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Sifting through the VHS bin at the Found Footage Festival

The hosts, Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, open the Found Footage Festival, where they share VHS videos they find and collect. 

By Lillian Barkley

November 12, 2014

For most, VHS tapes are dusty memories in a forgotten box, technologically obsolete. But for Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, creators of the Found Footage Festival, the tapes are a comedic gold mine. The 10-year anniversary tour will be at The Art Theatre Co-op in downtown Champaign on Wednesday a...

The Art Theater Co-op to host horror movie marathon

October 24, 2014

Screams may escape the horror film fanatics inside downtown Champaign’s The Art Theater Co-op tonight. The theater will kick off another Halloween-themed event to celebrate their second Shocktober Film Festival. The festival spans the entire month of October. It began this year with Wes Craven’s ...

Champaign Art Theater celebrates 100 years

The Art Theater Co-op, located on Church Street in downtown Champaign, celebrates its centennial this week. It often plays contemporary films not shown at other local movie theaters. 

By Elizabeth Dye

November 11, 2013

The Art Theater Co-op in downtown Champaign will have first opened its doors to the public exactly 100 years ago on Tuesday.  For an entire century, the Art Theater Co-op has provided the Champaign-Urbana community with cinematic entertainment at its location at 126 W. Church St. To commemorate the...