Virginia Theater http://peoriapublicradio.org en Roger Ebert statue unveiled in Champaign http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/roger-ebert-statue-unveiled-champaign <div>A life-sized bronze sculpture of Roger Ebert was unveiled Thursday outside the Virginia Theater in Champaign.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The artist who designed the statue of the late movie critic sitting between two empty theater seats says the piece took six months to complete.&nbsp;</span></div><div> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:04:53 +0000 Sean Powers 22350 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Roger Ebert statue unveiled in Champaign Campaign to build sculpture of Roger Ebert http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/campaign-build-sculpture-roger-ebert <div>When filmgoers attend Roger Ebert’s 16th annual film festival in Champaign next spring, they’ll be able to pose with the famous Urbana native. A fundraiser campaign aims to build a life-size sculpture of Ebert, and unveil it as part of the festival in late April, outside the Virginia Theatre. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bronze tribute to the late Urbana native and longtime Chicago Sun-Times critic places him in the middle of three theater seats, giving the trademark ‘thumbs up.’ </span></div><div> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 18:31:54 +0000 Jeff Bossert 11712 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Campaign to build sculpture of Roger Ebert 15th annual Ebertfest goes on in Champaign http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/15th-annual-ebertfest-goes-champaign <p></p><p>Two weeks after losing the man who started it all, the 15<sup>th</sup>annual Ebertfest goes on in Champaign.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:18:54 +0000 Denise Molina 4186 at http://peoriapublicradio.org 15th annual Ebertfest goes on in Champaign