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March 2017

THE MOTH MAINSTAGE

March 4
Virginia Theatre,
203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, March 4, 2017 – 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $39.50/$29.50/$19.50 Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $3.50 (online only) On-Sale Date: Friday, August 19, 2016 – 10am Since its 1997 launch in NYC, The Moth has presented thousands of stories told live on stage, without scripts, notes, props, or accompaniment. Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase—each show starts with a theme, and the storytellers explore it, often in…

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THE GENERAL (1926) w/ live organ accompaniment – News-Gazette Film Series

March 25
Virginia Theatre,
203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, Mar 25, 2017 – 1pm and 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: Not rated Tickets: $6    Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (67 min) This classic silent comedy is considered by critics as one of Buster Keaton’s greatest and was ranked #18 by the American Film Institute in their 2007 list of the 100 Best American Movies of All Time.  As a very special treat, acclaimed theatre organist MARK GIFFORD will accompany the film on the…

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April 2017

DUCK SOUP (1933) – News-Gazette Film Series

April 15
Virginia Theatre,
203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, Apr 15, 2017 – 1pm and 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: Not rated Tickets: $6    Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (68 min) Hail Fredonia!  In 1933, Duck Soup was a box office disappointment, receiving only mixed reviews.  Today it’s seen as perhaps the Marx Brothers’ funniest and best film — a classic comedy masterpiece that contains several legendary sequences. 2016-2017 NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES Join us one Saturday each month as we screen the most…

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July 2017

THE GOLD RUSH (1925) – News-Gazette Film Series

July 22
Virginia Theatre,
203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, July 22, 2017 – 1pm and 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: Not rated Tickets: $6    Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (95 min) During the Gold Rush, prospectors brave Alaska’s dangerous Chilkoot Pass, hoping to strike it rich in the snowy mountains. Just as Big Jim McKay discovers gold on his claim, a storm arises, prompting a Lone Prospector to take refuge in a cabin. Unknown to him, the cabin’s occupant is desperado Black Larsen,…

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