My wife and I took in the screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical “Les Miserables” this afternoon. My recommendation: see the stage version, and skip the movie.
It’s not that this musical couldn’t have made a successful transition from stage to screen. There were two major problems with this particular movie: casting and [...]
The nearest theater to Peoria that is showing the movie “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” in the new “high frame rate” (HFR), or 48-frames-per-second format, is the Rave theater in Davenport, Iowa. I hear tell the HFR version may make it to Peoria eventually, but until then, it’s worth the drive up to Davenport [...]
A new IMAX opened at Rave Motion Pictures Grand Prairie 18 this week. I checked it out yesterday, and the screen is undeniably big for a multiplex theater at 1,800 square feet. But that’s smaller than traditional IMAX theaters which have screen sizes of 3,600 to 4,900 square feet. But the screen does stretch [...]
I went to see “The Cartel” at The Peoria Theater over the weekend (it’s playing through Sept. 16). From a technical standpoint, I was immediately disappointed that it was a DVD played over an LCD projector. When I go to the theater, I expect to see an actual film. I recognize that many films [...]
For those of you interested in education politics, you might be interested in a movie that will be coming to the Peoria Theater in September. It’s called “The Cartel,” and the movie poster simply says “Education + Politics = $” — sound provocative? Here’s the [...]
Frequent commenter “Mahkno” mentioned in response to a previous post that “IMAX was [as of the last time he looked into it] moving away from the singular movie theatre venues. Their principle growth has been in partnering with large theatre chains to sell their IMAX brand, equipment, and format. It might be more likely [...]
With the exception of three theaters, Kerasotes is selling its entire chain to AMC. That means the Kerasotes ShowPlace 14 in Pekin will be acquired if the sale receives regulatory approval. Incidentally, for you local history buffs out there, before the ShowPlace 14 (originally the ShowPlace 12) was built, this was the site of [...]
I attended a movie at the recently established Peoria Theater on Saturday. It’s located in the Landmark Plaza; two of the screens that used to be part of the old Landmark Cinemas (later Nova, currently Reynolds) now make up the new independent film theater. In addition to the usual popcorn and soda, you can [...]
Now here’s a movie I’d like to see, but it’s only playing in New York and at film festivals.
Not long ago, Willow Knolls cinemas played “Who Killed the Electric Car,” which was also a documentary. Maybe they could bring this movie in, too? I wonder if they take [...]