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Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 3:30pm
Japan House 2000 South Lincoln Avenue Urbana, Illinois 61802

Join us for a special Krannert Art Museum event at Japan House where we'll talk with local photographer Larry Kanfer about his work engaging the Illinois landscape. Bring your camera for a creative exploration of the Japan House gardens and University of Illinois Arboretum with opportunities to create new landscape photographs outdoors.

Please visit https://kam.illinois.edu for more information. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public.

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 3:30pm
Krannert Art Museum 500 East Peabody Drive Champaign, Illinois 61820 United States

Join us to talk about American landscape photography, past and present. We will talk about 20th century American documentary photography, using the photographs on display from the KAM collection in the Capturing Landscape exhibition as our starting point. Bring your ideas about photography (and your camera) because after the talk, you will be invited to capture images from the exhibition as inspiration for your own photography, then submit new landscape photographs to be featured in an online Capturing Landscape photo gallery.

Please visit https://kam.illinois.edu for more information. This event is free (donations accepted) and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 6:30pm
The Virginia Theatre

Animation Vacation! Join us at the Virginia Theatre all summer long when we feature some of the greatest animated classics of all time, from yesterday and today. Most screenings begin at 6:30pm, earlier than our average start time, to better accommodate bedtimes! Individual tickets are only $3 per film (or buy all 10 for just $25).

Full Animation Vacation Schedule:
June 19 & 21 Cinderella (1950) Rated G (74 min)
June 26 & 28 The Jungle Book (1967) Rated G (78 min)
July 3 & 5 Toy Story 3 (2010) Rated G (103 min)
July 9 & 10 Despicable Me (2010) Rated PG (95 min)
July 11 & 12 Despicable Me 2 (2013) Rated PG (98 min)
July 13 & 14 Despicable Me 3 (2017) Rated PG (90 min)
July 24 & 26 The Little Mermaid (1989) Rated G (83 min)
August 7 Minions (2015) Rated PG (91 min)
August 14 & 16 Snow White (1937) Rated G (83 min)
August 28 & 30 Mary Poppins (1964) Rated G (139 min)

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Krannert Art Museum Auditorium (Lower Level Room 62) 500 E. Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820

Krannert Art Museum and the School of Art + Design Visitor Series present Kairos Dirt and the Errant Vacuum (2017), a screening and discussion with the film’s director Madsen Minax. The run time for the film is 90 minutes; discussion will follow.

Kairos Dirt & the Errant Vacuum follows the strange happenings of two middle school lunch ladies, an androgynous student, a lesbian hospice provider, a grieving ministry worker, a mystical mortician, and an astrologer/life coach/phone sex operator. Through a series of collective dreams an otherworldly being invades the characters’ dream spaces, revealing an alternate realm of wanton, subconscious desires. Amid the post- industrial decay of the American south, interconnected relationships unfold in unusual and fantastical landscapes as television monitors, radio frequencies, orifices and dreams all become portals to access this alternate dimension of carnality and desire.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 1:00pm
Staerkel Planetarium - Parkland College - 2400 West Bradley Avenue, Champaign

A part of the world-wide Bahá’i Light of Unity Festival, this event features a talk by Steve Sarowitz, tech entrepreneur (founder of Paylocity), philanthropist, and Executive Producer of the important new documentary film about the Báb, the Prophet Herald of the Bahá’í Faith. Mr. Sarowitz will show clips from his film on the planetarium dome as he tells the dynamic story of the making of the film and shares his motivation for its creation. The entire film will be aired on ABC in May. A full-dome sky show will precede the talk.

This event is free of charge and is open to the public.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 2:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

Rewind 92.5 FILM SERIES: Hocus Pocus (1993)

Tickets: $5
On Sale Date: Fri, Jul 14, 2017, 10am

PG-13 (96 min) Rewind 92.5 FM returns to the Virginia with this 90s cult classic. It has been three centuries, and the three Sanderson sisters are resurrected at last in Salem, MA on Halloween night. Come as you are, or come as your favorite character, and run amok, amok, amok! Enjoy fun activities and a chance to meet the Sanderson sisters.

Sat, Oct 7, 2017, 2pm

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 1:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES: LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)

Tickets: $6

Saturday, Sept. 23 at 1 & 7pm

Not Rated (95 min) Peter O’Toole performs the role that made him a star. It follows T.E. Lawrence as he journeys to Arabia during World War I, where he is caught up in the battle with the Ottoman Empire. An entrancing, moving, literate historical epic.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

SEPTEMBER REEL DEALS: DANCES WITH WOLVES
Rated PG-13 (3 hours)

Tickets: $5

Tue/Thur, September 5 & 7 at 7pm

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

2017 PENS TO LENS: Student Screenwriting Competition & Gala Screening
August 12
Date/Time: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 – 2pm & 6pm 
Seating: Reserved
Tickets: $12 Pass/$8 Standard/FREE for Ages 18 & under
Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)
On-Sale Date: Fri, July 14, 2017 – 10am 
The Champaign-Urbana Film Society, Champaign Movie Makers, and Champaign-Urbana Design Organization present this unique program where East Central Illinois K-12 students write original screenplays which are then made into short films by local filmmakers. Area graphic designers and illustrators create original movie posters for many of the submitted screenplays.
The whole community is invited to come out and watch the finished films, walk the red carpet, and celebrate some very creative student screenwriters! Awards are presented at each show time. The 2pm screening features films written by K-8th grade students, and the 6pm screening features films written by 8th-12th grade students.
***Students age 18 and under can pick up a free festival pass at the box office!***

Saturday, June 23, 2018 (All day)

Tickets: $6
On Sale Date: Spring 2018

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 www.newsgazette.com to cast your vote for any one of the following titles:

Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Cleopatra (1963)
King Kong (1933)
Metropolis (1927)
A Star Is Born (1954)

Sat, June 23, 2018, 1pm & 7pm

NEWS-GAZETTE FILM SERIES
$6 One Saturday each month, 1pm & 7pm
For 16 years, the News-Gazette has supported great movies at the Virginia Theatre through its popular classic film series. Presented one Saturday each month (except in October and December, when we highlight Hitchcock and Christmas films), the News-Gazette Film Series is your ticket to Hollywood’s golden age. Many films are projected from 35mm reel-to-reel prints, while others show on the Virginia’s new Christie 4K digital projector. Throw in house organist David Schroeder performing on our historic Hope Jones II Wurlitzer, and you have a wonderful evening of classic entertainment fit for the whole family!

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