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The Last Picture House Has Its Grand Opening Today In Downtown Davenport

December 9th, 2023
The Last Picture House Has Its Grand Opening Today In Downtown Davenport

The Last Picture House, the new theater at 325 E. 2nd St., Davenport, owned by “A Quiet Place” creators Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, will officially be open to the public on Saturday, December 9th. The venue will be christened with a ribbon cutting at 5:30pm, followed by a reception and a special advanced screening of A24’s THE IRON CLAW, (which will be released nationwide 12/22). The film stars Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson, and Lily James and is the true story of the inseparable Von Erich brothers, who made history in the intensely competitive world of professional... Read More

BREAKING: ‘Quiet Place’ Filmmakers Opening New Movie Theater In Iowa

October 7th, 2022
BREAKING: 'Quiet Place' Filmmakers Opening New Movie Theater In Iowa

BREAKING NEWS: Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the creative duo behind the award-winning blockbuster hit “A Quiet Place,” are opening a new two-screen movie theater, The Last Picture House, on the corner of 2nd and Iowa Streets in downtown Davenport. Cheekily named after the Peter Bogdonovich film, “The Last Picture Show,” the venue owned by the pair, who were born and raised in the Quad-Cities, is being helped along by a $600,000 grant from the state of Iowa to buttress the $3.72 million project. The 8,700 square foot spot for the new theater is currently vacant, and is owned... Read More

Head of Illinois Film Office and 29 Flicks Are Coming Attractions at Alternating Currents Fest

August 6th, 2021
Head of Illinois Film Office and 29 Flicks Are Coming Attractions at Alternating Currents Fest

Despite the brutal Covid pandemic, film and TV production in Illinois last year spent nearly $362 million, down 35% from about $560 million spent in 2019. Doug Miller of Davenport – who heads the Quad Cities Production Coalition – wants to see some of that money come to the Illinois Q-C area. He is working with state and local officials on establishing a regional film office in Rock Island, and is bringing Illinois Film Office director Peter Hawley to the Rock Island Holiday Inn on Thursday, Aug. 19, to talk about state filming incentives and financing. It’s among first events in the Quad-Cities... Read More

Adam Driver To Star in New Thriller From Quad-Cities’ Scott Beck And Bryan Woods

September 1st, 2020
Adam Driver To Star in New Thriller From Quad-Cities' Scott Beck And Bryan Woods

How do you spell an upcoming film blockbuster? Add star Adam Driver to a sci-fi thriller written and directed by Bettendorf natives Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, co-produced by the legendary Sam Raimi. “We’re still pinching ourselves with this news,” Beck and Woods tweeted on Tuesday of the planned pic “65.” “Adam Driver will be the star of the next film we’re directing for Sony. He’s one of our favorite artists on the planet. Can’t wait to share this special movie with all of you.” In May, Variety reported a reunion for Beck and Woods (both 35-year-old Bettendorf... Read More

Scott Beck And Bryan Woods Scaring Up New Films With ‘Haunt,’ ‘Boogeyman’

June 15th, 2020
Scott Beck And Bryan Woods Scaring Up New Films With ‘Haunt,’ ‘Boogeyman’

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods aren’t slowing down. The duo, who grew up making indie films since their teen years in Bettendorf, Iowa, and currently reside in Los Angeles, shot to prominence with “A Quiet Place” last year, after over a decade of under-the-radar ups-and-downs in Hollywood. Currently, Beck and Woods are in Canada in pre-production on a new project they’re “not allowed to talk about yet,” that they’re writing and directing. “It should be a fun one,” Wood said. “I wish we could other than we’re still following our heart down the horror genre that path and we think... Read More

Bettendorf Filmmakers Beck And Woods Sign With Raimi For Sci-Fi Film

May 4th, 2020
Bettendorf Filmmakers Beck And Woods Sign With Raimi For Sci-Fi Film

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods are teaming up with Sam Raimi for an untitled science-fiction project, Variety reported today. The filmmakers, who grew up in Bettendorf, worked with Raimi on the Quibi series “50 States of Fright.” Beck and Woods handled the Iowa segment. The original script is being kept secret, as per usual with Beck and Woods. After more than two decades of working their way up and making countless films of their own in the Quad-Cities and elsewhere, the duo shot to fame as the screenwriters of “A Quiet Place.” Last year they continued their success with their... Read More

QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#10 – #1)

December 31st, 2019
QuadCities.com – Top 30 Stories Of 2019 (#10 – #1)

And here you have them, the TOP TEN stories of the year, 2019. There were obviously a lot of big stories this year, but, these are the ten that we picked to have the biggest impact and resonance. Why did we pick these stories? A couple of them involved incredible achievements by local groups of people, achievements that are rarely accomplished by groups on the local level. Some of those involved achievements by groups of kids, which make them even more impressive, and also leave the possibility for even greater resonance later on down the line as those children grow and mature and work towards... Read More

QC Scene Looks Back On The Images Of 2019, Part Three

December 31st, 2019
Quad City Storm's paint the ice event

We’re looking back on a great year of entertainment, sports and features here at QuadCities.com, and QC Scene is here to display some of the images of the year, featuring the places, people and events that made the year great! Here’s part one of our look back in pictures:  Read More

Local Horror Writers Meet! Wilson Talks To Beck And Woods

October 27th, 2019
Local Horror Writers Meet! Wilson Talks To Beck And Woods

In March 2018, local filmmakers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods were still relatively unknown, although that was about to change. The duo, who grew up in Bettendorf and currently reside in Los Angeles, were about to skyrocket to stardom with a little film they’d written called “A Quiet Place.”   Beck and Woods have since made another film, “Haunt,” which is available on DVD and streaming services, and have a number of other projects in the works.   However, before that all happened, the duo were happy to sit down for an interview with me at the South By Southwest Festival.... Read More

Looking At The Promise of Beck and Woods on ‘Nightlight,’ ‘Spread’

September 19th, 2019
Looking At The Promise of Beck and Woods on 'Nightlight,' 'Spread'

Two of the more ambitious and promising projects Scott Beck and Bryan Woods embarked upon before hitting it big with “A Quiet Place” and “Haunt” were “Nightlight” and “Spread.” “Spread” was a proposed series for MTV which involved a deadly virus overtaking the world in apocalyptic fashion. It featured local actor Justin Marxen, who also starred in a number of their earlier films and stars in the new “Haunt.” You can check out a couple of the promos for “Spread” here:   “Nightlight” was a found footage... Read More