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Virginia Theatre

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

October 2014

Reel Deal Movie (TBA)

October 7, 2014
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Reel Deal Movie (TBA)

October 8, 2014
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Sing-A-Long Grease

October 11, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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A Fundraiser for Courage Connection. Tickets: $50 VIP tickets with reserved seating and catered pre-show party $18 / $15 General Admission $150 10-ticket pack Calling all T-Birds and Pink Ladies! Sing your heart out for a great cause at the 2nd Annual Grease Sing-a-Long: Saturday, October 11. 6pm VIP pre-show, 7:30 movie event. Costumes are encouraged, fun is unavoidable at this movie event to benefit Courage Connection, formerly The Center for Women in Transition.

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Shaun Of The Dead (2004) Zombie Film Fest

October 20, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Shaun Of The Dead (2004) Zombie Film Fest

October 21, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Shaun Of The Dead (2004) Zombie Film Fest

October 22, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Shaun Of The Dead (2004) Zombie Film Fest

October 24, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Night Of The Living Dead Zombie Film Fest

October 25, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Night Of The Living Dead Zombie Film Fest

October 25, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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North By Northwest (1959)

October 27, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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FIVE NIGHTS OF HITCH! North By Northwest (1959) Tickets: $6 A suave, successful New York advertising executive finds himself, through a case of mistaken identity, embroiled in a web of intrigue and murder that takes him across the country to prove his innocence to the police and throw a crime syndicate off his trail.

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North By Northwest (1959)

October 27, 2014 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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FIVE NIGHTS OF HITCH! North By Northwest (1959) Tickets: $6 A suave, successful New York advertising executive finds himself, through a case of mistaken identity, embroiled in a web of intrigue and murder that takes him across the country to prove his innocence to the police and throw a crime syndicate off his trail.

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November 2014

Holiday Open House at the Virginia 3pm

November 29, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Saturday, November 29, 2014 — 3pm-6pm HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT THE VIRGINIA FREE

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December 2014

4-4-43 (Film) 7pm

December 4, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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On April 4, 1943, ten American prisoners-of-war and two Filipino convicts broke out of an escape-proof Imperial Japanese Army prison plantation in the Philippines. The secret that they carried out with them would shock the world. Called the “Greatest Story of the War in the Pacific” by the U.S. War Department in 1944, the full, uncensored true action adventure tale has been lost to history for nearly seven decades – until now. The documentary will start at 7 pm. Tickets…

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Tons O’ Fun Band & Friends

December 6, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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$2 – $39

Date/Time(s): Sat, Dec 6, 2014 - 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $10 - $25 (VIP) Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $2 (online only) Tickets on sale: Friday, August 8, 2014 - at 10:00 A.M. Presented by Lite Rock 97.5-WHMS FM, Newstalk 1400-WDWS, and Classic Hits 107.9-WKIO Each year, a band of brothers fills the silent nights of December with harmony, music and fun. This delightful holiday concert event features TOFB performing many of your seasonal favorites...with some surprise…

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FROM HERE TO ETERNITY: THE MUSICAL (2014)

December 7, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sun, Dec 7, 2014 - 2pm (doors open at 1pm) Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $10  Standard $5  Veterans and Active Duty Military (available at box office only) Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) Sir Tim Rice will speak via Skype at the Virginia Theatre's screening of From Here to Eternity: The Musical! The lyricist for "The Lion King", "Evita", and "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" will join this special program in honor of National Pearl Harbor…

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STRAIGHT NO CHASER

December 10, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): - Wed December 10 - 7:30p DOORS OPEN AT 6:30p Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: - $39.50 - $49.50 Add'l (per ticket) processing fees apply: - $4 Online Only NiteLite Promotions is proud to present STRAIGHT NO CHASER ‘Happy Hour Tour 2014’   Straight No Chaser (SNC) have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fan base, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. The HAPPY HOUR TOUR comes on the heels of the release of ‘Under…

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The Beach Boys 7:30pm

December 15, 2014
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Holiday Inn (1942) 7pm

December 16, 2014
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Monday and Tuesday, December 16, 2014 — 7:00 P.M. THE BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES EVER Holiday Inn (1942) Tickets: $4 On Sale: Friday, August 8, 2014 – 10:00 A.M. One of our favorites! Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby pair up perfectly with Marjorie Reynolds and Virginia Dale in this romantic holiday classic. At an inn (which is only open on holidays), a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

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Miracle on 34th Street (1947) 7pm

December 17, 2014
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Wednesday and Thursday, December 17-18, 2014 — 7:00 P.M. THE BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES EVER Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Tickets: $4 On Sale: Friday, August 8, 2014 – 10:00 A.M. Edmund Gwenn (as one ‘Kris Kringle’) made us all believe in Santa Claus again in this beloved 1947 classic. A kindly old man who claims to be Santa Claus, Kringle is institutionalized as insane, but a young idealistic lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is…

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It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) 7pm

December 20, 2014
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Friday and Saturday, December 19-20, 2014 — 7:00 P.M. THE BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES EVER It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) Tickets: $4 On Sale: Friday, August 8, 2014 – 10:00 A.M. There may be no other motion picture more closely associated with a national holiday. It’s A Wonderful Life tells the touching story of Clarence, an angel who helps a compassionate but despairing businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

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The Chorale presents C-U at the Virginia, 7pm

December 31, 2014
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 — 7:00 P.M. The Chorale presents C-U AT THE VIRGINIA On Sale: Fall 2014 Proceeds help support The CHORALE's Young Artist Scholarship program.

