Sunday, December 6, 2015

Star Wars is Coming to Elk Grove High School!

In preparation for the New Star Wars movie that opens nationwide on December 18, the EGFC will be presenting a Star Wars Film Festival and Raffle on December 13, 2015. 
  • Screening of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi
  • Original theatrical presentations (Yes, Han shoots first!)
  • Vintage movie trailers before each screening from the years of each film's release!
  • Various Star Wars collectibles will be raffled all day long! Scroll down to see the items!
  • Food and drinks will be sold!
The festivities start at 1 pm on Sunday, December 13th at Elk Grove High School. 

Tickets will be available at the door. $5 for each raffle ticket!

Schedule for December 13, 2015

12:30 pm  Box office and Concessions open. Pop, Coffee and Popcorn for sale.

1:00          Bonus Raffle
                 Raffle Item #1
                 1977 Previews
                 Star Wars (1977)

3:20          Intermission. Pop, Coffee and Pop corn for sale.

3:45          Raffle Item #2
                 Raffle Item #3
                 1980 Previews
                 Empire Strikes Back (1980)

6:00          Intermission. Pop, Coffee, Popcorn and Pizza for sale.

6:20          Raffle Item #4
                 Raffle Item #5
                 1983 Previews
                 Return of the Jedi (1983)

Return of the Jedi will end approximately at 8:45

RAFFLE ITEMS: This is a general raffle. Tickets will be selected randomly in the order of the raffle. The more tickets you have, the more chances you have of winning the items.

Bonus Raffle (If you win, your ticket goes back into the bin so you can still win other items!) 

This bonus raffle is only for the people present at the screening,.

Tub of popcorn, 2 Coca-Cola Classic 20 oz bottles, 3 theater-size candies

Item #1: 1977 Star Wars Retro Pack

  • Original 1977 Star Wars Fan Club patch
  • 10 Retro buttons, featuring Star Wars, the Empire Strikes back, "Revenge" of the Jedi, May the Force Be With You and "Darth Vadar Lives!" with the original misspelling! 
  • 16 Various trading cards from 1977-78

(Value: approximately $15)

Item #2: Han Solo Frozen in Carbonite Ice Cube/Chocolate Tray

This novelty item is a silicon ice cube or chocolate tray. It features Han Solo frozen in carbonite. 1 large and 6 small. make your own ice cubes or chocolate bars featuring Han Solo!

Item measures 6” x 4”
(Value: approximately $12 retail)

Item #3: Original 1977 Star Wars Board Game

Escape from the Death Star! This is an original Kenner board game from 1977. It has some wear, but is in great, playable condition. This was one of the most popular toys during the Christmas season in 1977!

(Value: Between $25-35)

Item #4: The Star Wars Trilogy DVD Set

This set has the Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi Special Edition movies. It also has a bonus disc with behind the scenes features. Widescreen edition. 2004.

(Value: Approximately $30)

Item #5: Star Wars Fan Club, 1990s

This set includes 14 issues of Star Wars Insider magazine from the mid-1990s. Plus a vintage Star Wars catalog, 4 post cards, a Fan Club welcome letter, a fan club sticker and George Lucas poster. All original items.

(Value: approximately $25)

Saturday, December 5, 2015

An Afternoon With Jordan Graves

At our last meeting, De Paul University film student and District 214 graduate Jordan Graves stopped by Film Club to discuss film careers and what it is like to study film in college. He spent some time talking about cinematography and demonstrated two cameras: a Canon 5Ti and a new Canon C100.


Sunday, November 29, 2015

Guest Speaker Jordan Graves on Thursday December 3

At last year's CinéStudent Film Festival, District 214 graduate Jordan Graves was honored in our "Alumni Spotlight."  On Thursday, December 3, Jordan will be here at Elk grove High School to discuss film-making, studying film in college. He will also demonstrate a new Canon camera that he recently purchased.  All are welcome!

Date: Thursday, December 3
Time; After School
Place: Room 252

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Coming Soon: The Star Wars Film Festival and Raffle!

On December 18, 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens premieres in theaters all over the country. To get ready for this event, the EG Film Club will be presenting all three films of the original trilogy!

Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 13. The fun begins at 1 pm.

More to come soon--including online ticket sales and a description of all collectibles being raffled that day!

So spend a day with Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia. Food, Collectibles and Star Wars!  What more can you ask for?

Friday, October 30, 2015

Who is the SCARIEST movie character of all time?

Fright Fest 2015 is here! Let us know what you think the scariest movie character is by placing a vote below. Don't forget that Drag Me to Hell is showing TONIGHT! Click on the image below to go to the survey.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

The EGFC Halloween Fright Fest 2015! Friday, October 30

This Friday, October 30th is the 1st annual EGFC Halloween Fright Fest.  We will be screen several short horror films and then feature a screening of the feature film, Drag Me to Hell directed by Sam Raimi, the director of the Evil Dead trilogy.

The screening is only $3---but, receive $1 off admission if you wear a Halloween costume!

See Mr. Janu in room 252 for more information.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Babadook is coming!

To continue the theme of horror for the month of October, we will be screening the critically acclaimed movie, The Babadook on Thursday, October 22 after school in room 252.  All are welcome.

Here is the trailer for the film:

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Psycho is Coming to Elk Grove Cinema

As part of the on-going Critics Classic Series at Elk Grove Theatre, the classic Alfred Hitchcock film, Psycho will be shown.  The film will be presented by critic David Fowlie and will include a question and answer period after the film.

The cost is only $5. Here's your chance to view Psycho on the big screen.  The screening begins at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 13th.  Be there!

More information can be found here.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

"They're Here!" Poltergeist Screening on October 1

On the first regular meeting of every month, we will be holding a screening of a classic film. This months screening:  Poltergeist

Come to room 252 after school on Thursday, October 1, 2015 for this screening. Pop and popcorn will be served!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Welcome to the 2015-16 School Year!

I new year is beginning here at Elk Grove High School. So that means a new year of movies, trivia, screenings and, of course, the 2nd annual CinéStudent Film Festival.

Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, September 9 at 3:30 in Room 252. We will talk a little about some of the plans for this year and then play the "Movie Trivia Challenge" for prizes! Pop and popcorn will be served.  See you there!

Monday, March 9, 2015

EG Film Club: Popcorn, Pop and Trivia

Join film club on Wednesday, March 11 for


Win McDonald's gift cards by answering 50 questions about movies and filmmaking.

After School in Room 252.

Be there.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

On Location for the Short Film "1967"

Today, several students braved the 27o weather and snow to film an important scene for the apocalyptic thriller, 1967.  The film was written by Ben Jaeger and Nic Baggetto and will premiere at the CinéStudent Film Festival in May.  Click through the pictures in the album below to see scenes from the shoot.