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2013 Free Family Film Festival Movies Announced

Posted by on May 14, 2013

This Summer, the always popular Annual Free Family Film...

Players Busy as Elves Working on New Show

Posted by on Nov 20, 2012

As printed in the North Vernon Sun on November 19, 2012 The...

2012 Santa Express Sells Out!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012

As printed in the North Vernon Plain Dealer on November 14,...

JC Players will be “Playing Doctor”

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012

As printed in the North Vernon Plain Dealer on September...

JC Players Announce 2012-13 Season

Posted by on Jul 1, 2012

As printed in the North Vernon Plain Dealer on June 26,...

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About the Park Theatre

The Park Theatre Civic Centre is the gem of North Vernon, Indiana: a performing arts venue, a classic movie house, a civic gathering place and a focal point of a renewed, historic Hoosier downtown.

Originally opened in 1916, this stage saw performances from vaudeville acts to silent films. Playing primarily as a movie house through the 40s and 50s, it closed in the 1960s as business declined and larger movie theaters opened in the surrounding counties.

However, in the 1990s, a group of civic-minded individuals formed a non-profit to renovate this majestic venue back to working condition and would eventually usher it into an era bigger and better than it ever was before. Led by the passion and heart of Bill & Hulda Reichenbach, the Park Theatre Civic Centre Board of Directors organized a $1.3 million renovation that was completed in 2003. Opening its doors in October of that year, it has become the focal point of a revitalized historic Downtown North Vernon that continues to flourish today.

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