August 29, 2013

SPC films offer variety for all ages this fall

by Joaquin Norman

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Films from the big screen are coming to the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus this fall, courtesy of the Student Programming Council.

SPC Films has released its schedule for the first part of the fall semester.  All films are open to SIU students and the public and are shown in the Student Center Auditorium.

Tickets are $2 for SIU students with a valid student I.D. and for children 4 to 10 years old.  The price for the general public is $3 while children three and younger get in free.  Sponsors do request that no children be brought to R-rated movies.  Cash and Debit Dawg are acceptable forms of ticket payment.

The early fall film schedule includes:

  • “The Hangover III” -- Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30-31, at 7 and 9:30 p.m., 100 minutes, rated R. Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha and Mason Lee, it is the tale of what happens when an angry gangster kidnaps one of the group and they must track down “Mr. Chow,” who has escaped from prison and is on the lam.
  • “The Great Gatsby” -- Sept. 5 at 7 p.m., Sept. 6-7 at 7 and 10 p.m., 142 minutes, rated PG-13.  Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton, this is the story of a Midwestern war veteran who finds himself drawn to the past and lifestyle of his millionaire neighbor.
  • “Iron Man 3” -- Sept. 12 at 7 p.m., Sept. 13-14 at 7 and 9:30 p.m., 130 minutes, rated PG 13. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce and Gwyneth Paltrow, the movie’s plotline is about Tony Stark's world being torn apart by a formidable terrorist, the Mandarin, and Stark’s odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
  • “This Is The End” -- Sept. 19 at 7 p.m., Sept. 20-21 at 7 and 9:30 p.m., 107 minutes, rated PG-13. Starring James Franco, Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen, the story tells of a party at James Franco's house during which Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.
  • “Despicable Me 2” -- Sept. 26 at 7 p.m., Sept. 27-28 at 7 and 9:30 p.m.  It is SIU Family Weekend, so SPC will also sponsor a 2 p.m. matinee on Sept. 28.  The family cartoon movie runs 98 minutes and is rated PG.  Starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Benjamin Bratt it tells of Gru being recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a powerful new super criminal.

Movie titles are subject to change, based upon availability.  For more information about the SPC Films, call 618/536-3393 or look online at  Or, visit the Facebook page at or follow them on Twitter at SPC.siu.