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Wild About Books
Urbana Free Library, U, 11:30 a.m.
Carmike Beverly Cinema 18, C, 7:40 p.m.
If I were still in grade school or had a kid that age (don’t worry mom, that won’t happen anytime soon), I’d take them to Wild About Books at the Urbana Library that’s happening July 16. There’s really nothing better than the combination of food and literature. Michell Eloy, Community Editor
It’s that time of year again. The Champaign County Fair is well on it’s way. Check out a preview of the event online this Tuesday.
Goodrich Savoy 16 Theater, Savoy, 10:30 p.m.
Music: Find out what This Book is Broken: A Broken Social Scene Story is all about on Saturday.
Likes & Gripes Molly Durham Producer for the217.com LIKES
1) Harry Potter: It’s always worth staying up til 3 a.m. to see the midnight showing, and yes, I’ve dressed up for one (or more) of them before. 2) Today: It’s my 21st birthday. I’m a real person now! 3) Weekends in Chicago: Going up for Pitchfork this weekend to a reunion of many friends.
480 CR 2500 North, Mahomet, Ill. 61853 I would really love to check out Tomahnous Farm in Mahomet. As a self-proclaimed “foodie” and a fan of sustainable agricultural efforts, this place sounds legit. And, man, do I love fresh goat cheese. Mmmm, cheese. Michell Eloy, Food and Drink Editor
place as anyone. So instead of us always telling you what concerts to go to and what restaurants to dine at, we’ll be allotting more space for your words, your ideas and your opinions. On the the217.com, for instance, make sure to check out our new WPGUtube contest, allowing you to submit a homemade video to our website. Whether the video is an enlightening documentary on the local music scene like last week’s winner, Dave Cohen, or just footage of your friends in the dorms doing stupid things, submit it to email@example.com and maybe it’ll be chosen as the winner for the week. In addition to WPGUTube, keep an eye out for buzz’s new “Rants and Raves: Tri-Town Talk”
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince review up on Thursday.
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Seeing as how I missed out on Bruno last weekend, looks like I’ll be pulling a double feature of Harry Potter and Bruno. Transferring from a kids’ movie about wizards to a raunchy comedy about homosexuals is going to be quite jarring. Matt Carey, Movies Editor
It’s crazy how fast summer speeds by. With just about a month left before the streets get swarmed by new students carrying T.I.S. bags and practicing their routes to class, buzz is already prepping for the fall semester with a redesign ready to launch in late August. We’ll be trying some new things in the meantime, however, and need your help to put some of these ideas into motion. The focus of the buzz redesign is conversation. Champaign and Urbana are transient towns and with the buzz staff being completely comprised of students, we have as much to learn about this
Look for the next installment of the wine column, “The Dregs,” this Friday.
Physical Challenge Dance Party
For whatever reason (tired, lazy, tired and lazy), I have yet to check out the Wednesday night Physical Challenge at the Canopy Club. After hearing nothing but good things about the dance party, however, I don’t think I can wait any longer to sweat out the mid-week frustrations to quality local DJs. Amanda Shively, Music Editor
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
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1) The Great Friend Diaspora of Summer ’09: This time next month, I’ll have watched my sister and ﬁve of my best friends head off to far away places. I’m all for you guys doing great things, but do you really have to do them all at once? You better write, call and send carrier pigeons. 2) Unit air conditioners: Aptly named not because they ﬁt in the window unit but because they only air condition a very small, small unit of the apartment. 3) Grown men who act like 10-year-old girls: Seriously, stop texting me. Pick up the phone and actually call. While you’re at it, grow a set (too harsh?).
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Tomahnous Farms supplies local goods to the CU area
by Tim Anderson Imagine you’re taking a date to a fancy Asian restaurant and the only utensils people are using are chopsticks. You don’t want to be the person who has to ask for a fork, do you? Though the above worst case scenario is all the incentive you’ll ever need, there are other reasons why the use of chopsticks is a valuable skill, besides avoiding potential minor humiliation. Using chopsticks announces that you’ve developed a skill rooted in cultural tradition surrounding Asian cuisine. In addition, the real joy of using chopsticks is that they force you to slow down a little bit, allowing for more enjoyment in the food you’re eating. As opposed to using a fork to shovel food into your mouth, chopsticks require a delicate finesse and pace. The fork is a sprint; chopsticks are a marathon. Fortunately, using chopsticks is a simple threestep process. Once your technique is right, all you need to do is practice.
