February 3, 2015

Lorre Onscreen in Champaign’s Art Theater Co-Op

As part of their “Essential Cinema” series, Peter Lorre’s first sound film M (1931) will be presented twice this week at the Art Theater Co-Op, in Champaign, Illinois.

On Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, the movie will begin at 7:30 pm, followed by a question-and-answer discussion period with Professor Julie Tumock of the College of Media and Cinema Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

On Thursday, Feb. 5, the movie will begin at 10 pm.

Admission is $9.50 for adults, $7 for seniors and children, and $8 for students with proper ID. Tickets may be purchased at the box office.

The Art Theater Co-Op is located at 125 West Church Street, between Neil and Randolph streets, in Champaign, Illinois.

The Art Theater recommends parking in the Hill Street Parking Deck, located at 123 West Hill Street, in Champaign, Illinois.

The Art Theater is also well-served by public transportation.

Bus information, parking information, and directions to the Art Theater Co-Op, are all available on the theater’s website.

In his book The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, author Stephen D. Youngkin describes the making of M, through interviews with director Fritz Lang and Peter’s brother Andrew, who visited the set during filming.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available in soft-bound and hard-back editions as well as the Kindle and Nook.

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