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Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

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

Rated PG (120 min) Mortimer (Cary Grant) has a right to call his family dysfunctional: he's got a brother who's an escaped murderer, a cousin who thinks he's Theodore Roosevelt, and two aunts who are poisoning lonely bachelors.

Sat, Jan 13, 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!

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

Tickets: $6 (or see all five for $24)
On Sale Date: Fri, Jul 14, 2017, 10am

These are some of our favorite movies all year long! Five classic Christmas tales shown in a historic setting--savor a nice cup of complimentary hot chocolate, too. Share the holiday cheer with your family and friends, at the Virginia Theatre this winter.

Mon, Dec 11, 2017: Home Alone (1990), Rated PG (103 min)
Tue, Dec 12, 2017: White Christmas (1954), Rated G (120 min)
Wed, Dec 13, 2017: A Christmas Carol (1951), Rated G (86 min)
Thur, Dec 14, 2017: Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Not Rated (96 min)
Fri-Sate, Dec 15-16, 2017: It's A Wonderful Life (1946), Rated PG (130 min)

All screenings 7pm (with a 1pm matinee Saturday)

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, November 11, 2017 - 1:00pm to 7:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

Ben Hur (1959)

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

Rated G (3 hours, 32 min) The chariot race is perhaps one of the single most famous action sequences of all time. See it on the Virginia’s wide screen! Ben Hur tells the story of a Jewish prince who is betrayed and sent into slavery by a friend…and who must regain his freedom to exact revenge.

Sat, Nov 11, 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!

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 7:00pm to Friday, October 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

Five Nights of Hitch!

Tickets: $6 (or see all five for $24)
On Sale Date: Fri, Jul 14, 2017, 10am

Unquestionably our most popular short film series, 5 Nights of Hitch is back with five critically-acclaimed blockbusters from the irreplaceable master of suspense.

Mon, Oct 23, 2017: Lifeboat (1944), Rated PG (97 min)
Tue, Oct 24, 2017: The Trouble with Harry (1955), Rated PG (99 min)
Wed, Oct 25, 2017: To Catch a Thief (1955), Rated PG (130 min)
Thur, Oct 26, 2017: Rebecca (1940), Rated PG (130 min)
Fri, Oct 27, 2017: Psycho (1960), Rated R (109 min)

All screenings 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, 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

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