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The Champaign Park District announced the lineup for performances at the Virginia Theatre for the 2017 to 2018 season. Performers include ZZ Top and Lily Tomlin.

More than the movies: 17th Ebertfest brings sense of community

By Annabeth Carlson, Assistant features editor April 20, 2015

In The Virginia Theatre’s gold, ornate rooms, the aroma of popcorn wafted through the air Wednesday night as people socialized and took programs from ushers. Outside, the theatre’s sign illuminated...

‘The Son of the Sheik’ brings silence fascination to Ebertfest

By Earn Saenmuk April 18, 2015

It wasn’t my first time at Ebertfest, but this time, I went into The Virginia Theatre nervous, wondering what it would be like to watch a silent film. “The Son of the Sheik” is the first silent film...

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