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Normal Theater

Location:
Normal Theater 209 W North Street
Normal, IL
Phone:
(309) 454-9720
Website:
http://www.normaltheater.com

Past Events

February 2017

Three Minute Thesis Competition

Date:
Thursday, February 23rd 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Graduate School at Illinois State in this first ever Three Minute Thesis competition!

Business Week INSPIRE Keynote Speaker

Date:
Friday, February 24th 2017
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This year's Keynote speaker for the INSPIRE: A Women's Exchange of Knowledge event will be Lynne Weil, who is the Great Lakes Regional Hedge Fund and Mutual Fund Leader and an audit partner in RSM’s Financial Services Department. Lynne specializes in providing attest, accounting, tax and consulting services to the financial services industry. She also advises these clients on financial reporting, accounting policies, internal controls, including due diligence procedures and compliance matters. Lynne has extensive experience in auditing alternative investment…

March 2017

The Trials of Spring

Date:
Wednesday, March 29th 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Trials of Spring feature documentary recounts the story of 21-year-old Hend Nafea who travels from her village to Cairo in the early days of the Arab Spring in search of freedom and justice.

April 2017

Arts Tech Film Fest: Forbidden Planet

Date:
Tuesday, April 4th 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Program in Arts Technology presents the second annual Arts Tech Film Fest at the Normal Theater.

Arts Technology Film Fest 2017: Robots!

Start:
Tuesday, April 4th 2017
6:00 pm
End:
Friday, April 7th 2017
11:30 pm

The Program in Arts Technology presents the Arts Tech Film Fest: Robots! at the Normal Theater from Tuesday, April 4 to Friday, April 7.

Arts Tech Film Fest: Blade Runner

Date:
Wednesday, April 5th 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Program in Arts Technology presents the second annual Arts Tech Film Fest at the Normal Theater.

Arts Tech Film Fest: Westworld (1973)

Date:
Thursday, April 6th 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Program in Arts Technology presents the second annual Arts Tech Film Fest at the Normal Theater.

Arts Tech Film Fest: WALL-E

Date:
Friday, April 7th 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Program in Arts Technology presents the second annual Arts Tech Film Fest at the Normal Theater.

Arts Tech Film Fest: RoboCop (1987)

Date:
Friday, April 7th 2017
Time:
10:00 pm - 11:30 pm

The Program in Arts Technology presents the second annual Arts Tech Film Fest at the Normal Theater.

Asian Film Festival: The Color of Paradise (Iran)

Date:
Wednesday, April 12th 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

AsiaConnect proudly presents "The Color of Paradise." "The Color of Paradise" is a fable of a child's innocence and a complex look at faith and humanity. Visually magnificent and wrenchingly moving, the film tells the story of a boy whose inability to see the world only enhances his ability to feel its powerful forces. This event is part of Illinois State University's Asian Heritage Week, running from April 10-15.  Asian Heritage Week is sponsored by the Office of the President,…

Asian Film Festival: How to Win at Checkers Every Time (Thailand)

Date:
Wednesday, April 12th 2017
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

AsiaConnect proudly presents "How to Win at Checkers Every Time." After the loss of both parents, 11 years old Oat faces an uncertain future when his older brother must submit to Thailand's annual military draft lottery. Unable to convince his brother to do whatever he can to change his fate, Oat takes matters into his own hands resulting in unexpected consequences. Based on the stories from the bestselling book Sightseeing by Rattawut Lapcharoensap, the film is set in the economic…

Asian Film Festival: The Boy and the Beast (Japan)

Date:
Saturday, April 15th 2017
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

AsiaConnect proudly presents "The Boy and the Beast." When a young orphaned boy living on the streets of Shibuya stumbles upon a fantastic world of beasts, he's taken in by a gruff warrior beast looking for an apprentice. This event is part of Illinois State University's Asian Heritage Week, running from April 10-15.  Asian Heritage Week is sponsored by the Office of the President, the College of Fine Arts, the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, the Department of Languages, Literature, and…

Asian Film Festival: Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass

Date:
Saturday, April 15th 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

AsiaConnect proudly presents "Yellow Flowers on the Green Grass." The movie is set in 1980's rural area of Vietnam and the story follows 12-year old Thieu, his 7-year old brother Tuong and Thieu's childhood crush Moon. The brothers do everything together, play in rice paddies, running errands, sleep on same bed...their days are filled with curious adventures. Then one day Moon comes into the picture and incites Thieu's insecurities and jealousy towards his brother Tuong who, by his nature, is…

Free Earth Day Screening

Date:
Wednesday, April 19th 2017
Time:
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In celebration of the Earth Week 2017, the award-winning film The Queen of the Sun, What Are the Bees Telling Us? will be shown at the historic Normal Theater.

