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VIRTUAL VIRGINIA THEATRE:
June 16, 2020
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until June 26, 2020
The Virginia Theatre may be dark for now, but the desire among our patrons to enjoy great cinema is stronger than ever. That’s why we’ve created Virtual Virginia Theatre. With the help of our partner film distributors, you can now rent select movie titles to stream at home whenever you’d like. It’s easy and quick!
For our fans we’ve also curated a few free selections here of the type of classic films you might normally expect to see on the Virginia’s big screen.
We’ll be offering Virginia Virtual Theatre through September, 2020. Titles to change weekly, so check back often this summer!
NOW SHOWING (Through June 30):
LIFE ITSELF (2018)
Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF explores the legacy of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.
BILL & TED’S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989)
89 minutes / Rated PG
$2.99 – 3.99 to rent (2-day rental period)
Bill Preston and Ted Logan are two totally excellent dudes facing one most heinous history exam. With the help of Rufus an ultra cool messenger in a time traveling phone booth, the triumphant twosome bag a bevy of historical heavyweights like the Bodacious Philosopher Socrates, One Very Excellent Barbarian Genghis Khan, the Short Dead Dude Napoleon and Noah’s Wife Joan of Arc to stage the most hysterical high school project ever. History’s about to be rewritten by two guys who can’t even spell.
HEAVEN CAN WAIT (1943)
A classic Ernst Lubitsch comedy. This 1943 film was produced and directed by Lubitsch and tells the story of a man who has to prove he belongs in Hell by telling his life story. It stars Gene Tierney, Don Ameche, and Charles Coburn.
The film was nominated for Academy Awards in both the Best Picture and Director categories and is an enduring classic that showcases the filmmaker’s trademark blend of wit, urbanity, and grace.
Note: 1978’s Heaven Can Wait is a remake of an entirely different film, Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), which in turn was based on a 1938 stage play originally titled Heaven Can Wait.
ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND (2020)
Featuring: Robbie Robertson, Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Taj Mahal, Ronnie Hawkins, Van Morrison, and Dominique Robertson. Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band is a confessional, cautionary, and occasionally humorous tale of Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band. The film is a moving story of Robertson’s personal journey, overcoming adversity and finding camaraderie alongside the four other men who would become his brothers in music, together making their mark on music history. Once Were Brothers blends rare archival footage, photography, iconic songs and interviews with Robertson’s friends and collaborators including Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Van Morrison, and more.
MORE CLASSIC MOVIES – Stream for free!
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (1945)
97 minutes / Not Rated
Seven guests, a newly hired personal secretary, and two staff, are gathered for a weekend on an isolated island by their hosts, the Owens…who are delayed. At dinner, a record is played and the host’s message alleges that all of the people present are guilty of murder, and suddenly, the first of them is dead, and then the next. It seems that one of them is the murderer…