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Ebertfest Rescheduled for April 20-23, 2022

August 26, 2021

Champaign – Festival producers Chaz Ebert and Nate Kohn announced today that the 2021 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival (scheduled for September 8 through 11) has been postponed and will now take place Wednesday through Saturday, April 20 through 23, 2022, at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign.

All existing valid festival passes and seat reservations will be honored at the theatre on the festival’s new dates in April, 2022. Patrons unable to attend the new dates may request a refund – with no questions asked – by visiting the Virginia Theatre Box Office 10am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday, by emailing , or by calling 217-356-9063.

For more information and to read the full statement from festival organizers Chaz Ebert and Nate Kohn, please click here.



Friday, August 6, 2021

Champaign — The Virginia Theatre has been notified that singer-songwriter GORDON LIGHTFOOT was injured earlier this week and is now unable to perform at the theatre on Monday, August 16, 2021.

While working at home Monday evening, Mr. Lightfoot had an accident which resulted in a compound fracture of his right arm. He underwent surgery Tuesday to install a plate and screws—a procedure which was successful. Mr. Lightfoot is now recovering and is looking forward to resuming his tour this fall, said his agent in an email today.

The concert has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at 8pm at the Virginia Theatre, 203 West Park Avenue, Champaign IL, 61820.

The Virginia is offering a full refund to any current GORDON LIGHTFOOT ticketholder not wishing to attend the new date. Patrons should email the theatre at to request a refund, or call 217/356-9063.

Patrons who would like to attend the new concert date on February 1, 2022, should hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored at the new date.

For more information, visit thevirginia.org or call 217/356-9063.