Click on the links to the left to find everything you need to know about the IVCCD Orpheum Theater Center. Want to catch a movie? See a show? Tour the facility? Or just grab a cup of coffee and a muffin! The Orpheum Theater Center is the epitome of community!
The Secret Life of Pets
Oct. 7 @ 4 & 7 pm; Oct. 8 @ 1 & 4 pm
The Legend of Tarzan
Oct. 8 @ 7 pm; Oct. 9 @ 3 & 6 pm
Sponsored by R.S. Stover Company
Films are $4 for Children under 12 and senior citizens; $5.50 for adults.
Fall Performance Series
Saturday, October 15, 7-9 pm
Harmonious Wail is a quartet from Madison, Wisconsin, which performs ‘gypsy jazz’. The music, produced between the 1930s and 1950s, was firmly grounded in the American swing tradition and incorporated many of the folk elements from France and Belgium. Smoldering vocals laced among the jazzy mandolin and guitar; an infectious blend of continental jazz, swing, gypsy music and melodic vocals. (Tickets $12.50)
Check out this video for a great example of their work!
Jean Seberg Student Filmmaking & Acting Workshop
Saturday, October 30, 12-6 pm
Jean Seberg is the most famous movie star from Marshalltown. A performer in 34 films, she was especially popular in France, acted in some very big movies in the US in the late 60s-early 70s, and has a reputation as one who cared about social justice. The Orpheum Theater honors Ms. Seberg at a festival annually. This year, in keeping with her interest in movies which started at MHS, we are providing instruction on filmmaking. Steve Muntz, MCC instructor, will provide participating youth with the basic skills needed to direct, act, and work with high quality cameras, plus learn digital editing. This workshop is directed at students between 14-18 years of age.
To register online, go to www.IowaValley.com or call 641-752-4645. There is a $100 fee, which includes lunches & other snacks during the workshop itself, plus two complementary tickets to the film showing. A limited number of scholarships are available.
Films will be shown during the Jean Seberg Festival of the Arts on Friday, November 4, 6-9 pm
Jean Seberg Festival
Friday, Nov. 4, 6:30-10pm; Saturday, November 5, 10am-8pm
This year, while still showing movies of Jean Seberg, an anchor to this Festival, we’ll add some interesting touches. The weekend prior, we will have 15-20 high school students from Marshall County schools take part in a filmmaking workshop (led by Steve Muntz of Marshalltown Community College); the festival weekend, those five minute films will be shown. Additionally, students in the Iowa State Fashion Design Dept. will present contemporary versions of clothing inspired by the fashion of Jean Seberg. Should be cool!
Blues and BBQ!
Friday, November 11, 7-9pm
Blue Dog, a four piece blues band from Iowa City, will provide dinner music! Food & drink provided by the Down Home Cooking & BBQ Company. Blue Dog performed this summer during our Live After Five series, and was very well received. (Tickets: $25)
Las Guitarras de Mexico
Saturday, December 3 7-9pm
Another group which performed in the Live After Five concert series this summer, they’re amazing. This four piece guitar group has been around for decades. Endorsed by the Iowa Arts Council as an authentic, Hispanic culture-based performing group, Las Guitarras de Mexico is listed in the Council’s Folklife Resource Directory, noted as the only authentic, traditional Mexican performance group in central Iowa. With a vast range of musical styles, the quartet performs the traditional rhythms and beautiful ballads originating in the streets and countrysides of their home country, including boleros, huapangos, rancheros, nortenos, and jarachos. But audience requests and visiting musicians have expanded the group’s repertoire to include familiar hits from country, jazz, blues, and rock. (Tickets: $12.50)
The Orpheum Theater Center is owned and operated by Iowa Valley Community College District. Located at 220 E. Main St., Marshalltown, IA