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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

Best Christmas Movies Ever

Start a new tradition this year with family and friends enjoying these classic holiday tales. Enjoy a free cup of hot chocolate at each showing! Schedule: December 12 & 13, 7pm – The Bishop’s Wife (1947) Not rated (109 min) December 14 & 15, 7pm – The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) Rated G (112 min) December 16, 7pm – […] Continue Reading

Coen Brothers Movie Week

The 15-time Oscar-nominated (and 4-time winning) Coen brothers have been so prolific, you could fill the calendar with their films (we wish!). Join us for these four audience favorites. Buy the series pass for $15 and get one movie free! All screenings at 7pm (with a 1pm matinee Saturday). November 28 & 29 – No Country For Old […] Continue Reading

5 Nights of Hitch 2016 – presented by The News-Gazette

Our most popular short film series returns Halloween week with five more unforgettable movies from the master of suspense. Each screening begins promptly at 7pm. Individual tickets are only $6 per film. Buy the series pass for $24 and get one movie free! October 23 – Vertigo (1958) PG (128 min) (128 min) One of Alfred Hitchcock’s […] Continue Reading

Virginia Theatre 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season Announced

Virginia Theatre 2016-2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS The Champaign Park District is proud to announce the Virginia Theatre’s 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season. The roster includes Parks & Recreation’s Nick Offerman, CUTC’s return to the Virginia stage, “Nocturnals” rocker Grace Potter, Jersey Boys alumni with Under the Streetlamp, Chicago, legendary bluegrass picker Ricky Skaggs, and more. Individual […] Continue Reading

2016-2017 Season Announce Preview

What a Season 2015-2016 turned out to be! With comedians Bill Maher and Paula Poundstone, concerts from the likes of REO Speedwagon, Celtic Woman, and Melissa Etheridge, live theatre by The Million Dollar Quartet, evenings with Jack Hanna and the women of That’s What She Said, along with dozens of classic films, dance recitals, Ebertfest, seven […] Continue Reading


Champaign Urbana Theatre Company to return to the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign for four performances of the Rodgers and Hammerstein Classic Champaign, IL – The Champaign Urbana Theatre Company will perform the award-winning Broadway musical OKLAHOMA! at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign Thursday through Saturday, August 4 through 6, 2016, at 7:30 P.M., […] Continue Reading


18th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival to take place April 13-17, 2016 in Champaign, IL March 23, 2016 The 18th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, also known as ‘Ebertfest,’ announced today the final slate of films in this year’s festival. Additionally, film critics Leonard Maltin, Michael Phillips, Matt Zoller Seitz, Nell […] Continue Reading