The CIAO Board of Directors has decided to continue to keep the Island Theatre and the Annex closed indefinitely. Activities that are cancelled until then include Game Day Mondays, Library Tech Hours, and both performances of the LSPAC play. Our classic film series, "Friday Night at the Movies", is cancelled during this period as well with the goal of rescheduling as soon as possible. While the Theatre and Annex are closed, we will be assessing our recovery plans as we learn more. Thank you for your continued support!
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.
CHECK OUT OUR FREE GAME DAY MONDAY
GATHERINGS AT THE ANNEX FROM 1-4PM
WE'LL BE BACK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
What's your game? Canasta? Bridge? Checkers? Chess? Scrabble? Yahtze? Rummicube? We have them -- or bring your favorite game to play. 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 comfortable surroundings right next to the Island Theatre downtown. WE'D LOVE TO SEE YOU!
As you know, we had to cancel our St. Patrick's concert, although we're confident you agree it was the best decision under the circumstances. If you purchased tickets for the concert through our partnership with Sundial Books and have not yet requested a refund from us, please do so now by contacting us at email@example.com. Tell us your name, mailing address, phone number, ticket numbers, and the payment method used (cash, check, or charge}... Please do not contact Sundial Books for a refund. THANK YOU!
Due to the current disruption, our entire classic film series, "Friday Night at the Movies", is on hold as the theatre remains dark. As soon as the covid-19 crisis shows signs of waning, we will determine how best to screen these great films for our patrons. The show will go on, but not for right now.
CIAO is pleased to present another great series of classic films, offered each Friday night at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30) at the Island Theatre. Admission to see these terrific movies is just $5.00... Special thanks to our wonderful sponsors, listed after the movie names, below:
"Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte" - Chuck and Tama Ward
"The Commitments" - Bill and Judy Borges
"The Triplets of Belleville" - Joe and Nancy Silvio
"The Cowboy" - Church Street Produce
"Stand and Deliver" - Anthony, Laura and Sofie Foster
"Young Frankenstein" - Ernie and Cheryl Smith
"Somewhere in Time" - Stephen Joe
"The Producers" - Tom and Maribeth Lane
"Up" - David Landsberger and Melody Stevens
"Gladiator" - Hank and Mary Terhune
CIAO was created to save, utilize and maintain the vintage Island Theatre and Theatre Annex as cultural arts centers for Chincoteague, offering unique downtown venues for films, concerts, events and gatherings.
Help us to continue to achieve these goals in the future by making a tax-deductible contribution to our organization. We thank you!