4074 Main Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336

(757) 702-2170

Chincoteague Island Arts Organization

The Chincoteague Island Arts Organization

CIAO - The Chincoteague Island Arts Organization

Our Organization

The Chincoteague Island Arts Organization (CIAO) is a 501(3)c nonprofit organization,  incorporated in Virginia as a non-profit in December 2011. CIAO was created to save, utilize and maintain the vintage Island Theatre as a cultural arts center for Chincoteague, offering a unique downtown venue for events.

The Island Theatre

Now beautifully renovated, the Island Theatre (formerly the Island Roxy), offers first-run movies during the summer season and classic films in winter... as well  as concerts, plays and all kinds of other entertaiment. The theater aims to please the local community and visitors alike with a diverse selection of exciting events!

The Theatre Annex

The Annex is a new small performance space adjacent to the theater, perfect for educational programs, lectures, classes, and community or business meetings. It also hosts CIAO's fun weekly events like Game Day Mondays. Give us a call or check out our event schedule below for dates, times and descriptions.

CIAO's Upcoming Events

Season Passes for Our Friday Night Film Series are Now Available


CIAO'S Friday Nights at the Movies program is now offering 2019 season passes for $75.00... You and a guest get in free every Friday til April 26th and see all of your favorite classic films through the winter -- makes a wonderful stocking stuffer for that special someone, too! Pick them up at the Annex or at the Island Theatre or call 757-702-2170.  Go here for the movies, their times and dates, and the list of sponsors!



Stop in for Game Day Mondays at the Theatre Annex

Check out our free Monday Game Day 

gatherings at the Annex from 1:00-4:00pm

What's your game? Canasta? Bridge? Checkers? Chess? Scrabble? Yahtze? Rummicube? We have them -- or bring your favorite game to play. Play with old friends or make new ones. If you'd like to learn how to play, we'll show you! 

Want to just sit and socialize for a bit after the Manna Cafe's delicious Monday lunches? Come on by and visit for a while in our warm and comfortable surroundings. We'd love to see you!

Find out more

Contract Bridge Classes Starting at the Annex January 18th



The Chincoteague Island Arts Organization is pleased to announce an upcoming class to be held in the Theatre Annex for those interested in learning and playing contract bridge. This class is open to beginners, former players who need a refresher and experienced players who want a better knowledge of the game. Bridge classes start on January 18th and run every Friday until March 8th. Each class is held from 10am to noon. Registration is $40, payable at the first class, and includes printed materials. (Returning participants who already have materials will receive a discount.)


CIAO's "Friday Nights at the Movies"

CIAO is pleased to announce that another great series of classic films will be offered each Friday night at 7:00pm at the Island Theatre starting in December and ending on April 26th. Admission to see these terrific films is just $5.00... (you may also purchase a season pass at the Annex for $75.00)

CIAO thanks the following sponsors who make this series possible:

Assateague Coast Trust  

Bill and Judy Borges

Denise Bowden  

Gary and Kathy Cottingham

Kim and Eric Dennis

Denny and Karen Fishell

Stephen Joe  

Billy and Terry King

David and Lue Landsberger  

John and Marty Lane

Tom and Maribeth Lane  

Walter Lane

Margaret and Gary Nichols     

Bill and Ruth Spann

Sundial Books  

VA Space Flight Academy

Bob and Tina Zoller

Mary Terhune

Film Schedule

 January 11  Pulp Fiction

 January 18  Coal Miner’s Daughter

 January 25  Rear Window

 February 1  The Way We Were

 February 8  Stripes

 February 15  No Way to Treat a Lady

 February 22  Almost Famous

 March 1  Over the Hedge

 March  8  Born Yesterday

 March 15  Cool Hand Luke

 March 22  A League of Their Own

 March 29  Apollo 13

 April 5  A Clockwork Orange

 April 12  Chariots of Fire

 April 19  Fly Away Home

 April 26  Saturday Night Fever

Contact Us

For inquiries about our upcoming events, send us a message. We'll get back to you as soon as possible!

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Chincoteague Island Arts Organization

4076 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, Virginia 23336

Call (757) 702-2170
Email ciao@ciarts.net