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203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
217.356.9063 https://thevirginia.org/

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April 2018

20TH ANNUAL ROGER EBERT’S FILM FESTIVAL PASS

April 20
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until April 22, 2018

Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Wed-Sun, April 18-22, 2018 - various times Seating: General Admission Passes: $150 each Add’l per-ticket service charges apply: $5 (phone & online only) On-Sale Date: On Sale Now       Also available: Roger Ebert's Film Festival Pass 4-Packs! At $510.00 (plus service charges) for four passes, an Ebertfest Pass 4-Pack saves you 15% off the regular price. Click here to purchase     The College of Media at Illinois presents the 20th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, Wednesday through…

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20TH ANNUAL ROGER EBERT’S FILM FESTIVAL

April 20
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Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 7pm THE FUGITIVE     1993 130 mins Rated PG-13 Special guest: Andrew Davis, director Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt led by a seasoned US Marshall. In his 4-star review, Roger Ebert called the film ‘one of the best entertainments of the year, a tense, taut and expert thriller that becomes something more than that, an allegory about an…

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20th Annual Ebertfest: COLUMBUS

April 20
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Friday, April 20, 2018, 12:00pm Seating: General Admission Tickets: $15 Standard /$13 Seniors (55 and up) Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     COLUMBUS 2017 104 min Not Rated Special guests: Kogonada, director; Andrew Miano, producer; and Ruth Ann Harnisch, EP When a renowned architecture scholar falls suddenly ill during a speaking tour, his son Jin (John Cho) finds himself stranded in Columbus, Indiana – a small Midwestern city celebrated for its architecture and many modernist…

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20th Annual Eberfest: A PAGE OF MADNESS, with Alloy Orchestra

April 20
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Friday, April 20, 2018, 3:30pm Seating: General Admission Tickets: $15 Standard /$13 Seniors (55 and up) Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     A PAGE OF MADNESS, with Alloy Orchestra 1926 78 min Not Rated Special guest: Alloy Orchestra, live accompaniment In this silent film made in 1926 (and re-released in 1973), a man takes a job at an asylum in the hopes of freeing his imprisoned wife. Unlike most silent films of the era, this…

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20th Annual Ebertfest: AMERICAN SPLENDOR

April 20
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Friday, April 20, 2018, 8:30pm Seating: General Admission Tickets: $15 Standard /$13 Seniors (55 and up) Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     AMERICAN SPLENDOR 2003 101 min Rated R American Splendor follows Harvey Pekar, a file clerk at the local VA hospital who becomes inspired to write his own brand of comic book. Harvey makes his ‘American Splendor’ a truthful, unsentimental record of his working-class life, a warts-and-all self-portrait. First published in 1976, the comic…

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20th Annual Ebertfest: 13TH

April 21
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Saturday, April 21, 2018, 10:30am Seating: General Admission Tickets: $15 Standard /$13 Seniors (55 and up) Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     13TH 2016 100 min Rated (TV) MA Special guest: Ava DuVernay, director Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13th refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads ‘Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United…

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20th Annual Ebertfest: DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST

April 21
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Saturday, April 21, 2018, 2:30am Seating: General Admission Tickets: $15 Standard /$13 Seniors (55 and up) Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST 1991 113 min Rated PG Special guest: Julie Dash, director Julie Dash’s ‘Daughters of the Dust’ tells the story of a family of African-Americans who have lived for many years on a Southern offshore island, and of how they come together one day in 1902 to celebrate their ancestors…

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20th Annual Ebertfest: RAMBLING ROSE

April 21
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Saturday, April 21, 2018, 5:30am Seating: General Admission Tickets: $15 Standard /$13 Seniors (55 and up) Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     RAMBLING ROSE 1991 115 min Rated R Special guest: Martha Coolidge, director Rambling Rose tells the story of a sweet and strange Southern family living in a spacious mansion in 1935 and the troubled teenage girl, Rose (Laura Dern), who comes to live with them. She brings a sharp awareness of carnality under…

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THE BIG LEBOWSKI

April 21
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:30am Seating: General Admission Tickets: $15 Standard /$13 Seniors (55 and up) Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     THE BIG LEBOWSKI 1998 119 min Rated R Special guest: Jeff Dowd, ‘The Dude’ While sometimes difficult to define, The Big Lebowski’s plot can be summarized as a story about Jeff ‘The Dude’ Lebowski, an out-of-work, laidback…dude, who is mistaken for a millionaire also named Lebowski. What follows are the shenanigans that ensue…

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20th Annual Ebertfest: RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD

April 22
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sunday, April 22, 2018, 12:00Pm Seating: General Admission Tickets: $15 Standard /$13 Seniors (55 and up) Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD 2017 103 min Not Rated RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rock the World is a feature documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history. Writes Glenn Kenny in his review on rogerebert.com: ‘This movie is about Native Americans (here called ‘Indians’ for reasons that…

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CHAMPAIGN STAR AWARDS

April 26
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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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 Achieves Results,” and is also representative of the strong and longstanding collaboration between both agencies.  The Champaign STAR Awards will merge these two popular community…

