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Virginia Theater guided tours showcase building’s history and renovations

Virginia Theater guided tours showcase building’s history and renovations

By Abrar Al-Heeti

June 2, 2014

At a time when theaters ushered in large, eager crowds who came to watch live performances and movies frequently, a brand new theater opened its doors for the first time on Dec. 28, 1921. It was named the Virginia Theater, and it still stands today at 203 W. Park Ave. in Champaign. Nearly 94 years af...