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C-U AT THE VIRGINIA: SONGS FOR THE DECADES

December 31, 2014
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Wed, Dec 31, 2014 - 7:00pm This celebration of song will include music from the 1940's, 50's and 60's including 'Yesterday','Moon River', 'Hey, Good Lookin' and 'Singin' in the Rain'. The CHORALE, under the direction of Founding Director Julie Beyler, proudly welcomes award winning barbershop quartet After Hours as guest performers. Ring out the old year with a rousing sing-along with Michael Hammer at the Wurlitzer! Proceeds help support The Chorale's Young Artist Scholarship program. For more information, visit http://www.thechorale.org/…

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January 2015

Volunteer Orientation

January 5, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Come join the volunteer family at the historic Virginia Theatre! Our volunteers are essential to the success of shows ranging from Arsenic & Old Lace to Vince Gill. Your assistance is always needed with ushering, ticket taking, concessions, box office, merchandise sales, crowd control and more. Volunteer at the Virginia Theatre today and help our friendly and dedicated staff create a safe, enjoyable experience for patrons, and enjoy live shows, concerts and movies while you’re here! Please register online before…

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KATHY GRIFFIN

January 23, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Fri, Jan 23, 2015 - 8:00pm (doors open at 7:00pm) When it comes to Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders, she's outrageously wild and downright hilarious! Two-time Emmy winner, NY Times best-selling author, five-time Grammy nominee, and Broadway darling KATHY GRIFFIN makes her first-ever appearance in Champaign, Illinois, at the historic Virginia Theatre on Friday, January 23, for an evening of rapid fire wit. For more information on Kathy, visit www.kathygriffin.net. Click here to download the complete press release. Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $49.00…

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Witness For The Prosecution (1957)

January 24, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Saturday, January 24, 2015 — 1:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES Witness for the Prosecution (1957) Tickets: $6 (includes pre-show performance by David Schroeder, organist) On Sale: Friday, August 8, 2014 – 10:00 A.M. Charles Laughton upstages everyone in this fun courtroom drama/comedy. Leonard Vole is arrested on suspicion of murdering an elderly acquaintance and employs a sly, if aging, barrister as his defense attorney. Directly after Witness For the Prosecution, News Gazette film critic, Chuck Koplinski, will…

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FERRIS BUEHLER’S DAY OFF (1986)

January 31, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, January 31, 2015 at 1pm and 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG-13 Tickets: $4 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)   Part of our COLD WEATHER COMEDY series! Ferris Buehler's Day Off (103 minutes) (PG-13) A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that.

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February 2015

ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY

February 3, 2015 - February 5, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): February 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2015 at 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $4 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)   Alexandar and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014) (PG) Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. Though he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother, and sister all find themselves living through their…

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MOONSTRUCK (1987)

February 9, 2015 - February 10, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Fri, February 9th and 10th, 2015 at 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $4 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)   Virginia Theatre's Valentine's Week Date Night series! Moonstruck (1987) (PG) Loretta Castorini, a book keeper from Brooklyn, New York, finds herself in a difficult situation when she falls for the brother of the man she agreed to marry (the best friend of her late husband who died seven years previously). Director: Norman Jewison Writer: Jon Patrick Shanley…

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ANNIE HALL (1977)

February 11, 2015 - February 12, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): February 11th and 12th, 2015 at 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $4 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)   Virginia Theatre's Valentine's Week Date Night series! Annie Hall (1977) (PG) Neurotic New York comedian Alvy Singer falls in love with the ditsy Annie Hall. (93 minutes)

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SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (2012)

February 13, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Fri, February 13th, 2015 at 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $4 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)   Virginia Theatre's Valentine's Week Date Night series! Silver Linings Playbook (2012) (R) After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own. (122 minutes)

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PHILADELPHIA STORY (1940)

February 14, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, Feb 14, 2015 - 1pm and 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: G Tickets: $6 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)     2014-2015 NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES Philadelphia Story (112 minutes) Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart star in one of the most popular romantic comedies of all time! When a rich woman’s ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.    

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THE SECOND CITY Hits Home!

