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The Art Theater: Playing Movies For 100 Years

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Nov. 12 marks the 100th anniversary of a movie theater in downtown Champaign. Originally called The Park, it is now known as The Art Theater Co-Op. In honor of this centennial, there is a new book celebrating its history.

It’s titled “The Art Theater: Playing Movies for 100 Years" by Perry C. Morris, Joseph Muskin and Audrey Wells. Illinois Public Media's Jason Croft talked with two of the authors--Perry C. Morris and Audrey Wells--about the long history of the movie house and gets a preview the centenial events.