A good theater is more than a well-built playhouse. It is a place where good people go to have a good time together, enjoying good entertainment. Good motion pictures, combined with good music in good surroundings, make the best entertainment in the world. Good business enables them to build better theaters to house the entertainment, which in turn, is the sure regard of appreciative patrons. Theater is an indispensable factor in the social and business life of the modern community, providing inspiration, incentive and stimulus to the people. A good theater is a good neighbor for any kind a business institution. It brings people out in the crows from far and near, and sends them away from it’s doors pleased. The shops and business houses in the neighborhood of a good theater are invariably well patronized and become the best shops of their respective kinds. Thus, the best theater in a community always is found to be the hub of the shopping district.
– Jafet Rytkonnen spoke those words on September 20, 1926 at the opening of the new theater in Negaunee. One of eight theaters in town, and the only one still standing today.
Historic Vista Theater 90th Anniversary Celebration is Tuesday 9/20 at 7:30 pm (doors at 7:00).
A night of history, music, food*, and fun hosted by Executive Director Andrew ‘Bear’ Tyler and directed by PAAC Vice President Sara Perfetti.
Appearances from PAAC stars from throughout it’s 40+ year existence including, Gerry Anderson, Bobby Glenn Brown, Eliisa Gladwell, Maria Hicks (formerly Paquette), Craig Grabarczyk, Leslie (Parkonnen) Sollid (& Jillian & Olive!), and so much more…
Tickets are $10 and available at the Historic Vista Theater/PAAC Box Office in the annex, Negaunee; Rare Earth Goods in Ishpeming; Snowbound Books in Marquette; and Gitche Gumee Cafe & Records in the Village Shopping Center, Marquette.
*Limited dessert is first come first serve. When they’re gone they’re gone.