26 Friday / October 26, 2018

Spooky Beats & Movie Treats

05:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

5:30pm – Spooky Beats
The Bloomington Community Band presents TUNES FROM THE CRYPT, a showcase of macabre music accompanied by classic black and white horror videos. We’ve dug up all your favorite ghoulish tunes, from the Addams Family to Michael Jackson’s Thriller to Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor! Come celebrate Halloween in costume with your Bloomington Community Band.

The Bloomington Community Band is an all-volunteer concert band comprised from 50 to 60 musicians ranging in age from 18 to 85. Proclaimed by the Mayor in 2012 as Bloomington’s Official Community Concert Band, the BCB has been a distinguished feature of our city’s artistic identity for almost four decades. A community band has figured prominently throughout Bloomington’s history, with roots tracing back to the Seward town bands of the mid and late 19th Century. Since we reconvened in 1978, more than 800 adult musicians from all walks of life have joined us to share the joy of making music.

7pm – Movie Treats
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.

The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Release Date: October 2005
MPAA Rating: G
Run Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

This event is free and unticketed. Donations will be accepted to benefit the Krimson Leadership Academy, which focuses on leadership development for young men of color in fourth through sixth grade.

Doors will open at 5pm. Families with children, especially those participating in the Downtown Trick or Treat (5pm – 8pm), are welcome to arrive, and leave, when convenient.

Children / Comedy / Entertainment / Films / Live Music

11 Sunday / November 11, 2018

Arlo Guthrie

07:30 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN 47408

Arlo Guthrie, eldest son of America’s most beloved singer/writer/philosopher Woody Guthrie, is an artist of international stature. His career exploded in 1967 with the release of Alice’s Restaurant, whose title song helped to foster an entire generation’s commitment to social consciousness and activism. In 1992, Guthrie was able to purchase the old Trinity Church that helped to inspire the song. Now called The Guthrie Center, it houses a non-profit educational organization.

Mingling classically styled folk songs with clever storytelling is Guthrie’s trademark. In addition to broad accomplishments as a musician – playing the piano, six- and 12-string guitars, harmonica, and a dozen other instruments – Guthrie is a natural-born storyteller, a skill he loves to share with his fans.

In this performance, Guthrie will be supported by a small band and the performance will include clips and stories from the film Alice’s Restaurant, in addition to songs from the soundtrack.

Entertainment / Films / Live Music

25 Sunday / November 25, 2018

It’s a Wonderful Life

07:00 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater

“Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends.” – Clarence Oddbody AS2 (Angel, Second Class)

Based on a short story, “The Greatest Gift” by American author Philip Van Doren Stern, this film tells the story of a compassionate businessman, George Bailey, who fails to achieve his own dreams and begins to doubt his worth. With the help of an eccentric angel, George is able to see what life would have been like for his family and community if he had never existed.

It’s a Wonderful Life was nominated for five Academy Awards: Best Picture; Best Actor, James Stewart; Best Director, Frank Capra; Best Sound Recording, John Aalberg; and Best Film Editing, William Hornbeck.

MPAA Rating: PG
Run Time: 2 hour 10 minutes
Release Date: 1946
Screening Format: DCP

Entertainment / Films

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