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April 18


Presented by: The College of Media at Illinois

Date/Time(s): Wed-Sat, April 15-18, 2020

Seating: General Admission

On-Sale Date(s):

Festival Passes on-sale: Fri, Nov 1, 2019, 10am:

Festival Pass 4-Packs on-sale:
Fri, Nov 1, 2019, 10am:


Please note: Individual Tickets go on-sale Wed, April 1, 2020, 10am


The College of Media at Illinois presents the 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, Wednesday through Saturday, April 15-18, 2020 – at the historic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign, IL.

Festival Passes go on sale Friday, November 1, 2019 – at 10:00 A.M.!

Festival Passes allow access to all 12 (or more) screenings during the four-day event held every April inside the Virginia Theatre as well as related talks and panel discussions held at the Hyatt Place in Champaign and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

A limited quantity of 1,000 passes will be made available for this year’s festival.

Passes are $150.00 each, plus a $5.00 service charge (phone/online only). A special 15% discount is also available to festival-goers when they purchase a four-pack, priced at $510.00. Additionally, a small number of U of I Student Passes will be made available this year, priced at $100.00 each.

Passes can be purchased at www.thevirginia.org, at the Virginia Theater Box Office (203 W. Park Ave., Champaign), or charge by phone at 217-356-9063.

For more, visit the festival website here: www.ebertfest.com

Roger Ebert’s Film Festival celebrates films, genres, and formats that have been overlooked by distributors, audiences, and/or critics. These include independent, international, and studio films that did not win wide audiences; overlooked formats such as 70mm; and overlooked genres such as documentaries and musicals. The festival screens one film at a time, so everyone sees the same films at the same time, promoting a strong sense of community among audience members, filmmakers, guests, students, and scholars.

It was founded by Roger Ebert, an Urbana native, U of I journalism graduate, and Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times.

As well as pass and ticket sales, Roger Ebert’s Film Festival relies on generous gifts from donors and sponsors. Gifts of all sizes are vital to the festival and can be made as an option among the funding choices at The College of Media’s website: https://media.illinois.edu/giving/give-now

For more formal sponsorship options, please visit the Ebertfest website: http://www.ebertfest.com/become-sponsor


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Virginia Theatre
203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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