A roundup of business news:
CHAMPAIGN — The Carmike 13 theater complex has set its grand opening for Oct. 31.
The complex — built at 910 Meijer Drive, C, on the site of the old Beverly 18 — will feature a "BigD" large-format auditorium where 2-D and 3-D movies will be shown on a screen three stories tall and 81 feet wide.
CHAMPAIGN — The Art Theater Co-op will host its third documentary film festival, connecting new movies to local community groups.
The "Dangerous Docs 3" series begins Friday. Tickets are priced the same as regular shows ($9 after 6 p.m.), although $30 festival passes are available at the theater, 126 W. Church St., C.
Just imagine this movie scene: In broad daylight in an airy, flower-filled bedroom with an impossibly tall ceiling, maybe 20 feet high, two women chat about a third and look at some clothing and a bit of embroidery.
That's it: Nothing happens, nothing menacing pops out at them, the music isn't even particularly ominous.
CHAMPAIGN — As Halloween approaches, the Virginia Theatre is hosting "Five Nights of Hitch," a film series featuring the suspense movies of Alfred Hitchcock.
The first film is "Rebecca," shown at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Virginia, 203 W. Park Ave., C.
Summaries and mini-reviews of movies playing now, from e3 magazine:
There's a great deal of compassion at the heart of Destin Daniel Cretton's "Short Term 12," a moving and engrossing drama about damaged teens and the damaged adults who try to care for them.
If you're weary of animated features about anthropomorphic planes (or supercharged snails) competing in a race or fairy creatures (and their companion snails) protecting a forest and you wonder if animation can deal with more meaningful topics, the answer is decidedly yes.
Back in the late 1980s or early '90s, I interviewed Duane Prentice about the Frank Lloyd Wright-style house he had just purchased in Danville to turn into a bed and breakfast.
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Today, Melissa Merli chats with actor Bill Kephart, 48, of Urbana
Q: When did you start acting?
A: I started in grade school in Chillicothe. My first character was Dirty Discharge — it was a play about ecology. So I played a villain.
Q: So you caught the bug then?