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.
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 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.
Ready for some Christmas fun? CIAO has arranged with Triton Entertainment to offer these favorite holiday films at the Island Theatre with free admission! Films start at 2 p.m. on the days indicated.
Saturday, December 15
"Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and "The Grinch"
Sunday, December 16
"Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
and "A Charlie Brown Christmas Special"
Monday, December 17
Saturday, December 22
"A Year Without Santa Claus"
Sunday, December 23
"The Polar Express"
THRU MID-DECEMBER AT THE ANNEX
The Warm Hands, Warm Hearts tree is up at the Annex! Drop off your items here or at Hollyhocks from now until mid-December. Donations are distributed to local churches for those in need.
Your gifts of new and handmade hats, gloves, mittens and scarves will help keep needy kids warm throughout the season! (Canned goods are also appreciated.) They may be dropped off all season at Hollyhocks on Main or at The Annex (when open and during the Homes for the Holidays Tour)... Now in its fifth year, the Warm Hands Warm Hearts program was started by Bill Baals and Joe Ficchi and CIAO and the Homes for the Holidays Tour are very proud to support it! All gifts are distributed locally.
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. We also have a growing group of people playing the popular card game, "Hand and Foot". If you'd like to learn how to play it, 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!
MONDAY, DEC. 31, 2018 7:30-11:30PM
EXPANDED DANCEFLOOR FOR THIS EVENT! Celebrate New Year's Eve 2019 with popular local band Virginia Creek at the Island Theatre! Opening with a solo set is lead vocalist Dalton Elliot, followed by local favorites the Saltmarsh Ramblers.
Enjoy a fun night of great music starting at 7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00) and ending at 11:30 - just in time to walk over to Robert Reed Park for the annual Horseshoe Drop at midnight!
Tickets are $25 and on sale now (check or cash) at Sundial Books at 4065 Main Street, Chincoteague or online by credit card at our Eventbrite link (with small surcharge). https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-years-eve-concert-with-virginia-creek-tickets-50806510641
There will also be a cash bar available.
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 on December 14th and ending on April 26th. Admission to see these terrific films is just $5.00..
CIAO thanks the following sponsors who make this series possible:
Assateague Coast Trust
Bill and Judy Borges
Gary and Kathy Cottingham
Kim and Eric Dennis
Denny and Karen Fishell
Billy and Terry King
David and Lue Landsberger
John and Marty Lane
Tom and Maribeth Lane
Margaret and Gary Nichols
Bill and Ruth Spann
VA Space Flight Academy
Bob and Tina Zoller
December 14 Elf
December 21 A Christmas Carol
December 28 The Shootist
January 4 The Gods Must Be Crazy
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
Ralph Breaks The Internet: thru Dec 12
BV, PG, (runtime not yet confirmed): showtimes 1:00, 4:00 & 7:00pm and late show at 9:30