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City council meeting addressed possibilities in protecting the 110-year-old theatre, El Rey. Photo credit: Ronnie Bolser

Community hopeful for El Rey

Katia Berg // October 7, 2016

Students, residents and members of the El Rey Alliance participated in an open forum Oct. 4 to rally support for the El Rey Theatre in front of the Chico City Council.Students from Chico Country Day School,...

An inside look at the historical El Rey Photo credit: Ken Naas

Hope shines on El Rey Theatre

Katia Berg // September 29, 2016

Roaring applause and cheers filled the Chico City Council chambers on Sept. 20 when the city council members unanimously voted to add the El Rey Theatre to the October agenda.The meeting will discuss options...

Myles Weber, the competition host, counts down 10 seconds for applause, which awards each comedian one bonus point Photo credit: Matthew Manfredi

Comedy competition at the El Rey Theatre

Matthew Manfredi // September 14, 2016

On Saturday night, a line outside the El Rey Theatre formed well before doors opened for the 8 p.m. show. Inside the theatre, 16 comedians from all over the U.S., Canada and even as far as China, prepared...

Shortz! Film Festival logo. 
Photo courtesy of L. Renee Boyd

Shortz! Film Festival to take center stage at the El Rey

Rylee Pedotti // September 13, 2016

Local film aficionados are in for a treat when the fifth annual Shortz! Film Festival takes residency at the historic El Rey Theater Sept. 16-18.What began in 2011 as an interactive method for local filmmakers...

Promotional photo for Wade Bowen courtesy of the official The El Rey Theatre Facebook page.

Wade Bowen set to bring Texas Country to Chico

Rylee Pedotti // August 29, 2016

Wade Bowen, a 14-year-veteran of the Texas Country music scene, is scheduled to take the stage at the El Rey Theater on Saturday, Sept. 24. Bowen has long served as a prominent figure within the distinguished...

Pauly Shore event poster. Photo credit: JMAX Productions

Pauly Shore reeks at El Rey

December 15, 2015
The once-hilarious comedian disappointed last Thursday at the El Rey Theatre.
The Green will make their way to Chico to perform at the El Rey Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Photo courtesy of Mason Rose.

The Green to share positive vibes with Chico

Valeria Flores // September 28, 2015
Reggae band The Green is coming to the El Rey Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Rob Wynia of the band Floater performs an acoustic set. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Floater returns to Chico with pair of upcoming shows

Tom Sundgren // April 21, 2015
The band from Portland, Oregon, will be performing on May 1 at the El Rey Theatre and May 2 at the Senator Theatre.
Photo credit: Zak Magno

Christopher Titus to hit Chico on latest stand-up tour

Erin Vierra // March 5, 2015
The comedian is returning to Northern California to bring his new one-man comedy show, "Born With a Defect," to the El Rey Theatre.
Ralphie May will perform at the El Rey Theatre on Feb. 6. Photo courtesy of Stacey Pokluda, SPPR Consultants.

Q&A: Ralphie May on touring, Chico memories

Amanda Rhine // February 1, 2015
Stand-up comedian Ralphie May is currently on tour and coming to the El Rey Theatre.
The You Know Youre From Chico Festival will continue to feature local musical acts this year, such as Charlie Robinson, pictured here on the guitar at a past event. Photo courtesy of Jim Secola

Chico nostalgia alive at fourth annual festival

Emma Wood-Wright // September 21, 2014
This year's You Know You're From Chico Festival will be a three-day celebration.
Performer of Mint Shekels and the Treif-Stars, keeping chico weird with their performance at the El Rey.Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Keep Chico Weird talent show lives up to its name

Ashiah Scharaga // February 3, 2014
The inaugural Keep Chico Weird Talent Show had audiences clapping, whooping and laughing Saturday night at the El Rey Theatre.
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