Don't forget to come see "Harriet" for FREE at the Island Theatre, Sunday at 3:00pm
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.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020 AT 3:00PM
In recognition of Black History Month, the Chincoteague Island Arts Organization is honored to announce that the Island Theatre will show the Film “Harriet” on Sunday, February 23, at 3:00pm, doors open at 2:30... This special, one-time showing is free to the public!
“Harriet” tells the story of Harriet Tubman, American abolitionist, suffragette and social activist who is known for freeing herself and over 70 others through repeated treacherous journeys using the legendary Underground Railroad, a network of antislavery citizens and safe houses. But, as this film shows, her other endeavors and life-long accomplishments make her story even more remarkable. Her life story also has a local reference: it started in nearby Dorchester County, Maryland. Join us to experience this remarkably inspiring film.
SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2020 AT 8:00PM
(DOORS OPEN AT 7:30PM)
Join CIAO for a Saint Patrick's weekend concert featuring 3 Sheets with a program of Irish favorites and Celtic music - plus a few surprises and a lot of fun! Saturday, March 14th at 8:00pm at the Island Theatre...
3 Sheets is a trio of seasoned performers that presents Celtic, nautical and original music. Sought after for its energy, quality of musical performances, humor, originality and the ability to place music within an historical context, the band is a busy regional ensemble located on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
$15 per ticket, order below... Cash bar will be available. Sponsored by CIAO and Bill's Prime Restaurant, The Refuge Inn, and Island Chiropractic.
Our friends the Lower Shore Performing Arts Company will soon be presenting their Spring 2020 production of Agatha Christie's "And Then There Were None", a dramatic adaptation of her best-selling crime novel. The story follows 10 strangers who receive an unusual invitation to a solitary mansion based remotely off Britain's Devon Coast. Among the guests is an unstable doctor, an anxious businessman, an irresponsible playboy, and a governess with a secret. Cut off from the outside world, the group arrives at its destination, only to find that darkness awaits them. As people start to mysteriously die, the members of the group realize there is a killer among them.
LIVE ON STAGE AT THE ISLAND THEATRE!
April 25, 2020 at 7:00pm
April 26, 2020 at 3:00pm
TICKETS GO ON SALE IN MARCH
Tickets will be available at Sundial Books, online from Brown Paper Tickets or from any cast member.
CHECK OUT OUR FREE GAME DAY MONDAY
GATHERINGS AT THE ANNEX FROM 1-4PM
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!
The 2020 season of "Friday Nights at the Movies"... 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 beginning on January 3rd and wrapping up on May 15th. Admission to see these terrific movies is just $5.00... Special thanks to our wonderful sponsors, listed after the movie names, below:
February 28 - "My Fair Lady" - Walter Lane
March 6 - "Days of Wine and Roses" - Denise Bowden
March 13 - "Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte" - Chuck and Tama Ward
March 20 - "The Commitments" - Bill and Judy Borges
March 27 - "The Triplets of Belleville" - Joe and Nancy Silvio
April 3 - "The Cowboy" - Church Street Produce
April 10 - "Stand and Deliver" - Anthony, Laura and Sofie Foster
April 17 - "Young Frankenstein" - Ernie and Cheryl Smith
April 24 - "Somewhere in Time" - Stephen Joe
May 1 - "The Producers" - Tom and Maribeth Lane
May 8 - "Up" - David Landsberger and Melody Stevens
May 15 - "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!