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GREASE (SING-A-LONG)

You probably already know the story: Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance? And you probably already know all the words to all the songs. Well, now's your chance to prove it at this Sing-Along version of this iconic film. The lyrics will be up on-screen for everyone to follow along.

Mid State Cruisers will have a number of 1950s cars parked outside the theater starting at 5:00pm, perfect for photo ops under the marquee. A rockabilly band will be playing starting at 6:00pm. And there will be a costume contest before the movie starts, with some great prizes attached.

It's going to be a scene- we hope you can join us. 

04/19   @   7:00pm

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CAMILLE

A Parisian courtesan (Greta Garbo) must choose between the young man who loves her and the callous baron who wants her, even as her own health begins to fail. NR / 109 min. 

04/20   @   1:00pm

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THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

The dramatic lives of trapeze artists, a clown, and an elephant trainer are told against a background of circus spectacle in this 1952 Cecil B. DeMille classic featuring Charlton Heston, James Stewart, and Betty Hutton. NR / 152 min.

Gamma Phi Circus will begin the evening with a brief performance, with donations collected for that amazing organization celebrating their 90th anniversary. We're excited to be working with Gamma Phi as we build towards this summer's... Well, more on that later. 

04/20   @   7:00pm

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CLEO FROM 5 TO 7

Recently the world lost a true icon in filmmaker Agnès Varda. An essential voice in the French New Wave movement and as deft with documentaries as she was with narrative features, Varda leaves behind a truly remarkable filmography, creating moving works in to her ninth decade.  Over the course of this year we're going to dig deeper in to her catalogue, and we look forward to the journey.

Cléo from 5 to 7
Selfish pop singer Cléo (Corinne Marchand) has two hours to wait until the results of her biopsy come back. After an ominous tarot card reading, she visits her friends, all of whom fail to give her the emotional support she needs. Wandering around Paris, she gains perspective as the audience gains a remarkable window in to the city as it was in 1962. A stunning film of vulnerability and hope. NR / 90 min. In French w/ subtitles. 

04/25   @   7:00pm               04/28   @   4:00pm

04/28   @   7:00pm

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ILLINOIS STATE NIGHT LIVE

The Normal Humor returns to the Normal Theater with all original sketches and digital shorts alongside musical guests. Come out for a fun night filled with laughter. The cost is $5 for students and $7 for general admission. Intended for ages 13+. 

04/26   @   7:00pm               04/26   @   10:00pm

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ACAFELLAZ: SPRING CONCERT

The Acafellaz return to the Normal Theater for an evening of incredible music. Don't miss your chance to see Illinois State University's premier male a cappella group in this historic venue. 

04/27   @   7:00pm

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THE WEDDING GUEST

This propulsive, globetrotting thriller from acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom is a breathless tour through the shadowy underworlds and hidden realms of Pakistan and India. Jay (SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE’s Dev Patel) is a man who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding with a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be (Radhika Apte). Despite his cool efficiency, the plot quickly spirals out of control, sending Jay and his hostage on the run across the border and through the railway stations, back alleys, and black markets of New Delhi—as all the while attractions simmer, loyalties shift, and explosive secrets are revealed. Pulsating with the sights and sounds of the Indian subcontinent, THE WEDDING GUEST conjures a colorful world where danger lurks at every turn and nothing is as it seems. R / 94 min. 

05/02   @   7:00pm               05/03   @   7:00pm

05/04   @   4:00pm               05/04   @   7:00pm

05/05   @   7:00pm

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