February 21, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, Feb 21, 2015 - 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $18 - $45 (VIP) Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $2 (online only) Tickets on sale: Friday, August 8, 2014 - at 10:00 A.M. The world’s #1 name in comedy is coming to C/U! Central Illinois gets in on the laughter as The Second City takes on all the news that’s fits to twist. The biggest headlines! The hot-button issues! And it’s all served up with a side of that…

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ALICE IN WONDERLAND

February 27, 2015 - February 28, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Dance Arts Performance

Date/Time(s): Friday, February 27 - 7:00pm (doors open at 6:15pm) Saturday, February 28 - 2:00p (doors open at 1:15pm)     Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $13 Adult $9 Children (12 and under) $9 Senior (65 and above) Add'l (per ticket) processing fees apply: $2 (online only)   Champaign Park District Dance Arts proudly present ALICE IN WONDERLAND! The Champaign Park District Dance Arts School will be dancing through Louis Carroll's beloved children's classic. Come witness Alice's fall through the rabbithole, the delightfully mad Mad…

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March 2015

DISNEY 101 DALMATIANS KIDS

March 5, 2015 - March 7, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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101dalmations

Date/Time(s): Thursday, March 5 - 7:00pm (doors open at 6:15pm) Friday, March 6 - 7:00pm (doors open at 6:15pm) Saturday, March 7 - 2:00p (doors open at 1:15pm) Seating: General Admission Tickets: $10 Adult $8 Children (12 and under) Add'l (per ticket) processing fees apply: $2 (online only)   Keep your pups on their leashes! The animated tale of kidnapping villains and courageous puppies is adapted for a new generation of young performers. (30 MINUTE VERSION FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS) Based on the…

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ALABAMA SHAKES

March 18, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Wed, March 18, 2015 8:00pm (doors open at 7:00pm) Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $39.50 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $5 (online only)     Released in 2012, the Alabama Shakes' debut album, Boys & Girls (ATO Records), was RIAA Certified Gold and so was the first single, 'Hold On.' The song was voted the #1 Best Song of 2012 by Rolling Stone and was featured on the 2013 GRAMMY Nominees compilation. 'You Ain’t Alone,' another track from the album,…

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THAT’S WHY I DON’T GO TO CHURCH NOW

March 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Saturday, March 21 - 6:00pm (doors open at 5:00pm) Seating: General Admission Tickets: $20 Standard Ticket $25 VIP Ticket Add'l (per ticket) processing fees apply: $2 (online only) **For Information about Group Discounts, please contact the Virginia Theatre Box Office  217-356-9053** Tickets Go On-sale: Friday, March 6th at 10:00AM The "2015" LAUNCH of a   Major LONG Overdue True Gospel Stage Play which deals with both sides of Church Hurt, the Validity but also those who play the EXCUSE card as "Church" is the only place…

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The Birdcage (1996)

March 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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The Birdcage

Date/Time(s): March 23rd, 2015 at 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $4 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)   March Movie Madness: Robin Williams Week A Tribute to Robin Williams - Join us for five of the most acclaimed films made by one of the greatest comic actors of all time. The Birdcage (1996) A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to…

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STEAMBOAT BILL JR (1928)

March 28, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, Mar 28, 2015 - 1pm and 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: G Tickets: $6 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)   March Movie Madness: 2014-2015 NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES Steamboat Bill JR (70 minutes) This 1928 feature-length comedy silent film features Buster Keaton and has come to be regarded as a masterpiece of its era. Released by United Artists, the film was the last product of Keaton’s independent production team and set of gag writers. House…

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FOREIGNER

March 29, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Sun, March 29, 2015 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $59.50 - $99.50 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $6 (online only)     With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal that continues to propel sold-out tours and album sales, now exceeding 75 million. Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems, including…

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April 2015

GILDA (1946)

April 4, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, April 4, 2015 - 1pm and 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $6 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) 2014-2015 NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES Gilda (110 minutes) is an essential 1946 American black-and-white film noir directed by Charles Vidor. It stars Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth in her signature role as the ultimate femme fatale. In 2013 the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically,…

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17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival

April 15, 2015 - April 19, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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APRIL 15-19, 2015 Seating: General Admission Tickets: Festival Passes - $145 (available 11/1/14) Add'l per pass processing fees apply (online, phone or box office) - $2.75 service fee (per festival pass) - 2.5% credit card fee (per festival pass) INDIVIDUAL FILM TICKETS (available 4/1/15) - $14 Regular Admission - $12 Senior - $12 Student The College of Media at Illinois presents the 17th Annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival! Held every April inside downtown Champaign’s Historic Virginia Theatre, Ebertfest continues its…

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Goodbye to Language 3D

April 15, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - at 7:00 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 - at 10:00 A.M. - $14 Regular Admission - $12 Senior - $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (2014) A French film directed and written by pioneering filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard. Much of “Goodbye” is built around a young couple at a lake house, often arguing and often naked, but it’s essentially a feature-length montage, with prolonged…

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A Tribute to Harold Ramis

April 15, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - at 9:30 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 - at 10:00 A.M. - $14 Regular Admission - $12 Senior - $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) A tribute to Harold Ramis, featuring a collection of short clips from his movies, followed by a conversation with his wife, Erica, and Trevor Albert, a producer on several Ramis films.  