by Jeanine Russel whole new approach to living alongside the food we need to eat and using it to create more food. “Oil and salt” meals, served on nights when everything cooked comes from the farm except the oil and salt, are popular in the family’s house. “We have goat’s milk to make cheese, dough from the wheat and our own tomato sauce. It’s very satisfying to be able to do that,” Haynes said. They even grow their own garlic, which is one of the most popular items sold on the farm. Tomahnous Farms is very well-known for their varity of garlic. Each season differs, but they try to offer between 15 and 20 different kinds. “I like growing garlic a lot,” Haynes said. “I love and hate the way it’s a continuous cycle. Twelve months of growing garlic.” Their mushrooms are also popular — so much so that they are almost all accounted for before they come up each season. “Mushrooms are something people covet,” Haynes said. Tomahnous Farms’ goods are easy to get in the surrounding CU area, but the trip to Mahomet is well worth it. “We grow unusual crops — certified organic — and we’ve very diverse,” Haynes said.
1. Begin by setting one stick in the groove between your thumb and index finger. Press the inside of your thumb against it to keep it in place. This stick remains still while you’re using the chopsticks.
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There are many different ways to be responsible about where your food comes from. Buying local and checking for organic labels are options, but at Tomahnous Farms in Mahomet, a family has taken it upon themselves to make sure they know their food is wholesome by growing it themselves. Tomahnous Farm is a small, family-run organic farm offering an original array of certified organic produce, grass-fed, free-range meats and other items such as goat’s milk and honey. Their produce can be found at the Urbana Market, the Mahomet Market and through Community Supported Agriculture. “My husband does row crop and hay and half the animal chores, and I do most of the produce,” said Lisa Haynes. She and her husband, Eric Thorsland, run the farm together with their children’s help. Diversity is something Tomahnous Farms prides itself on. There seems to be little they won’t try, and their goods and produce are different every season. “Wheat is super-duper satisfying to grow it, harvest it and make a loaf of bread. You feel in tune with civilization,” Haynes said. Tomahnous Farms is more than just organic food as a trend — it’s a
2. The second stick is held as almost as a pencil. It rests between the tips of the index and middle fingers. This stick is manipulated up and down against the first to pick up food.
Five Questions with a Local Chef
Joon Chang of Sushi Avenue
Sushi Avenue has become a go-to location on campus for affordable sushi and Korean food. In honor of their upcoming one-year-of-business anniversy, buzz magazine sat down with Sushi Avenue’s head chef, Joon Chang, to talk about his experience in the art of sushi-making. buzz: How did you get started? Chang: I started five years ago at Todai Seafood Buffet in Woodfield Mall (Schaumburg, Ill.) and then in restaurants in downtown Chicago. After living in Chicago, I moved to Las Vegas and worked at the famed Sushi Avenue and Steakhouse. buzz: What is your educational training and background? Chang: I started in the kitchen and worked my way up. It is through this that I learned the basics and then the technique. JUL 16 – JUL 22 09
buzz: Did you notice a difference in the way sushi is prepared in Vegas versus Chicago? Chang: Yes, they vary. Each restaurant I have worked at has blended traditional Japanese sushi and their own technique to create new sushi combinations. buzz: What is your biggest challenge when preparing sushi? Chang: The timing. You prepare sushi with your hands, so timing becomes difficult when there is a dinner or lunch rush. buzz: If someone has never had sushi before, what should they start with? Chang: Our menu features regular rolls and special rolls. They should start with the regular rolls because they are based on traditional and popular sushi rolls. My personal recommendation to them would be the spicy tuna roll.
3. To open the top stick, lift with the middle finger. To close, use the index finger. It is this motion that is used to work chopsticks. The rest is practice.
