Thursday, January 10, 2013
Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, Silver Linings Playbook and more great films were nominated for Best Picture. See all of the nominations and find out where and when they'll be in nearby theaters.
Thursday, January 10
Nominations for the 85th annual Academy Awards were announced Jan. 10, and we've got the list here. Lincoln led with 12 nominations. If you want to see the Best Picture nominations before the Oscars air, see below for local theater promotions and Redbox locations so you can find the films conveniently. The Oscars are at 6 p.m. (CT) Sunday, Feb. 24 on ABC. So you've got plenty of time to catch up and see the greatest films of the year before the Academy decides who gets the golden statues. Go to Oscar.com for a full list of nominees. Enter your ZIP into the Moviefone widget above or search by movie title to find the latest local showing times. Check back to this page for updates about any promotions local theaters are doing before the …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The cast consists of 40 members, ages 7 to 76.
Editor's note: The following is a press release from Fox Valley Park District. The Fox Valley Park District's Winter Stage production of Anything Goes will be performed Jan. 11, 12 and 13 at the Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Avenue, in Aurora. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased in advance at the Prisco Center. Seating is reserved, so advanced tickets are suggested. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Anything Goes is classic, 1930s era musical theatre; an amusing story of love, mistaken identity, elaborate disguises, harmless gangsters, flashy celebrities and tap-dancing sailors. Set aboard a luxury ocean liner, the plot follows a stowaway who is in love with an engaged heiress. A series…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Before the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, there was another Unexpected Journey. Find Oswego showtimes and ticket information for "The Hobbit", which premieres midnight Thursday.
Before Frodo and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, there was another epic tale from Middle Earth. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" opens Dec. 13 and it's not too soon to figure out when you'll watch. According to IMDB.com, the movie follows the story of "a curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, (who) journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug." The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journal, official trailer The fantasy film based in a land of elves, wizards and hobbits starts with midnight showings the night of Thursday, Dec. 13, with its "official" opening on Dec. 14. The film debuts at Kendall 10 Theater in Oswego on Thursday with a 12:01 a.m. 3D midnight showing. Tickets can …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Dirty Dan and his Cool Rockin' Daddies to raise funds for the Ridgewood United Community Food Pantry.
Get ready to rock the night away for a worthy cause. Dirty Dan and his Cool Rockin’ Daddies are partnering with the Aurora District of United Methodist Churches for a Christmas Rock Show to benefit the Ridgewood United Community Food Pantry. The Dec. 2 show will be at the historic Rialto Square Theater in Joliet. It begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door. “We really want...no, need to fill the room for this very worthy cause,” the band said in a press release. “It is, after all, a time for giving, especially if you've been very blessed, as so many of us have, even considering the economy, most of us can still count those blessings.” The Cool Rockin’ Daddies include Tadd King from Yorkville, Scot Kelly from …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The cast includes more than 40 students from Rosary and Marmion, and music is provided by the Rosary Symphony Orchestra with additional musicians from the Marmion-Rosary Band.
Editor's note: The following is a press release from Rosary High School. Rosary High School, in conjunction with Marmion Academy, is presenting the musical White Christmas Friday through Sunday, at Rosary High School’s McEnroe Auditorium, 901 N. Edgelawn Drive, in Aurora. Kick off the Christmas season with this charming musical based on the beloved, timeless film White Christmas featuring 17 Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake. The production is directed by Kristen Voris and assistant directors are Julianne Vickers and John Salomone. Music director is Mike Ferguson, vocal director is Julianne Vickers, and choreographers are Kristen Voris and Haleigh Hutchinson. The cast includes more than 40 students from Rosary and…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Find out when and where the final installment of the Twilight Saga is playing in Oswego, and how to get tickets.
It's the end of an era this week for Twihards around the world. Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the final installment of the Twilight Saga, premiers this week in theaters across the country, and Oswego is no exception. Breaking Dawn - Part 2: Trailer. (Strong language, subject material.) The vampire- and werewolf-packed finale starts at 10 p.m. Thursday at Kendall 10. Tickets for the 10 p.m. showing can be purchased here for $8.75 Regular screenings at Kendall 10 start Friday, Nov. 16, when 21 showtimes are available to movie-goers. Click on your desired time here to purchase tickets for the following Friday showtimes: 11:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM, 1:35 PM, 2:05 PM, 2:35 PM, 3:05 PM, 4:10 PM, 4:40 PM, 5:10 PM, 6:15 PM, 6:45 PM, 7:15 PM, …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Look to the skies for some stunning light displays this November and December.
As you hang holiday lights and light holiday candles, cast your gaze upon the universe's natural fireworks, as well. A thin crescent moon in 2012 will provide for dark nights and early morning light to enhance this year's North Taurid meteor shower display that peaks early Monday, Nov. 12, according to EarthSky.org. To see the showers, look for the moon and Venus in the east. On Nov. 12, the moon will be below Venus, next to Saturn, according to EarthSky. Space.com reports the best time to see the Taurid meteors, or, "Halloween fireballs," started Nov. 5 and peaks on Monday, as the moon diminishes in brightness each night. Ten to 15 yellow-orange meteors may appear per hour each night and appear to move very slowly, according to Space.…
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Censorship is alive and well, as highlighted by Banned Books Week—and you might be surprised by who the most vocal challengers of books are.
The importance of the First Amendment and the concept of "intellectual freedom" might not always be readily apparent to most kids, but Banned Books Week is a great opportunity to make those lessons come alive for children—and adults. Banned Books Week is held annually during the last week of Sept. (Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2012). The week is an occasion for libraries and bookstores across the U.S. to help folks realize just how real and ongoing a problem censorship is. The Oswego Public Library has displays at both campuses of additional information about Banned Books Week along with more popular titles for both youth and adult. The Oswego campus has an interactive display where visitors can look through little peekholes and see various banned …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Best-selling author will be interviewed about her debut novel with a book signing to follow.
Author Erin Morgenstern will be presenting her debut novel, The Night Circus, at Oswego High School this October. The Night Circus is is the Fox Valley Reads book selection for 2012. Morgenstern will be interviewed in Oswego on Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Oswego High School Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m. with a book signing to follow. The Night Circus has been a world-wide bestseller. Published in 2011, the book is a magical fairy tale about the power of illusion and love. It’s also a deadly rivalry between two young magicians who are unaware that only one of them is destined to survive. You can sign up online or call 630-978-1024 to reserve a seat. Fox Valley Reads is a partnership among five …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Thomas Mereness and Francisco Zafra received awards for their art last spring.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Oswego High School students Thomas Mereness, junior, and Francisco Zafra, senior, each received a national scholastic award for their artwork last spring. Mereness was an American Vision Award Medalist for his work in sculpture. Zafra received a gold medal for his drawing, which will be traveling the country. Gold medals are awarded for the most outstanding works in the nation and the American Visions and Voices medal is awarded based on an esteemed panel of jurors that select the best of the five American Voices & Visions Nominees from each region to receive national recognition with the American Visions & Voices Medal. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, identifies teenagers with exceptional …