Repairs suspend movie showings at Virginia
CHAMPAIGN — Yes, Virginia, there will be no movies for a while.
All movies scheduled at the Virginia Theatre through March are suspended for now because of complications installing digital projectors.
If the work meets its March deadline, however, it will not affect the 16th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival in April.
The delay will not affect scheduled live performances. The theater has been undergoing construction to add digital equipment to its projection booth, increasing future movie showing options.
Unexpected but necessary repairs came to light, a statement from the theater said.
All currently scheduled movies will be suspended until further notice.
Patrons who have already purchased tickets for the scheduled movies may request a full refund at the Virginia Theatre box office or by calling 356-9063.
The movies affected, all in The News-Gazette Film Series, are "Witness for the Prosecution" (1957), "Philadelphia Story" (1940), "Steamboat Bill Jr." (1928) and "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951).