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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, July 2, 2014 11B ARTS and ENTERTAINMENT Film detailing Theatre campaign premieres tonight James Wilson Sports Editor "This is a dire situation; it is urgent," said Plumas Arts Director Roxanne Valladao on the Town Hall Theatre's need for a digital projector. Movie studios are transitioning from film to digital, and to keep up with the technological advances, the theater needs to purchase a digital projector to remain viable. The projector costs $70,000, prompting Plumas Arts to embark on its largest fund-raising effort to date. One way the non-profit hopes to attract the attention of potential benefactors is through social media: To highlight the problem the Town Hall Theatre faces, with the goal of attracting donors, Diego Lozano spent the past couple of weeks making a short film. Lozano called on the people of Quincy to show up to the theater June 20 and show the world how much the Town Hall Theater means to Plumas County. The tfirnout was more than Lozano hoped for. Droves of people showed up to be extras in his film. The short film will premier tonight, July 2, at the Town Hall Theatre, coinciding with the arrival of High Sierra Music Festival attendees. A special Open Mic Night, sponsored by Bread for the Journey, High Sierra Music Festival and Sierra Nevada Brewery, will attract many from the HSMF community who might not know of the Quincy theater's plight. The Open Mic Night and "Help Save Our Theatre" video premiere will start at 8 p.m. Sign-ups for a seven-minute open mic set will be available at the door starting at 7:30 p;m. Admission fori{ti:'Oisen " Mic " Night will be $Sat the door, though additional donations for the projector will be welcomed. Bread for the Journey, which already donated $500, Country dance lessons offered this summer Local author David Matuszak said he is reviving free country dance lessons in Quincy. Matuszak's summer series of country dance lessons began last Wednesday and will continue Wednesday evenings through July 30 (excluding July 2nd) at the Main Street Sports Bar in Quincy. Matuszak, is a summertime resident of Plumas County and is best known for his two books, "Nelson Point" and "The Cowboy's Trail Guide to Westerns." For the past five summers Matuszak has been developing interest in country dancing with his free lessons at the Main Street Sports Bar. The author said he is an avid country dancer and dance instructor in southern California during the winter. "If I can develop enough interest in country dancing through my free lessons, the sports bar will be inclined to set aside one evening a week for country music and dancing," Matuszak said. Matuszak said he will offer the free country dance lessons Wednesday evenings from 7 to 8. The lessons are designed for fin'st-time dancers. "The Two-Step is a particularly easy dance," Matuszak said. "Don't be afraid to try it. We review every week for first-timers. If you can walk in the door, I promise that you'll be dancing by the time you leave." Matuszak said people don't need a partner to attend the lessons. Singles and couples are invited. Beginning Texas Two-Step, the standard country dance, will be emphasized. Other dances covered will be the Cowboy Cha Cha, Cowboy Waltz, and Houston Shuffle. Diego Lozano is pushed by John Wooller to capture a rolling crowd shot during the June 20 shooting of the "Help Save Our Theatre" video. The video can be viewed online by going to, or at the grand premiere at the Open Mic Night at the Town Hall Theatre tonight. and a personal donor both offered to match any funds raised up to $1,000 tonight. The High Sierra Music Foundation also pledged a donation, though the amount is unknown. There will be multiple incentives and chances to donate toward the theater fund. During the filming of the "Help Save Our Theatre" video, a concerned theater-goer who showed up to be an extra donated a check for $2,500 for the projector fund. Valladao stressed that any donation is appreciated and will 0nly beused for the future purchase of the digital projection system. Plumas Arts plans to extend the fundraising campaign until the goal of $70,000 is met. Those wishing to donate, or to see the "Help Save Our Theatre" video, can go to A line of theater-goers extends around the corner of Main Street on June 20, recreating a photo of the 1936 re-opening of the theater. The hundreds of extras were all filmed as part of a "Help Save Our Theatre" video that will be used to help raise much-needed funds for a digital projection system. Photos by James Wilson Various people in the crowd of extras show their sentiments with "Save our theatre" signs and balloons. The theater is in danger of shutting down. As film studios transition to producing solely digital copies of films, the Town Hall Theatre is faced with an ultimatum -- go digital or go dark. MY FATHER'S EMIGRATION FROM ITALY IN 1902 (Further experimenting with the Italian sonnet form) My father came from Italy alone To satisfy a burning wanderlust. He had to reach the USA or bust And grandpa saw him off with heartsick moan; His son, at fourteen years, was not yet grown. He knew my father's pleas unjust, But paid the fare because he thought he must Though this farewell he never did condone. And if my dad had stayed in Italy ........... And had not chanced to meet my mother here, I cannot help but wonder who I'd be -- I'd not have been a thing at all, I fear, Or was it long ordained and not by chance " I joined this cosmic, enigmatic dance. Salvatore (Sam) Catalano 7/11/96 COMING SOON TO YOUR TOWN HALL THEATRE Youth will engage in drama and performance through games, music, dance, improv, mime, crafts, puppetry, costuming & other creative talents! Students going into lst-3rd grade meet 10am-noon Students going into 4th-8th grade meet 1-4pm A healthy snack will be provided Cost is $60 for lst-3rd graders, $90 for 4th-8th graders. CONFIRMED Scholarships available Applications available at Email Danielle at or call 530-283-1956 for more information. l     dramaworks X-MEN" DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Fri., July 4 - Mon., July 7 7pm Show 4pm Sunday Matinee Rated PG-13 132 min. Science Fiction/Action The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days Of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from the past, X-Men: First Class, in order to change a major historical event and fight in an epic battle that could save our future. This well-reviewed film includes an all star cast reprising their roles for previous films in the franchise as well as Some new additions MALEFICENT Fri., July 11 - Mon., July 14 7pm Show 4pro Sunday Matinee Rated PC} 98 min. Family Fantasy From Disney comes Maleficent--the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land's fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal--an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king's successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom--:and perhaps to Maleficent's true happiness as well. With almost no 35mm film.prints being made any longer it is getting harder to get booking commitments far in advance. Sometimes we get them a day or two before the films are scheduled to screen. We do the best we can to get confirmations before we make these schedules, but sometimes we take the chance that what has been offered to us will actually arrive. Most of the time it will work out, but to get the most current information call the movie line at 283-1140. TOSH HntL THERTRE [IA, .................... '81t II .......... '00ll |I c'i'('re" ................. 283-1140 * 469 Main St., Quincy, CA Visit us at