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December 2016

HOLIDAY IN WHOVILLE featuring HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS (2000)

December 10, 2016
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, December 10, 2016 – 1pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG (How The Grinch Stole Christmas) Tickets: $3 Standard / FREE for children 2 and under On Sale Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 10am Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) Join us at the Virginia Theatre for a real holiday treat!  Watch Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) (with Jim Carrey) followed by pictures with Santa, crafts, caroling, and hot chocolate. After the show, enjoy the…

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February 2017

SWING TIME (1936) – News-Gazette Film Series

February 4
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, Feb 4, 2017 – 1pm and 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: Not rated Tickets: $6    Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (103 min) A critically acclaimed romantic comedy that's widely considered to be Astaire and Roger's best dance musical.  Swing Time features four dance routines that are each in their own way regarded as little masterpieces of the form. 2016-2017 NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES Join us one Saturday each month as we screen the most beloved…

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PECHAKUCHA NIGHT CHAMPAIGN-URBANA VOLUME 23

February 11
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, February 11, 2017 – 8:20pm (doors open at 7:30pm) Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $10 in advance/$15 at the door Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1.00 (online only) On-Sale Date: Friday, August 19, 2016 – 10am Patrons at the first PechaKucha Night (Vol. 20) hosted at the Virginia (February, 2016) were treated to a fast-paced night of cutting edge art & design, quirky humor, and surprising emotion. “PechaKucha” draws its name from the Japanese term for the sound of…

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SCHOOL DAZE (1988)

February 14
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Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Mon & Tue, February 13-14, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $5 (or see all three for $10) On Sale Tuesday, July 19, 2016 - 10am Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (121 min) Much of School Daze is based on director Spike Lee's experiences while a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Laurence Fishburne plays what amounts to Lee's alter ego: a serious, self-involved student who tilts at such windmills as an insensitive…

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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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