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Announcing the Virginia Theatre 2015-2016 Performing Arts Season

Virginia Theatre 2015-2016 season to include Million Dollar Quartet, Last Comic Standing, That’s What She Said, the US Army Field Band and Chorus, CU Ballet, Bill Maher, Tommy Emmanuel, Capitol Steps, Celtic Woman, Jim Brickman, Paula Poundstone, the 18th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, News-Gazette Film Series and more!

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The Champaign Park District is proud to announce the Virginia Theatre’s 2015-2016 performing arts season of concerts, movies, dance, theatre, comedy, and special events! Series Subscriptions are on sale now at the Virginia Theatre box office and by phone at 217-356-9063.

Subscribers receive discounts on tickets, first pick of seating, and, for patrons who subscribe to 6 or more events, free News-Gazette and Reel Deal movies all year long, along with other benefits. Call 217-356-9063 or visit our box office (203 W. Park Ave, Champaign), 10:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M., Monday through Friday.

Renewing your subscription from last year? Call 217-356-9063, and we’ll be happy to offer you your same seats to this season’s shows!

Individual tickets for many shows in the Virginia’s 2015/2016 season go on sale at 10:00 A.M., Friday, August 21, 2015. For other on-sale dates, see individual event listings. Programs and artists are subject to change.

2015/2016 SCHEDULE
 [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff0000″](VT Subscription Series Shows in Red)[/typography]

August 2015
Each Wednesday, all year long, 10am Tour the Virginia Theatre (Free)
8/1, 2pm  |  Flight of The Butterflies (2014) $4
8/8, 1pm & 7pm  |  Nashville (1975) News-Gazette Film $6
8/11 & 8/13, 7pm  |  The Towering Inferno (1974) Best of the Summer Blockbusters: Disaster Edition $4
8/15, 2pm & 6pm  |  PENS TO LENS Student Screenwriting Competition $12 pass/$8 ticket
8/18 & 8/20, 7pm  |  Airport (1970) Best of the Summer Blockbusters: Disaster Edition $4
8/25 & 8/27, 7pm  |  Earthquake (1974) Best of the Summer Blockbusters: Disaster Edition $4

September 2015
9/1 & 9/3, 7pm  |  Being There (1979) Salute to Peter Sellers $4
9/5, 1pm & 7pm  |  Rebel Without A Cause (1955) News-Gazette Film Series $6
9/7-12, 7pm  |  End of The Tour (2015) Mon-Sat! $4
9/15 & 9/17, 7pm  |  The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) Salute to Peter Sellers $4
9/18-19, 7:30pm, 10:30pm (Fri), 1pm, 4pm, 8pm (Sat) |  REWIND 92.5 Film Festival $19.85 pass/$5 ticket
9/24-26, 7pm (with a 2pm matinee Saturday )  |  Champaign Park District Youth Theatre presents ALADDIN KIDS $10/$8

October 2015
10/1, 7pm  |  [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff030b”]Tenth Avenue North with Sidewalk Prophets[/typography] $40/$25/$20
10/4, 3pm  |  [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff0000″]Celtic Woman[/typography]   $99/$59/$39
10/5, 7:30pm  |  Last Comic Standing $39
10/17-18, 7pm  |  [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff0000″]That’s What She Said[/typography]  $60/$40
10/21, 7pm  |  Back to the Future Day (Reel Deal) $4
10/22, 7pm  |  The Witches of Eastwick (1987) Classic Chills $4
10/23, 7pm  |  Halloween (1978) Classic Chills $4
10/24, 7pm  |  The Shining (1980) Classic Chills $4
10/26, 7pm & 10pm  |  Suspicion (1941) News-Gazette Film Series $6
10/27, 7pm & 10pm  |  Sabotage (1936) News-Gazette Film Series $6
10/28, 7pm & 10pm  |  The Lady Vanishes (1938) News-Gazette Film Series $6
10/29, 7pm & 10pm  |  Spellbound (1945) News-Gazette Film Series $6
10/30, 7pm & 10pm  |  Frenzy (1972) News-Gazette Film Series $6

