Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, December 02, 2015 | Time: 2:00

  MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1994), 114 min., Rated PG. Remake of the 1947 movie in which Kris Kringle (Richard Attenborough), while working at Macy’s, encounters an unbelieving child (Mara Wilson), and goes on trial to prove he is Santa Claus.  Produced and written by John Hughes.  Partially filmed in Chicago. Drop-in only.  Refreshments provided by […]

Christmas in Chicago

Sunday, December 06, 2015 | Time: 2:00 p.m.

  Do you remember downtown department stores Marshall Field’s, Montgomery Wards, Wieboldt’s, Rothschild’s and Sears competing to outdo each other with their elaborate holiday window displays?  Or the caroling under the Marshall Field’s clock and the special holiday meals near the Walnut Room Christmas tree?  Do you remember when Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer started […]

Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, January 06, 2016 | Time: 2:00

KISSIN’ COUSINS (1964), 96 min., Not Rated.   The U.S. government wants land owned by Pappy Tatum. So they send  his cousin, Air Force Lieutenant Josh Morgan (Elvis Presley) to try to secure the land for a proposed missile base.  As is our tradition, we will serve birthday cake and pop to remember Elvis’s birthday. Drop-in only.  […]

Five Money Questions for Women

Saturday, January 16, 2016 | Time: 11:00 a.m.

  Start the New Year right by learning how to identify financial goals and set a strategy.  You’ll also learn about the Rule of 72, systematic investing, employer-sponsored retirement plans, and IRAs as strategies for saving.  Presented by financial advisor Margaret Connolly of Edward Jones in North Riverside. Sign up by clicking on the Event […]

Movie to Beat the Winter Blahs

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | Time: 2:00

  BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985), 116 min., Rated PG. It’s the mid-80’s, and Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is your average 17-year-old slacker who happens to be friends with an inventor, Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd). Doc’s latest invention is a time machine that ends up transporting Marty back to 1955 where he must bring […]

Wednesday Movie Matinee

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 | Time: 2:00

  GROUNDHOG DAY (1993), 101 min., Rated PG.   Teamed with a relentlessly cheerful producer (Andie MacDowell) and a smart-aleck cameraman (Chris Elliott), TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. But on his way out of town, Phil is caught in a giant blizzard, which […]

Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

Saturday, February 13, 2016 | Time: 2:00 p.m.

  On Friday evening, April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd, attended the play, “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. with Major Henry Rathbone and his fiancée, Clara Harris.  Unbeknown to the presidential party, a man had quietly entered the back of the presidential box and crept up behind […]

Black History Month Movie

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 | Time: 2:00

REMEMBER THE TITANS (2000), 113 min., Rated PG. In 1971, after leading his team to fifteen winning seasons, football coach Bill Yoast (Will Patton) is demoted and replaced by Herman Boone (Denzel Washington). How these two men overcome their differences, and turn a group of hostile young men into champions, plays out in a triumphant story […]