It may not be the coldest, snowiest winter on record, but that doesn't mean people aren't suffering from a bout of cabin fever. The Paradise Theatre can provide some relief.
A lot of great movies came out in the 1970s, but "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" wasn't one of them.
"It's a terrible movie, but it's so funny," said Steve Allen, of Hotchkiss, a fan whose first experience of the cult classic was with wife Sunshine Knight on their wedding anniversary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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