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Reenactors bring twist to movie playing in St. Charles

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  • In conjunction with the release of "The Monuments Men," the WWII Historical Reenactment Society of Illinois/Indiana performed in the lobby of the Charlestowne 18 theaters in St. Charles Saturday. Mike Rickert of Romeoville marches across the lobby dressed as his grandfather, who was in the 9th Infantry and was one of the first soldiers to arrive in North Africa at the beginning of the war.

       In conjunction with the release of "The Monuments Men," the WWII Historical Reenactment Society of Illinois/Indiana performed in the lobby of the Charlestowne 18 theaters in St. Charles Saturday. Mike Rickert of Romeoville marches across the lobby dressed as his grandfather, who was in the 9th Infantry and was one of the first soldiers to arrive in North Africa at the beginning of the war.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • In conjunction with the release of "The Monuments Men," members of the WWII Historical Reenactment Society of Illinois/Indiana gathered in the lobby of the Charlestowne 18 theaters in St. Charles Saturday. Ken Boynton, left, of West Dundee plays the part of a German infantryman; Ted O'Sullivan of Naperville plays the part of a German railroad conductor; and Eric Perry, right, of Plainfield plays the part of a U.S. 101st Airborne trooper as they talk with the public.

       In conjunction with the release of "The Monuments Men," members of the WWII Historical Reenactment Society of Illinois/Indiana gathered in the lobby of the Charlestowne 18 theaters in St. Charles Saturday. Ken Boynton, left, of West Dundee plays the part of a German infantryman; Ted O'Sullivan of Naperville plays the part of a German railroad conductor; and Eric Perry, right, of Plainfield plays the part of a U.S. 101st Airborne trooper as they talk with the public.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
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The Classic Cinemas Charlestowne 18 theater complex brought a different twist Saturday to its showing of the new movie, "The Monuments Men," about the people who were responsible after World War II for saving art that had been plundered by the Nazis.

Based on a true story, the drama focuses on a World War II platoon assigned to rescue artistic masterpieces and return them to their owners.

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The WWII Historical Reenactment Society of Illinois/Indiana performed in the lobby of the St. Charles theater, adding atmosphere to the movie playing inside.

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