Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 - Long Awaited Movie of Ayn Rand's Epic Work Coming To Chicago Theatres April 15th

Ayn Rand's epic novel Atlas Shrugged was published in 1957 and has become the 2nd best selling book ever in the English language, surpassed by only the Bible.

Do to a combination of Hollywood contempt for Rand's freedom-oriented libertarian world view, Rand's own perfectionist reluctance to allow her message to be sullied by other hands and the legalistic requirements of her estate, it has never been made into a film -- until now.

On April 15th -- appropriately and intentionally on federal tax payment day, the film will debut at a selected 84 theatres nationwide, including 9 in Chicago and its environs.

Here is a trailer from the film, Atlas Shrugged, which is intended to be part 1 in a cinematic trilogy, followed by a list of the area theatres who will screen the film beginning Friday, April 15th:

(Warning: The scenes depicted below may not be suitable for Obamaite socialists, labor union thugs, welfare parasites, federal grantwriters, ACORN community organizers, Jan Schakowsky or other altruistic-minded looters.)


AMC River East 21
322 E. Illinois St.

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150 W. Roosevelt Road

Chicago Suburbs

Century 21 Evanston and Cine Arts 6
1715 Maple St., Evanston

Lincolnshire Stadium 20 Plus IMAX
300 Parkway Dr., Lincolnshire

AMC Yorktown 17
80 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard

AMC Randhurst 16
101 E. Euclid Ave., Mt. Prospect

Orland Park 14
16350 S. LaGrange Rd., Orland Pk.

AMC S. Barrington 30, South Barrington

Cantera 30
28250 Diehl Rd., Warrenville

More video clips and background information on the film, Atlas Shrugged, can be found here at the Atlas Shrugged (Part 1) official site.


  1. I've not read the book, but I'm looking forward to seeing the movie. :)

  2. I have probably given away 6 copies of Atlas Shrugged -- over time, I have been giving them to others the way a Gideon gives out bibles.


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