November 2015
11/7, 8pm  |  [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff0000″]Paula Poundstone[/typography]  $47.50/ 39.50/ 29.50
11/8, 7pm  |  [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff0000″]Bill Maher[/typography]  $79.50/ 64.50
11/9, 7pm  |  And Now For Something Completely Different (1971) And Now For Something Completely Different… $4
11/10-11, 7pm  |  Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983) And Now For Something Completely Different… $4
11/12-13, 7pm  |  Monty Python & The Holy Grail (1975) And Now For Something Completely Different… $4
11/14, 1pm & 7pm  |  Double Indemnity (1944) News-Gazette Film Series $6
11/19-21, 7pm (with a 2pm matinee Saturday )  |  Champaign Park District Youth Theatre presents THE SNOW QUEEN, a new musical $12/$10
11/23, 5-8pm  |  Holiday Card Photo Op (Free)
11/30, 5-8pm  |  Holiday Card Photo Op (Free)

December 2015
12/2, 5-7pm  |  Meet Santa Claus at the Virginia Theatre! (Free)
12/5, 7:00pm  |  [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff0000″]Tons O’ Fun Band 10th Annual Christmas Show[/typography]  $5-$25
12/7, 7:30pm  |  [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff0000″]An Irish Christmas[/typography]  $35/$45
12/9, 5-7pm  |  Meet Santa Claus at the Virginia Theatre! (Free)
12/10, 5-8pm  |  Holiday Card Photo Op (Free)
12/12, 1pm & 7pm  |  Meet Me In St. Louis (1944) News-Gazette Film Series $6
12/15, 7:30pm  |   [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff0000″]Jim Brickman Comfort & Joy – The 2015 Holiday Tour[/typography] $49.50/$39.50/$29.50
12/16, 5-7pm  |  Meet Santa Claus at the Virginia Theatre! (Free)
12/17, 7pm  |  The Polar Express (2004) Best Christmas Movies Ever $4
12/18, 7pm  |  White Christmas (1954) Best Christmas Movies Ever $4
12/19, 1pm & 7pm  |  It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) Best Christmas Movies Ever $4
12/31, 7pm  |  The Chorale presents C-U at the Virginia: Opening Night! $26/$24

January 2016
1/5 & 1/7, 7pm  |  9 to 5 (1980) Cubicle Blues $4
1/12 & 1/14, 7pm  |  Glengarry Glenn Ross (1992) Cubicle Blues $4
1/19 & 1/21, 7pm  |  Office Space (1999) Cubicle Blues $4
1/23, 1pm & 7pm  |  Shane (1953) News-Gazette Film Series $6
1/28, 7:30pm  |  Bottle Shock (2008) Fermented Flicks: 3 Nights + 3 Films + 3 Wines $4
1/29, 7:30pm  |  Big Night (1996) Fermented Flicks: 3 Nights + 3 Films + 3 Wines $4
1/30, 7:30pm  |  Sideways (2004) Fermented Flicks: 3 Nights + 3 Films + 3 Wines $4

February 2016
2/1-2, 7pm  |  Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966) Love Stinks $4
2/3-4, 7pm  |  500 Days of Summer (2009) Love Stinks $4
2/5, 7pm  |  My Bloody Valentine (1981) Love Stinks $4
2/6, 8:20pm  |  Pecha Kucha, Volume 20
2/10, 7:30pm  |  [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff0000″]Million Dollar Quartet[/typography] $75/$57.50/$51.50/$46.50
2/13, 1:30pm & 7pm  |  [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff0000″]Charlotte’s Web[/typography]
2/18-20, 10am & 7pm Thurs & Fri, 1pm & 7pm Sat  |  Champaign Central and Centennial High School Drama programs present The Little Mermaid, A Musical $7-$15
2/21, 7:30pm  |  [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff0000″]Tommy Emmanuel[/typography] $49.50/$39.50/$29.50
2/27, 1pm & 7pm  |  Forbidden Planet (1956) News-Gazette Film Series $6

March 2016
3/3-5, 7pm (with a 2pm matinee Saturday )  |  Champaign Park District Youth Theatre presents Legally Blonde JR $12/$10
3/8 & 3/10, 7pm  |  The Sting (1973) Salute to Newman & Redford $4
3/12, 7:30pm  |  [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff0000″]Capitol Steps[/typography] $39.50/ $29.50/ $19.50
3/15 & 3/17, 7pm  |  All The President’s Men (1976) Salute to Newman & Redford $4
3/18, 7:30pm  |  Mark Gifford, organist (with a screening of King of Kings) $TBA
3/19, 1pm & 7pm  |  42nd Street (1933) News-Gazette Film Series $6
3/22 & 3/24, 7pm  |  The Hustler (1961) Salute to Newman & Redford $4
3/27, 3pm  |  US ARMY FIELD BAND AND CHORUS (Free)
3/29 & 3/31, 7pm  |  Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid (1969) Salute to Newman & Redford $4

