The Orion

New owner plans revamp for Pageant Theatre

New owner plans revamp for Pageant Theatre

George Johnston

September 7, 2015


Filed under Features

The smell of butter and salt fills the air. The excited murmur of the crowd fades into silence as lights go down and the movie slowly begins projecting at the Pageant Theatre. The oldest movie theater in downtown Chico, Pageant Theatre, has been showing films since 1975. Located at 351 E. 6th St., the theater ...

Death by musicals

Death by musicals

Allison Galbreath

March 28, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I know some people love musicals. They like enjoying theatrical performances and singing along with the music. Which is fine. It’s great. But for me? Musicals are terrifying. The spontaneous bursts of music that can be spouted from any number of characters at any given moment puts me on ...

Giving ‘Fifty Shades’ a chance

Giving ‘Fifty Shades’ a chance

Daisy Dardon

February 6, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

I will admit that I, like 100 million other people according to the New York Times, have picked up and read "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James — well, half of it anyway. I didn’t want to be seen reading it since it’s known for its terrible writing. So I downloaded the book on my tablet a...

Read the book first

Read the book first

Daisy Dardon

January 17, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

I’m watching T.V. and suddenly there’s a movie trailer for a book that I just read. The trailer looks decent and I get excited and think that maybe this time they will actually get it right.I wait with anticipation and the time for the movie to finally premiere comes. I finish watching the movi...

Opposing inequality of objectification

Opposing inequality of objectification

Zachary Phillips

March 30, 2014


Filed under Columns, Opinion

Commercial time. A swimsuit model saunters onto a sandy beach. It's a hot, sunny day — perfect weather for a cheeseburger. Dropping the Carl's Jr. bag on the sand, the model gets down on all fours and spreads out a beach towel. Arching his back like an alley cat, he takes a slow bite of his semi-gourmet ...

End of video stores puts end to options

Julianna Eveland

March 26, 2014


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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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