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ARETHA FRANKLIN CONCERT FILM ‘AMAZING GRACE’ TO OPEN EBERT FILM FEST

3/14/2019 CONTACT: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor, 217-333-2894 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Aretha Franklin died last August, but she’ll be lighting up the big screen at the 21st annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” coming April 10-13 to Champaign-Urbana and the University of Illinois. The Franklin concert film “Amazing Grace,” shot nearly 50 years ago but stored in a […] Continue Reading

The Virginia Theatre Survey

As we start looking forward to another exciting season, we’d like to ask you for some feedback on the Virginia Theatre. From sharing your favorite performances, to what you’d like to see next on our stage, we want to hear from you! We truly appreciate your feedback and hope that you will complete a short survey […] Continue Reading

Virginia Theatre 2018 Programming Survey

We want to hear from you! As we start looking forward to another exciting season, we’d like to know your thoughts on being a patron of the Virginia Theatre. From sharing your favorite performances to what you’d like to see next on our stage, we want to hear from you. We truly appreciate your feedback […] Continue Reading

Virginia Theatre Canvas Tote

Virginia Theatre Canvas Tote: $12 Got stuff? Oh yes you do! Put all of your favorite go-to items – for a grand day out, a trip to the store, or a quiet night on the couch – in this functional, attractive canvas tote featuring the historic facade of the Virginia Theatre! All Virginia Theatre merchandise […] Continue Reading

Virginia Theatre Button 4-Pack

Virginia Theatre Button 4-Pack: $5 Now you really can wear your love for the Virginia on your sleeve (or your lapel) with this set of 4 Virginia Theatre buttons! Each button is 1.5 inches and has a unique design, like an illustration of our famous mezzanine lobby’s gorgeous honeycomb ceiling. Whether you wear them individually […] Continue Reading

Virginia Theatre Enamel Pin

Virginia Theatre Enamel Pin: $10 These beautiful enamel pins feature an artist rendering of the Virginia Theatre’s historic fascade and will make you both classic and trendy at the same time! Dimensions: 2.5″ Wide All Virginia Theatre merchandise items are available for purchase at the box office as well as online. We are happy to […] Continue Reading

Virginia Theatre Plush Bear

Price: $15.00 This adorable, soft, cuddly stuffed bear stands tall at 6″ and wears his hooded Virginia Theatre sweatshirt with pride! All Virginia Theatre merchandise items are available for purchase at the box office as well as online. We are happy to ship items via the U.S. Post Office for an additional fee of $3.25.

Virginia Theatre Merchandise

The Virginia Theatre is excited to announce that it now offers merchandise! Take home a memento of this beloved Champaign icon. All Virginia Theatre merchandise items are available for purchase at the Virginia box office, concession stand, as well as online. We are also happy to ship any item(s) to you via the U.S. Post Office […] Continue Reading

Virginia Theatre 360 Degree Virtual Tour

Take a tour of the beautiful, historic Virginia Theatre – from anywhere! With this interactive virtual tour, it will feel like you have stepped foot in this gorgeous, fully-restored 1921 opera house and move palace. Click here for the tour! Here are some tips on how to navigate the tour: Drag the mouse to change […] Continue Reading

FIRST FILM & GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR 21ST ANNUAL EBERTFEST

2/11/2019 CONTACT: Craig Chamberlain, Social Sciences Editor, 217-333-2894 CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Roger Ebert’s Film Festival has had a thing for films featuring Scott Wilson, and he has come to four festivals as a guest, including the first. This year’s “Ebertfest” will be showing yet another of the actor’s films, a post-World War II romance, “A Year of the […] Continue Reading