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Apr 11 2016
The Strand Theatre and 18 on the Square present a very special dinner and a movie event.
18 on the Square will serve the entire 10 course meal that the First Class passengers enjoyed the night the Titanic sank.
The dinner will begin at 5.
Following dinner, the Strand will present Titanic at approximately 7:30. Admission to the movie is included with dinner.
18 on the Square is located appropriately enough on the Shelbyville public square.
Seating for dinner is limited to 90. No tickets will be sold at the door. They must be purchased by 2 pm Thursday, April 12. Available online, at the Strand or at 18 on the Square.
Apr 27 2014
Cosmos returned to the Strand Theatre on Saturday April 25, 2014. They were joined by Scot Shrader, Gary Shrader and Royce Rolls.
The evening was a treasure trove of outstanding music. The program included everything from The Beatles to Black Sabbath. Everyone in attendance had a great time.
This was the third annual Cosmos show. They have established the evening as a concert where you can hear music that is deep in the albums. This is something you just can’t experience everyday!
Apr 27 2014
The Blue River Community Foundation is hosting a Quality of Life meeting at the Strand Theatre on Wednesday April 30, 2014.
Work continues on a Quality of Life Plan for the Shelby County community. On April 30th at the Strand Theatre, a public meeting will be held to discuss the strategy and hear from two experts in the field. The message will include Shelby County’s demographics and larger trends, how those factors underline any quality of life planning, and how community development is indeed, economic development.
Amy Haacker, Director of the Blue River Community Foundation, explains how this plan builds upon previous work. “From our vantage point at the Foundation, we have the perspective of knowing much of what is happening in the community across many sectors. Earlier in the year, several things were happening: The positive momentum around Healthy Shelby County and Livable Communities and the collaborations formed as part of those efforts; new programs like the Industry to Education program and Manufacturing Skills Connection to address our workforce and education needs; the Cultural Team feasibility study; and the Blue River Trail project receiving funding.
At the same time, Community Aspiration and Life Long Learning began reorganizing into the Quality of Life Coalition and the City began to think about a quality of life plan and began efforts in that direction. There was an obvious need to incorporate all of these efforts into one cohesive plan. After discussion with the mayor and other groups, and looking at what other communities have done successfully, we thought that the Foundation, being non-political and not tied to any one area of programming, would be an ideal convener for this effort, just as we have been in the past. We are working toward a plan that recognizes existing areas of momentum and clarifies priorities for today and tomorrow.”
Haacker acknowledges that the community has already put resources into visioning and planning in the
past. She emphasizes that the work that has been done with Community Aspiration and other planning processes will be the building blocks of this Quality of Life Plan. “We currently do not have a plan that has taken that work to the next step, which is formulating a list of feasible projects with timelines, benchmarks and funding mechanisms. It is vitally important that we get broad participation in this effort and include the current work and goals of many of the organizations, government agencies and civic groups.“
Two experts will talk about important aspects of this work at the April 30th Klacik, Senior Policy Analyst with the Indiana University Public Policy Institute will discuss population and demographic trends that Haacker says will be a call to action for a more proactive approach to Quality of Life Planning and Community Development. His work is focused on Indiana and trying to understand the interaction of economic and community development policy, taxation, and trends, and the effect on the quality of life and economic vitality of metropolitan areas.
David Terrell, the Director of Economic Development Policy at the Building Better Communities Program at Ball State will then share a message that Community Development is Economic Development and how we move forward in this important work. David is formerly the Executive Director with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and an architect of the Stellar Communities program, Hometown at 2:00 pm meeting at the Strand.
If you go:
What: Quality of Life Planning – open to the public
Where: The Strand Theatre
Time: April 30th
For questions or comments, contact Amy Haacker at the Blue River Community Foundation at 392-7955
Apr 25 2014
Worm was shows at the Strand Theatre’s April Friday Night Frights. This new film had not had many theatrical showings. The audience loved the film. When finished everyone applauded. The Strand is proud to highlight new works of talented filmmakers. Best of luck to WORM as it progresses to general distribution. The program notes are below:
Director: Doug Mallette
Producers: Jennifer Bonior & Jeremy Pearce
Editor: Ryan Kendrick
VFX Supervisor: Julián Herrera
Director of Photography: Robert Bennett
Art Director: Brooke E. Wood-Herrera
Special FX Make-Up: Abby Kelly & Elizabeth Goans
Original Music: William Mitchell
John Ferguson – Charles
Jes Mercer – June
Shane O’Brien – Reed
In a time where recreational parasites induce your wildest fantasies,
one luckless loser struggles to keep the life of his ‘dreams’ from
Socially awkward Charles lives in a world where we have lost the
ability to dream. He longs for friends and love but has to settle for
an over-bearing father and a cosmetically-challenged dog. When
the miracle product Fantasites, a parasite that returns our ability
to dream, hits the market, the world quickly gets swept up in the
phenomenon and Charles is no exception.
Charles sees the trendy product as a way to connect with the friends
he’s always wanted and finally get June, the girl of his ‘dreams.’
But, Fantasites aren’t without controversy. Fun-loving fantasies
ultimately give way to disturbing side effects, and when the product
disappears from shelves, users go to horrific lengths to keep their
brains detached from reality.
Charles soon finds himself struggling to keep the life he’s dreamed
about from squirming away.
-The film was shot on just a little over $7,000 and plenty of favors
from anyone who was willing to help support it.
-Nearly everyone involved in Worm were friends who had attended
the same film school in Nashville, Tennessee together.
-The entire film was improvised. There was never a script written. All
the dialogue, camera-angles, and so forth were made up the day they
-The film took a little over 2 years to complete in order to work around
everyone’s separate work schedule.
-As of right now, the film is not available on DVD but is hoping to
have a distribution deal in the works soon.
-The next film in the works from Untrademarked Productions is called
“Nuts.” Nuts is a bizarro, violent love story that centers around
people in animal costumes doing horrible things and having horrible
things done to them. For more info and promo art about “Nuts”
Like “Worm” on Facebook…
Apr 24 2014
We sold out for the Heywood Banks show. Everyone gave rave reviews to the roomier balcony. We had every seat filled and the new seats and configuration performed perfectly. Thank you to all who helped get this important upgrade completed. The bills are in (and paid) and we are proud to announce that the $27,000 grant from the Blue River Community Foundation was spent 100% locally. We did not spend one nickel of that grant outside our community. The $5000 grant from Mainstreet Shelbyville for our bathrooms was also spent 100% locally.
Apr 13 2014
Cosmos returns to the Strand Theatre for a concert on Saturday April 26, 2014. The concert will include Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Prog Rock…and a smidge of Metal. Cosmos will be joined by special guests Scot and Gary Shrader and Royce Rolls! The songs to be performed include:
|21st Century Schizoid Man – King Crimson|
|All the Young Dudes – David Bowie|
|Aqualung – Jethro Tull|
|Carolina Drama – White Stripes|
|Checkmate – SRC|
|Day After Day – Alan Parsons|
|Don’t Talk to Strangers – Ronnie Dio|
|Halo of Flies – Alice Cooper|
|Lemon Song – Led Zeppelin|
|Mistral Wind – Heart|
|One More Red Nightmare – King Crimson|
|Orion (instrumental) – Metallica|
|Planet Caravan – Black Sabbath|
|Silver Springs – Fleetwood Mac|
Come and support the Strand and hear a great concert. Tickets are only $5. Show starts at 8pm.