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The Pageant Theatre on the corner of Sixth and Flume Street

Pageant Theatre returns with guest Jonathan Richman for Q&A

Shae Pastrana, Reporter // December 9, 2021

The Pageant Theatre lit up their projection screen to astound attendees for the first time since the pandemic. The Modern Lovers’ founder Jonathan Richman showcased at the theatre from Nov. 26-27...

Photo courtesy of The Pageant Theatre

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

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 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

New owner plans revamp for Pageant Theatre

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...

The upcoming sci-fi short film The Spaceman will be playing at the Pageant Theatre on Feb. 21 and 22. Photo courtesy of Josh Funk.

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

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...

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

Silent auction supports center on aging

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...

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....

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