September 2017

Legends of the Knight Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion

Date:
Thursday, September 14th 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The Department of Psychology and Psi Chi will present a free screening of the film, Legends of the Knight, at The Normal Theater, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Laura Kennedy of WGLT.

October 2017

Education Film Screening and Discussion with Dr. Randy Testa

Date:
Thursday, October 12th 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

One in a series of events to help us explore how we develop narratives that inform what it means to be a teacher in challenging times.

Double Feature Friday the 13th

Start:
Friday, October 13th 2017
10:30 pm
End:
Saturday, October 14th 2017
1:30 am

Scary movies, food and fun! Show off your early Halloween style and compete in a costume contest!

January 2018

Three Minute Thesis Competition Finals

Start:
Monday, January 29th 2018
6:00 pm
End:
Thursday, February 22nd 2018
8:00 pm

Three Minute Thesis (3MT) is a research communication competition that challenges master's and Ph.D. students to describe their research topic and its significance in just three minutes to a general audience.

February 2018

Three Minute Thesis Competition

Date:
Thursday, February 22nd 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

10 graduate students will compete in the university finals of the Three Minute Thesis competition.

September 2018

Civic Film Showing: The Island President

Date:
Monday, September 24th 2018
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a FREE showing of the film "The Island President" at the Normal Theater, sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning and the American Democracy Project.

October 2018

American Democracy Project and GLT Present the 13th Congressional District Candidate Forum

Date:
Monday, October 29th 2018
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Civic engagement is a core value at Illinois State University. Please join the American Democracy Project, GLT, and other various community partners for the 13th Congressional District candidate forum. U.S. Representative Rodney Davis, the Republican incumbent, will be present, along with Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, the Democratic challenger. The event will start at 6 p.m. and doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Voters can submit questions for consideration online. The deadline to submit questions is the day before the event. This forum…

February 2019

Civic Film: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Date:
Tuesday, February 26th 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us at the Normal Theater for a free showing of the documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"!

Three Minute Thesis Competition

Date:
Thursday, February 28th 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Nine graduate students will compete in the university finals of the Three Minute Thesis competition.

March 2019

University Program Board – 2030: Climate Change is Real

Date:
Tuesday, March 5th 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

University Program Board (UPB) will be showing the documentary Before the Flood starring Leonardo DiCaprio for free in the Normal Theatre. In this documentary actor Leonardo DiCaprio meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions. There will be free popcorn and drinks and a post documentary discussion about the realities of climate change lead by the Student Sustainability Committee, and Ecology Action Center. There will also be free T-shirts given out to…

Civic Film: Thirsty Land

Date:
Monday, March 25th 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us at the Normal Theater for a free showing of the documentary "Thirsty Land" followed by a presentation from producer/director Conrad Weaver.

April 2019

Infinity War Siblings Weekend Showing

Date:
Sunday, April 14th 2019
Time:
11:30 am - 3:00 pm

Join us during Sibling's weekend on Sunday, April 14 for a FREE showing of Avengers: Infinity War at The Normal Theater in Uptown Normal. Tickets are limited to students only (plus two guests). Registration is required. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the film will begin at noon. Please bring your student ID for entry. Film run time: 2 hours & 40 minutes If special accommodations are needed to fully participate in this program, please contact Regina Sanders at (309)…

September 2019

Free Film, Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook

Date:
Tuesday, September 24th 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us at the Normal Theater for a free showing of the documentary "Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook."

Sneak-preview of Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm

Date:
Wednesday, September 25th 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
people walking in fields

The film follows the lives of Henry and Hiroko Brockman, who have run an organic vegetable farm in the Mackinaw Valley of central Illinois for 25 years.  Following the preview, there will be a Q&A with film subject Henry Brockman and filmmaker Ines Sommer.

October 2019

Free Film, On the Basis of Sex

Date:
Wednesday, October 9th 2019
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us at the Normal Theater for a free showing of the documentary "On the Basis of Sex."

Illinois State University Speaker Series: Jason Schmitt

Date:
Monday, October 21st 2019
Time:
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Jason Schmitt, a filmmaker who investigates the economic and societal impact of academic publishing, will speak at 5:30 p.m. Monday, October 21, at the Normal Theater in Uptown Normal.

February 2020

Three Minute Thesis Competition

Date:
Thursday, February 20th
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Ten graduate students will compete in the university finals of the Three Minute Thesis competition.

Free Film, ACTIVIZED

Date:
Tuesday, February 25th
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us at the Normal Theater for a free showing of the new documentary ACTIVIZED."