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Wild Pages The Urbana Free Library works to get people excited about reading by Michell Eloy
re you looking for something new to do with your kids this summer? If so, the Urbana Free Library is looking for people with whom they can “get wild.” Working in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and their iRead summer program, “Read on the Wild Side,” the Urbana Free Library is hosting a number of events to get both kids and parents excited about reading. Barb Lintner, the director of children services at the Urbana Free Library, said annual programs like these are important in developing reading skills in children during their time off from school. “The main impetus for summer reading is to keep the kids, especially those in the ﬁrst couple of grades when they’re learning how to read, to keep their skills up during the summer months,” said Lintner. “When they go back to school, they’re not in a deﬁcit situation.” One of the more popular activities the library is hosting this year is the Readers Club. Designed for children through ﬁfth grade, every registered child that reads 10 books this summer will receive a free book from the friends of the Free Library. For every subsequent ﬁve books, the child is then entered in the X Treme Reader
Bonus drawing, scheduled for September 5, to win other prizes from local businesses. Lintner said this is great motivation to keep kids active during the summer months. “Reading is just instrumental,” said Lintner. “Let’s face it. If you’re going to be successful academically, it’s the reader that has the leg up on everyone else.” And for those not quite ready to pick up a book on their own, the Urbana Free Library has also developed the Read-to-Me Club. Designed for parents and children still in the early stages of reading, children who have five books read to them are invited to come into the library receive a sticker, while 50 books earns them a free book. Latté Da coupons are also awarded to the adult readers. “There are a lot of studies that show that the kids who read well to have an easier time learning how to read and in school in general,” said Lintner. “They have the vocabulary preparation for later on.” The Urbana Free Library is also hosting various events at the library as well. This week on Thursday, July 16, the library is hosting “Wild About Books Brown Bag Lunch” from 11:30 a.m.
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to 12:30 p.m. This event is for those reading at a fourth grade level or higher. Children are invited to bring in a favorite book to share as well as a lunch. There will be activities and reading aloud. Also on Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m., the library will host a program entitled “Wild about Illinois.” This activity will introduce children in kindergarten through fifth grade to the plants
and animals native to Illinois in a very handson way. Lintner said it’s programs like these that get kids into the library, build a sense of family and also a stronger sense of community in Urbana. “It’s just a great way for a family and families to come together,” said Lintner. “I think that’s a wonderful thing.”
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The Digital Bookmobile comes to Champaign
WHAT ARE YOU READING?
by Katie Blair Our libraries are turning digital. This coming Friday, July 17, the Digital Bookmobile will appear at the main branch of the Champaign Public Library from noon until 4 p.m. This Digital Bookmobile is different than a traditional bookmobile in that it doesn’t offer books but rather brings a service by teaching willing people how to download audio books and e-books. The Digital Bookmobile is run by MyMediaMall.com, an online library where people can download audiobooks, e-books, music and videos. Those working the bookmobile will be employees of MMM, not of the local library. Instead of renting out books, the afternoon will be treated more like a regular vendor show. It will showcase how to utilize services the library offers, mostly downloading audiobooks. This will be the ﬁrst time the Digital Bookmobile visits Champaign. Teen
librarian at the CPL Betsy Su noted, “The service was started a couple years ago, and we thought more people needed to know about it.” Normally, people download on their home computers instead of at the Digital Bookmobile. The ﬁles are too large to download at the library, but if you bring CDs or a large USB port, you may be able to download on-site. However, the library has slow Wi-Fi, and there needs to be Internet access on the bookmobile. Su said it will be hard to predict how many people will show up this upcoming afternoon but also that people will see it because of its large size and visibility in front of the CPL. The turnout should be good because, Su said, “People want to take advantage of what’s offered to them.” Illustration by Maureen Walrath
Kevin Matsuo, an unemployed art student here at U of I , is currently reading A Confederacy of DUNCES by John Kennedy Toole.
Earl Medina, a proud barcoder in the U of I library system, is currently reading Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man by Steve Harvey.
Moey “Dandelion” Walrath, a student currently nannying 5 days a week, is reading Erotica which is a collection of poems.
RANTS & RAVES In a few weeks, buzz is going to be trying something new, and we need your help. Our new weekly feature, “Rants and Raves: Tri-Town Talk” will be a space for your words, not ours. Tired of your neighbors always leaving their trash cans in the street? Overheard a hilarious conversation the other day that you just have to pass on? Want to commend the driver who let you into trafﬁc the other day when no one else would? “Rants and Raves” will be a space for you to do just that — anonymously. All you have to
do is send an e-mail to email@example.com, and we will put it in the next issue (with minor grammatical and, if necessary, content edits, of course). We do reserve the right to refuse to publish any e-mail on the basis of content, so if you want to be truly offensive, do it somewhere else, but if there is something you just want to get off your chest, this will your anonymous opportunity to do so. So start sending those e-mails now, and we will compile the best for the ﬁrst round. JUL 16 – JUL 22 09
Paint, Over and Over “Michael Hoag: Layered Images” at Parkland Art Gallery by Daryl McCurdy Parkland Art Gallery is currently host to the painting exhibition “Michael Hoag: Layered Images.” Hoag, a social worker currently living in rural East Central Illinois, has exhibited his work throughout the Midwest. In the body of his work at Parkland, Hoag uses gouache on paper and oil on canvas to build multiple overlapping fields of line and color. In nearly every composition, the foremost layer consists of a portrait. Each layer of paint is applied in confident and sweeping strokes, providing a jumbled, symmetrical backbone to the composition. Hoag creates an all-over accumulation of paint that, in its symmetry, begins to resemble a Rorschach inkblot test. In both the gouache and oil pieces, Hoag adheres to a jarring color scheme consisting of saturated and undiluted color. Hoag’s employment of complementary color pairings and intense hues makes the layers even more difficult to separate, further contributing to the blurring of layers. On top of the intense layering of colors and lines sits an outline of a human head in a more nondescript and camouflaged color. The portrait Hoag includes in his work is generic, and the same variation appears over and over. Given titles such as “Orange Boy” and “Woman in Green,” one begins to throw away the idea that these are specific portraits and are instead general human representations. However, the portraits in “Nanny” and “Dylan” look the same as the rest. This interested me as I was left questioning Hoag’s relationships with his human subjects.
