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Virginia Theatre

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203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL 61820 United States
217.356.9063http://thevirginia.org

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February 2017

SENSE & SENSIBILITY (1995)

February 28
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Every 2 days, recurring 2 times

Date/Time(s): Tue and Thur, Feb 28 & March 2, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $5 (or see all four for $15) On Sale Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – 10am Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (136 min) The 1995 British-American period drama film directed by Ang Lee and based on Jane Austen’s 1811 novel of the same name. Actress Emma Thompson wrote the script and stars as Elinor Dashwood, while Kate Winslet plays Elinor’s younger sister…

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March 2017

THE MOTH MAINSTAGE

March 4

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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CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON (2000)

March 7
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Every 2 days, recurring 0 times

Date/Time(s): Tue and Thur, March 7 & 9, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG-13 Tickets: $5 (or see all four for $15) On Sale Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – 10am Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (120 min) The movie that catapulted Ang Lee into the ranks of upper echelon Hollywood filmmakers, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon features a deft mix of amazing martial arts battles, beautiful scenery, and tasteful drama.           THE FILMS…

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THE LIFE OF PI (2012)

March 14
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Every 2 days, recurring 2 times

Date/Time(s): Tue and Thur, March 14 & 16, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $5 (or see all four for $15) On Sale Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – 10am Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (127 min) A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger. .          …

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HALI HICKS & BRANDON HARRIS, in concert- a fundraiser for VG Elite Softball

March 18

Date/Time: Sat, March 18, 2017 – 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Seating: General Admission Tickets: $25 General Admission/$50 VIP preferred seating Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $3 (online only) On-Sale Date: Fri, Dec 23, 2016 – 10am HALI HICKS & BRANDON HARRIS in concert – a fundraiser for VG Elite Softball with Jordan Kaye Catch Georgia singer-songwriter Hali Hicks, live at the Virginia Theatre, accompanied by Tom Killen (master steel guitar player for George Jones) and with opening act…

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BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (2005)

March 21
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Every 2 days, recurring 2 times

Date/Time(s): Tue and Thur, March 21 & 23, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $5 (or see all four for $15) On Sale Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – 10am Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (134 min) The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.           THE FILMS OF ANG LEE Schedule: Feb 28 & March 2  Sense & Sensibility (1995) Rated PG (136 min)  March 7 & 9  Crouching Tiger…

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

March 25

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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PETER FRAMPTON RAW: An Acoustic Tour

March 30

Date/Time(s): Thur, March 30, 2017 – 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $77.50/$62.50/$47.50 (see below for VIP Meet & Greet option) Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $5.00 (online only) On-Sale Date: Friday, December 2, 2016 – 10am Grammy Award-winning singer-guitarist PETER FRAMPTON will appear in concert at the historic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign on Thursday, March 30, at 7:30 P.M. Reserved seating tickets ($47.50-$77.50) go on sale Friday, December 2, 2016, at 10:00 A.M., at the…

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April 2017

UNDER THE STREETLAMP

April 1

Date/Time(s): Sat, April 1, 2017 – 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $69.50VIP/$49.50/$39.50/$29.50 Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $4.00 (online only) On-Sale Date: Friday, August 19, 2016 – 10am UNDER THE STREETLAMP performs an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American radio songbook. Exuding the irresistible rapport of a modern day Rat Pack, the quartet — featuring recent leading cast members of the Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical “Jersey Boys” — deliver an evening of unforgettable entertainment.…

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DUCK SOUP (1933) – News-Gazette Film Series

April 15

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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19TH ANNUAL ROGER EBERT’S FILM FESTIVAL PASS

April 19
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Every day until April 23, 2017

The College of Media at the University of Illinois presents the: 19th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival FESTIVAL PASS Date/Time(s): Wed through Sun, April 19-23, 2017 Seating: General Admission Rating: Various $150.00 Add’l per pass processing fees apply: $5 (online and phone purchases only) On-Sale Date: Tue, Nov 1, 2016 – at 10:00 A.M. PURCHASE A ROGER EBERT’S FILM FESTIVAL PASS 4-PACK The College of Media at Illinois presents the 19th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, Wednesday through Sunday, April…

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May 2017

CINDERELLA, presented by CU Ballet

May 5
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Every day until May 6, 2017