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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

April 16, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - at 1:00 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 - at 10:00 A.M. - $14 Regular Admission - $12 Senior - $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (2014) A Swedish film centered on a pair of Laurel and Hardy-like traveling salesmen, but also a collection of self-contained comic vignettes, many reflecting on painful subjects such as mortality, aging and unrequited love. It’s the final part…

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Moving Midway

April 16, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - at 4:00 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 - at 10:00 A.M. - $14 Regular Admission - $12 Senior - $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (2007) A documentary about moving an old Southern plantation house, and in the process learning of a family’s secret history and dealing with myths of plantation life. The director is film critic Godfrey Cheshire, who decided to make a…

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The End of the Tour

April 16, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - at 8:30 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 - at 10:00 A.M. - $14 Regular Admission - $12 Senior - $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (2015) A drama that centers around a few days of heady and insightful conversation in 1996 between two writers, one of them the acclaimed David Foster Wallace, who died in 2008. The film premiered at this year’s Sundance…

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Girlhood

April 17, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Friday, April 17, 2015 - at 1:00 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 - at 10:00 A.M. - $14 Regular Admission - $12 Senior - $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (2014) A French drama about a teenage girl and the gang of girls she falls in with, in the process learning what friendship means and experimenting with identity. Though the gang of girls are “three tough Rizzo-types,” the…

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The Son of the Sheik

April 17, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Friday, April 17, 2015 - at 4:00 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 - at 10:00 A.M. - $14 Regular Admission - $12 Senior - $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (1926) This year’s silent film is the last movie starring silent-era heartthrob Rudolph Valentino. The plot involves Valentino’s character falling in love with a dancing girl, after which he comes to believe she has betrayed him and…

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A Bronx Tale

April 17, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Friday, April 17, 2015 - at 8:30 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 - at 10:00 A.M. - $14 Regular Admission - $12 Senior - $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (1993) A drama set in 1968 in an Italian-American Bronx neighborhood about a teenage boy and the two men attempting to shape his life – his father, played by Robert De Niro, and a gangster named Sonny, played…

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Wild Tales

April 18, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Saturday, April 18, 2015 - at 11:00 A.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 - at 10:00 A.M. - $14 Regular Admission - $12 Senior - $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (2014) A multistory film from Argentina that would appear to live up to its title. It was nominated for a 2015 Oscar for best foreign-language film, and won last year’s Academy Award for best film in Argentina. Its…

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Ida

April 18, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Saturday, April 18, 2015 - at 2:00 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 - at 10:00 A.M. - $14 Regular Admission - $12 Senior - $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (2013) A black-and-white Polish drama set in 1962, about an 18-year-old orphan and aspiring nun and the journey she takes with her one known relative, a worldly aunt seeking to learn how her Jewish parents died during World…

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The Motel Life

April 18, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Saturday, April 18, 2015 - at 5:00 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 - at 10:00 A.M. - $14 Regular Admission - $12 Senior - $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (2012) A drama and thriller about two brothers, played by Emile Hirsch and Stephen Dorff, who are working odd jobs, drinking hard and drifting from motel to motel, when a hit-and-run accident causes them to flee across…

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99 Homes

April 18, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Saturday, April 18, 2015 - at 9:00 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 - at 10:00 A.M. - $14 Regular Admission - $12 Senior - $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (2014) The latest feature film from director Ramin Bahrani, an Ebert favorite who has had three previous films at the festival. This one takes an uncomfortable look at economic inequality and the Great Recession housing crisis through…

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Seymour: An Introduction

April 19, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Sunday, April 19, 2015 - at 11:00 A.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 - at 10:00 A.M. - $14 Regular Admission - $12 Senior - $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (2014) A documentary directed by “Boyhood” star Ethan Hawke about a classical pianist, Seymour Bernstein, who gave up a thriving career around age 50 for a more-reclusive life of teaching piano, composing and reflecting. The film “offers a…

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An Evening with DAVID SEDARIS

April 26, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sun, April 26, 2015 - 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm) Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $42.50 to $55.00 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $5 (online only) TICKETS ON SALE: Friday, December 18, 2014 at 10am   by phone: 217-356-9063 at the box office: M-F 10am-5:30pm 203 W. Park Ave. Champaign, IL 61820 With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, DAVID SEDARIS has become one of America’s preeminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms…

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May 2015

SWAN LAKE

May 2, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Saturday, May 2 - 2:00pm (doors open at 1:15pm) Saturday, May 2 - 7:30pm (doors open at 6:45pm) Sunday, May 3 - 2:00pm (doors open at 1:15pm) Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $24 Adult $19 Senior (65 and older) $12 Children (12 and under) $12 Student Add'l (per ticket) processing fees apply: $3 Adult (online only) $2 Child (online only) TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015 - AT 10AM! The ballet classic Swan Lake from CU Ballet delivers magnificent choreography and a…

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The King and I presented by Champaign Park District Youth Theatre

