“Forgotten Hollywood”- Roger Ebert to be Memorialized…

Posted on September 11, 2013 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

Roger Ebert   Organizers in Roger Ebert’s hometown announced plans Tuesday to raise $125,000 to build a life-size statue of the late famed film critic. The statue would go in front of Champaign’s Virginia Theatre, home to the EbertFest film fest. Ebert, a Pulitzer Prize-winning motion picture  reviewer and television personality, grew up in nearby Urbana, and attended the University of Illinois.

   The sculpture will show the famed movie critic sitting in a movie theater chair giving his signature thumbs up. Famed artist Rick Harney of Bloomington will design the sculpture. Ebert’s widow, Chaz, will work with Harney on the memorial.

   Along with a nationally syndicated Chicago Sun-Times column, Ebert became famous hosting a television movie review show with fellow critic Gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune. Organizers hope to have the sculpture ready to unveil and dedicate at next year’s EbertFest in April. Ebert died last April in Chicago after a battle with cancer.


With October just around the corner, expect a slew of upcoming scary movie screenings. The Old Towne Music Hall at 140 Richmond St. in El Segundo, CA provides a month-long array of weekend chillers. Here’s the schedule:


Old Town Music Hall Movie Lineup

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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