Gold Town featured on national website

The Gold Town Nickelodeon, shown during the Alaska Folk Festival this past spring.

Juneau’s Gold Town Nickelodeon Theatre is getting some national online exposure this week – it’s the featured theater on the Sundance-affiliated Art House Convergence website (see it here: www.arthouseconvergence.org).

Art House Convergence periodically showcases independent theaters around the country through its website, and also connects theater owners through an annual conference. The group was formed five years ago to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Sundance Institute.

The Gold Town, located in the Emporium Mall, opened in 1996 as a venue for founder Lisle Hebert’s original film “Gold Town.” In 2002, he began showing independent films, and in 2009, sold the business to current owner Mark Ridgway.

In the past few years, under the management of Collette Costa, it has grown to become a lively multi-use facility, hosting concerts (including the KRNN Concert Series), lectures, open mic evenings and other events.

Also on the agenda for the upcoming months: a Not-so-Silent film series, combining original silent films with live musical entertainment.

Currently playing at the Gold Town is the French whodunit, “Nobody Else But You.”

For more on the Gold Town, visit ww.goldtownnick.com.

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