase of local performers of all disciplines is completely free to attend, and is a key aspect of the Normal Theater's mission to be a performance venue for and of the community.

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  3. Gangs of New York

    October 25, 2017, 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM

    Part of the Six Week Film School series, "From ALICE to SILENCE - The Scorsese Style," curated by William Thomas McBride. Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a young Irish immigrant released from prison. He returns to the Five Points seeking revenge against his father's killer, William Cutting (Daniel Day-Lewis), a powerful anti-immigrant gang leader. He knows that revenge can only be attained by infiltrating Cutting's inner circle. Amsterdam's journey becomes a fight for personal survival and to find a place for the Irish people in 1860's New York. 2002 / R / 167 min.

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  4. Young Frankenstein

    October 26, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Respected medical lecturer Dr. Frederick Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) learns that he has inherited his infamous grandfather's estate in Transylvania. Arriving at the castle, Dr. Frankenstein soon begins to recreate his grandfather's experiments with the help of servants Igor (Marty Feldman), Inga (Teri Garr) and the fearsome Frau Blücher (Cloris Leachman). After he creates his own monster (Peter Boyle), new complications ensue with the arrival of the doctor's fiancée, Elizabeth (Madeline Kahn). From Mel Brooks. PG / 106 min.

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  5. Rocky Horror Picture Show

    October 27, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). R / 101 min. The Initiation Ceremony will begin at 7:00pm with the film to follow immediately after. We consider welcoming all newbies an important part of the ROCKY HORROR experience, so please treat 7:00 as the start time for the evening. Theatre of Ted returns to provide a full shadow-cast experience. New this year is a focus on you, the audience- we want to hear all your call-outs and traditions for the show, so while there will still be plenty of cast members throughout the house to make sure newbies understand what's going on, you won't be competing with a chorus. All tickets are $10, with a portion of proceeds going to the Theatre of Ted Scholarship at Illinois State University.

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  6. Rocky Horror Picture Show

    October 27, 2017, 10:00 PM

    In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). R / 101 min. The Initiation Ceremony will begin at 7:00pm with the film to follow immediately after. We consider welcoming all newbies an important part of the ROCKY HORROR experience, so please treat 7:00 as the start time for the evening. Theatre of Ted returns to provide a full shadow-cast experience. New this year is a focus on you, the audience- we want to hear all your call-outs and traditions for the show, so while there will still be plenty of cast members throughout the house to make sure newbies understand what's going on, you won't be competing with a chorus. All tickets are $10, with a portion of proceeds going to the Theatre of Ted Scholarship at Illinois State University.

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  7. Rocky Horror Picture Show

    October 28, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). R / 101 min. The Initiation Ceremony will begin at 7:00pm with the film to follow immediately after. We consider welcoming all newbies an important part of the ROCKY HORROR experience, so please treat 7:00 as the start time for the evening. Theatre of Ted returns to provide a full shadow-cast experience. New this year is a focus on you, the audience- we want to hear all your call-outs and traditions for the show, so while there will still be plenty of cast members throughout the house to make sure newbies understand what's going on, you won't be competing with a chorus. All tickets are $10, with a portion of proceeds going to the Theatre of Ted Scholarship at Illinois State University.

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  8. Rocky Horror Picture Show

    October 28, 2017, 10:00 PM

    In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry). R / 101 min. The Initiation Ceremony will begin at 7:00pm with the film to follow immediately after. We consider welcoming all newbies an important part of the ROCKY HORROR experience, so please treat 7:00 as the start time for the evening. Theatre of Ted returns to provide a full shadow-cast experience. New this year is a focus on you, the audience- we want to hear all your call-outs and traditions for the show, so while there will still be plenty of cast members throughout the house to make sure newbies understand what's going on, you won't be competing with a chorus. All tickets are $10, with a portion of proceeds going to the Theatre of Ted Scholarship at Illinois State University.

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  9. Lucky

    October 29, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    A 90-year-old atheist has outlived and out-smoked his contemporaries, and as he comes to terms with his own mortality, he searches for ever-elusive enlightenment. The final performance of Harry Dean Stanton, which serves as the perfect coda to his career. NR / 88 min.

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  10. Gidi Blues: A Lagos Love Story

    October 30, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Titled in tribute to the ‘Gidi’ essence of the city of Lagos and its inhabitants’ resilient spirit, Gidi Blues is the latest feature from celebrated Nigerian filmmaker Femi Odugbemi. Odugbemi uses the metropolis’ iconic locations, including Idumota market, Makoko, Victoria Island and Freedom Park, as a backdrop for his main character’s turbulent love story. It all starts with an accidental first encounter which makes it clear to Akin (Gideon Okeke) that his indulgent playboy approach will not be enough to win over a beautiful, committed and confident woman like Nkem (Hauwa Allahbura). NR / 103 min. Free to Attend. Presented by the Illinois State University Department of Sociology & Anthropology. Filmmaker Femi Odugbemi will be in attendance and will take part in a post-show conversation about the film and his incredible Nollywood career. (synopsis from whatsonafrica.org)

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  11. Bride of Frankenstein

    October 31, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    A Tuesday Night Classic. After recovering from injuries sustained in the mob attack upon himself and his creation, Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) falls under the control of his former mentor, Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger), who insists the now-chastened doctor resume his experiments in creating new life. Meanwhile, the Monster (Boris Karloff) remains on the run from those who wish to destroy him without understanding that his intentions are generally good despite his lack of socialization and self-control. NR / 75 min.

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