January 23, 2013

SPC films schedule set for January, February

by Tiana Russell

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The air outside is chilly, but the lineup of films set for Southern Illinois University Carbondale in January and February will bring laughs, smiles, and warm feelings.

Student Programming Council Films will show a group of old and new films that have a wide audience appeal, and are among the film industry’s best releases.  Tickets for each of the movies are $2 for SIU Carbondale students with student identification and for children 10 and younger.  The price for the general public is $3 per person.  Children three and younger get in free, but please don’t bring children to R-rated movies.  University students may also pay using Debit Dawg.

There are two exceptions to the admission prices.  Admission is free to the Jan. 24-26 showings of “Paranormal Activity 4;”  admission is $3 for SIU Carbondale students and $4 for the general public for the Feb. 22-23 showings of “Rocky Horror Picture Show.

All of the films are in the Student Center Auditorium unless otherwise indicated.

Here’s the SPC Films schedule for early 2013.

  • “Paranormal Activity 4” -- Jan. 24 at 7 p.m., Jan. 25 at 9 a.m., and Jan. 26 at 7 and 9:30 p.m., rated R, 88 minutes.  This is a documentary-based story on a suburban family who witness unexplained events in their neighborhood.
  • “Breaking Dawn, Part 2” -- Feb. 1-2, at 7 and 9:30 p.m., and Feb. 3 at 2 p.m., rated R, 115 minutes. A sequel to “Twilight: Breaking Dawn,” this film is based on the epic love story between Bella Swan and Edward Cullen.
  • “Wreck-it Ralph”  -- Feb.7 at 7 p.m., and Feb. 8-9 at 7 and 9:30 p.m., rated PG, 101 minutes. This animated short film about an 8-bit video game character and his heroism.
  • “Skyfall”  -- Feb. 14 at 7 p.m., and Feb 15-16 at 7 and 10 p.m., rated PG-13, 143 minutes.  An action-filled movie based on James Bond and his duty to stop a British spy from selling the names of all undercover NATO agents.
  • “Rocky Horror Picture Show” -- Feb. 22-23, midnight, Student Center Ballroom D, rated R, 100 minutes.  This iconic 1975 movie tells the tale of a lost, newly engaged couple that seek help from occupants in a castle on a cold, rainy night.

Movie titles may change, based on availability.  For more information about the SPC Films, call 618/536-3393, or visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/spc.siu.