June 19, 2014

The Maltese Falcon at the Virginia Theatre, June 21

On Saturday, June 21, the Virginia Theatre, in Champaign, Illinois, will kick off its annual News-Gazette Film Series with The Maltese Falcon (1941), Peter Lorre’s first movie for the Warner Bros. studio.

The film will be shown at 1 pm and 7 pm.

At the 1 pm screening, filmgoers will be treated to organist David Schroeder performing on the Virginia Historic Wurlitzer Pipe Organ. Following the 7 pm screening, News-Gazette film critic will give a talk in the Mezzanine Lobby about The Maltese Falcon.

Admission is $6 for all seats. Tickets may be purchased at the box office during the hours of 10 am and 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, or by calling the cinema at 217-356-9063. Telephone orders will be left at the Will-Call window. For a fee of $1.25, the tickets may also be mailed.

Tickets may also be purchased on-line through the Virginia Theatre website. Click the “Buy Now” button beside The Maltese Falcon. A processing fee of $1 will be added to any on-line order.

The complete schedule for the News-Gazette Film Series may be found on the Virginia Theatre website. A dollar of each ticket will go to the Virginia Theatre’s restoration fund.

The Virginia Theatre is located at 203 W. Park Avenue, in Champaign, Illinois.

Parking is available on the streets near the cinema.

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