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The Virginia Theatre

203 W Park Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-3928
+1 217-356-9063
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John Prime and Robin Trower.on a different day.

Great atmosphere for music. These concerts were worth every penny. Letdowns: long restroom wait... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
johnswanberg
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Champaign, Illinois
Great place to take in a movie, play or show

The Virginia Theatre has been around since 1921, hosting movies, live concerts, and plays to the... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Danno251
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Champaign, Illinois
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203 W Park Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-3928
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great atmosphere for music. These concerts were worth every penny. Letdowns: long restroom wait in between sets. Very obnoxious drunks ( at Prine) tried to ruin the fun and couldn't shut uup.

Thank johnswanberg
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The Virginia Theatre has been around since 1921, hosting movies, live concerts, and plays to the C-U community. It's been recently remodeled over the last 15-20 years, restored the look to match the period. This 1,463 seat theater is listed on the National Register of...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

A restored old theater, the Virginia has been updated while maintaining its old world charm.As a multi use venue, the sight lines and acoustics are first rate. We have seen dance shows, rock concerts and movies here, and have always enjoyed the experience.vBulletin

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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful classic old theater. It hosted great performers from the Vaudeville era. In the 1970s it operated as a movie theater. A Wurlitzer organ rises up to the stage. Seeing a production here is a unique experience. About 25 years ago the...More

2  Thank sagamon
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

Saw Peter Frampton accoustic tour here. The seating arrangements allow for a good view of the stage. Enjoyed the place; only they had some kind of technical problem that interrupted the concert twice. My wife had been here before and all went well.

Thank mrjlsee
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Very pretty and well taken care of theater, a great place to go with family. One of my new favorite places to bring the kids. Would much rather spend my money here than a big time box office theater.

Thank mizzi89
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

The Virginia Theatre has been beautifully renovated so if you haven't been in a long while you will be pleasantly surprised! Comfortable seating, beer and wine service provided by Farren's in the lobby for some events and great staff!

Thank The_Kannan_Family
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We have attended quite a few concerts at the Virginia theater through the years. And attended the Roger Evert Festival. The acoustics are fabulous but the lack of leg room( especially in the balcony where I prefer to sit because I am short)even I have...More

Thank micks92
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Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Love this theater. Had tickets reserved at will-call. They were there and seating was excellent. Show was great. The organist played and when finished the riser came down and the play began. Acoustics were great. Lighting was perfect. House lights came up during intermission. Bathrooms...More

Thank Ed V
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Went there as a treat for my birthday with our cousins. We watched Casablanca. Before the movie a gentleman played a 750-pipe Wurlitzer organ. He found out it was my birthday and played Happy birthday for me and the entire theater sang to me. It...More

Thank sarasumark
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The Virginia Theatre has 1463 seats.
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