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Shadow cast needed for showings of Rocky Horror Picture Show

The Paradise Theatre plans to run the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" at 10 p.m. nightly Oct. 27-28 and is looking for a shadow cast to perform during the screenings. Rehearsals will be held Mondays beginning Oct. 2. There are no speaking parts.

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Paonia hosts in-depth look at health care system

At 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, Indivisible groups, including the North Fork Valley, Crawford and Montrose, and the Delta Democrats will host a free event addressing the current health care crisis. This event will take place at the Paradise Theatre.

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Celebrating 90 years in 'Paradise'
Celebrating 90 years in 'Paradise'

On Sunday, dozens of community members gathered to celebrate the history of the Paradise Theater. Called "Another Day in Paradise," the celebration included a recap of 90 years of movies, plays, musicals, fashion shows and live radio broadcasts as people shared their memories of and gratitude for what many called the heart of the community.

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Fundraiser honors 90 years of theater history
Fundraiser honors 90 years of theater history

Jeneve Rose Mitchell, the multi-talented, multi-instrumental Crawford resident and finalist on the 15th season of American Idol, will headline an afternoon of music and entertainment this Sunday at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia.

The variety show format will be emceed by Bob Pennetta and honors nearly 90 years of our historic community theater.

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Musical storyteller
Musical storyteller

There are those who believe that music is religion, and going to live concerts is like going to church on Sundays.

If you are one of those people, you'll want to worship at the Paradise Theater on Saturday night.

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Paonia working to repeal 2006 liquor ordinance
Paonia working to repeal 2006 liquor ordinance

The Paradise Theatre in Paonia will not be required to adhere to a 2006 town ordinance that would severely restrict sales of alcohol during movies and some special events, while town trustees consider repealing or re-wording the ordinance.

The theatre became licensed by the state to sell alcohol in 2006 and has met its obligations to the town and the state in keeping the license current.

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Town ordinance affects Paradise liquor sales
Town ordinance affects Paradise liquor sales

After learning recently of a 2006 town liquor ordinance, the Paradise Theatre's board of directors made a quick decision to temporarily cease sales of alcohol during movies, and is asking town trustees to repeal the ordinance. If the ordinance remains part of town code, theatre representatives say they will be hard pressed to keep the historic theatre in operation.

The issue arose after town manager Jane Berry and clerk Corinne Ferguson attended a liquor licensing workshop in Ouray last month. Colorado's liquor licenses are overseen by the Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division of the Colorado Department of Revenue.

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Investing in paradise
Investing in paradise

Since the early part of the 20th century, seeing movies on the big screen has been an American tradition. The big screen came to Paonia in October 1928, when an enterprising citizen named Tom Poulos opened the Paonia Theatre on Grand Avenue.

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