Wednesday, July 20, 2011
We've given you some places to visit while beating the heat.
The heat is here and it doesn't seem to be letting up. It's easy to stay home in the air conditioning, but there are ways to still enjoy what the community has to offer while still staying cool.
Monday, July 18, 2011
A local Harry Potter fan describes attending opening night.
Monday, July 18, 2011
I spent part of the last four days of beautiful, gorgeous weather camped out on our basement sofa watching the first seven Harry Potter movies with my daughter in order to get ready for the second part of the Deathly Hallows. We planned to see the midnight movie even though she is not quite 11 (Hogwarts age) because…well simply because it was summer and it was the last Harry Potter movie to be released. We went with friends and all took the time to dress up. My daughter dressed as Hermione and spent the day with her hair braided to have bushy “Hermione hair” when we took out the braids. I dressed as Professor McGonagall who is one of my favorite characters for her dry wit and steely backbone. Underneath all her sternness, McGonagall loves …
Friday, July 15, 2011
All 16 screens at Crystal Lake cinemas sold out Thursday night.
Harry Potter movie brings in the fans.
Fans lined up early Thursday night for the opening of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2. The Crystal Lake Regal Cinemas was packed as people, dressed as their favorite characters, started lining up over three hours before the midnight shows. All 16 screens showing the film were sold out. "We sold about 2,500 tickets, including the 3 a.m. show," said Ryan Connery, Regal Cinemas associate manager. Check back here on Patch for a video featuring the characters who showed up for opening night.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Most fans know the ending, yet eagerly await seeing how the cinema interprets scenes from the action-packed film "Deathly Hallows Part 2."
Warner Bros. trailers are driving excitement for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. “In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here,” according to a Warner Bros teaser for the movie. Critics reviews for Deathly Hallows Part 2 compiled by Rotten Tomatoes have been nothing short of raving with reviewers calling the movie “thrilling, spell-binding, and magical.” Local Harry Potter fans are planning …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Get the details on The Hangover 2 and the new Pirates of the Caribean.
Friday, May 27, 2011
It's the weekend and that means catching a new blockbuster movie so you can talk about it on Monday around the water cooler. Crystal Lake Patch has gathered information from Moviefone.com about one of the big releases this weekend: The Hangover 2 In the follow-up to the record-breaking hit comedy 'The Hangover,' Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don't always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can't even be imagined. Rated: R for pervasive language…
Friday, March 4, 2011
Theater group pays fines, but says staff not asked to perform hazardous duties.
Regal Entertainment Group denied allegations by the U.S. Department of Labor that the Crystal Lake Showplace was in violation of child labor laws. Crystal Lake Showplace, part of the Regal group, was one of 27 theaters nationwide fined for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Regal Cinemas, based in Knoxville, Tenn., has paid $158,400 in civil money penalties. Dick Westerling, senior vice president of marketing and advertising for Regal Entertainment Group, released a statement: The safety and well being of our personnel is of the utmost importance to Regal Entertainment Group. Our company aggressively works to educate our staff and management about compliance with applicable wage and hour laws. At no time were any Regal personnel…
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Crystal Lake and Gurnee theaters promote compliance with child labor laws, after paying fines for allowing teens to perform hazardous work.
Crystal Lake Showplace and Gurnee Cinema were among the 27 movie theaters nationwide found to be violating child labor laws in a US Labor Department investigation. Marcus Theatre Corp. Regal Cinemas Inc. and Wehrenberg Inc. were assessed a total of $277,475 in penalties for allowing teens to perform hazardous jobs and work longer hours than allowed by the Fair Labor Standards Act. “The penalties imposed as a result of these violations should serve as a wake-up call to movie theatre owners and other employers,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, in a press release, March 2. “Businesses that employ minors are legally and ethically obligated to abide by child labor standards and ensure youth are protected on the job.” Crystal Lake …