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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...

2014 Free Family Film Festival Movies Announced

Posted by on May 10, 2014 in Annual Events, Family Film Festival, News

For the Summer of 2014, the always popular Annual Free Family Film Festival returns to the Park Theatre in North Vernon. The movies play every Wednesday from June 4 – July 30 at 10:00am and 2:00pm.The movies are completely free, thanks to the generous sponsors in and around the North Vernon area.   June 4 – Turbo June 11 – The...

2013 Free Family Film Festival Movies Announced

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Annual Events, Family Film Festival, Featured Event, News

This Summer, the always popular Annual Free Family Film Festival returns to the Park Theatre in North Vernon. The movies play every Wednesday from June 5 – July 24 at 10:00am and 2:00pm.The movies are completely free, thanks to the generous sponsors in and around the North Vernon area. June 5 – Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax June 12 – Madagascar 3:...

Players Busy as Elves Working on New Show

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012 in Jennings County Players, News

As printed in the North Vernon Sun on November 19, 2012 The Jennings County Players are busy preparing for their Christmas production, “Santa’s Christmas Tree.” The musical will be presented on the Park Theatre Civic Centre stage on Dec. 7, 8 and 9. The large cast features 31 children ages 4 to 14 and two adults. It includes John...

2012 Santa Express Sells Out!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in Annual Events, News

As printed in the North Vernon Plain Dealer on November 14, 2012Article by Bryce Mayer The bad news for youngsters and adults who want to ride the Santa Express passenger train in North Vernon on Saturday is that tickets for all seven rides are sold out. The good news is that standby seating may be available. “All (850) tickets...

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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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