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JOHN PRINE, with special guests The Milk Carton Kids

April 28
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time: Sat, April 28, 2018 – 8pm Tickets: $108/$88/$78/$68 Add’l per-ticket service charges apply: $6 (online only) Ticket purchase maximum: 4 per order On-Sale Date: Now On Sale Oh Boy Records is excited to announce that John Prine will release an album of original music in the Spring of 2018, and every ticket sold for this show will include a copy of John’s new record upon its release (CD only). Ticket purchasers will receive a follow-up email with instructions on…

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May 2018

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY presented by CU Ballet

May 4
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Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Fri, May 4, 2018 - 7pm | Sat, May 5, 2018 - 11am & 4pm Seating: Reserved Tickets: $24 Adult/$19 Senior/ $12 Child & Student Add’l per-ticket service charges apply: $3 (online only) On-Sale Date: On Sale Now Considered Tchaikovsky’s ballet masterpiece, this fairytale story follows Princess Aurora who is cast into a hundred-year sleep by the spell of the evil fairy Carabosse. Through the enchantments of the Lilac Fairy, Princess Aurora is awakened by the bearer of true…

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THE HELP (2011)

May 8
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Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Tue & Thu, May 8 & 10, 2018 – 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG-13 Tickets: $5 On Sale Friday, July 14, 2017 – 10am Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     (2 hour 26 min) An aspiring author in the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the lives and perspectives of African American maids. Publishing a book about the white families for which they work and the hardships they go through on a daily basis is…

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MY DARLING CLEMENTINE (1946) – News-Gazette Film Series

May 12
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, May 12, 2018 – 1pm and 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $6    Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) On Sale Date: Fri, July 14, 2017 – 10am       (97 min) Wyatt Earp and his brothers Morgan and Virgil ride into Tombstone and leave brother James in charge of their cattle herd. On their return they find their cattle stolen and James dead. Wyatt takes on the job of town marshal, making…

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SEUSSICAL KIDS

May 17
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Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time: Thu-Sat, May 17-19, 2018 – Thu & Fri 7pm / Sat 2pm & 6:30pm (doors open 45 minutes before show times) Seating: Reserved Tickets: $12 Adult/$10 (12 & under) Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called The Who's and he tries to save them. A story of friendship, loyalty, family and community. Performed by the 2-4th…

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June 2018

CELTIC WOMAN

June 14
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Thur, June 14, 2018 - 7:30pm Seating: Reserved Tickets: $106/$66/$45 Add’l per-ticket service charges apply: $6 (online only) On-Sale Date: Fri, Jul 14, 2017 - 10am     Giving Tuesday This Giving Tuesday (November 28, 2017), CELTIC WOMAN is paying it forward!  The group is proud to support Habitat for Humanity with a contribution from Tuesday's internet sales for their June 14, 2018 concert at the Virginia. Help CELTIC WOMAN make an impact by using the Promotional Code FAMILY…

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NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: Reader’s Choice!

June 23
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, June 23, 2016 – 1pm and 7pm Seating: General Admission Tickets: $6 Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     Your vote counts!  Make your voice heard and help choose the winner of this season's News-Gazette's Reader's Choice Contest.  The winning film will screen on June 23, 2018.  Visit http://www.news-gazette.com/filmseries to cast your vote for any one of the following titles: Bringing Up Baby (1938)  comedy Cleopatra (1963)  historical drama King Kong (1933)   adventure /…

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August 2018

TAJMO: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band

August 9
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Thur, Aug 9, 2018 – 8pm (doors open at 7pm) Seating: Reserved Tickets: $45/$69/$85/$125 (*VIP Packages available - see below) Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $6 (online only) On Sale Date: Fri, Mar 9, 2018 - at 10am     TAJMO marks a timely convergence of the talents of two unique American artists who’ve already built iconoclastic individual legacies that have extended and expanded blues traditions into adventurous new territory. The collaboration brings out the best in both artists,…

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Mary Poppins (1964)

August 28
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Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Tue & Thu, August 28 & 30, 2018 – 6:30pm Seating: General Admission Rating: G Tickets: $3 (or buy all 11 for just $25) On Sale Date: Friday, July 14, 2017 Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     (139 min) It's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Mary Poppins isn’t just a regular nanny; she’s musical, magnetic, and magical! The Banks children manage to drive off every nanny they have, that is until Mary Poppins shows up. With a little…

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November 2018

REO SPEEDWAGON

November 10
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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NEW DATE ANNOUNCED! Date/Time: Sat, Nov 10, 2018 - 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)   Seating: Reserved Tickets: $199.00 (VIP)*/$99.50/$79.50/$59.50 Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $6 (online only). Maximum 8 tickets per order     NOTICE: The Champaign Park District has announced that the REO Speedwagon concert originally set for Thursday, February 8, 2018, at the Virginia Theatre has been rescheduled due to band member illness. The new date is Saturday, November 10, 2018 - at 7:30 P.M. All tickets…

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