The Orion

A brief history of the Pageant Theatre

Owner of the Pageant Theatre, Miles Montalbano. Photo credit: George Johnston

Anna Porretta and Elias Denny

August 31, 2016

As the longest running theatre, the Pageant continues to bring the independent film world to Chico.Upon walking up to the Pageant Theatre the owner, Miles Montalbano, put away his flip phone, cracked open a Sierra Nevada and sat down on the steps leading up to the projection room with his copilot, a bor...

Alumnus light speeds into space in new stop-motion film

Josh Funk with the star of his next stop motion film, an as-of-now unnamed monster. Photo credit: Ernesto Rivera

Ernesto Rivera

May 6, 2014

Josh Funk creates monsters. But Funk doesn’t use nuts, bolts or a high voltage of electricity like Dr. Frankenstein, nor do his creatures come from a black lagoon. His monsters are made from wires, foam latex, clay and plastic. They come from something much darker than a lagoon — his imag...

End of video stores puts end to options

Julianna Eveland

March 26, 2014

America is a country that is accustomed to having a plethora of options to choose from. After getting rid of most major video stores, however, options for movie watching are lacking. Hollywood Video and Blockbuster used to be the go-to places to rent movies. When I was younger, I looked forward to we...

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