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Sculpture of Roger Ebert about to get a permanent home

CHAMPAIGN - A sculpture of famed film critic Roger Ebert is about to get a permanent home outside the Virginia Theater in Champaign.

The sculpture, called "C-U at the Movies," was originally set in place back in April outside the Virginia Theater, which hosted the annual Ebertfest film festival.  

On Thursday, it will be dedicated after it's permanently installed outside the theater.  Chaz Ebert, Roger Ebert's widow, and Rick Harney, the artist who created the sculpture, are expected to attend the dedication.

Scott Anderson chaired the campaign to raise money for the statue, but says the campaign is still $9,000 short of covering the costs.

Ebert is from nearby Champaign and watched movies at the theater as a child.

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