Stage and Screen : The Virginia and Champaign County Historic Theatres
First opened on December 28, 1921, the Virginia Theatre has long been Champaign County’s premier theatre. The theater has evolved through the century from silent films to blockbusters and from vaudeville shows to Broadway.
T.J. Blakeman, Champaign County History Museum President, and Perry Morris, Vice President, will appear on stage to share stories about the theater and the people credited with constructing, operating, and saving this grand theater.
The presentation is free, with no tickets required. In addition, there will be a performance on the Virginia’s Wurlitzer pipe organ before the presentation, complimentary concessions, exhibits, and facility tours following the talk.
This event is presented by the Champaign Park District and the Champaign County History Museum.