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“Old school movie theater, a community's pride”
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The Art Theater
Ranked #7 of 51 things to do in Champaign
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

Me, my wife and our friends went to see a screening of "Bully" at The Art. My wife has been in the theater a few times before, for me this was the first time coming into old school cinema. I loved how well kept it is and how friendly the staff was.

Though the building is fairly old and the hall is the original hall, the sound system and screening systems are up-to-date and high in quality.

We had no interruptions throughout the movie and we have learned a lot from it. I think the fact that the specific movie was screened at The Art, a theater in the heart of the community, made the experience of the movie a lot more sagnificant.

Thank ECfromTA
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

I saw a broadcast National Theater (UK) production of "Comedy of Errors" a couple of weeks ago at the Art. One of the things I like most about the Art is that the excellent sound system is one you can actually LISTEN to without the experience of some tender moment being destroyed by the booming of a sound track from the theater next door while some guy is blowing up stuff in that movie. That has happened a number of times when I have seen live broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera at a local multiplex. Because there is only one screen, you are never distracted from the presentation you are focused on. The entry fee may be a bit higher, but it is worth every penny, since most of what they show is never offered anywhere else on town. Always a positive experience -- they even offer a senior discount on most movies. Too bad it is not supported better. I hope we don't lose this wonderful feature of downtown Champaign because of lack of support.

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