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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 […] Continue Reading

COVID-19 Update: Champaign Park District announces mask requirement at Virginia Theatre

Friday, July 30, 2021 The Champaign Park District has announced that, effective immediately, all individuals will be required to wear face masks while inside any park district facility — including […] Continue Reading

GORDON LIGHTFOOT CONCERT RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY, 2022

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 […] Continue Reading

CHAMPAIGN PARK DISTRICT ANNOUNCES VIRGINIA THEATRE 100TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON

Champaign, IL – The Champaign Park District has announced the first round of concerts, films, dance, spoken word, live theatre, comedy, and special events to take place in the centenary […] Continue Reading

COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATE: PHASE 5, ILLINOIS RESTORED

7/30/21 Update: Champaign Park District Announces Mask Mandate  Effective July 30, 2021, the Champaign Park District has announced that all individuals are required to wear face masks while inside any […] Continue Reading

ACADEMY EXECUTIVE FEATURED IN EBERTFEST SYMPOSIUM ON MEDIA REPRESENTATION

From University of Illinois News Bureau: CONTACT: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor, 217-333-2894 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The 2020 Chaz & Roger Ebert Symposium’s virtual conversations with filmmakers, executives and others […] Continue Reading

Virginia Theatre Launching New Ticketing System June 1, 2021

The Virginia Theatre is getting a new ticketing system!  Starting June 1, 2021, the Virginia will go live with a new ticketing platform to provide patrons with an even better […] Continue Reading

PROMINENT DOCUMENTARY FILMAKERS FEATURED IN EBERT SYMPOSIUM

From University of Illinois News Bureau: CONTACT: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor, 217-333-2894 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Three documentary filmmakers who’ve tackled subjects ranging from biography and history to sexual assault […] Continue Reading

VIRGINIA THEATRE SUSPENDS ALL EVENTS THROUGH APRIL 30, 2021

Champaign, IL—The Champaign Park District announced today that it has suspended all public and private events at the Virginia Theatre, 203 West Park Avenue, Champaign, Illinois, 61820, through April 30, […] Continue Reading

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 Virginia Theatre Events to be Announced in August

  VIRGINIA THEATRE NEWS UPDATES July, 2020 Sound System Upgrade COVID-19 Precautions 2020/2021 Season Programming SOUND SYSTEM UPGRADE The Virginia Theatre is currently closed* through September 30 while the Champaign […] Continue Reading