Since 1921, the Virginia Theatre has been a treasured downtown Champaign landmark. Originally built to host both movies and vaudeville performances, the Virginia is now owned and operated by the Champaign Park District and offers a rich program of concerts, classic and contemporary films, live theatre, dance and children's events and is the home of Roger Ebert's Film Festival every spring.
Since 1921, The Virginia Theatre has been a landmark in the business district of Champaign, and in the history of the region. For 75 years, the 1463 seat theatre has offered entertainment as a vaudeville house legitimate theatre, and movie house. Enjoy a quite dinner in one of their private dining area, catch a classic film, or simply tour this stunning venue that has wowed visitors for generations.