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Announcing… A Special Announcement!

Announcing… A Special Announcement! Don’t miss the Virginia Theatre’s 2017-2018 Performing Arts Season Announcement: Thursday, June 1st! What a season 2016-2017 turned out to be! With concerts from the likes of Chicago, Ricky Skaggs, Grace Potter, Under the Streetlamp and Peter Frampton, comedy from Nick Offerman, CUTC’s return with Oklahoma, The Moth Radio Hour, That’s […] Continue Reading

The Films of Steven Spielberg

  Schedule: June 13-15  Schindler’s List (1993) Rated R (195 min)  June 20 & 22  Jaws (1975) Rated PG (124 min) June 27 & 29  E.T. The Extraterrestrial (1982) Rated PG (132 min) See all three for $10! Get a Spielberg Pass here. Spanning three decades, our June films demonstrate the power of Steven Spielberg’s storytelling skills. One of the […] Continue Reading

EBERTFEST AND THE ILLINOIS MARATHON – Parking Access & Directions

Saturday, April 22nd (7 A.M.-3 P.M.) Closures dependent on race times.  Various portions of route may open earlier.  Parking Access & Directions For maps, visit: Marathon Traffic Beltway: http://illinoismarathon.com/wp-content/uploads/IL_Marathon_beltway.pdf?x16837  City of Champaign Hill Street Parking Deck and municipal parking lots: http://champaignil.gov/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/parkingmap.jpg   Directions to Ebertfest To get to the Virginia Theatre from southern Champaign on […] Continue Reading

EBERTFEST ANNOUNCES PANELS AT THE 2017 FESTIVAL

19th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival // April 19-23, 2017 in Champaign, IL The 19th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert, also known as ‘Ebertfest,’ announced today the panel discussions that will take place during the festival. All of the panels address the themes of the festival this year: empathy, […] Continue Reading

PETER FRAMPTON TO RETURN TO C-U FOR RESCHEDULED CONCERT AT HISTORIC VIRGINIA THEATRE, FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2017

Champaign, IL – Grammy Award-winning singer-guitarist PETER FRAMPTON will appear for a special rescheduled concert at the historic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign on Friday, April 14, at 8:00 P.M. (with doors opening at 7:00 P.M.)  Patrons with tickets from the artist’s postponed March 30th show at the Virginia will receive new tickets for the […] Continue Reading

The Films of Martin Scorsese

  Schedule: May 22-23  Raging Bull (1980) Rated R (129 min)  May 24-25  After Hours (1985) Rated R (97 min) May 26  The Last Waltz (1978) Rated PG (117 min)  See all three for $10! Get a Scorsese Pass here. Regarded as one of the most influential filmmakers working today, Martin Scorsese makes landmark movies that other filmmakers look to with reverence. His […] Continue Reading

“HAIR” SET AS OPENING NIGHT FILM OF EBERTFEST 2017 INITIAL SLATE OF FILMS AND SPECIAL GUESTS ANNOUNCED

“HAIR” SET AS OPENING NIGHT FILM OF EBERTFEST 2017 INITIAL SLATE OF FILMS AND SPECIAL GUESTS ANNOUNCED 19th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival to take place April 19-23, 2017 in  Champaign, IL PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL TICKETS HERE CHAMPAIGN, ILL – March 23, 2017 – The 19th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival co-founded and hosted by Chaz […] Continue Reading

OSCAR NOMINEES ISABELLE HUPPERT AND NORMAN LEAR TO ATTEND EBERTFEST 2017

PURCHASE INDIVIDUAL TICKETS HERE Champaign, March 17, 2017 – Oscar nominees Isabelle Huppert and Norman Lear will attend the 2017 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign. The films Elle and Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You will screen at the festival, which takes place April 19-23. The 19th Annual […] Continue Reading

The Films of Spike Lee

THE FILMS OF SPIKE LEE Schedule: February 13-14 School Daze (1988) Rated R (121 min) February 15-16 Clockers (1995) Rated R (128 min) February 17-18 Malcolm X (1992) Rated PG-13 (202 min) Tickets: $5 (or see all three for $10)  Spike Lee’s visit to the Virginia Theatre – celebrating the 25th anniversary of Do the […] Continue Reading

The Films of Coppola e Coppola

THE FILMS OF COPPOLA E COPPOLA Join us this January when we feature the films of the legendary director Frances Ford Coppola and his auteur daughter, Sofia Coppola. A great opportunity to see all four pictures on the Virginia’s 52-foot screen! All screenings at 7pm (with a 1pm matinee Saturday). January 3 & 5 – […] Continue Reading