WBEZ | Cascade Drive-In http://www.wbez.org/content/cascade-drive Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Drive-In Double Feature! Zombie Apocalypse http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-05-17/drive-double-feature-zombie-apocalypse <p><p>It is vital that you stay in your homes&hellip; Unless you&rsquo;re venturing out to Cascade Drive-In, Illinois&rsquo; largest outdoor cinema, where <em>Filmspotting</em> hosts <strong>Adam Kempenaar</strong> and <strong>Josh Larsen </strong>will be on hand to usher in a Zombie Apocalypse Double Feature! &nbsp;Don&rsquo;t miss your chance to treat that delicious brain of yours to 2009&rsquo;s smash hit &nbsp;<em>Zombieland</em> and Edgar Wright&rsquo;s 2004 genre send-up<em> Shaun of the Dead </em>on the big screen.</p><p><strong><em>Zombieland</em></strong> is a 2009 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer from a screenplay written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin as survivors of a zombie apocalypse. Together they take an extended road trip across Southwestern United States in an attempt to find a sanctuary free from zombies.</p><div><strong><em>Shaun of the Dead</em></strong> is a 2004 British horror zombie comedy directed and co-written by Edgar Wright, and co-written and starring Simon Pegg alongside Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get some kind of focus in his life as he deals with his girlfriend, his mother and stepfather. At the same time, he has to cope with an apocalyptic uprising of zombies.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Both films toy with a genre created by legendary schlock filmmaker George Romero, who almost singlehandedly defined the concept of a Zombie Apocalypse with his groundbreaking films<em> Night of the Living Dead (1968)</em>,<em> Dawn of the Dead (1978)</em> and <em>Day of the Dead (1982)</em>.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Booming in the United States in the early 1950s, the Drive-In Movie Theater became one of the best ways to see multiple movies with the family in the comfort of your car. &nbsp;In 1952, the Cascade Drive-In opened as one of the largest in Illinois (with 1,200 car spaces) where it remains one of the few still in business. It is located at the intersection of North Avenue and Prince Crossing Road in West Chicago, which is about an hour drive due west of the city.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=West+Chicago&amp;state=IL&amp;address=28w741+North+Ave&amp;zipcode=60185-1455&amp;country=US&amp;latitude=41.911364&amp;longitude=-88.181839&amp;geocode=ADDRESS" style="color: rgb(2, 122, 198); text-decoration: none;">Click here for suggested directions</a>. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Your hosts:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Adam Kempenaar</strong> is the co-host and executive producer of the popular film discussion podcast <em>Filmspotting</em>, also broadcast on WBEZ. Kempenaar holds an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Iowa and bachelor&#39;s degrees in Film Studies (Iowa) and English (Grinnell College). Kempenaar has also taught four film classes at the University of Chicago&#39;s Graham School &ndash; &ldquo;The Auteur and the Hack: Hawks vs. Curtiz&rdquo;, &ldquo;The New Hollywood,&quot; &ldquo;Nobody&rsquo;s Perfect: The Films of Billy Wilder&rdquo; and &quot;Hollywood Reflected: Movies About Movies.&quot;<br /><br /><strong>Josh Larsen</strong> joined <em>Filmspotting</em> as co-host in January 2012. Prior to that, he spent 11 years as a film critic for Chicago-based Sun-Times Media. Josh writes about movies at <a href="http://larsenonfilm.com/">LarsenOnFilm</a> and is editor of the faith and culture magazine <a href="http://thinkchristian.net/">Think Christian</a>. You can follow him on Twitter @LarsenOnFilm.</div><div class="image-insert-image "><br /><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/styles/original_image/llo/ICON_ticket_event%20listing%20icon_0.png" style="float: left;" title="" />&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">Tickets are no longer available ONLINE but there&#39;s planty of room for &quot;drive ups&quot;! &nbsp;C&#39;mon out!</div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>This event is sponsored in-part by:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 520px;"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.filmspotting.net/"><img alt="" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/event/insert-image/2011-September/2011-09-01/MAY_filmspotting_logo_clear-TP.jpg" style="width: 83px; height: 75px;" title="" /></a></td><td style="text-align: center;"><div class="image-insert-image "><a href="http://www.intelligentsiacoffee.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/Intelligentsia_new_logo_fullcolor_CMYK-TP.jpg" title="" /></a></div></td><td style="text-align: center;"><div class="image-insert-image "><a href="http://timeoutchicago.com/" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/TOC_websiteCYMK_TP2.jpg" title="" /></a></div></td><td><div class="image-insert-image "><div class="image-insert-image "><a href="http://www.lumieresun.com/"><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/MAY%20and%20JUNE_LUMIERE_WBEZ.JPG" title="" /></a></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 09:10:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-05-17/drive-double-feature-zombie-apocalypse Drive-In Double Feature! The Detective and The Dude http://www.wbez.org/event/2010-11-07/drive-double-feature-detective-and-dude <p><p><span id="ctl00_content1_lblDescription">Come out for a big night at Cascade Drive-In, the largest outdoor cinema in Illinois, and take in two great noir films: Robert Altman&rsquo;s seminal 1973 classic <em>The Long Goodbye</em>, and the Coen Bros.' 1998 cult classic <em>The Big Lebowski</em>. <em>Filmspotting</em> hosts Adam Kempenaar and Matty Robinson abide.