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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 tickets to most shows go on-sale August 19. Series Subscriptions available starting July 22.

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View our full 2016-2017 Season Brochure here!

AUGUST 2016

A CUTC production of
OKLAHOMA! [VT Series]
Thur-Sat, Aug 4-6,  at  7:30pm, and Sun, Aug 7, at 2pm

4th Annual
PENS TO LENS
Student Screenwriting Competition
& Gala Screening
Sat, Aug 13 – 2pm & 6pm

CHICAGO
Wed, Aug 24 – 7:30pm

Chicago eblast

NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)
Sat, Aug 27 – 1pm & 7pm

THE FILMS OF ANDREW STANTON
Mon-Tue, Aug 29-30  A Bug’s Life (1998) Rated G (95 min)
Wed-Thur, Aug 31-Sept 1  Finding Nemo (2003) Rated G (100 min)
Fri-Sat, Sept 2-3  WALL-E (2008) Rated G (98 min)
All screenings 7pm

SEPTEMBER 2016

THE FILMS OF ALEJANDRO G. IÑÁRRITU
Tue & Thur, Sept 6 & 8  21 Grams (2003) Rated R (124 min)
Tue & Thur, Sept 13 & 15  Birdman (2014) Rated R (119 min)
Tue & Thur, Sept 27 & 29  The Revenant (2015) Rated R (156 min)
All screenings 7pm

JON GORDON SEMINAR
Tue, Sept 13 – 9am

NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: Casablanca (1942)
Sat, Sept 17 – 1pm & 7pm

DISNEY’S SLEEPING BEAUTY—KIDS
Presented by Champaign Park District Youth Theatre
Thur, Sept 22, at 7pm, Fri, Sept 23, at 7pm, and Sat, Sept 24, at 2pm & 7pm

GRACE POTTER [VT Series]
September 30 – 8pm

Grace Potter Eblast

OCTOBER 2016

REWIND 92.5 FILM SERIES:
DIRTY DANCING (1987)
Sat, Oct 1 – 7pm

THE FILMS OF KATHRYN BIGELOW & MEL BROOKS
Mon-Tue, Oct 3-4  Point Break (1991) Rated PG-13 (114 min)
Wed-Thur, Oct 5-6  Strange Days (1995) Rated R (145 min)
Fri-Sat, Oct 7-8  The Hurt Locker (2008) Rated R (131 min)
Tue & Thur, Oct 11 & 13  The Producers (1968) Rated PG (88 min)
Tue & Thur, Oct 18 & 20  Young Frankenstein (1974) Rated PG (106 min)
All screenings 7pm

JOHN C. MAXWELL Live2Lead Simulcast
Fri, Oct 7 – 8am

THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID [VT Series]
Sat, Oct 15 – 7pm

NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: FIVE NIGHTS OF HITCH!
Sun, Oct 23  Vertigo (1958) Rated PG (128 min)
Mon, Oct 24  The Birds (1963) Rated PG-13 (119 min)
Tue, Oct 25  North By Northwest (1959) Not Rated (136 min)
Wed, Oct 26  Rear Window (1954)  Rated PG (112 min)
Fri, Oct 28  Psycho (1960) Rated R (109 min)
All screenings 7pm

AMERICA [VT Series]
Thurs, Oct 27 – 7:30pm

MASKS, MUSIC, AND MERLOT  [VT Series]
Presented by the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra
Sat, Oct 29 – 7pm

NOVEMBER 2016

NICK OFFERMAN [VT Series]
Tue, Nov 1 – 7:30pm

THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER MEETS TAKE SIX: THE SUMMIT [VT Series]
Thur, Nov 3 – 7:30pm

Manhattan Transfer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the Broadway Musical
Presented by C2 Productions
(Champaign Central High School & Champaign Centennial High School Drama Programs)
Thur, Nov 10, at 7pm, Fri, Nov 11, at 7pm, Sat, Nov 12, at 2pm & 7pm, and Sun, Nov 13, at 2pm

ELF JR, the Musical
Presented by Champaign Park District Youth Theatre
Thur, Nov 17, at 7pm, Fri, Nov 18, at 7pm, and Sat, Nov 19, at 2pm & 7pm

NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: Readers’ Choice
Sat, Nov 26 – 1pm & 7pm

THE FILMS OF JOEL AND ETHAN COEN
Mon-Tue, Nov 28-29  No Country For Old Men (2007) Rated R (122 min)
Wed, Nov 30 & Thur, Dec 1  Raising Arizona (1987) Rated PG-13 (94 min)
Fri, Dec 2   Fargo (1996) Rated R (98 min)
Sat, Dec 3  The Big Lebowski (1998) Rated R (117 min)
All screenings 7pm (with a 1pm matinee Saturday)

HOLIDAY CARD PHOTO OP
Mon, Nov 14 – 5-8pm
Mon, Nov 21 – 5-8pm
Mon, Nov 28 – 5-8pm
Mon, Dec 5 – 5-8pm

DECEMBER 2016

ANDREW PETERSON presents BEHOLD THE LAMB OF GOD
Wed, Dec 7 – 7:30pm

HOLIDAY IN WHOVILLE
Sat, Dec 10 – 1pm

MEET SANTA CLAUS AT THE VIRGINIA THEATRE!
Wed, Dec 14 & 21 – 5-7PM

Meet Santa eblast

NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES:
THE BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES EVER!
Mon-Tue, Dec 12-13  The Bishop’s Wife (1947) Not Rated (109 min)
Wed-Thur, Dec 14-15  The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) Rated G (112 min)
Fri, Dec 16  Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Not Rated (96 min)
Sat, Dec 17  It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) Rated PG (130 min)
All screenings 7pm

