Thursday, July 21, 2011
Performing arts, sports, kid friendly and charitable events this weekend, July 21 - 24, in the Orland, Palos, Tinley and Oak Forest area.
Just like an 1848 gold prospector, we all need to find a little piece of treasure every now and then. Look no further, Patch has turned over every stone, panned every river and scoured every event calendar to find little nuggets of fun that make an awesome weekend. This weekend we found the "mother lode" of activties for kids, families, and pets. Kids' Reptile Party July 23, 11am–1pm | Marquette Bank Let your kids learn about Jim Nesci's Cold Blooded Creatures such as alligators and snakes at the Marquette Bank. Lights, Camera, Harry Potter! July 23, 6pm–8pm | Tinley Park Public Library Join the celebration of all eight Harry Potter movies. Experience the excitements of a movie set from auditions to special effects. Feel free to dress as …
Sunday, July 17, 2011
We look back at a week of endings, specifically lengthy land acquisition negotiations and the Harry Potter movie saga.
MONDAY The “storm of the decade,” as some soothsayers have proclaimed, knocked out power for more than 71,000 in ComEd’s South Region, including Orland Park. Lightning and 80mph wind took down power lines across the Chicagoland area. For the convenience of readers, we created a page with links to all stories chronicling the village’s bid to create a walkable downtown that we will continue to update when needed. TUESDAY Orland Park village trustees unanimously approved a $7.5 million settlement with Plaza owners George Gee and Joe Mikan for the purchase of the entire Plaza property in three phases. Still to be determined in court is how much money the tenants are owed. The attorneys for several tenants say they will object to the deal in …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Fashion, dedication and childhood memories are all explored at the midnight premiere of the final Harry Potter movie.
For some, it was the end of their childhood. For others, it was a night to transform into the characters they grew to know. For all, it was a chance to be among the first to see the last installment in the Harry Potter film series. The theaters at Marcus Theater were filled with fans for the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II, which sold out well ahead of the midnight premier Friday morning. A select few watched 12 hours of the previous movies straight before the midnight premier. When the film let out just after 2 a.m. Friday, it appeared folks were just as pleased as they were saddened at the end of an era.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Fans began their goodbye to eight-part Harry Potter film series with help from Marcus Theatre and its 12-hour marathon of the previous films.
Some diehard fans began their goodbye to the famous wizard a few hours earlier than the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II—with a 12-hour tribute. The Marcus Theater sold 40 tickets of their special viewing of the previous movies run in a row leading up to the premier. Passionate fans, and those who wanted a chance to catch up on what they'd missed, were a part of those 40 who are braving the half-day of nonstop Harry Potter.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Fans can catch up on the entire epic film series in two days leading up to the premier of "The Deathly Hallows, Part II."
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Friday, July 8, 2011
In celebration of the finale of the most successful motion picture franchise of all time, Marcus Theatres will be hosting a marathon of all of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Harry Potter movies, based on the best-selling books by J.K. Rowling. The screenings of the previous seven films will culminate at the stroke of midnight on July 15 with the hugely anticipated opening of the last film, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2.” The price for all eight films is $45. Tickets can be purchased now at the theatre boxoffice or online at http://www.marcustheatres.com. Guests who have already purchased tickets for the midnight showing can upgrade to the marathon for $30. Upgrade tickets are available only at the theatre boxoffice. The movie …