film & video

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!

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

My Darling Clementine (1946)

Tickets: $6
On Sale Date: Fri, July 14, 2017, 10am

Rated PG (97 min) 1946 Regarded by many critics as perhaps the best western ever made. Clementine was inspired by the life and legend of Wyatt Earp (Henry Fonda), the frontier lawman who teamed up with Doc Holliday (Victor Mature) for the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

Sat, May 12, 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!

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

Singin' in the Rain (1952)

Tickets: $6
On Sale Date: Fri, July 14, 2017, 10am

Rated G (103 min) One of the greatest (and most successful) musicals ever filmed, filled with memorable songs and lavish dance routines that have wowed audiences for decades. It highlights the struggles that silent film actors faced during the advent of ‘talkies’. With Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O’Connor.

Sat, April 14, 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!

Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Tickets: $6
On Sale Date: Fri, July 14, 2017, 10am

Rated PG-13 (3 hours 17 min) Adapted from the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Boris Pasternak, the film covers the tumultuous years prior to, during, and after the Russian Revolution, as seen through the eyes of poet, physician, and romantic man about town, Yuri Zhivago.

Sat, Feb 3, 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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