In response to many requests over the years for more art, foreign, classic or documentary films, Classic Cinemas is hosting monthly film clubs. Visit www.classiccinemas.com. General ticket prices apply.
• Charlestowne 18 Theatre, 3740 E. Main St. in St. Charles, offers special screenings the first Wednesday of every month. There are film discussions led by Dave Gathman, a former film critic and former board member of the Chicago Film Critics Association. It is sponsored by Vintage 53 in downtown St. Charles.
Join them for the First Wednesday Film Club presentation of the 2016 comedy "The Women's Balcony" at 1 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4. The film is in Hebrew. In this Israeli box office hit, a bar mitzvah mishap causes a major rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem.
The theater also will host a Halloween program at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Come dressed in your Halloween costume for a showing of "Minions." This event is $1; free if you wear a costume.
On Nov. 1, the film club continues with the 2016 war drama "The Exception," based on the 2003 novel "The Kaiser's Last Kiss" by Alan Judd. In this British film, a German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II. The film stars Christopher Plummer, Jai Courtney, Lily James, and Janet McTeer.
On Dec. 6, it will feature the 2016 French biographical drama "Cezanne et Moi." The film by Daniele Thompson, a Monegasque film director and screenwriter, is a historical drama that traces the lifelong friendship between two renowned 19th century French artists, novelist Emile Zola and painter Paul Cézanne.
• The Woodstock Theater, 209 Main St. in Woodstock, hosts a "Second Monday Film Club."
On Monday, Oct. 9, it will be a presentation of the 2016 biographical romance "Maudie," starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke, at 1 and 7 p.m. This Irish-Canadian coproduction portrays Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis, an arthritic Nova Scotia woman who works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.
The theater also will be hosting Halloween programs. Come dressed in your Halloween costume for a showing of "Minions" at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. This event is $1; free if you wear a costume. It is sponsored by the City of Woodstock and Woodstock Independent. There will be trick-or-treating downtown after the film.
At 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, see a benefit screening of "Dracula." It is a benefit for Friends of the Opera House. Admission is $10.
On Nov. 13, the film club will continue with the 2017 documentary "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power" with former Vice President Al Gore at 1 and 7 p.m. The film, a follow-up to the 2006 film "An Inconvenient Truth," addresses the progress made to tackle the problem of climate change.
On Dec. 11, it will feature the 2016 French biographical drama "Cezanne et Moi" at 1 and 7 p.m. The historical drama traces the lifelong friendship between two renowned 19th-century French artists -- painter Paul Cézanne (Guillaume Gallienne) and writer Emile Zola (Guillaume Canet).