Tuesday, February 9, 2016

1984 in Film: Purple Rain

by Adam Thas
If I had a time machine I’d go back to July 27th, 1984, and see Purple Rain in the theater. It’s one of my favorite movies.

1984 in Film: The Fine Arts Theater

by JB
1984 was a banner year for film and a banner year in my life. I started student teaching at a local high school and moved back home after four years at the University of Illinois. The student teaching would lead to the job I have now held for the past thirty-two years, the salary from which I used to pay for all those movie tickets and all that popcorn. Moving back home allowed me to reacquaint myself with all the wonderful Chicago movie theaters I haunted as a teen: the Varsity in Evanston, the Parkway, the Biograph, the Music Box, the Film Center of the Art Institute, and especially, the Fine Arts.