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The Virginia Theatre

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Beautiful theater whose architecture is rarely found outside of Europe. Great acoustics. Seating is... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Deborah A
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wonderful old theater

like going back 60 years to what theaters use to be. it has been wonderfully restored along with... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful theater whose architecture is rarely found outside of Europe. Great acoustics. Seating is a bit cramped.

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

like going back 60 years to what theaters use to be. it has been wonderfully restored along with balcony and refreshment stand. has major artists come throughout the year.

Thank 476pam
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

I brought my sons to see Hocus Pocus here during a Halloween festival centered around the film in that area of town. It was fantastic. The historic theater itself is something to behold and I love that they keep it so busy with different older...More

Thank Ryan H
Steven B, General Manager at The Virginia Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback! We're looking forward to the return of Hocus Pocus this fall along with lots more. We hope to see you all again soon!

Reviewed July 9, 2018

For our 50th Anniversary we saw Walt Disney's "Jungle Book" It was one of the first "Date Night movies we saw when first dating.

Thank Donald H
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Have been to the Virginia Theatre many a time. Always a great place for more obscure movies or plays. Seats are comfy and they have great staff that move quick and are friendly.

Thank Jake G
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Please return with me to one of the great theatres of the 1920's - a fully restored, fully functional entertainment for the new millennium. Comfortable seats, not a bad seat in the house, and, most of all, top flight entertainment in friendly surroundings.

Thank pat m
Reviewed July 8, 2018

We didn’t have time to attend an event here, but from the marquee and flyers it seems to have an active schedule of events, many live music events. It seems to be a nicely restored venue in a safe neighborhood. It’s good that Champaign has...More

Thank Mack3065
Reviewed May 20, 2018

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
Reviewed March 3, 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 October 14, 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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Vicki W
January 20, 2018|
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Response from Steven B | Property representative |
So sorry to have missed your question! The Virginia does indeed feature a bar service at select live shows - in our eastern lobby on the theatre's main floor - courtesy of Farren's Pub & Eatery.
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ChanceDevereaux
April 22, 2016|
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Response from Steven B | Property representative |
The Virginia Theatre has 1463 seats.
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