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FINAL SLATE OF ‘EBERTFEST’ FILMS ANNOUNCED

Reprinted from UIUC News Bureau, 4/2/18 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Organizers announced the remaining seven films, as well as the schedule of screenings and panels, for this year’s Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, or “Ebertfest,” coming to downtown Champaign April 18-22. Tickets for individual films go on sale today (April 2) and festival […] Continue Reading

TAJ MAHAL AND KEB’ MO’ TO VISIT CU IN AUGUST, 2018

CHAMPAIGN, IL – Popular blues artists Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ will perform together in concert at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign on Thursday, Aug 9, 2018, at 8:00 P.M. (doors open at 7:00 P.M.). Reserved seating tickets go on sale Friday, March 9, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. Tickets cost from $45 to $125 […] Continue Reading

INNAUGURAL CHAMPAIGN STAR AWARDS ANNOUNCED – APRIL 26, 2018

The City of Champaign and the Champaign Park District are proud to announce a new partnership to honor those working tirelessly to improve our neighborhoods, parks, and community. The Champaign STAR Awards is an exciting new merger of the City’s STAR Awards and the Park District’s Champaign Park Honors programs.  STAR stands for “Service Together […] Continue Reading

AWARD-WINNING SINGER-SONGWRITER DWIGHT YOAKAM WITH BRANDY CLARK TO PERFORM AT HISTORIC VIRGINIA THEATRE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018 Champaign, IL – The Champaign Park District is proud to welcome acclaimed singer-songwriter Dwight Yoakam with guest Brandy Clark for a live concert at the historic Virginia Theatre, 203 West Park Avenue, Champaign, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, from 7:30 P.M. (doors open at 6:30 P.M.). Reserved seating tickets […] Continue Reading

NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: THE BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES EVER

  These are some of our favorite movies all year long! Five classic Christmas tales shown in an historic setting—with a nice cup of complimentary hot chocolate, too. Share the holiday cheer with your family and friends, at the Virginia Theatre this winter. All screenings 7pm (with a 1pm matinee Saturday) Tickets: $6 (or see […] Continue Reading

5 Nights of Hitch 2017

Our most popular short film series returns Halloween week with five more unforgettable movies from the master of suspense. Each screening begins promptly at 7pm. Individual tickets are only $6 per film. Buy the series pass for $24 and get one movie free! October 23 – Strangers On a Train (1951) PG (101 min) A psychotic […] Continue Reading

UIUC PROFESSOR TO SPEAK FOLLOWING SUNDAY DUNKIRK SCREENING

Champaign, IL – How faithful is the film Dunkirk to the actual events that transpired on the beaches of France in May of 1940? What circumstances led up to the evacuation, and what were its ultimate impacts? History professor John A. Lynn II will give a talk from the stage of the Virginia Theatre immediately […] Continue Reading

TICKET SALES START FRIDAY FOR THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES, TO BENEFIT COURAGE CONNECTION

CHAMPAIGN, IL — A gender-inclusive group of over 70 community performers are coming together for one night only to perform playwright Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues to raise money and awareness for local domestic violence program Courage Connection. The show will take place at the historic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign on Friday, August 25, […] Continue Reading

Movies at The Virginia 2017-2018 Season

LA LA LAND (2016)  Reel Deal TUE & THUR, August 29 & 31, 2017 (7pm) Tickets: $5 On Sale Date: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 – 10am A surprising bittersweet love story with captivating musical numbers and two great performances by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, playing a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress who meet and fall […] Continue Reading

PLAN AHEAD WITH A 2017-2018 SEASON SUBSCRIPTION AT THE VIRGINIA THEATRE!

The Champaign Park District offers a flexible season subscription option at the Virginia Theatre, with a specially-curated list of over a dozen events to choose from. Just pick four or more “VT Series” events (listed below) and get great perks that include: Discounted tickets First choice of premium seats Option to keep your same seats […] Continue Reading