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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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THE MAGIC STUMP: A New Birding Documentary

THE MAGIC STUMP: A New Birding Documentary

SUN, FEB 19, 2023

Reception, screening, and cast Q&A.

Join us at the Virginia Theatre for this premiere screening of the 2022 documentary The Magic Stump. Hosted by Grand Prairie Friends and the Champaign County Audubon Society, with support from Prairie Rivers Network, Urbana Park District, Champaign Park District, Champaign County Forest Preserve District, Faith in Place, and the Land Conservation Foundation.

A New Birding Documentary
Film Runtime
: 20min

2pm     Doors open/Public reception
3pm     Movie screening followed by cast Q&A

Nibble, chat, and swap stories with local conservation community members at this very special event featuring a screening of the documentary short, The Magic Stump.

Free and open to the general public. Complimentary snacks provided, with a cash bar and cash theatre concessions also available.

Discover the secrets held by this extraordinary Coles County roost site. Follow three local birders on their journey to tell the stories discovered at the “magic stump”.  Immediately after the film, enjoy a live Q&A featuring a behind-the-scenes panel with producer Bob Dolgan and birding cast/stars from the film.

RSVP requested but not required
– visit to RSVP and for more about the film!

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In accordance with guidance from Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health, 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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