Free lessons entice CU dancers by Mary Russell Michael Hoag’s “Layered Images” exhibit at Parkland College Art Gallery. Photo by James Kyung
Besides this moment of curiosity, I soon became disenchanted with the portraits. After a while, the formula of building up layers of paint that concludes with a portrait became too expected, and I spent less and less time with each piece. However, “Orange Woman,” a large oil painting, resisted the blatant addition of a face and instead relied on Hoag’s strong and quite interesting use of color. I was left admiring Hoag’s brushstrokes, the texture of his paint and the accumulation of layers that, I think, are the some of the strongest parts of this work.
Hoag’s work has been said to play with the juxtaposition of chaos and order. This is indeed apparent as Hoag provides us with calculated conglomerations of mark and hue. Hoag reveals his process to us unabashedly as we become aware of the linear buildup of paint layers and the movement of his brush. It is this honesty that, I think, becomes the real star of this work. The portraits, in their expected and much more conventional form, remove me from this sincerity. “Michael Hoag: Layered Images” will be on display at Parkland Art Gallery until Aug. 11.
What UIUC’s College of FAA can learn by Alyssa Schoeneman
JUL 16 – JUL 22 09
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Motor Oil and Mutual Support If you ask me what I will remember most about living in Durham, N.C., my answer will not be the city’s tobacco district or the humid weather — it will be the gas station attendants. Allow me to explain. As a press intern at the American Dance Festival, it is my responsibility to find and clip all media related to the ADF. On my daily newspaper run to the BP gas station last week, I was involved in a lengthy conversation with the cashiers and a local resident about what a great asset the ADF has been to the Durham community. When I returned to the gas station the following day, I was greeted by a large sign bearing the words, “Welcome ADF!” Never before have I seen a community support the arts the way that Durham does. Throughout my weeks at ADF, I have watched a mutually supportive relationship with the Durham community thrive. Funded by the Duke Energy Foundation and the Durham Merchants Association Charitable Foundation, ADF faculty members are teaching children’s dance classes in downtown Durham’s El Centro Hispano. A longtime partnership between ADF and the Nasher Museum of Art on Duke’s East
Campus produced last weekend’s Community Day. Families participated in an African dance workshop, listened to storyteller Faye Stanley, made crafts with The Scrap Exchange and played with the larger-than-life puppets of Paperhand Puppet Intervention free of charge. This Friday, July 17, ADF choreographer-in-residence Mark Dendy will present a site-specific work at the Golden Belt during Durham’s “Third Friday.” Once a historic textile mill, the Golden Belt in downtown Durham has been newly restored to showcase the work of upcoming artists. Foot traffic through the artist studios at Golden Belt greatly increases on “Third Fridays,” giving budding artists much-needed exposure. Music, comedy and free food are also highlights of the Friday events, making them beneficial to a wide range of businesses. I would love to see UIUC’s College of Fine and Applied Arts (FAA) learn a lesson from Durham’s artistic symbiosis. The departments of FAA would strongly benefit from fostering communication and from building stronger relationships both intracollegiately and intercollegiately. Large populations of UIUC students know little to
nothing about FAA showcases and events due to inefficient marketing across campus. Also, many events overlap between departments within the college, making it difficult for FAA students to support their peers. Increased collaboration between departments of FAA will give its students opportunities for crossdisciplinary networking that are difficult to find outside of a college setting. A strong network will enhance students’ career prospects in the future and will provide important resources for them as they work toward achieving their BFA degrees. Networking and learning opportunities also exist between colleges. For example, many athletes could benefit from dance-based crosstraining, and many dancers could use a crash course in philosophy. The resources for intercollegiate networking and learning are already in place, but the networking itself needs to be better facilitated. A wider range of classes with fewer major restrictions would allow students from different colleges to intermingle and connect. With these goals in mind, maybe one day Assembly Hall will boast a “Welcome FAA!” sign. It can’t hurt to dream, right?