May 7, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - May 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): May 7-9, 2015 – 7:00pm (with Saturday Matinee at 2pm) Seating: General Admission   Tickets: $12 (Adult), $10 (Ages 12 & Under) Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $2 (online only)     by phone: 217-356-9063 at the box office: M-F 10am-5:30pm 203 W. Park Ave. Champaign, IL 61820 It is 1862 in Siam, when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to…

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SELMA (2014)

May 12, 2015 - May 14, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Tue, May 12th thru Thu, May 14th, 2015 at 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG-13 Tickets: $4 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)   Selma(2014) (PG-13) A chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

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AMERICAN SNIPER (2014)

May 19, 2015 - May 21, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Tue, May 19th thru Thu, May 21st, 2015 at 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $4 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)   American Sniper (2014) (R) Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

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WILD TALES (2014)

May 26, 2015 - May 28, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Tue, May 26th thru Thu, May 28th, 2015 at 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $4 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)   Wild Tales(2014) (PG) Held over from the 2015 Roger Ebert Film Festival, an Argentine-Spanish black comedy film written and directed by Damián Szifron and starring an ensemble cast consisting of Ricardo Darín, Oscar Martínez, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Érica Rivas, Rita Cortese, Julieta Zylberberg, and Darío Grandinetti. It was co-produced by Agustín Almodóvar and Pedro Almodóvar.…

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HIS GIRL FRIDAY (1940)

May 30, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, May 30, 2015 - 1pm and 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: G Tickets: $6 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)   2014-2015 NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES His Girl Friday (92 minutes) His Girl Friday is a fast-talking 1940 American screwball comedy directed by Howard Hawks, from an adaptation by Charles Lederer, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur of the play The Front Page by Hecht and MacArthur. A newspaper editor uses every trick in the book to keep his ace reporter (and…

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June 2015

TWIST AND SHOUT 2015 SPRING DANCE RECITAL

June 6, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Saturday, June 6 -11:00am (doors open at 10:00am) Saturday, June 6 -6:00pm (doors open at 5:00pm) Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $10/$12/$15 Add'l (per ticket) processing fees apply: $3 (online only)   For more, visit http://twistandshoutdanceandcheer.com.

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ART IN MOTION 2015 ANNUAL DANCE RECITAL SHOWCASE

June 11, 2015 - June 13, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Thursday, June 11 - 6:30pm (doors open at 5:45pm) Friday, June 12 - 6:30pm (doors open at 5:45pm) Saturday, June 13 - 6:30pm (doors open at 5:15pm) Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $18 Standard Add'l (per ticket) processing fees apply: $3 (online only)   For more, visit www.aim-dance.com.

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On the Town (1949)

June 20, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, June 20, 2015 - 1pm and 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: G Tickets: $6 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)   2014-2015 NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES On The Town (98 minutes) Ranked as one of the best musicals of all time! Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up. With Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra.

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July 2015

DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) – to be rescheduled

July 11, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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POSTPONED FOR AUDITORIUM PAINTING - Will be added to the 2015-2016 Schedule Date/Time(s): Sat, July 11, 2015 Seating: General Admission Rating: PG   2014-2015 NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES Double Indemnity (107 minutes) The seminal 1944 American film noir, directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, and produced by Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Sistrom. The film stars Fred MacMurray as the insurance salesman, Barbara Stanwyck as the provocative housewife who wishes her husband were dead, and Edward G. Robinson as the claims…

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Disney’s Mulan JR. presented by Champaign Park District Youth Theatre

July 16, 2015 - July 18, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): July 16, 17 & 18, 2015 – 7:00pm (with Friday Matinee at 10am) Seating: General Admission **THIS EVENT IS AT CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL'S AUDITORIUM** 913 Cresent Drive, Champaign, IL 61821 Tickets: $12 (Standard Ticket), $10 (Ages 12 & Under) Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $2 (online only)   by phone: 217-356-9063 at the box office: M-F 10am-5:30pm 203 W. Park Ave. Champaign, IL 61820 Defying the village matchmaker, Mulan takes up arms and disguises as a boy in order to spare…

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August 2015

NASHVILLE (1975) – News-Gazette Film Series

August 8, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, Aug 8, 2015 - 1pm and 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $6 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) 2014-2015 NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES (159 minutes) The 2014-2015 Virginia Season closes out with the extraordinary 1975 epic musical drama directed by Robert Altman. A winner of numerous awards and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, Nashville is generally considered to be one of Altman's best films. The movie takes a snapshot of people involved in the…

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THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE (1972) – Best of the Summer Blockbuster Series: Disaster Edition

August 11, 2015
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Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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This film is showing in place of The Towering Inferno - we apologize for any inconvenience. Date/Time(s): Tue, Aug 11 and Thur, Aug 13, 2015 - 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $4 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (117 min) The Poseidon, an ocean liner larger than the Queens Elizabeth and Mary combined, is charting its course on New Year's Eve. Just after midnight, Captain Harrison (Leslie Nielsen) spots the mother of all tidal waves.…

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3rd Annual PENS TO LENS Student Screenwriting Competition

