Tickets and Info about Upcoming Events
Southwest Indiana Film Festival—Saturday, October 1
The Dubois County Film Commission will host the 3rd Annual Southwest Indiana Film Fest at the Astra. Movies will play from approximately 11am to midnight. Details and times are available on SWIFF’s Facebook page.
The night is being presented by our friends and partners at Best Home Furnishings. Tickets may be purchase here.
There are two ticket prices for the event: $55 per VIP ticket and $27.50 per general admission ticket. The VIP section will be limited to 75 total seats and will include the following package: a meet and greet with The SteelDrivers at Brew, Jasper’s soon-to-open all day cafe (cash bar, free finger foods); preferred parking at the Matrix Integration lot; preferred seating at the show; and a free drink voucher (redeemable at the Astra-only). Tickets may be purchased here.
Beech Grove, Indiana’s Brandon Whyde will perform a brief opening solo/acoustic set at 7:30 p.m. The Astra’s box office and doors will open for the event at 6 p.m. (eastern). The SteelDrivers’ performance will begin at 8:15 p.m. VIP ticket holders can arrive for the meet and greet with the band at Brew at 5:30 p.m. and must show tickets for entrance.
Next Act, Inc., will bring the 1960 horror-thriller movie Psycho back to the silver screen on Friday, October 21, at the historic Astra Theatre. The screening is in partnership with the Jasper Downtown Merchant’s Association and in conjunction with their annual “Evening of Appetizers”. Most stores on and near the square in downtown Jasper will be open that evening until 8 p.m. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. with Pysco beginning at 8:15 p.m. . Tickets are available here and at the door the day of the event.
The Saturday, October 29, screening of the cult-classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show is being presented by Libby’s Gourmet Ice Cream. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the movie set to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased in advance here or at the door the night of the show.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is renowned for its audience participation roles at different times and scenes during the film. There will be Astra-appropriate props available at the venue the night of the show for purchase as a $6 kit. To view a list of included items in the kit, as well as what cannot and will not be tolerated for use during the film, visit www.thenextact.org/rocky-horror-kits/. To encourage the safety and enjoyment of the film by all in attendance, any bags brought to the theater could be checked for inappropriate items.
For a limited time, tickets for both shows can be purchased in advance for a discounted total of $10 online here. All net proceeds will benefit Next Act’s effort to restore and rejuvenate the historic Astra Theatre.
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