April 2016
4/2, 1pm & 7pm  |  Sweet Smell of Success (1957) News-Gazette Film Series $6
4/4-5, 7pm  |  Silkwood (1983) Salute to Meryl Streep $4
4/6-7, 7pm  |  Sophie’s Choice (1982) Salute to Meryl Streep $4
4/8-9, 7pm  |  The Devil Wears Prada (2006) Salute to Meryl Streep $4
4/13-17,  |  ROGER EBERT’S FILM FESTIVAL
4/23-24, 7pm Saturday & 2pm Sunday  |  Champaign Park District Dance Arts presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream $13/$10

May 2016
5/6-7, 7pm Fri, 11am & 4pm Sat  |  [typography font=”Cantarell” size=”15″ size_format=”px” color=”#ff0000″]CU Ballet presents Coppelia[/typography]
5/12-14, 7pm (with a 2pm matinee Saturday )  |  Champaign Park District Youth Theatre presents Music Man KIDS $10/$8
5/21, 1pm & 7pm  |  The Graduate (1967) News-Gazette Film Series $6
5/23-24, 7pm  |  Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Wes Anderson Week $4
5/25-26, 7pm  |  The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Wes Anderson Week $4
5/27, 7pm  |  Rushmore (1998) Wes Anderson Week $4
5/28, 7pm  |  Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Wes Anderson Week $4

June 2016
6/4, 11am & 6pm  |  Twist and Shout Annual Dance Recital
6/9-11, 6:30pm  |  Art in Motion 25th Annual Dance Recital
6/13-14, 7pm  |  Silver Streak (1976) RomCom16 $4
6/15-16, 7pm  |  Heaven Can Wait (1978) RomCom16 $4
6/17, 7pm  |  The Goodbye Girl (1977) RomCom16 $4
6/18, 1pm & 7pm  |  Princess Bride (1987) RomCom16 $4
6/25, 1pm & 7pm  |  Readers Choice* News-Gazette Film Series $6

July 2016
7/2, 7pm  |  2016 Ice Cream and Independence $TBA
7/12 & 7/14, 7pm  |  American Graffiti (1973) America (Heck Yeah!) $4
7/16, 1pm & 7pm  |  The Awful Truth (1937) News-Gazette Film Series $6
7/19 & 7/21, 7pm  |  American Beauty (1999) America (Heck Yeah!) $4
7/26 & 7/28, 7pm  |  Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) America (Heck Yeah!) $4

August 2016
8/6, 1pm & 7pm  |  Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory News-Gazette Film Series $6

*News-Gazette Readers Choice Selections:

  • Key Largo (1948) News-Gazette Film Series
  • The Wizard of Oz (1939) News-Gazette Film Series
  • Stagecoach (1939) News-Gazette Film Series
  • Citizen Kane (1941) News-Gazette Film Series
  • Mildred Pierce (1945) News-Gazette Film Series
  • It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) News-Gazette Film Series

Subscriber Renewal Starts Friday

 

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Psssst…something big’s coming.

This Friday, June 26, the Champaign Park District will proudly announce the historic Virginia Theatre’s 2015-2016 Performing Arts Season.

As an existing Virginia Theatre subscriber, you’re invited to renew your ticket subscription beginning this Friday at 10am! Subscribers get their same seats, ticket discounts and more.

Starting Friday, after you’ve had a chance to take a look at our new season’s offerings, let us know if you’d like to renew by calling 356-9063, or drop by the box office 10am-5:30pm, Monday through Friday. (Sorry, Virginia Theatre subscriptions cannot be purchased online.)

Take your time—you’ve got first dibs! We’re happy to save your seats until July 13, when unsold seats become available to the general public.

THANK YOU for subscribing to the Virginia Theatre’s Inaugural Performing Arts Season. We’ve enjoyed serving you this past year at events like Lyle Lovett, Beach Boys, Second City, Alabama Shakes and Kathy Griffin. We’re looking forward to an even busier & better year!

Visit http://67.227.214.190/~thevirginia//event/6-26-15/ for more. Thank you again – we appreciate your business!