August 15, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, Aug 15, 2015 - 2pm and 6pm Doors Open: 1pm and 5pm Seating: General Admission Rating: G Tickets: $8 Festival Pass: $12 Youth 18 and Under: FREE (available at box office only) Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)   A project of the Champaign Urbana Film Society, Champaign Movie Makers, and Champaign Urbana Design Organization, Pens to Lens invites K-12 students in East Central Illinois to write and submit original screenplays, which are then made into short films by…

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AIRPORT (1970) – Best of the Summer Blockbuster Series: Disaster Edition

August 18, 2015
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Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Tue, Aug 18 and Thur, Aug 20, 2015 - 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $4 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (137 min) A suicidal bomber, an airport nearly closed by snow, and a cast including Dean Martin, Burt Lancaster and Jacqueline Bisset. The originator of the modern disaster film, Airport earned over 100 million dollars at the box office and garnered Helen Hayes an Academy Award. BEST OF THE SUMMER BLOCKBUSTERS: Disaster Edition Join us for…

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EARTHQUAKE (1974) – Best of the Summer Blockbuster Series: Disaster Edition

August 25, 2015
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Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Tue, Aug 25 and Thur, Aug 27, 2015 - 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $4 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) Rated PG (123 min) With a score by John Williams and a screenplay Mario Puzo helped write, Earthquake was conceived after two disparate events: the 1971 San Fernando earthquake and the financial success of 1970's Airport. In this film, Los Angeles is destroyed by a monster quake, but Charlton Heston is on hand, so...…

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September 2015

BEING THERE (1979) – A Salute To Peter Sellers

September 1, 2015
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Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Tue, Sept 1 and Thur, Sept 3, 2015 - 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $4  On Sale Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (130 min) From Jerzy Kosinski's popular satiric novella came this surprising, moving comedy. A simple, sheltered gardener becomes unlikely advisor to a wealthy businessman and Washington insider. Being There was perhaps Sellers' best performance and was his last film released during his lifetime. With Shirley MacLaine and…

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REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955) – News-Gazette Film Series

September 5, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Rebel Without a Cause

Date/Time(s): Sat, Sept 5, 2015 - 1pm and 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $6  On Sale Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (111 min) In James Dean’s most celebrated role, a rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, making both new friends and new enemies. 2015-2016 NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES Join us one Saturday each month as we screen the most beloved classic films of all time. Virginia…

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THE END OF THE TOUR (2015)

September 7, 2015
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Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Mon, Sept 7, through Sat, Sept 12, 2015 - 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $4  On Sale Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (106 min) Don’t miss this special return engagement of the movie that rocked audiences at the 2015 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival! A magazine reporter (Jesse Eisenberg) recounts his travels and conversations with author David Foster Wallace (Jason Segal) during a promotional book tour for the best-selling novel,…

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THE RETURN OF THE PINK PANTHER (1975) – A Salute To Peter Sellers

September 15, 2015
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An event every 2 days that begins at 12:00am, repeating until September 17, 2015

Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Tue, Sept 15 and Thur, Sept 17, 2015 - 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: G Tickets: $4  On Sale Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (113 min) There's only one Inspector Clouseau, and he's on the case after the famed Pink Panther diamond is stolen, with the Phantom's trademark glove the only clue. With Herbert Lom and Christopher Plummer. A SALUTE TO PETER SELLERS Come celebrate what would have been the great…

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REWIND 92.5 MOVIE FEST

September 18, 2015
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Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Fri, Sept 18 and Sat, Sept 19, 2015 - 7:30pm and 10:30pm Fri, and 1pm, 4pm and 8pm Sat Seating: General Admission Tickets: $5 Standard/$19.85 Festival Pass  On Sale NOW Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)       1985 was an important year for the 80s movies we all love: The Breakfast Club, Goonies, Fletch, Desperately Seeking Susan and more. Rewind 92.5 and the Virginia Theater are bringing you five of your all-time favorite movies from 1985—…

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DISNEY’S ALADDIN KIDS

September 24, 2015 - September 26, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Champaign Park District Youth Theatre program presents Disney's Aladdin KIDS Thur, Sept 24, Fri, Sept 25 & Sat, Sept 26, 2015 – 7pm Thur and Fri, 2pm Sat Seating: General Admission Tickets: $10 Adult Individual/$8 Child 12 and under Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) The Champaign Park District's Youth Theatre program, featuring students grades 2-4. presents a stage play with all your favorite characters from the hit Disney film Aladdin. See Aladdin, Jasmine, lago, Jafar, the Genie…

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October 2015

TENTH AVENUE NORTH and Sidewalk Prophets

October 1, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Thur, Oct 1, 2015 - 7pm (Doors open at 6pm) Seating: Reserved Seating Presented by ECHO Ministries Tickets: $40/$25/$20  (Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $3 - online only) SPECIAL "4-PACK" OFFER: Buy 3 Tickets, Get 1 FREE! Available at the box office only or call 217/356-9063. Tenth Avenue North made its national debut in 2008 on Reunion Records with Over and Underneath, which spawned the hits 'Love is Here,' 'By Your Side' and 'Hold My Heart.' They won the Gospel Music Association Dove…

