Sponsors, Volunteers Make Family Film Festival Possible

Sponsors, Volunteers Make Family Film Festival Possible

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 in Family Film Festival, News | 1 comment

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 the showings, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each Wednesday, is absolutely free – thanks to the sponsors who pitch in to fund the series and the volunteers who staff the concession stand and serve as ushers. Doors open an hour before each movie. “The kids go spastic over the free movies,” said Bill Reichenbach, ticket manager, maintenance man and jack of all trades at the downtown landmark located at 25 N. Madison Ave. “After every showing, I’ll see some little guy come out of the theater with his eyes as big as saucers who will say to me, ‘Thanks, I sure liked that.'” Parents and grandparents enjoy the films, too. “I tell the grandmas that we should charge them a baby-sitting fee for the two hours their children are in here,” Reichenbach said with a chuckle. With over 100 sponsors, the nonprofit Park Theatre is able to present the Family Film Festival movies for free to the public. “We couldn’t do this without our sponsors,” Reichenbach said. “Not only do a lot of businesses help with sponsorships, so do many individuals. We so greatly appreciate them.” The movies aren’t free for the Park Theatre. It has to pay $250 or more for each of the nine films, plus shipping charges. In addition, a projectionist must be paid. This will be the first year for the theater to present the Family Film Festival with its new digital projector and sound equipment. That equipment was installed last September. “People seem to like the new equipment,” Reichenbach noted. “They say not only is the picture better, so is the sound.” The first year of the festival, the free movies were shown only once each day. “We had people packed in and hanging from the rafters, so we decided to add a second showing,” Reichenbach said. “Last year, we averaged about 500 per day with around 250 at each showing. That was about perfect.” The theater has a seating capacity of 300 for movies. There are around 50 more seats available for plays and concerts when the balcony is open. Tickets are free but required for the Family Film Festival movies. “We encourage people to get tickets ahead of time because we only have room for 300 at each movie showing,” Reichenbach said. “People can get tickets any time we are open, but we advise them not to get any more than they will use. And if they find out they don’t need all the tickets they got,...

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2014 Free Family Film Festival Movies Announced

2014 Free Family Film Festival Movies Announced

Posted by on May 10, 2014 in Annual Events, Family Film Festival, News | 0 comments

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 Croods June 18 – Epic June 25 – Despicable Me 2 July 2 – Escape from Planet Earth July 9 – Smurfs 2 July 16 – Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 July 23 – The Nut Job July 30 – The Lego Movie  ...

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11th Annual Granville Johnson Bluegrass Festival | Sat, March 15 – 7:30pm

11th Annual Granville Johnson Bluegrass Festival | Sat, March 15 – 7:30pm

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014 in Annual Events, Events, Featured Event, Granville Johnson Bluegrass Festival, Live Music | 0 comments

This year’s Granville Johnson Bluegrass Festival will feature performances from Blue Moon, Hoosier St. Unit, New Balance, and the headlining act Dread Clampitt.

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The 2013 Santa Express Train Rides  |  Saturday, Nov 23, 2013

The 2013 Santa Express Train Rides | Saturday, Nov 23, 2013

Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in Annual Events, Events | 2 comments

The Santa Express rolls into North Vernon on Saturday, November 23. Plus, the Polar Express plays the PTCC Big Screen!

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Mr. Chris & the Cruisers  |  Sat. October 5, 7:30pm

Mr. Chris & the Cruisers | Sat. October 5, 7:30pm

Posted by on Oct 5, 2013 in Anniversary Celebration, Live Music | 0 comments

Part of the Park Theatre’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration A high energy Show and Dance Band that brings fun and excitement everywhere they perform. Mr. Chris surrounds himself with very talented musicians, singers and dancers mostly family members that have grown up with the show. Mr. Chris Celebrates 50 Years in Rock n Roll, Country & Blues!...

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A Gospel Sing: Ron Bridgewater & Ryan Seaton | Oct 4 – 7:00pm

A Gospel Sing: Ron Bridgewater & Ryan Seaton | Oct 4 – 7:00pm

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Anniversary Celebration, Events, Featured Event, Live Music | 0 comments

Friday, October 4, 2013 – 7:00pm Free Will Donation Details Coming Soon!

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