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In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Town of Normal reopening the Normal Theater, we are pleased to announce a commemorative ornament for sale. A great way to give a gift to yourself or a loved one you will also support the operations of our historic theater. Ornaments may be purchased online along with tickets to holiday films and will be waiting for you at your screening. Ornaments will also be available for purchase at the Normal Theater and the Children’s Discovery Museum during regular operating hours. 

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63 UP

Led by Emmy nominated, DGA and BAFTA® award-winning director Michael Apted throughout the decades, this groundbreaking documentary anthology has now reached 63 Up, gaining further illuminating insight into its premise of asking whether or not our adult lives are predetermined by our earliest influences and the social class in which we are raised. An issue as relevant to our society now as when the series first appeared. The documentary film reveals more life-changing decisions, more shocking announcements and joy and tears in equal measure.

The original 7 Up was broadcast as a one-off World in Action Special inspired by the founding editor Tim Hewat’s passionate interest in the Jesuit saying, “Give me the child until he is seven, and I will give you the man,” and his anger at what he saw as the rigidity of social class in England. 7 Up featured the children talking about their hopes and dreams for the future. As members of the generation who would be running the country by the year 2000, what did they think they would become? The result was ground-breaking and the follow-up films every seven years have documented the group as they became adults and entered middle-age, dealing with everything life has thrown at them in between. Now, as the group reaches retirement age, the film is back to discover what they are doing as this new phase of life approaches. NR / 180 min. 

01/16   @   7:00pm               01/17   @   7:00pm

01/18   @   3:00pm               01/18   @   7:00pm

01/23   @   7:00pm               01/24   @   7:00pm

01/25   @   3:00pm               01/25   @   7:00pm

01/26   @   7:00pm

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HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX

Now in his fifth year at Hogwarts, Harry learns that many in the wizarding community do not know the truth of his encounter with Lord Voldemort. Cornelius Fudge, minister of Magic, appoints his toady, Dolores Umbridge, as Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, for he fears that professor Dumbledore will take his job. But her teaching is deficient and her methods, cruel, so Harry prepares a group of students to defend the school against a rising tide of evil. PG-13 / 138 min. 

01/19   @   3:00pm               01/19   @   7:00pm

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COMING SOON!

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IRON JAWED ANGELS

Presented by: League of Women Voters of Mclean County

The true but little known story of a group of passionate and dynamic young women, led by Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and her friend Lucy Burns (Frances O’Connor), who put their lives on the line to fight for American women’s right to vote. NR / 125 min. FREE

01/22   @   6:30pm

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Oscar Shorts 2020: Animation

The 2020 Academy Award Nominees for Animated Short Films, presented as a single program (Run Times and suggested ratings still TBA).

Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister


Additional programs featuring the Live Action and Documentary Nominees will also be running between January 31st and February 8th. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 9th.  

01/31   @   7:00pm               02/02   @   2:00pm

02/05   @   7:00pm               02/08   @   7:00pm

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Oscar Shorts 2020: Documentary

The 2020 Academy Award Nominees for Documentary Short Subject, presented as a single program (Run Times and suggested ratings still TBA).

In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha


Additional programs featuring the Live Action and Animated Nominees will also be running between January 31st and February 8th. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 9th.

02/01   @   3:00pm               02/04   @   7:00pm

02/07   @   7:00pm

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Oscar Shorts 2020: Live Action

The 2020 Academy Award Nominees for Live-Action Short Film, presented as a single program (Run Times and suggested ratings still TBA).

Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
Siria
A Sister


Additional programs featuring the Documentary and Animated Nominees will also be running between January 31st and February 8th. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 9th. 

02/01   @   7:00pm               02/06   @   7:00pm

02/08   @   4:00pm

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SMALL FOOT

Presented by the Town of Normal Parks & Recreation Department. 

Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn’t know existed -- a human. He soon faces banishment from his snowy home when the rest of the villagers refuse to believe his fantastic tale. Hoping to prove them wrong, Migo embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious creature that can put him back in good graces with his simple community. PG / 109 min. FREE

Come dressed up as your favorite character or bring your favorite toy from Small Foot. Each attendee under the age of 10 will receive a special movie-themed giveaway!  

02/08   @   1:00pm

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UGLYDOLLS

Presented by the Town of Normal Parks & Recreation Department

In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weirdness is celebrated, strangeness is special and beauty is embraced as more than meets the eye. After traveling to the other side of a mountain, Moxy and her UglyDoll friends discover Perfection -- a town where more conventional dolls receive training before entering the real world to find the love of a child. Soon, the UglyDolls learn what it means to be different -- ultimately realizing that they don’t have to be perfect to be amazing. PG / 87 min. FREE

Come dressed up as your favorite character or bring your favorite toy from Small Foot. Each attendee under the age of 10 will receive a special movie-themed giveaway!  

03/21   @   1:00pm

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