Movie car replica draws a crowd

A few hundred people, some admittedly hoping Dick Van Dyke might make an unexpected appearance, stood in line in downtown Danville Friday morning to get their picture taken with the custom-built replica of the car from the 1968 movie "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."

Dick Van Dyke: 'I'm 17 again'

DANVILLE — Dressed from head to toe in black and looking the part of a chimney sweep straight out of "Mary Poppins," 15-year-old Carter Mallady couldn't believe it when Dick Van Dyke looked right at him from his seat in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and sang, "Ain't it a glorious day."

Frank's Faves: The Van Dyke file

Welcome home, Mr. Van Dyke. It's a jolly holiday with you ...

Danville's favorite son is returning home this weekend for a couple of Friday night events designed to launch the Dick Van Dyke Foundation's fundraising campaign that will work to restore his childhood home as well as provide scholarships for local students in the performing arts.

Welcome home, Dick Van Dyke

The Hollywood icon whose grinning face adorns a mural in downtown Danville is due back home today — in the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, no less.

Chuck Koplinski: 'Weiner' is tale of self-destruction

"The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers." — Marshall McLuhan.

Entertainment listings, June 23-30, 2016

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Carmike plans sensory-friendly screening of 'Finding Dory'

CHAMPAIGN — Ten-year-old Avery Mackey of Monticello likes watching movies but has yet to see one in a theater.

That will change come Saturday morning, when the Carmike 13 in Champaign hosts a sensory-friendly showing of "Finding Dory."

Chuck's Classics: "The Fortune Cookie" (1966)

Effectively combining comedy and pathos is no easy task, and few directors were as adept at it as Billy Wilder. One would think after "Double Indemnity," "Sunset Boulevard," "Sabrina" and "Some Like it Hot," he would have been running on empty once the 1960s rolled around.