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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

Quad-Cities Filmmakers Beck And Woods Screen Their ’65’ Movie Tonight In Davenport

March 11th, 2023
Quad-Cities Filmmakers Beck And Woods Screen Their '65' Movie Tonight In Davenport

Quad-Cities born-and-raised filmmakers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods are returning to the area to screen their new film, “65,” starring Adam Driver! The pair sent the following email today: “Our latest film “65” starring Adam Driver will be released worldwide this week! The film takes place 65 million years ago in the age of dinosaurs, and we’d love for you to see it on the biggest screen possible. We’ll be coming back to Iowa to host a few in-person events in the next few days and hope to see you there. Full details below.” Davenport Introduction by Filmmakers Beck... Read More

Scott Beck And Bryan Woods Returning To Quad-Cities To Screen Their New Film, ’65’

March 8th, 2023
Scott Beck And Bryan Woods Returning To Quad-Cities To Screen Their New Film, '65'

Quad-Cities born-and-raised filmmakers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods are returning to the area to screen their new film, “65,” starring Adam Driver! The pair sent the following email today: “Our latest film “65” starring Adam Driver will be released worldwide this week! The film takes place 65 million years ago in the age of dinosaurs, and we’d love for you to see it on the biggest screen possible. We’ll be coming back to Iowa to host a few in-person events in the next few days and hope to see you there. Full details below.” Davenport Introduction by Filmmakers Beck... Read More

Alternating Currents Expands Beyond Downtown Davenport for Lots of Fun, Free Entertainment

August 14th, 2021
Alternating Currents Expands Beyond Downtown Davenport for Lots of Fun, Free Entertainment

Saturday in the Arts is a weekly feature covering a trend, subject, event or personality of local interest. It runs every Saturday morning on your site for the best entertainment and arts coverage in the area, QuadCities.com! After a relentlessly punishing pandemic of 17 months (and counting) that’s attacked our bodies, souls and bank accounts, what could be better than four days and nights of free fun, on both sides of the mighty Mississippi? For the first time since it launched in August 2017, Alternating Currents is expanding in a big way beyond its downtown Davenport roots for 100-plus events... 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

Looking For Positive News? Here’s The Good News For June, Quad-Cities!

June 21st, 2021
Scott Beck and Bryan Woods winning a Saturn Award for "A Quiet Place"

It’s summer, covid is fading, and spirits are high for new beginnings and positivity! And we here at QuadCities.com, as we do every month, are giving you a dose of that positivity with our What’s The Good News column! Every month, we, in conjunction with our friends and partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” give you a rundown of some of the positive things going on in and around the Quads. So, what’s the good news for this month? Here ya go… Quad City Arts Metro Arts Is Coloring Moline The Quad City Arts Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship Program has... Read More

This Week’s QuadCities Artists In Conversation: ‘Haunt’ Actor Justin Marxen

June 2nd, 2021
This Week's QuadCities Artists In Conversation: 'Haunt' Actor Justin Marxen

Artists in Conversation is a weekly column running Wednesdays on QuadCities.com. It features a conversation with a local creator or creators going into their artistic process, projects and more. Get to know your local arts scene and local creators better on QuadCities.com with Artists In Conversation! If you’re a local creator and would like to be featured, please email us at Sean@QuadCities.com or Tristan@QuadCities.com! This week our Artists in Conversation from QuadCities.com features Justin Marxen. Justin Marxen – actor, filmmaker, husband, father, all around goodfella – makes... Read More

Quad-Cities ‘Quiet Place’ Filmmakers Beck And Woods Get Summer 2022 Release Date For New ’65’

May 25th, 2021
Quad-Cities 'Quiet Place' Filmmakers Beck And Woods Get Summer 2022 Release Date For New '65'

The latest film from Quad-Cities born-and-raised duo Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, “65,” starring Adam Driver and Ariana Greenblatt, has gotten its Sony Pictures summer 2022 release date — May 13. That’s the only big-budget film set to open that weekend at this time. Beck and Woods, who have been making films since they were teens in the Quad-Cities in the late ’90s and early ’00s, finally broke through big time with their script to “A Quiet Place,” which was followed by the successful directorial debut of the duo with “Haunt.” “65”... Read More

Quad-Cities Filmmakers Scott Beck And Bryan Woods’ “65” Being Scored By Danny Elfman

February 26th, 2021
Quad-Cities Filmmakers Scott Beck And Bryan Woods' "65" Being Scored By Danny Elfman

“65,” the new science-fiction thriller from former Bettendorf filmmakers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods (“A Quiet Place”) will be soundtracked by a familiar name — Danny Elfman. The Oscar-nominated Elfman has been a legendary figure over the past several decades, doing the soundtracks for massive hits including Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland, and Dumbo; Raimi’s Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, and Oz the Great and Powerful; and Gus Van Sant’s Academy Award-nominated films Good Will Hunting and Milk. Elfman, who... Read More

QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Six. September And October.

December 31st, 2020
QuadCities.com Top Stories Of 2020: Part Six. September And October.

We’re headed into the home stretch today! This week, every day since Sunday, we’ve been running down the top arts and entertainment stories and features we’ve run on QuadCities.com. We hope you’ve enjoy the look back, and let’s all hope for a happy new year and a much, much, much, much better 2021! To check out the previous installments, see Sunday for January/February, Monday for March, Tuesday for April, Wednesday morning for May/June and Wednesday afternoon for July/August. Today we hit the final four months of the year! This morning we’ve got September and October,... Read More