January 13, 2010

SPC presents blockbuster films at Student Center

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Looking for a fun night out that won’t break the bank?

You can catch some of the latest hit movies at bargain basement prices in 2010 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale courtesy of the Student Programming Council Films Committee. The council has released its film schedule for the first half of the spring semester and moviegoers will find an eclectic mix of blockbuster hits featuring the likes of Max and the wild things, zombies, vampires and the late King of Pop.

All movies show in the Student Center Auditorium on the SIUC campus. Tickets are just $2 for SIUC students with current identification or for children ages 10 and younger. Admission for the general public is $3 per person. Admission is free for children three and younger. Organizers ask that you please not bring children to movies with an R rating.

The SPC accepts payment by Debit Dawg.

Here’s the movie schedule for January and February:

• “Michael Jackson: This is It,” 7 p.m. Jan. 21, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 22 and 23. Running 111 minutes, the movie has an R rating. See http://www.thisisitmovieondvd.com/ for more information about this behind-the-scenes peek at the life and music of the late pop performer.

• “Zombieland,” 7 p.m. Jan. 28, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 29 and 30. This 80-minute flick carries an R rating. Find out more about the top-grossing zombie apocalypse comedy at http://www.zombieland.com/.

• “Where the Wild Things Are,” 7 p.m. Feb. 4, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 5 and 6. This 101- minute movie has a PG rating. To learn more about the film that brings to life the beloved children’s book of the same name, visit http://wherethewildthingsare.warnerbros.com.

• “Twilight Saga -- New Moon,” 7 p.m. Feb. 11, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Feb. 12 and 13. It’s rated PG-13 and you can find out more about this 130-minute vampires and mortals love story at http://www.twilightthemovie.com/.

Movie titles are subject to change, based on availability. For more information about the Student Programming Council or the film series, call 618/536-3393, look online at www.spc4fun.com or visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/spc.siuc.