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Home Alone | Saturday, December 23 - 7:00pm

Saturday, December 23 – 7:00pm FREE Admission thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Yount, Nott, Bingham and Marshall families. When bratty 8-year-old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, his mother (Catherine O’Hara) makes him sleep in the attic. After the...

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The 2017 Hulda’s Santa Express Rolls Downtown on November 18!

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Annual Events, Featured Event, News

Saturday, November 18, 2017 Sponsored by Scott A Terry, DDS TICKETS SOLD OUT The Eleventh Annual Santa Express will be Saturday, November 18, 2017 with the Madison Railroad and Park Theatre Civic Centre co-sponsoring the nine train rides. The 30-minute rides from the Park Theatre in downtown North Vernon to Vernon and back are scheduled from 9:15am to 4:00pm....

Free Family Film Festival Continues in 2017

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Annual Events, Family Film Festival, News

For the Summer of 2017, the always popular Annual Free Family Film Festival returns to the Park Theatre in North Vernon. The movies play every Wednesday from June 7- July 26 at 10:00am and 2:00pm. The movies are completely free, thanks to the generous sponsors in and around the North Vernon area. June 7 – Angry Birds June 14 – The Secret Life of Pets June...

Sponsors, Volunteers Make Family Film Festival Possible

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Family Film Festival, News

As printed in the North Vernon Sun on June 2, 2014 Article by Bryce Mayer It’s summer time in North Vernon, and that means free movies at the Park Theatre Civic Centre. The 10th annual Family Film Festival starts there this week. Nine feature-length movies will be presented twice each Wednesday from June 4 through July 30. Admission for...

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About the Park Theatre

25 North Madison Avenue
North Vernon, Indiana 47265
(812) 346-0330

The Park Theatre Civic Centre is the gem of North Vernon, Indiana: a performing arts venue, a classic movie house, a civic gathering place and a focal point of a renewed, historic Hoosier downtown.

Originally opened in 1916, this stage saw performances from vaudeville acts to silent films. Playing primarily as a movie house through the 40s and 50s, it closed in the 1960s as business declined and larger movie theaters opened in the surrounding counties.

However, in the 1990s, a group of civic-minded individuals formed a non-profit to renovate this majestic venue back to working condition and would eventually usher it into an era bigger and better than it ever was before. Led by the passion and heart of Bill & Hulda Reichenbach, the Park Theatre Civic Centre Board of Directors organized a $1.3 million renovation that was completed in 2003. Opening its doors in October of that year, it has become the focal point of a revitalized historic Downtown North Vernon that continues to flourish today.

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