August 10, 2017

SPC film lineup for fall semester is set

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. – A variety of current box office flicks, along with a couple of older favorites, are part of the fall lineup for Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Student Programming Council Film Series.

The SPC Film Series kicks off Aug. 17. The lineup includes three movies that are free for everyone. Except where specified, admission for all SIU Carbondale students and children under the age of three, is free. Tickets are $2 for faculty and staff or $3 for the general public.

Movie-goers may also can purchase popcorn and drinks for $1 each. Those attending are asked to consider movie ratings before bringing children.

The fall 2017 movie schedule, with the location, time, and a brief description of each movie, is:

  • Aug. 17 – “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Vol. 2, 9 p.m., Saluki Stadium. Admission is free for everyone. Come early for fireworks at 8:30 p.m. before enjoying this new PG-13 blockbuster tale following the popular Marvel superheroes as they fight the forces of evil.
  • Sept. 1 – “Baywatch,” 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Student Center Auditorium. Based on the popular television series, this 2017 action comedy, rated R, stars Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron and their fellow lifeguards as they uncover a criminal plot on the beaches of California.
  • Sept. 15 – “Wonder Woman,” 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Student Center Auditorium. Gal Gadot portrays Diana, the Amazonian princess who leaves her island to help save the world in this 2017 fantasy/science fiction flick, rated PG-13.
  • Sept. 29 – “Despicable Me 3,” 7 p.m., Saluki Stadium. Free admission for everyone. Celebrate Family Weekend with the mischievous Minions in their latest PG tale filled with sibling interaction, humor and fun.
  • Oct. 14 – “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, 7 p.m., Saluki Stadium. Free admission for everyone. What could be more appropriate for SIU Homecoming 2017 than the Peter Parker superhero fantasy epic, rated PG-13, in which Spider-Man takes on the evil Vulture?
  • Oct. 20 – “Baby Driver,” 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Student Center Auditorium. Ansel Elgort is Baby, a talented getaway driver, in this 2017 R-rated crime thriller that sees him trying to go straight for the love of his life while a doomed heist threatens his dreams.
  • Oct. 28 – “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” 11:59 p.m. Student Center Ballrooms. Admission is $3 for students or $5 for faculty, staff and the general public. It just wouldn’t be Halloween time without this campy 1975 comedy/horror cult classic musical that featuring sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon) stranded at Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s (Tim Curry) bizarre mansion. Prop bags will be available for purchase for $3 at this movie, which is rated R.
  • Oct. 31 – “Nightmare on Elm Street,” 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., Student Center Auditorium. Wes Craven’s classic Freddie Krueger (Robert Englund) horror movie, rated R, assures Halloween night will have plenty of frights, slashes and thrills.
  • Nov. 3 – “Atomic Blonde,” 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Student Center Auditorium. This 2017 mystery/thriller, rated R, features Charlize Theron as the agent who employs all of her skills to achieve an impossible mission in Berlin.
  • Nov. 10 – “Dunkirk,” 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Student Center Auditorium. It’s May 1940 and German forces advance into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk in this brand-new Christopher Nolan drama/thriller, rated PG-13.

Individuals with disabilities are welcome. Contact the Office of Student Engagement at 618/453-5714 prior to the event to request any accommodations needed.