</span></p><p><span>6:00 pm - <em>The Long Goodbye</em><br />8:30 pm - </span><em><span>The Big Lebowski</span></em></p><p><span id="ctl00_content1_lblDescription"><em>UPDATE: Due to the fact that the only existing and usable print of</em> The Big Sleep <em>in the nation is unavailable for this event, we have confirmed a </em>Filmspotting<em>-approved replacement:</em> The Long Goodbye <em>(1973).</em></span><a href="https://secure2.convio.net/wbez/site/Ecommerce?ecommerce=store_list&amp;ts=1283275338339&amp;store_id=7881" target="_blank"><br /> </a><span id="ctl00_content1_lblDescription"><br />Booming in the United States in the early 1950s, the Drive-In Movie Theater became one of the best ways to see multiple movies with the family in the comfort of your car.&nbsp; In 1952, the Cascade Drive-In opened as one of the largest in Illinois (with 1,200 car spaces) where it remains one of the few still in business.&nbsp; The Cascade Drive-In is located at the intersection of North Avenue and Prince Crossing Road in West Chicago, which is about an hour drive due west of the city.&nbsp;<br /><br /><a href="http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=West+Chicago&amp;state=IL&amp;address=28w741+North+Ave&amp;zipcode=60185-1455&amp;country=US&amp;latitude=41.911364&amp;longitude=-88.181839&amp;geocode=ADDRESS" target="_blank">Click here</a> for suggested directions to Cascade Drive-In, located in West Chicago, IL.<br /><br />Featuring a pair of detective films from different eras and a fully stocked concession stand (we recommend a Cherry Slushy and a bag of popcorn), you will be able to use outside window speakers or hear the movie audio on your FM car radio.&nbsp; This event will be a true blast from the past!<br /><br /><strong><em>The Long Goodbye</em></strong>, directed by Robert Altman, is a 1973 American contemporary film noir adaptation of Raymond Chandler's 1953 novel of the same name. The screenplay is by Leigh Brackett, who was one of the writers on the screenplay of <em>The Big Sleep</em> in 1946. <em>The Long Goodbye</em> features Elliott Gould as Philip Marlowe.&nbsp; Unlike the novel, occurring in the 1950s, this cinematic version of <em>The Long Goodbye</em> occurs in the 1970s &mdash; a 1970s mirror of the lifestyle and culture of Hollywood. In their genres, the novel and the film are &quot;a study of a moral and decent man cast adrift in a selfish, self-obsessed society where lives can be thrown away without a backward glance ... and any notions of friendship and loyalty are meaningless.&quot;<br /><br /><strong><em>The Big Lebowski</em></strong> is a 1998 comedy written with elements of noir written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. Jeff Bridges stars as Jeff Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles slacker and avid bowler, who is referred to (and also refers to himself) as &quot;The Dude.&quot; Incorporating several hard-boiled detective elements, the film draws frequent comparisons to the work of Raymond Chandler, including <em>The Big Sleep</em>. The Big Lebowski&rsquo;s cult status has spawned annual Lebowski Fests all over the country.<br /><br />Your hosts:<br /><br /><strong>Adam Kempenaar</strong> is the co-host and executive producer of the popular film discussion podcast <em>Filmspotting</em>, also broadcast on WBEZ. Kempenaar holds an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Iowa and bachelor's degrees in Film Studies (Iowa) and English (Grinnell College). <br /><br /><strong>Matty Robinson</strong> co-hosts the popular <em>Filmspotting </em>podcast/WBEZ broadcast. Robinson holds an MFA in Acting and a B.A. in Creative Writing and Drama.<br /><br />Kempenaar and Robinson have collaborated to teach three film classes at the University of Chicago's Graham School &ndash; &ldquo;The Auteur and the Hack: Hawks vs. Curtiz&rdquo;, &ldquo;The New Hollywood: Films of the '60s and '70s&rdquo; and &ldquo;Nobody&rsquo;s Perfect: The Films of Billy Wilder&rdquo;.</span></p><p>Admission:<br />*PLEASE&nbsp;NOTE:&nbsp;ONLINE&nbsp;PRE-SALES&nbsp;FOR&nbsp;THIS&nbsp;EVENT&nbsp;ARE&nbsp;NO&nbsp;LONGER&nbsp;AVAILABLE. TICKETS&nbsp;WILL&nbsp;BE&nbsp;AVAILABLE&nbsp;AT&nbsp;THE&nbsp;DOOR.<br />$15/per carload<br />$12/per carload for WBEZ members<br />$12/per carload for Filmspotting fans<br /><br /><img src="http://chicagopublicmedia.org/sites/default/files/ticket_1.png" alt="" /><span id="ctl00_content1_lblTickets"><a href="https://secure2.convio.net/wbez/site/Ecommerce?ecommerce=store_list&amp;ts=1283275338339&amp;store_id=7881" target="_blank">Click here to buy tickets</a></span></p><p><span style="font-weight: bold;" id="ctl00_content1_labelSponsoredBy">This event is sponsored in part by:<br /></span><br /> <a href="http://www.chicagoreader.com/" title="The Chicago Reader" target="_blank" style="border: medium none ; margin-left: 25px;"><img src="http://66.251.226.131/graphics/sponsors/READER_Color_TP2010-150x75.jpg" alt="" title="The Chicago Reader" style="border-width: 0px;" /></a><a href="http://www.filmspotting.net/" title="Filmspotting" target="_blank" style="border: medium none ; margin-left: 25px;"><img src="http://66.251.226.131/graphics/sponsors/NOV_filmspotting_logo_clear-TP.jpg" alt="" title="Filmspotting" style="border-width: 0px;" /></a></p></p> Wed, 01 Sep 2010 14:26:08 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2010-11-07/drive-double-feature-detective-and-dude