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Lan-Oak Lanes movie finally premiering

When Jeff Tried to Save the World comes to Chicago December 5 and 6

by Melanie Jongsma

CHICAGO, Ill. (November 12, 2018) – It was “the retro feel” that drew filmmakers to Lan-Oak Lanes in August of 2017 to film a movie. The indie film “When Jeff Tried to Save the World” stars Jon Heder, of Napoleon Dynamite fame. And Jim O’Heir, of the television series Parks and Recreation, plays a supporting role. Director Kendall Goldberg is a Munster native.

Before it’s officially released, the film will premiere in Chicago for two nights at the Music Box Theater:

  • Wednesday, December 5
    • 7:15pm – Doors Open
    • 8:15pm – Screening Starts, Q&A to follow (Cast/Crew In Attendance)
  • Thursday, December 6
    • 8:45pm – Doors Open
    • 9:45pm – Screening Starts, Q&A to follow (Cast/Crew In Attendance)

Visit Music Box Theater’s online ticket booth for tickets:



Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.


  1. Can’t wait to see it!! I can’t get to the Music Box but perhaps it will be circulated as a DVD that the Library can rent out to us FANS!!!! Such great exposure for our town!!!

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