Beverly Cinema

Beverly Cinema

No bomb found at either of 2 sites in Champaign

UPDATED 6:15 p.m.

CHAMPAIGN — The  UI-Champaign Police Explosive Ordnance Disposal team responded to possible bomb threats at two different locations in Champaign on Friday, but no explosives were found at either site.

The bomb squad left the Beverly Cinema 18, 910 Meijer Ave., C, at 1:10 p.m. after finding no evidence of a bomb in the theater complex.

Local movie houses to undergo renovations, get big screens

CHAMPAIGN — An official of Carmike Cinemas said he hopes a replacement theater for the Beverly 18 multiplex in Champaign can be open by next spring.

The Columbus, Ga.-based theater chain plans to replace the Beverly with a new multiplex, the Carmike 13, that would feature a screen that's three stories tall.

Spookifying! Weekend Family Picks

Halloween is just around the corner, so take a ghost train ride, check out some cool pumpkin displays or go for a spooky skate this weekend! For a full Halloween calendar of events, check the E3 magazine in Thursday's News-Gazette.