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February 2017

DISNEY’S THE LION KING JR. presented by CPD Youth Theatre

February 25
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Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Thur-Sat, February 23 -25, 2017 – 7:00pm (doors open at 6:15pm) Sat, February 25 matinee - 2pm (doors open at 1:15) Seating: Reserved Seating $12 - Individual $10 - Ages 12 & Under Children 2 & Under get in free (must purchase ticket at box office)     Hakuna Matata! The Champaign Park District Youth Theatre program is ready to bring the African savannah to life with Simba, Rafiki, and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride…

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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) The Champaign Park District will host acclaimed theatre organist Mark Gifford for a special screening of Buster Keaton’s legendary silent film The General (1926) at the historic Virginia Theatre.  Mr. Gifford will accompany the 67 minute-long feature film on the theatre’s fully-restored 750-pipe Wurlitzler Hope Jones pipe organ—with an original score of his own…

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April 2017

DUCK SOUP (1933) – News-Gazette Film Series

April 15
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating indefinitely

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…

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19TH ANNUAL ROGER EBERT’S FILM FESTIVAL – INDIVIDUAL TICKETS

April 19 - April 23
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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19TH ANNUAL ROGER EBERT’S FILM FESTIVAL Parking, Marathon Info and Directions Wednesday, April 19, 2017 7pm HAIR (1979) Directed by Milos Forman, 121 mins, 35MM. Rated PG. Special guest Michael Hausman, Assistant Director Milos Forman’s critically acclaimed HAIR is the film adaption to the provocative Broadway musical of the same name that explores the hippie movement of the late 1960s. The film focuses on Claude, a Midwestern farm boy who travels to New York to join the army and fight…

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May 2017

REWIND 92.5 FILM SERIES: LEGALLY BLONDE (2001)

May 13
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, May 13, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG-13 Tickets: $5 Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     (96 min) Rewind 92.5 and the Virginia Theatre are pleased to offer the next installment in the Rewind 92.5 Film Series.  This picture proves that blondes do have more fun...if your idea of fun is going to law school. When a blonde sorority queen is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to…

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July 2017

GUYS AND DOLLS Jr., presented by Champaign Park District Youth Theatre

July 15
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, happening 3 times

Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time: Thu-Sat, July 13-15, 2017 – 7pm each day plus a 2pm matinee Saturday (doors open at nightly 6:15pm & 1:15pm on Sat) Seating: Reserved Tickets: $12 Adult/$10 (12 & under) Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) It’s New York in the 1930’s and Nathan Detroit is hunting for cash to set up the biggest floating craps game in town – while his girlfriend, the nightclub  performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years without ever…

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

July 22
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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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October 2017

THE COMMITMENTS (1991) **replacing ONCE**

October 5
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An event every 2 days that begins at 12:00am, repeating until October 5, 2017

Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Tue & Thu, October 3 & 5, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R PLEASE NOTE: The movie ONCE, originally scheduled for these dates, has been cancelled because licensing rights are not available at this time.  THE COMMITMENTS is showing in it's place. Tickets: $5  On Sale Now Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1  (online only)       (108 min) Funny, musical and occasionally dramatic, this is the story of tumultuous rise and fall of a Dublin…

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November 2017

LILY TOMLIN – SOLD OUT!

November 9
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Thur, Nov 9, 2017 – 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Seating: Reserved Tickets: $69.50/$59.50/$49.50 Add’l per-ticket service charges apply: $4 (online only) On-Sale Date: Fri, July 14, 2017 – 10am     Lily Tomlin rose to national prominence in 1969 on the television series, Laugh-In, with her characterizations of Ernestine, the irascible telephone operator, and Edith Ann, the devilish six-year-old. Tomlin went on to star in six comedy television specials, which she co-wrote with Jane Wagner. In 1985, Ms. Tomlin…

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