Date/Time: Fri, May 5, 2017 – 7pm (doors open at 6:15pm), and Sat, May 6, 2017 – 11am & 4pm (doors open at 10:15am & 3:15pm) Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $24 Adult/$19 Senior/ $12 Child & Student Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $2-3 (online only) On-Sale Date: Fri, Aug 19, 2016 – 10am The Champaign Urbana Ballet presents Cinderella, the world’s most favorite fairytale! A glass slipper, a pumpkin coach, and a Fairy Godmother carry Cinderella through this timeless…

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RAGING BULL (1980)

May 22 - May 23

Date/Time(s): Mon & Tue, May 22-23, 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) (129 min) An emotionally self-destructive boxer’s journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.  Starring: Robert Di Nero, Cathy Moriarty & Joe Pesci.           THE FILMS…

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AFTER HOURS (1985)

May 24
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Every day for 2 days

Date/Time(s): Wed & Thu, May 24-25, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG 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) (97 min)  “After Hours” approaches the notion of pure filmmaking; it’s a nearly flawless example of — itself. It lacks, as nearly as I can determine, a lesson or message, and is content to show the hero facing a series of interlocking challenges…

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THE LAST WALTZ (1978)

May 26

Date/Time(s): Fri, May 26, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG 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)   (117min) Martin Scorsese chronicles the most legendary night in rock history, as an unparalleled lineup of rock superstars — including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison — take the stage for “The Band’s” 1976 farewell concert.     THE FILMS…

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CITIZEN KANE (1941) – News-Gazette Film Series

May 27

Date/Time(s): Sat, May 27, 2017 – 1pm and 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $6    Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)   (119 min)Orson Welles’s epic tale of a publishing tycoon’s rise and fall is entertaining, poignant, and inventive in its storytelling, earning its reputation as a landmark achievement in film. The film, budgeted at $800,000, received unanimous critical praise event at the time of its release, although ti was not a commercial success (partly due…

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June 2017

SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)

June 13
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Every day for 3 days

Date/Time(s): Tue-Thu, June 13-15, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: FREE ADMISSION On Sale Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – 10am (195 min) Based on a true story, Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List stars Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, a German businessman in Poland who sees an opportunity to make money from the Nazis’ rise to power. He starts a company to make cookware and utensils, using flattery and bribes to win military contracts, and brings in accountant and financier Itzhak…

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HIGH NOON (1952) – News-Gazette Film Series

June 24

Date/Time(s): Sat, June 24, 2017 – 1pm and 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $6    Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)   (85 min) A classic of the Western genre that broke with many of the traditions at the time, High Noon endures — in no small part thanks to Gary Cooper’s defiant, Oscar-winning performance. High Noon Plot and Cast | Movies.com The movie stars Gary Cooper as Hadleyville marshal Will Kane, about to retire from office and…

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July 2017

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

July 22

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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ADAPTATION (2002)

July 24
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Every day for 1 day

Date/Time(s): Mon & Tue, July 24 & 25, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $5 (or see all five for $20) On Sale Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – 10am Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (114 min) “Charlie Kaufman’s screenplay for “Adaptation.” (2002) has it three ways. It is wickedly playful in its construction, it gets the story told, and it doubles back and kids itself. There is also the sense that to some degree it’s…

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Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN (2001)

July 26
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Every day for 1 day

Date/Time(s): Wed & Thu, July 26 & 27, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $5 (or see all five for $20) On Sale Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – 10am Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (106 min) In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.           THE FILMS OF SPIKE JONZE &…

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BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (1999)

July 28
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Every day for 2 days

Date/Time(s): Fri & Sat, July 28 & 29, 2017 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $5 (or see all five for $20) On Sale Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – 10am Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (112 min) For both, director, Spike Jonze and writer, Charlie Kaufman, it is their first feature film. The film stars John Cusack, Cameron Diaz and Catherine Keener, with John Malkovich and Charlie Sheen as themselves. The film follows a puppeteer who…

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August 2017

THE WIZARD OF OZ (1939) – News-Gazette Film Series

August 26

Date/Time(s): Sat, August 26, 2017 – 1pm and 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $6    Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (102 min)An absolute masterpiece whose groundbreaking visuals and deft storytelling are still every bit as resonant, The Wizard of Oz is a must-see film for young and old. Notable for its use of Technicolor, fantasy storytelling, musical score, and unusual characters, over the years, it has become an icon of American popular culture. It was…

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