Last Wednesday night, I attended a free tango lesson at Cowboy Monkey. It turns out the back of the bar contains an open floor area perfect for such an activity. Though initially intimidated by tango’s sensuous and fast-moving reputation, I was relieved to find out that we would move slowly in our lesson. The instruction was very basic, and the environment was welcoming of all skill levels. There’s no need to come with a partner, as dance partners are rotated each time a new skill is taught. The lesson began with all of the participants walking in a circle, practicing the basic tango step. Next, everyone practiced the step with a partner, using a practice hand position. The two instructors, Carlota and Joe, shuffled their way around the group and danced with each participant to make sure they were dancing with correct form. The group eventually progressed enough to tango with the correct hand position, tango in place, tango in a straight line and change direction. I thought I was able to catch on pretty fast, considering my dance training does not extend beyond what I learned in high school gym class. Although I had a hard time keeping my eyes off my feet at first, by the end of the lesson, I could sense that the dance is more about feel and less about precision. I learned that it’s important to keep your shoulders square in front of your partner and focus more on the movement of your hips when doing the tango steps. Lessons are every Wednesday at Cowboy Monkey from 7:30 to 8 p.m. After the lesson is over, the floor is open for tango. Around 9:30, veteran dancers begin to arrive and show off their moves. Anywhere from 20 to 40 people will fill the dance floor on a given night. August will mark the sixth anniversary of Carlota and Joe teaching free lessons on Wednesdays. Carlota and Joe teach tango classes throughout the year at the Channing-Murray Foundation in Urbana as well. Carlota explained that many people are initially hesitant to sign up for a class, so the free lesson gives them a taste of what it’s all about. For more information about their classes, visit http://cu-tango.com. come and get it
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Favorite Scenes The Planetarium Scene from Manhattan by Sarah Gorr
A Disappointing Follow-Up Bruno Review by Sarah Gorr After the wild success of Borat in 2006, Sacha Baron Cohen took things to the obvious next level with BrĂźno. Unfortunately, the only thing the two really have in common is Cohenâ€™s name. BrĂźno fails in nearly every way that Borat succeeded, making a viewing almost completely intolerable. Part of what made Borat great was its uncanny ability to expose hypocritical America and its racism through its documentary/hidden cameralike episodes. While it was always clear certain scenes were staged (as with the now infamous hotel room scene), the authenticity of others, like Boratâ€™s appearance at a rodeo, shone through. However, almost every scene of BrĂźno feels staged. Very few people in the movie seem to be genuinely outside or unaware of the joke and because of this, its intent to expose homophobic America falls utterly flat on its face. Instead of BrĂźno cleverly slipping into our real, everyday lives and showing us that perhaps weâ€™re not as accepting as we think, there is nothing but a slew of gay bashing that seems to serve no real purpose. The filmâ€™s climax, depicting a crowd of wrestling fans that fall into riotous behavior upon witnessing BrĂźno himself making out with another man, doesnâ€™t seem to prove our homophobia. In fact, it doesnâ€™t really seem to prove anything. It crudely and amateurly demonstrates that those we had always suspected to be homopho-
bic are indeed homophobic, and if the goal of the sketch was to demonstrate what we already knew, why do it? In the end, it merely puts gay bashing on display. It isnâ€™t that all of BrĂźnoâ€™s efforts need to have a purpose aside from entertainment, but when showing such a borderline offensive outpouring of hate, it shouldnâ€™t be too much to ask that there be one. The scene makes no comment whatsoever on the subject it broaches and yet still asks the audience to laugh and applaud its pathetic efforts. All BrĂźno really manages to do is slap the viewer in the face over and over again with juvenile vulgarity and stereotypes that feel less like hyperbole and a lot more like ignorance and prejudice. There are a few scenes, however, that would be redeemable if they totaled more than 10 or 15 minutes of the filmâ€™s 83-minute running time, but itâ€™s simply not enough. Ultimately, BrĂźnoâ€™s real failing is the fact that itâ€™s little more than a sub-par version of its perfectly balanced ideal: Da Ali G Show. Cohenâ€™s television show seemed to know its limits, its pacing and its timing far better than either of his films. Anyone hoping to see BrĂźno at his hilarious peak is better off renting old episodes of Ali G and saving themselves both the money and the agony of what has surely been one of the worst movies of this year.