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CELTIC WOMAN 10th Anniversary World Tour

October 4, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Celtic Woman Logo

Date/Time(s): Sun, October 4, 2015 – 3pm (Doors open at 2pm) Seating: Reserved Tickets: $99 Premium $59 Price Level 1 $39 Price Level 2 Add’l (per ticket) processing fees apply: $5 (online only) TICKETS ON SALE: MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015 - 10:00 A.M. Global music sensation Celtic Woman brings its 10th Anniversary World Tour to The Virginia Theatre on Sunday, October 4, at 3pm! This enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs,…

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LAST COMIC STANDING Live Tour

October 5, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Mon, Oct 5, 2015 - 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $39/$89 VIP Meet & Greet Package* Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $4 (online only) Tickets on sale: Friday, July 17, 2015 - 10am WAND TV welcomes Last Comic Standing - Live Tour! Season 9 of Last Comic Standing premieres July 22 on NBC when the Emmy-nominated laugh-fest returns with an all new group of the world's funniest comics. Watch the series this summer on NBC, then see the finalists perform live…

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BACK TO THE FUTURE, PART II – Back to the Future Day

October 21, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Wed, Oct 21 - 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $4   On Sale Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) THIS JUST IN: Show up to see Back to the Future II in your CUBS gear and get in FREE BACK TO THE FUTURE, PART II - Back To The Future Day October 21, 2015, has been declared “Back to the Future Day” worldwide. The date is significant, because in Back to the Future Part…

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THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK (1987) – Classic Chills

October 22, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Thur, Oct 22, 2015 - 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $4 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (118 min) Jack Nicholson, Cher, Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon star in this comedy/fantasy about three women in a picturesque village who each have their wishes granted...at a cost...when a mysterious, charismatic man enters their lives. CLASSIC CHILLS What better way to get in the Halloween spirit than with one of these classic thrillers! Schedule: October 22 The…

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THE SHINING (1980) just added! — Halloween (1978) CANCELLED

October 23, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Fri, Oct 23, 2015 - 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $4 Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (146 min) A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.   CLASSIC CHILLS What better way to get in the Halloween spirit than with one of these classic thrillers! Schedule: October…

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SUSPICION (1941) – 5 Nights of Hitch!

October 26, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Suspicion Film Poster

Date/Time(s): Mon, Oct 26, 2015 - 7pm and 10pm Seating: General Admission Rating: NR Tickets: $6  On Sale Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (99 min) Joan Fontaine took home the Academy Award for Best Actress for this noir-ish romantic thriller, the only Oscar-winning performance in a Hitchcock film(!). A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman (a sinister Cary Grant) but soon begins to suspect he is planning to murder her.  …

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SABOTAGE (1936) – 5 Nights of Hitch!

October 27, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Tue, Oct 27, 2015 - 7pm and 10pm Seating: General Admission Rating: NR Tickets: $6   On Sale Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (76 min) Loosely based on Joseph Conrad's novel The Secret Agent. A Scotland Yard undercover detective is hot on the trail of a saboteur who plans to set off a bomb in London.   2015-2016 NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: 5 Nights of Hitch! Our most popular short film series returns Halloween…

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THE LADY VANISHES (1938) – 5 Nights of Hitch!

October 28, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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The Lady Vanishes

Date/Time(s): Wed, Oct 28, 2015 - 7pm and 10pm Seating: General Admission Rating: NR Tickets: $6  On Sale Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (96 min) One of Hitchcock's best known and most popular British-made films, it grossed the most of any English film to that date and was named Best Picture of 1938 by the New York Times. While traveling by train in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly…

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SPELLBOUND (1945) – 5 Nights of Hitch!

October 29, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Spellbound

Date/Time(s): Thur, Oct 29, 2015 - 7pm and 10pm Seating: General Admission Rating: NR Tickets: $6  On Sale Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (111 min) A therapist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory in this psychological mystery thriller. With Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck - and a renowned dream sequence designed by the artist Salvador Dalí.   2015-2016 NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: 5…

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FRENZY (1972) – 5 Nights of Hitch!

October 30, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Frenzy

Date/Time(s): Fri, Oct 30, 2015 - 7pm and 10pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $6  On Sale Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (116 min) Considered by critics to be Hitchcock's last great film. A serial murderer in contemporary London is strangling women with a necktie, and the police have a suspect, but he's the wrong man… With Alec McCowen and Barry Foster.   2015-2016 NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: 5 Nights of Hitch!…

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November 2015

PAULA POUNDSTONE

November 7, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, Nov 7, 2015 – 8pm (doors open at 7pm) Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $47/$37 Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $4 (online only) Tickets on sale: Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am One of the great humorists of our time, Paula Poundstone brings her witty, wry and intelligent humor to the Virginia for an evening of standup comedy. A regular panelist on NPR’s popular news quiz show, ‘Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me’, Paula is known for her remarkable…

