THE HISTORIC MIDWEST THEATER KICKS OFF 75 YEARS OF PROVIDING ENTERTAINMENT IN SCOTTSBLUFF, NE THE COMMUNITY IS INVITED TO HELP CELEBRATE!!!
Friends of the Midwest Theater Board of Directors would like to invite the community to join us for the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Midwest Theater. We will be celebrating all week long May 3rd thru May 9th with a number of great community events.
The festivities begin on Monday, May 3rd with a screening of “GILDA”- the film that was shown on opening night (May 3rd, 1946). Members of the Friends of the Midwest Theater will receive FREE candy at the screening and the public is invited to enjoy FREE popcorn and FREE admission to watch the film at 7:30 PM.
Next comes the first live performing artist in over a year – April Verch & Cody Walters” on May 7, and then an encore showing of the 2021 Best Picture winner, “Nomadland”, starring the Midwest Theater.
PPHD has recently approved the theater to increase our capacity to 50%, with masks required, as long as the Covid threat remains at yellow or lower on the risk dial.
Monday, May 3rd @ 7:30 PM
NR Running time: 1h 50min
Johnny Farrell (Glenn Ford) is a small-time American gambler, newly arrived in Buenos Aires, Argentina. When he is caught cheating at a game of blackjack, Farrell manages to talk his way into a job with the casino’s owner, the powerful Ballin Mundson (George Macready). The two form an uneasy partnership based on their mutual lack of scruples until Mundson introduces Farrell to his beautiful new wife, Gilda (Rita Hayworth), who just happens to be Farrell’s ex-lover.
April Verch & Cody Walters
Friday, May 7th @ 7:30 PM
Fiddler, singer, and step dancer April Verch knows how relevant an old tune can be. She was raised surrounded by living, breathing roots music – her father’s country band rehearsing; the lively music at church and at community dances; the tunes she rocked out to win fiddle competitions. She thought every little girl learned to step dance at the age of three and fiddle at the age of six. She knew nothing else and decided early on that she wanted to be a professional musician.
She took that leap, and for over two decades has been recording and captivating audiences worldwide, exploring new and nuanced places each step of the way. On April 12, 2019, Verch released her twelfth recording, Once A Day, via Slab Town Records. A followup to her 2017 career- spanning release The April Verch Anthology, this new album is a heartfelt homage to 1950’s and 60’s classic country.
FREE Admission & FREE live stream from our stage (visit our website for live stream link) for those who might not quite ready to attend a live event.
Rated: R Running time: 1h 47min
Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloé Zhao, NOMADLAND features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West.
“Nomadland” has won over 230 awards, including 3 Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director & Best Actress.
Sat, May, 8 @ 7:30pm
Sun, May, 9 @ 1:30pm
$4 per member or student under the age of 12
$7 per adult non-member over the age of 12
Please join us for a one of more of these great events celebrating & the diverse events the Midwest Theater bring to our community.