FREE showing of "It's a Wonderful Life" tonight at 7pm after the Town Tree Lighting!
The Chincoteague Island Arts Organization 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 restored, the Island Theatre (formerly the Island Roxy), offers classic and family films as well as concerts, plays and all kinds of other entertainment. The theater aims to please the local community and visitors alike with a diverse selection of exciting events!
The Annex is a small performance space adjacent to the theater, perfect for educational programs, lectures, classes, and community or business meetings. It also hosts fun weekly events like Game Day Mondays. Give us a call or check the event schedule below for dates, times and descriptions.
Come on over and see this holiday classic FREE at the Island Theatre after the town tree lighting on Nov. 26th at 7pm!
"It's a Wonderful Life" (1946) starring James Stewart and Donna Reed... "Money isn't necessary to live a rich life, just look at George Bailey. In the midst of a financial crisis, the protagonist of the story realizes he is worth far more than his actual monetary value. After being given a 'great gift' on Christmas Eve by his guardian angel Clarence, George is reminded that 'no man is a failure who has friends'...and of course, family!"
Doors open at 6:30, movie starts at 7.
Snow Hill's Blue Dog Singers return to the Island Theatre for 2 evenings of food, fun, and festivities!
Friday, December 9 and Saturday December 10
Enjoy a skillfully prepared meal of caesar salad, an Eastern Shore platter of ham, crab cakes and chicken salad, green beans, red potatoes and chef's choice desserts, followed by the Blue Dog's classic holiday revue at the theatre. Ticket options include dinner and show for $65 or show only tickets for $25. (Dinner seating is limited to 60 guests per evening.) Dinner seating opens at 5:30 each evening and theatre doors open at 7pm. Tickets are available through Eventbrite or in person at the Theatre Annex from 11am-3pm daily.
WWTUNES returns to the Island Theatre to ring in the 2023 NEW YEAR!
Ring in the new year Chincoteague-style at the Island historic Theatre on December 31st from 8:00-11:00pm -- featuring the music of WW Tunes and their renditions of hits from the 40s to today! Then head across the street at 11pm for the Horseshoe Drop festivities at Robert Reed Park. Beer/wine cash bar. Tickets are $35 and available below or in person at the Annex from 11-3 daily.
Game Days are in the Theatre Annex on Mondays from 1 to 4 pm. Bring your own personal drink or snack. Participants will be required to sign in. Come prepared to relax and join your friends for card and table games!
Presenting our "First Sunday" series of free screenings of films released in 1947, to help celebrate the Island Theatre's 75th Anniversary. So come on by each first Sunday of the month. Showtimes are 3pm, doors open at 2:30.
Help us to continue to achieve our goals in the future by making a tax-deductible contribution to our organization. Donate through the PayPal button below or simply mail to:
Chincoteague Island Arts Organization
P.O. Box 1217
Chincoteague, VA 23336
WE THANK YOU!
Are you a theater lover? A cinema buff? A film aficionado? Does the smell of hot popcorn or the taste of Milk Duds evoke fond memories? Then join our great team of dedicated volunteers at the Island Theatre and the Annex! We can use your help in the theater at the front of the house, backstage behind the curtain, or in the Annex with all sorts of activities. Call us at (757)702-2170, leave your contact info and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
We have been working to make the Theatre and the Annex as safe as possible. Plasma filter air handling systems have been installed in both the Theatre and the Annex. Both locations are cleaned thoroughly and frequently. There are other changes you may notice as well. The lobby and concession area have been repainted with colors that echo the original color scheme from 1947. Marquee lighting is improved, and the lobby and concession lights will be brighter. New exit lights are being installed. The entrance doors have been restored to their original appearance.
Thanks for visiting our website... for inquiries about our upcoming events, send us a message. We'll get back to you as soon as possible! You may also call 757-336-6109 for the current movie schedule.
Proud member of the Historic Main Street Merchants of Chincoteague
and the Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce