Virginia Theatre

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Virginia Theatre
203 West Park Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820

Box Office Hours:
Weekdays, 10am – 5:30pm and two hours before every show.

Phone: 217.356.9063


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Reserved Seating Passes:
$200 Standard / $700 4-Pack / $150 Student (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.

Festival producers Chaz Ebert and Nate Kohn have announced that the 2021 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival (previously scheduled for September 8 through 11) has been postponed and will now take place Wednesday through Saturday, April 20 through 23, 2022, at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign.


Any patron unable to attend the new rescheduled dates may request a full refund, no questions asked, by emailing or by calling 217/356-9063. 

For more information, please visit this page or contact the Virginia Box Office at 217/356-9063.


Roger Ebert's Film Festival

The College of Media at Illinois proudly presents the Roger Ebert’s Film Festival at the historic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign, IL.

Festival Passes on sale now!

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.

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 (requires valid UIUC Student ID).

A limited quantity of festival passes is made available in advance of each Ebertfest, with individual tickets to the film titles going on sale April 1, 2022.

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

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:

For additional sponsorship options, visit the Ebertfest website:
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