August 19, 2010

SPC film lineup is full of blockbusters

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Wondering where you can go for a good time that won’t cost much?

Some of the most popular recent-release blockbuster movies will be available at bargain prices at Southern Illinois University Carbondale this fall courtesy of the Student Programming Council Films Committee. You can catch Shrek, the Iron Man, some of the world’s most famous toys, and much more, including the latest in the Twilight series.

All movies are in the Student Center Auditorium on the SIUC campus. Tickets are just $2 for SIUC students with their University ID as well as for children ages 10 and under. Tickets for the general public are $3 each. Children three and under get in free. Organizers ask that parents not bring children to R-rated movies.

SPC accepts Debit Dawg payment, too.

Here’s the fall 2010 semester SPC Films schedule:

• “Shrek Forever After,” 7 p.m. Aug. 26, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Aug. 27 and 28. This 93-minute movie, during the SIUC Week of Welcome, is free! Visit for more information about the big green ogre’s final film, billed as “One Shrek of a Finale.” The film rating is PG.

• “Iron Man 2,” 7 p.m. Sept. 9, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sept. 10 and 11. This PG-13 flick runs just over two hours. Find out more about this action-packed tale featuring the popular Marvel character Iron Man at

• “Toy Story 3,” 7 p.m. Sept. 16, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Sept. 17 and 18. Follow Woody (the voice of Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen) and the host of toys in this 103-minute adventure as Andy prepares to leave for college and the familiar toys find themselves in daycare. For more about this film, rated G, visit

• “Get Him to the Greek,” 7 p.m. Sept. 23, 7 and 9:30 p.m., Sept. 24 and 25. This 109-minute comedy, online at, takes viewers on a wild ride as a record company intern accompanies a zany and out-of-control British rock star to a concert in Los Angeles. The film carries an R rating.

• “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” 7 p.m. Sept. 30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2. In this latest “Twilight” film, set in a Seattle besieged by vicious deaths, Bella must choose between Edward and Jacob, the vampire and the werewolf. This PG-13 film runs 124 minutes and has captured huge audiences and the imagination of young and old. Learn more at

For more information about the Student Programming Council or the films series, call 618/536-3393 or visit the website at or their Facebook page at