Virginia Theatre

203 W. Park Avenue,
Champaign, IL 61820

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on April 14, 2009 at 7:10 pm

Ebertfest coming April 22 – 26. Can’t make it this year but it’s been a lot of fun in the past.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on August 19, 2008 at 4:16 am

A 1996 view of the Virginia Theatre in Champaign here and here.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 18, 2008 at 8:09 am

Here is another exterior photo. I think this was a revival showing of Godfather 2, not the original run, as it would have played for more than two days:
http://tinyurl.com/yrcwsf

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on July 30, 2007 at 10:55 am

Did they fix that water damage on the auditorium ceiling yet? Or even paint it? Every time I’m there it looks just awful.

ilkrm
ilkrm on July 14, 2007 at 6:58 am

For the sports fans:

This is the place where Harold “Red” Grange was offered $100,000 to play professional football. C.C. Pyle was the manager of the theater in 1925 and call Grange to his office while Grange was there to see s show. You might say that THIS was where the NFL became a popular sport.

JimG
JimG on October 31, 2005 at 6:46 pm

The Organ was a style D wurlitzer 2 manual 6 rank organ still playing

Broan
Broan on July 12, 2005 at 10:27 am

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Images of the theater

dtpowers
dtpowers on June 18, 2005 at 6:23 am

When I saw the opening of “Batman” at the Virginian they entertained the waiting audience with the organ as the crowd was getting seated. Before the picture began, the manager came out on stage and welcomed us and pitched the concessions. Charming!

vince
vince on March 7, 2005 at 3:31 pm

A special weekend festival of accessability to the arts (CU Express)will be held at the Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL on March 18 & 19, 2005. Striving to ensure that the arts are available to all people.

RobertR
RobertR on March 4, 2005 at 7:43 am

There is a picture of the marquee at this link

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maddiegrz
maddiegrz on December 14, 2004 at 7:41 am

In 1996 I saw 2001 there with my dad for the “Birthday” celebration of Hal. It was really cool to see the film on such a big screen. It really is a beautiful theater.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on October 26, 2001 at 8:31 am

For the past few years Roger Ebert has held a film festival here which includes the showing of 70MM FILMS!