Night At The Movies

The Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra and the Central Illinois Film Commission invite you to an exciting collaboration concert entitled “Night at the Movies” on Sunday, March 1, at 4:00p.m. at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, LRS Theatre, 420 S Sixth St, Springfield, IL.

The concert will feature the Civic Orchestra performing musical selections from the films Gladiator, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Saving Private Ryan, and Oklahoma!, while the audience is treated to viewings of scenes from the films as well as live performances from Film Commission actors. The actors will be in character and available for photos with guests, and there will be popcorn for sale at intermission as well as a cash bar.

Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students, and $5 for children 12 and under. The tickets can be purchased in advance through the Hoogland Box Office or on the day of the concert. We hope you will join us for this fun evening of film classics brought to life!

The 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition


The 150th Anniversary of the Lincoln Funeral Procession will be commemorated with a number of special activities planned in Springfield during April and May 2015. Observation will begin on April 14, 2015 with “Our American Cousin,” and scholarly symposia will take place throughout the month. Benedictine University at Springfield will present a poetry, visual arts, and musical event on May 1, 2015; a special concert by the Illinois Symphony Orchestra will take place the evening of May 2, 2015; and the commemoration will conclude with a two-day historic reenactment of the 1865 memorial procession and ceremony for President Abraham Lincoln on May 2-3, 2015.

On May 2, 2015, a funeral train accurate to the period will arrive at the current Springfield Amtrack Station carrying current dignitaries, historic officials, representatives, as well as the replicated coffin of President Lincoln. A procession will follow the historic route from the train station to Washington and 6th Street. Dignitaries, Color Guard, Civic War reenactors, and direct descendants of the original Honorary Pallbearers will participate in the opening commemorative ceremony.

On Sunday, May 3, local churches will invite Civil War era musicians to provide music during workshop. The funeral vigil ends mid-morning to facilitate the funeral procession, which will follow the historic route to Oak Ridge Cemetery. Local schools, clubs and organizations are invited to march and participate.

Members of the Central Illinois Film Commission are encouraged to support this historic event. Board member Leanne Unland will be soliciting volunteers to assist (more details to come). For more information, visit The 2015 Lincoln Funeral Coalition website