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Share your memories of The Virginia Theatre for Grand Reopening

The Virginia Theatre will reopen in April and wants to hear your favorite moments!

Many wonderful moments have happened at the historic Virginia Theatre since it opened in 1921. The tapping of dancers’ toes, the flicker of the movie projector, and the connections made at Ebertfest to name a few. The public is invited to share their fondest memories of The Virginia Theatre in preparation for the Grand Reopening this April.

“My best friend and I got married on-stage. What an amazing venue,” says Chris on The Virginia’s website. Other memories share tales of stage fright, late nights working at The Virginia, and of the Wurlitzer organ, which is original to the theatre’s open in 1921 and has been newly restored.

The website’s new feature is titled “Share Your Memories.” Submitting a glimpse of the theatre’s past is easy. Visit our website and select the “Share Your Memories” tab. Then, click “Leave Message” and type away! Your memory message will be submitted to The Virginia staff and will soon show on the website for all to see.

The Virginia Theatre’s restoration has kept the theatre closed for over 1 year. On April 13, from 1:00–5:00 p.m., the public is invited to see the thousands of hours of work that has gone into reviving and preserving the architectural details of this historic landmark. Come to the free opening to take a tour of the restoration work, as well as hear about the exciting findings that were uncovered throughout the process. Visit The Virginia’s website frequently to keep updated on the Grand Reopening and future events.

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