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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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Great Contribution

This is a much needed theater. The theater shows films not seen at the multiplex cinemas. The Art... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jon N
Downtown Jewel

The Art is a step back in time to when going to a movie was a special event. A small but well... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
Dan L
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  • Excellent87%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
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“shows films” (2 reviews)
“co op” (2 reviews)
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126 W Church St, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61820-3511
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a much needed theater. The theater shows films not seen at the multiplex cinemas. The Art Theater is historic, and is a joy to sit in while watching films. Choice of food and beverages surpasses any of the standard movie theaters.

Thank Jon N
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The Art is a step back in time to when going to a movie was a special event. A small but well maintained venue. It is located close to downtown restaurants and bars. Easy parking in the parking garage just north of the theater. Skip...More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

They always have interesting movies that you can't find at the corporate theatres. And fun old movie replays. Get there early if it's a popular title, they sometimes sell out. This place is a Champaign favorite.

Thank Lindsey S
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Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Great place to catch a movie. I saw jurasic park, and Dune as well as a few others. The theatre has been well taken care of and is located right down town. Always a pleasure to go here.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This theater shows excellent movies, has a great atmosphere, serves liquor and is a co-op so you feel really good about supporting the theater when you attend a movie. If you want the full downtown experience grab a burger at Farran's around the corner and...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

My husband, 20 something son and I often visit the Art Theater. They offer an exceptional screen for viewing, the sound system is just right and the atmosphere is unparalleled. The refreshments are fresh. They offer alcoholic beverages.

Thank Geri C
Reviewed 28 February 2016

The Art has such a range of shows; something for everyone to love. From singing and dancing along to Rocky Horror Picture Show, to film-maker Q&As post-viewing, to the Feminist Film Festival, to Oscar-nominated shorts, to top-secret 90s TV-show screenings... I could go on.. And...More

Thank Lion K
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Love the selection of films, the historic theater and its location near great restaurants and bars. Always a great date night.

Thank rhmotley
Reviewed 15 January 2016

I love this theater. It's in the heart of downtown Champaign, so it's perfect for an evening out. Grab dinner at a nearby restaurant then head over to the theater for a show. They have an awesome selection of independent movies. They serve alcoholic beverages...More

Thank Illinifan1980
Reviewed 26 October 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

Thank Susan T
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