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‘Boogie Nights’ revives the ’70s at The Pageant

Photo courtesy of The Pageant Theatre

Erin Vierra

September 23, 2015

As people gathered in the small theater, some draped over couches and some laid back with beers in hand. The band of the night began setting up in front of the big screen. John Holmes, formally known as The Burt Reynolds, was the opening act of the midnight event, and it couldn't have been more fitting.The movie, "Boogie Nights,"...

New owner plans revamp for Pageant Theatre

The Pageant Theatre, commonly known for showing independent films in Chico, will see more attendance from students this fall thanks to new owner, Miles Montalbano. Photo credit: George Johnston

George Johnston

September 7, 2015

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 ...

Stop-motion monsters come to life in ‘The Spaceman’

The upcoming sci-fi short film

Tom Sundgren

February 8, 2015

A short film titled "The Spaceman", which has part stop-motion animation and part live-action, along with animatronics and a miniature set design, is fit for any sci-fi or action movie fan. The film will have showings at the Pageant Theatre on East Sixth Street on Feb. 21 and 22 and is directed by local Chico State...

Silent auction supports center on aging

Maggie Zuckerman, a junior social work major, announced the prizes from Saturday's silent auction at the Pageant Theatre.Photo credit: Shayla Ramos

Amanda Hovik

February 18, 2014

The Pageant Theatre held a silent auction on Saturday, fundraising for the Interdisciplinary Center on Aging. The Chico-based organization began in 2009. Its mission is to focus on serving older adults and educating the future workforce, while increasing awareness among college-age adults. Maggie Zuckerman, a junior majoring ...

Theater fights an early wrap

Theater fights an early wrap

Nick Sestanovich

November 30, 2013

Chico’s only independent movie theater needs donations to keep it from going dark. In September, I wrote about how there weren’t enough movie theaters in Chico within walking distance of campus. That number may dip to zero if a certain theater doesn’t get the funds it needs by the end of the year. ...

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