The Ashland Theatre celebrates 75 years!

Jun 27, 2023

The Ashland Theatre is thrilled to kick off a year of celebration in honor of 75 years serving the community.

The Ashland Theatre first opened its doors on Thursday August 10, 1948. Now, 75 years later, the Theatre is opening its doors to celebrate both the past and the future.

The special anniversary event on Thursday August 10th features 75¢ tickets, 75¢ popcorn, and special surprises for all who attend.

The celebration begins at 10AM with an Open House until 1PM. There will be a ribbon-tying ceremony, hosted by the Hanover Chamber of Commerce, at 11AM.  75¢ popcorn will be available all morning, and throughout the day, guests will have opportunities to win door prizes.

At 1PM, there will be a75¢ screening of classic Looney Tunes’ cartoon shorts from 1948!  Considered part of the golden age of Looney Tunes, the year of 1948 featured the now-classic characters that generations have loved year after year, including unmistakable characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and Elmer Fudd.

At 7PM, the event will feature a very special 75¢ screening of Red River, the 1948 hit western film starring John Wayne. Red River was nominated for two Academy Awards and was ranked by the American Film Institute as the fifth best western film of all time in 2008.

 he showing of the film Red River also kicks off a new monthly series that feature a host of 1948 film titles each for 75¢!  For one Monday night per month, for the next year, Ashland Theatre will present a classic 1948 film for 75¢.  Specific dates and titles will be announced later this year.