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BILL MAHER

November 8, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sun, Nov 8, 2015 – 7pm (doors open at 6pm) Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $79.50/64.50 Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $5.50 (online only) Tickets on sale: Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am Spend an evening with Bill Maher, the brilliant political commentator who set the boundaries of where funny political talk can go on American television and who now stretches those limits in an evening of hard-hitting, side-splitting stand up humor. Currently host of HBO’s Real Time, and…

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CANCELLED: AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT (1971)

November 9, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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MONTY PYTHON’S THE MEANING OF LIFE (1983) – And Now For Something Completely Different…

November 10, 2015
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Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Tue and Wed, Nov 10 and 11, 2015 - 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: R Tickets: $4  On Sale Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) Rated R (107 min) The last film to feature all six Python members before Graham Chapman's death in 1989, The Meaning of Life returns to the sketch comedy format of their original television series. AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT… Join us at the Virginia when we revisit…

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MONTY PYTHON & THE HOLY GRAIL (1975) – And Now For Something Completely Different…

November 12, 2015
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Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Thur and Fri, Nov 12 and 13, 2015 - 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $4  On Sale Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (91 min) Follow King Arthur, his squire Patsy, Sir Bedevere the Wise, Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Galahad the Pure, Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot, and the aptly named Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Film as they go on the quest of a lifetime while not being in the least bit…

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DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) – News-Gazette Film Series

November 14, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Double Indemnity

Date/Time(s): Sat, Nov 14, 2015 - 1pm and 7pm Seating: General Admission Rating: PG Tickets: $6  On Sale Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am Add'l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (107 min) The seminal 1944 American film noir, directed by Billy Wilder and co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler. Fred MacMurray is an insurance salesman, Barbara Stanwyck a provocative housewife who wishes her husband were dead, and Edward G. Robinson a claims adjuster whose job it is to find…

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THE SNOW QUEEN

November 19, 2015 - November 21, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Champaign Park District Youth Theatre program presents The Snow Queen! Thur, Nov 19, Fri, Nov 20 & Sat, Nov 21, 2015 – 7pm each night plus 2pm on Sat Seating: General Admission Tickets: $12 Adult Individual/$10 Child 12 and under Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) Performed by the talented children of the Champaign Park District's Youth Theatre program, grades 5-8! Before there was 'Frozen' there was 'The Snow Queen', the epic fairly tale published by Hans Christian Anderson in 1844…

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MIX 94.5 ROOFSIT FOR CHRISTMAS WISH

November 20, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Fri, Nov 20, 2015 – 5am until until $10,000 is donated to the Christmas Wish Fund. For decades MIX 94.5 has celebrated the holidays by granting the Christmas Wishes of kids and families in our area who need a little extra help.  But we wouldn’t be able to grant a single Wish without YOU! We’re asking for your help during the annual Roofsit For Christmas Wish! Friday, November 20th, Tim & Sarah from The Morning MIX will climb to the…

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HOLIDAY CARD PHOTO OP

November 23, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Holiday Decor at Virginia Theatre

Date/Time(s): Mon, Nov 23, 2015 – 5-8pm Mon, Nov 30, 2015 – 5-8pm Thur, Dec 10, 2015 – 5-8pm FREE We're opening up the Virginia's beautifully decorated Mezzanine Lobby for family photographs!  Call our box office (356-9063) and reserve your 15 minute slot.  Free to attend.  Bring your own camera or arrange to have a professional photographer meet you at the theatre.  

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HOLIDAY CARD PHOTO OP

November 30, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Holiday Decor at Virginia Theatre

Date/Time(s): Mon, Nov 23, 2015 – 5-8pm Mon, Nov 30, 2015 – 5-8pm Thur, Dec 10, 2015 – 5-8pm FREE We're opening up the Virginia's beautifully decorated Mezzanine Lobby for family photographs!  Call our box office (356-9063) and reserve your 15 minute slot.  Free to attend.  Bring your own camera or arrange to have a professional photographer meet you at the theatre.  

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December 2015

TONS O’ FUN BAND 10TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOW

December 5, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Sat, Dec 5, 2015 – 7pm (doors open at 6pm) Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $25/$15/$10/$5 Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $2 (online only) Lite Rock 97.5-WHMS FM, Newstalk 1400-WDWS, and Classic Hits 107.9-WKIO present the Tons O' Fun Band and Friends 10th Annual Christmas Show, returning to the Virginia Theatre for one final performance! The evening will feature the Tons O' Fun Band performing seasonal favorites along with many of the performers from past shows, and a special…

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AN IRISH CHRISTMAS

December 7, 2015
Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Date/Time(s): Mon, Dec 7, 2015 – 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm) Seating: Reserved Seating Tickets: $45/$35 Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $4 (online only) Tickets on sale:  Friday, August 21, 2015 – 10am As seen on PBS, An Irish Christmas brings just about everything to the table! Take a journey through Christmas in Ireland and celebrate the great traditions of Irish mythology, enjoy superb music-making, Christmas carol singing, and great storytelling – all led by an award-winning cast of…

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