film & video

Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

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

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.

Sat, Sept 23, 2017, 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, August 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Tickets: $6
On Sale Now

Rated PG (102 min) Nominated for six Academy Awards, The Wizard of Oz was nevertheless a box office disappointment when it was first released. It had been MGM’s most expensive production to date, but the film didn’t become widely known to the public until regular television broadcasts began in 1956.

Sat, August 26, 2017, 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, July 22, 2017 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

The Gold Rush (1925)

Tickets: $6
On Sale Now

Not Rated (95 min) Experience this 1925 silent comedy written, produced, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin, who declared, “This is the picture I want to be remembered by.” Featuring his famed ‘Little Tramp’ character, the film received strong reviews at its release and is now considered one of the greatest works of the silent era.

Sat, July 22, 2017, 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!

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
The Lewis Auditorium (Ground Floor) at The Urbana Free Library

Draw a story with pictures and and make a mini "film" using stop motion photography.

For children entering grades 2 to 6.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 6:00pm
The Art Theater Co-op (126 W Church St., Champaign IL 61820)

The Illini Swing Society and The Art Theater Co-op are hosting a one-night special screening of the new swing dance revival documentary "Alive and Kicking"! Come see what swing dance is all about, and don't forget to bring some friends!

Born out of the Great Depression, swing dancing elevates the human spirit beyond one's circumstances as dancers can move to the beat for the sheer joy of it and disappear into something bigger, something dazzling, a space without a critic or a judge or an analyst. ALIVE & KICKING gives the audience an intimate, insider's view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern American society. (Susan Glatzer, 2017, US, 88 min, NR, DCP)

"It’s impossible to watch this film without a tapping toe and a smile." -The Seattle Times

"The dancers in Alive and Kicking all share a rapturous expression, and Glatzer makes the case for this Depression-era diversion as a modern tonic for isolation." -Village Voice

" ... the jaw-dropping improvisations and physical intimacy of the dancers make it an action film par excellence — joy-fueled and gravity-defying." -Los Angeles Times

Find the Facebook Event at: http://bit.ly/2oVLayT

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Art Theater, 126 W Church St, Champaign, IL 61820

Prairie Rivers Network is excited to bring one of the largest environmental film festivals to Illinois. THE WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL is a collection of films from the annual festival held in Nevada City, CA, now in its 15th year! The festival focuses on films which speak to the environmental concerns and celebrations of our planet, and it gives PRN an opportunity to inspire the public to affect environmental change here in Illinois. The festival offers ways for our members, supporters, and friends to get energized and empowered to work to protect clean water, wildlife habitat, and our rich natural landscapes.

When: April 4, 2017; 5 pm doors open, film program 6 pm – 9 pm
Where: Art Theater, 126 W Church St, Champaign, IL 61820
Tickets: $10 General Admission, $30 General Admission With PRN Membership

Proceeds from this event are going to support clean water initiatives.

More information is available at http://prairierivers.org/wsff

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 2:00pm
Sylvia's Irish Inn. 312 W Green St, Urbana Ill, 61801

St. Patrick’s Day Tea
Sunday, March 12th, 2017
2-4 pm
Sylvia’s Irish Inn Bed & Breakfast, 312 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801
http://www.sylviasirishinn.com/
Join us for a relaxing afternoon tea at
Sylvia’s Irish Inn
Price $25.00 – This includes a glass Champaign
Punch on arrival and traditional tea sandwiches
and desserts.
Enjoy beautiful, live Celtic music
and storytelling.
Call 217-384-4800 for reservations as seating is limited

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 8:15pm
The Virginia Theatre

PechaKucha Night C-U returns for another night of captivating stories and unique perspectives! First devised by a pair of Tokyo architects in 2003, PechaKucha Nights have become international phenomena that use a simple concept to create big community exchanges. Presenters have 20 images and 20 seconds per image to share their ideas, works, and passions for a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds flat.

THE DETAILS:
Saturday, February 11th, 2017
The Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Avenue, Champaign
Doors open at 7:30 pm, show at 8:20 pm
Admission: $10 in advance/ $15 at the door
Tickets available online at the Virginia Theatre website
Possible Mature Content, 18+ recommended

Get ready for ten thought-provoking presentations:
Isaac Arms: Community & Culture Through Music: What We Find / What We Leave Behind
Ainslie Heilich: Living the Tuscola Dream
Kelsey Langley: Child's Play
Kate McDowell: Storytelling Thinking for Professionals
David Michael Moore: Design to Make a Difference
Hugh Monahan: The Empathy of Games
Nicole Musumeci: Growing Community
Kirby Pringle: Benefits of Creating Habitat for Pollinators
Candice Solomon-Strutz: Raising Children in an Interracial Family
Sierra Young: Blow-Up and Robot Stories

We are excited to welcome Ralph Roether to the stage as our emcee for the night!

Let your friends know you are coming by RSVPing on Facebook!

WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PECHA KUCHA NIGHT C-U?
For additional info, or if interested in presenting at a future PechaKucha Night Champaign-Urbana, visit http://thecudo.org/portfolio/pechakucha-night/

Check out the www.pechakucha.org global website to get a sense of the magnitude of the event as well as our city page, www.pechakucha.org/night/champaign-urbana.

Follow us on Twitter: @pechakuchaCU
Become a fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/pechakuchaCU
For more information about CUDO visit thecudo.org

Saturday, November 12, 2016 - 1:00pm
Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana, IL

Join the Spurlock Museum staff for a fun family afternoon. Admission is free. Schedule of activities:

musical instrument craft: 1:00–4:00 pm
cartoon (English): 1:30–1:40 pm and 3:00–3:10 pm
cartoon (Portuguese): 1:45–1:55 pm and 2:45–2:55 pm
Brazilian folktales: 2:00–2:20 pm
Cantigas de Roda (popular songs): 3:15–3:35 pm

The cartoon is based on the popular Brazilian comic Mônica and Friends.

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 7:00pm, Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 7:00pm, Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 7:00pm, Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 7:00pm, Friday, December 16, 2016 - 7:00pm, Saturday, December 17, 2016 - 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

One of our favorite holiday traditions returns! Don't miss this chance to take in a classic Christmas tale at the historic Virginia with family and friends- and enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate, with our compliments, at each screening!

Dec 12-13 The Bishop's Wife (1947) Not Rated (109 min) Dec 14-15 The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942) Rated G (112 min) Dec 16 Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Not Rated (96 min) Dec 17 It's A Wonderful Life (1946) Rated PG (130 min)

All screenings 7pm (with a 1pm matinee Saturday)
Tickets: $6 (or see all four for $18)

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