The Orion

Top 3 independent films worth watching

Carly Plemons

January 26, 2017

The world of independent films opens a glimpse into the layered story lines that peel deeper into important social issues that most other films fail to discuss. These films showcase authentic culture and guide the viewer through the lives of people entirely different from their own, or even to a piece...

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...

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