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Virginia Theatre
203 West Park Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820

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

Phone: 217.356.9063


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NOSFERATU (1922), Feat. Steven Ball, Wurlitzer Pipe Organ

NOSFERATU (1922), Feat. Steven Ball, Wurlitzer Pipe Organ
General Admission Seating:
Plus a per-ticket processing fee of $2.00
SAT, OCT 15, 2022



Due to an issue with travel arrangements, organist Steven Ball is unable to perform at the Virginia Theatre for this evening’s News-Gazette Film Series screening of NOSFERATU.

The event has therefore been postponed to Saturday, October 15, at 7pm, with doors opening at 6pm. Tickets purchased for the originally-advertised Friday, October 14 screening will be accepted at the rescheduled date.

Mr. Ball will now be performing Saturday on the Virginia’s restored 1921 Wurlitzer pipe organ, to provide a live soundtrack for this special News-Gazette screening of a digitally remastered, high definition version of NOSFERATU (1922, Silent, 81 Min).

The Virginia Theatre and the Champaign Park District regret any inconvenience caused by this postponement. Patrons who have already purchased tickets to the Friday screening but who are unable to attend Saturday may contact the box office for a full refund at 217/356-9063.

In appreciation for all who attend Saturday’s screening, the Virginia Theatre will be offering each ticket-holder a gift card good for complimentary admission for two to a future News-Gazette Film Series screening.

Maestro Steven Ball will perform live on the Virginia’s historic Hope Jones Wurlitzer Pipe Organ during the highly-influential silent horror film Nosferatu.

Program begins at 7pm, with doors open at 6pm.

Please note:
There will be no 1pm matinee screening of this picture.

A special presentation of The News-Gazette Film Series.

Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens
1922 Horror/Fantasy
81 Min

F.W. Murnau's iconic vampire film tells the tale of the villainous blood-drinker Count Orlok. In this highly influential silent horror film, the mysterious Count Orlok (Max Schreck) summons Thomas Hutter (Gustav von Wangenheim) to his remote Transylvanian castle in the mountains.

Dr. Steven Ball studied at the University of Michigan where he went on to both teach and serve as University Carillonneur and became the Director of the famous Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments. His impressive and varied career includes extensive touring throughout the world as a silent film accompanist, theater organist, and concert organist. He has recently been named Director of Sacred Music at the Oratory of St. Francis de Sales in St Louis, Missouri.

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For 21 years, The News-Gazette has sponsored monthly screenings of the most beloved classic films at the Virginia Theatre.

The News-Gazette Film Series is your ticket to Hollywood’s golden age!

News-Gazette film critic Richard Leskosky will be back this season following many 7pm News-Gazette screenings for a post-show talk about each film — in the Virginia lobby.

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.
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