In Woody Allenâ€™s so called â€œlove songâ€? for New York, Manhattan (1979), he uses the city as a backdrop for intertwining stories of love and life amidst isolation and disconnect. These ideas are perfectly visualized in the scene where Isaac (Woody Allen) and Mary (Diane Keaton) escape from a thunderstorm by ducking into the planetarium. It is here where the two characters finally seem to connect as they walk through the exhibit as silhouettes against a celestial backdrop. The two argue about what they find important in life as Isaac infamously states, â€œNothing worth knowing can be understood with the mind.â€? They talk about emotions and rationale and at one point are completely eclipsed by the darkness until the slightest sliver of light illuminates just their profiles. Part of what makes the scene so wonderful is the juxtaposition of Isaac and Maryâ€™s talk of feelings with the void of space, as represented by the planetarium. Throughout their discussion, parallels are continually drawn between the two so that despite their supposed differences in their conversation, theyâ€™re more alike than they seem to want to believe. The fact that this exchange takes place in a space representative of isolation and loneliness shows just how separate they really are from their own feelings. The gorgeous photography of it all almost seems to sum up Allen himself as it takes the neuroses and insecurities we all have and makes them beautiful. Manhattan is truly Woody Allenâ€™s masterpiece, and this scene alone has the power to prove it.
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â€“ SHOWTIMES FOR JULY 17-23â€“
HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE PG (2:53) DLP (10:15 Fri-Sun) 11:00 â€“ 11:30 â€“ 12:30 â€“ 1:00 â€“ 1:30 â€“ 2:15 â€“ 2:45 â€“ 3:45 â€“ 4:15 â€“ 4:45 â€“ 5:30 â€“ 5:55 â€“ 7:00 â€“ 7:30 â€“ 8:00 â€“ 8:45 â€“ 9:15 â€“ (10:15 â€“ 10:45 â€“ 11:15 â€“ 12:00 Fri & Sat) KIDâ€™S SUMMER SERIES â€“ MADAGASCAR 10:00 AM Tues & Wed I LOVE YOU, BETH COOPER R (2:02) DLP 11:00 â€“ 1:30 â€“ 4:00 â€“ 7:00 â€“ 9:30 (12:00 Fri & Sat) BRUNO R (1:43) DLP 11:00 â€“ 11:30 â€“ 1:10 â€“ 1:40 â€“ 3:20 â€“ 3:50 â€“ 5:30 â€“ 5:55 â€“ 7:40 â€“ 8:00 â€“ 9:50 â€“ 10:00 (12:00 Fri & Sat) MOON R (2:07) 1:30 â€“ 4:00 â€“ 7:00 â€“ 9:30 (12:00 Fri & Sat) ICE AGE 3: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS 3D PG (1:54) DLP 3D SURCHARGE WILL APPLY/NO DISCOUNT TICKETS ACCEPTED 11:00 â€“ 1:30 â€“ 2:15 â€“ 4:00 â€“ 7:00 â€“ 8:00 â€“ 9:30 ICE AGE 3: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS 2D PG (1:54) DLP 11:30 â€“ 1:45 â€“ 4:00 â€“ 7:30 â€“ 9:45 PUBLIC ENEMIES R (2:43) DLP 1:00 â€“ 4:00 â€“ 7:00 â€“ 10:00 MY SISTERâ€™S KEEPER PG13 (2:10) DLP 11:00 â€“ 1:45 â€“ 4:20 â€“ 7:00 â€“ 9:30 (12:00 Fri & Sat) TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN PG13 (2:51) DLP 11:00 - 1:00 â€“ 4:30 â€“ 4:45 â€“ 8:00 â€“ (10:30 â€“ 11:15 Fri & Sat) THE PROPOSAL PG13 (2:08) DLP 11:00 â€“ 1:30 â€“ 4:00 â€“ 7:00 â€“ 9:30 (12:00 Fri & Sat) THE HANGOVER R (2:00) DLP 11:00 â€“ 1:45 â€“ 4:30 â€“ 7:15 â€“ 9:45 (12:00 Fri & Sat) UP 3D PG (1:56) DLP 3D SURCHARGE WILL APPLY/NO DISCOUNT TICKETS ACCEPTED 11:00 - 1:30 â€“ 4:15 â€“ 7:00 â€“9:25