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Film

Richard J. Leskosky: Funnyman Knotts will kick off N-G film series

The News-Gazette Film Series opens its 2014-2015 series with perhaps its oddest entry, "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken." The 1966 Don Knotts comedy screens at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Who lives here? Sept. 20, 2014

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

The first person to email wholiveshere@news-gazette.com with a person who resides in the featured home will get a shout-out in next week's section.

Film capsules, Sept. 18, 2014

Summaries and mini-reviews of movies playing now, from e3 magazine:

Entertainment listings, Sept. 18-25, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Chuck Koplinski: Slow, steady is perfect for 'Tombstone'

During the 1980s and '90s, Gene Hackman and Michael Caine seemed to be following the same career track — if a script came their way, they agreed to do it. (Caine once admitted that he decided to do "Jaws: The Revenge" after reading just the first page of the script and saw that it took place in Hawaii. He had always wanted to go there, so he agreed to do the movie.)

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead

From Abraham Lincoln in Monticello to Orchard Days in Savoy to the Vermilion River Fall Festival in Danville, and more, staff writer Tim Mitchell's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead.

TUESDAY

Here's what's happening on the film scene

'Do the Right Thing'

If you missed Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" at the 2014 Ebertfest, you have a chance to see it at 7:30 p.m. Monday at The Art Theater Co-op with a discussion afterward. Tickets are $5 each.

'Plight of Monarch' to be shown in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — The East Central Illinois Master Naturalists and University of Illinois Extension will host a free screening of "Plight of the Monarch" at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the auditorium at 801 N. Country Fair Drive, C.

Who lives here? Sept. 13, 2014

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

The first person to email wholiveshere@news-gazette.com with a person who resides in the featured home will get a shout-out in next week's section.

Organist to revive Wurlitzer's golden age tonight

CHAMPAIGN — Organist Mark Gifford will perform on the Virginia Theatre's Wurlitzer pipe organ at 7 tonight as he improvises accompaniment to a silent film — Buster Keaton's "One Week."

Gifford also will perform music from the golden age of the theater organ as well as sing-alongs, with the Virginia's historic glass slides of lyrics so the audience can follow along.