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The Art Theater

126 W Church St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-3511
+1 217-355-0068
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Much better selection of movies than other theatres with the current listings. Film festivals, talks after some movies,

Much better selection of movies that other theaters. Film festivals, sometimes a speaker after a... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2015
Susan T
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
The best theatre in town

The Art is one of Champaign's greatest features. The classic building is endearing, the staff is... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2015
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126 W Church St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-3511
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+1 217-355-0068
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Reviewed October 26, 2015

Much better selection of movies that other theaters. Film festivals, sometimes a speaker after a movie for q and a, local movies, documentaries, and so much more. Such care in selection. May be fun, thoughtful, esoteric, foreign, tragic, or set to elicit most emotions or...More

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Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Art is one of Champaign's greatest features. The classic building is endearing, the staff is always helpful, and the selection of independent and limited release films cannot be found anywhere else in central Illinois.

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Reviewed August 2, 2015

Love this little theater showing awesome independent films and often showing oldies later at night on weekends. A great find for visitors and a must-visit for locals.

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Reviewed July 23, 2015

Movie night with the husband turned into romantic night out. Thanks to cute indie film, bag of popcorn, cocktail and adorable venture, I felt like I was transported to a romantic movie set.

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Reviewed February 12, 2015

I love supporting small art theaters whenever possible so on a recent trip to Champaign I was thrilled to be able to catch the Oscar nominated live action shorts at this venue. It's convenienty located in downtown Champaign around the corner from a parking garage...More

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Reviewed December 23, 2014

We LOVE the Art. It's a great place to catch a new indie flick, or one of their frequent showings of older classics. This place is the reel deal (get it??), it looks basically the same as it did 50 years ago. I love the...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2014

This theater is co-operatively owned and the folks running it are doing it obviously from a great love of the space itself and its history and the kinds of films they are able to present. We loved that so much of the original art deco...More

Thank Carmen M
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Reviewed October 17, 2014

I have been watching movies at the Art in downtown Champaign once or twice a month for 18 years. It is one of my favorite cinemas in the world! It offers a fascinating, ever-changing repertoire of art, independent, horror, sci-fi, and foreign films as well...More

Thank Walter M
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

The new multiplex theaters have as much character as a warehouse. They are based on economy of construction with concrete block walls everywhere. The Art Theater is a true theater and has the appearance that you expect. It is simple, but attractive - inside and...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

Such a nice change from the gigantic, cold, boring, neon bright multiplexes. This felt cozy, personal, and special. Had an awesome time at this theater!

Thank MLFsmiles13
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