MEET SANTA CLAUS AT THE VIRGINIA THEATRE!
Wed, Dec 14 & 21 – 5-7PM:

CU AT THE VIRGINIA
Presented by The Chorale
Sat, Dec 31 – 7pm

JANUARY 2017

THE FILMS OF COPPOLA AND COPPOLA
Tue & Thur, Jan 3 & 5  The Virgin Suicides (1999) Rated R (97 min)
Tue & Thur, Jan 10 & 12  Apocalypse Now (1979) Rated R (153 min)
Tue & Thur, Jan 17 & 19  Lost In Translation (2003) Rated R (101 min)
Tue & Thur, Jan 24 & 26  The Godfather (1972) Rated R (175 min)
All screenings 7pm

NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: Dracula (1931)
Sat, Jan 21 – 1pm & 7pm

RICKY SKAGGS [VT Series]
Sat, Jan 28 – 7:30pm

Ricky Skaggs Eblast

FEBRUARY 2017

THE FILMS OF SPIKE LEE
Mon-Tue, Feb 13-14  School Daze (1988) Rated R (121 min)
Wed-Thur, Feb 15-16  Clockers (1995) Rated R (128 min)
Fri-Sat, Feb 17-18  Malcom X (1992) Rated PG-13 (202 min)
All screenings 7pm

Spike Lee Eblast

NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: Swing Time (1936)
Sat, Feb 4 – 1pm & 7pm

DISNEY’S THE LION KING
Presented by Champaign Park District Youth Theatre
Thur, Feb 23, at 7pm, Fri, Feb 24, at 7pm, and Sat, Feb 25, at 7pm and 2pm

MARCH 2017

THE MOTH RADIO HOUR Live [VT Series]
Sat, March 4 – 7:30pm

THE FILMS OF ANG LEE
Tue, Feb 28 & Thur, Mar 2  Sense & Sensibility (1995) Rated PG (136 min)
Tue & Thur, Mar 7 & 9  Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) Rated PG-13 (120 min)
Tue & Thur, Mar 14 & 16  The Life of Pi (2012) Rated PG (127 min)
Tue & Thur, Mar 21 & 23  Brokeback Mountain (2005) Rated R (134 min)
All screenings 7pm

NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: The General (1926) – a full-length silent film with an original score performed on the Virginia’s Wurlitzer Pipe Organ by MARK GIFFORD
Sat, Mar 25 – 1pm & 7pm

APRIL 2017

UNDER THE STREETLAMP [VT Series]
Sat, April 1 – 7:30pm

CHAMPAIGN PARK DISTRICT DANCE ARTS PERFORMANCE
Sat, April 8, at 7pm, and Sun, April 9, at 2pm

Under the Streetlamp Eblast

NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: Duck Soup (1933)
Sat, April 15 – 1pm & 7pm

19TH ANNUAL ROGER EBERT’S FILM FESTIVAL
Presented by the College of Media at Illinois
Wed-Sun, April 19-23

MAY 2017

CINDERELLA [VT Series]
Presented by The CU Ballet
Sat, May 6 – 11am and 4pm

THE MAGIC TREEHOUSE: KNIGHTS AT DAWN 2017
Presented by Champaign Park District Youth Theatre
Thur, May 18, at 7pm, Fri, May 19, at 7pm, and Sat, May 20, at 2pm and 7pm

NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: Citizen Kane (1941)
Sat, May 27 – 1pm & 7pm

THE FILMS OF MARTIN SCORSESE
Mon-Tue, May 22-23  Raging Bull (1980) Rated R (129 min)
Wed-Thur, May 24-25  After Hours (1985) Rated R (97 min)
Fri, May 26  The Last Waltz (1978) Rated PG (117 min)
All screenings 7pm

JUNE 2017

TWIST AND SHOUT ANNUAL DANCE RECITAL
Presented by Twist and Shout, Dance and Cheer
Sat, June 3 – 11am & 6pm

ART IN MOTION ANNUAL DANCE RECITAL
Presented by Art in Motion Dance Studio
Thur-Sat, June 8-10 – 6:30pm

THE FILMS OF STEVEN SPIELBERG
Tue & Thur, June 13 & 15  Schindler’s List (1993) Rated R (195 min)
Tue & Thur, June 20 & 22  Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Rated PG (132 min)
Tue & Thur, June 27 & 29  E.T. The Extraterrestrial (1982) Rated PG (132 min)
All screenings 7pm

ET eblast

NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: High Noon (1952)
Sat, June 24 – 1pm & 7pm

JULY 2017

ICE CREAM AND INDEPENDENCE [VT Series]
Presented by the Champaign Park District
Sat, July 1 – 7pm

THE FILMS OF SPIKE JONZE & ALFONSO CUARÓN
Wed & Fri, July 5 & 7  Where The Wild Things Are (2009) Rated PG (101 min)
Tue & Thur, July 18 & 20  Gravity (2013) Rated PG-13 (91 min)
Mon-Tue, July 24 & 25  Adaptation (2002) Rated R (114 min)
Wed-Thur, July 26 & 27  Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) Rated R (106 min)
Fri-Sat, July 28 & 29  Being John Malkovich (1999) Rated R (112 min)
All screenings 7pm

NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: The Gold Rush (1925)
Sat, July 22 – 1pm & 7pm

AUGUST 2017

THE FILMS OF PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON
Tue & Thur, Aug 8 & 10  The Master (2012) Rated R (144 min)
Tue & Thur, Aug 15 & 17  Magnolia (1999) Rated R (188 min)
Tue & Thur, Aug 22 & 24  There Will Be Blood (2007) Rated R (158 min)
All screenings 7pm

NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Sat, Aug 26 – 1pm & 7pm

View our full 2016-2017 Series Brochure here!

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