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Audience members join musicians on stage
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A benefit concert was held on Monday at the Normal Theater to raise money for hurricane relief in Puerto Rico.

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Normal Theater manager Adam Fox has a new role with the Town of Normal that will allow him to help shape the cultural landscape of the community.

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Like the first two Six Week Film Festivals at the Normal Theater, the next one is also focused on style, according to the organizer.

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The end of summer marks the end of the worst summer box office for Hollywood in over a decade, thanks to an especially floppy parade of sequels.

Black Lives Matter formed in 2014 as a reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Subsequent shootings of especially young black men by police officers have sparked conversations about race probably not heard and seen in America in decades.

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Frustrated by years of gridlock and bad decisions in Springfield, a panel of experts said Thursday that local governments, nonprofits, and business leaders may need to go their own way and rebuild their starved social service network using community resources.

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Women are the pivotal characters in a film festival launching Wednesday at the Normal Theater, but that may not necessarily be a good thing. Femme fatales, or fatal females, usually set the plot into motion. 

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The Normal Theater could see an upgrade to its lighting system, allowing it to be used for more live performances and community events. The town council will consider spending $57 thousand on the energy efficient upgrade for the venue.

Normal Theater Manager Rates His Own Performance

May 31, 2016

The town of Normal’s Civic Arts and Normal Theater Manager marks his one-year anniversary this month and he gives his own performance an above-satisfactory score.

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'Shall we play a game?'

That simple, but chilling, invitation from a not-so-benevolent computer triggers a race against time and technology in the 1983 techno-thriller, War Games.

Normal Council Approves Theater Renovations

Apr 4, 2016

The Normal Theater will receive some new updates later this year. During a regular meeting, the Normal Town Council approved $30,000 to replace the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Plans to make repairs to the roof are also in the works. City Manager Mark Peterson says he’s pleased the council is spending money on the theater. 

Laura Kennedy

The Normal Theater has a double dose of greed and ambition among southern aristocrats by pairing live theater with a classic movie.

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Rejection has a huge impact on the human psyche, and even a physical one. A documentary film sponsored by the ISU Department of Psychology explores those effects. Ruth Thomas Suh is the director of the film "Reject."  In this interview with Charlie Schlenker, Thomas Suh says her father Herbert Thomas inspired the film.