2022 ROGER EBERT'S FILM FESTIVAL PASS
Reserved Seating Passes:
The College of Media at Illinois proudly presents the Roger Ebert’s Film Festival at the historic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign, IL.
A limited quantity of festival passes is made available in advance of each Ebertfest, with individual tickets to the film titles going on sale Friday, April 1, 2022.
The greatest value, Ebertfest Passes allow access to all 12 (or more) movie screenings during this 22 year-old, four-day event held annually at the Virginia , with additional talks and panel discussions appearing at sites around Champaign-Urbana and on the University of Illinois campus.
Ebertfest has taken extra precautions this year, going beyond local public health measures to make audiences feel comfortable. The festival is introducing reserved ticketing for the first time to reduce capacity and provide ample spacing between groups. And the Virginia Theatre has installed a new state-of-the-art ventilation system.
Festival Passes are $200.00 each, with no additional fees. A special discount is also available to festival-goers who purchase a four-pack of adjacent seats (with no gap seats between them), priced at $700.00. UIUC students may purchase a pass for $150 at the Box Office (requires valid UIUC Student ID).
All festival passes purchased for the previously scheduled 2021 Ebertfest will be honored by the Virginia Theatre at the event in April, 2022.
CLICK HERE TO READ A STATEMENT FROM FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS CHAZ EBERT & NATE KOHN.
Any patron unable to attend the new rescheduled dates may request a full refund, no questions asked, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 217/356-9063. Deadline for refunds is Tuesday, March 1, 2022.
For more information, please visit this page or contact the Virginia Box Office at 217/356-9063.
Roger Ebert’s Film Festival celebrates films, genres, and formats that have been overlooked by distributors, audiences, and/or critics. These include independent, international, and studio films that did not win wide audiences; overlooked formats such as 70mm; and overlooked genres such as documentaries and musicals. The festival screens one film at a time – so that everyone sees the same films – promoting a strong sense of community among audience members, filmmakers, guests, students, and scholars.
It was founded by Roger Ebert, an Urbana native, U of I journalism graduate, and Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times.
For more, visit www.ebertfest.com
As well as pass and ticket sales, Roger Ebert’s Film Festival relies on generous gifts from donors and sponsors. Gifts of all sizes are vital to the festival and can be made as an option among the funding choices at The College of Media’s website: media.illinois.edu/giving/give-now.
For additional sponsorship options, visit the Ebertfest website: ebertfest.com/become-sponsor
FACE MASKS OPTIONAL
In accordance with guidance from Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health, beginning February 28, 2022, the wearing of face masks is considered optional in Champaign Park District facilities, including the Virginia Theatre.
Patrons are still welcome to wear a face mask while at the Virginia, and the theatre will continue to provide complimentary masks to those who wish to wear them.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Champaign Park District has implemented the following mitigation practices at the Virginia Theatre in accordance with guidelines set by federal, state, and local public health authorities:
- Additional cleaning and disinfecting, with a focus on touch surfaces, door knobs and push plates, railings, auditorium seating, restroom facilities, and countertops.
- Touchless hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the Theatre’s lobbies and work spaces for use by patrons, volunteers, staff, and production personnel.