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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation to show at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, December 14

A good ol’ fashioned family Christmas will once again be had at the newly remodeled Astra Theatre. So, make plans to join the Griswold family as National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation will take over the big screen on Saturday, December 14. 

Tickets are on sale now at www.TheNextAct.org.  General admission tickets on the main floor and balcony are $5.00. The doors will open at 6:30 pm EST, with the featured film scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm EST.

Come get in on the Christmas spirit with the jolliest bunch of friends this side of the courthouse. Whether you arrive in your wood paneled station wagon or are dressed in your best Cousin Eddie attire is completely up to you, but make sure you are prepared to laugh and have a genuinely good time. 

No doubt this can prove to be one of your hap-hap-happiest Christmas activities of the season, and, who knows, just maybe you’ll learn a thing or two about exterior illumination. 

Get your tickets now and make plans to attend the show before the tickets sell out. The past two showings in previous years have been to a sold-out crowd. The film is rated PG-13, with a run-time of 1 hour and 37 minutes.

The historic Astra Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Jasper, Indiana. Newly renovated with 357 seats, the Astra has main level and balcony seating with a concessions stand offering snacks, local craft and domestic beer, and wine that are available for purchase.

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Next Act, Inc. is the 501(c)(3) that operates the historic, newly renovated Astra Theatre in downtown Jasper. Our mission is to foster, engage and create cultural and artistic opportunities and awareness in Dubois County.  What that means is bringing programming including concerts, comedians, movies, and education to the Astra.   

The Way Down Wanderers set to bring their distinctive sound back to the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, November 23.

“Somewhere on the spectrum between Old Crow Medicine Show and Mumford and Sons lies the spirited bluegrass-based artistry of The Way Down Wanderers. It is joyful, daring and occasionally sublime.” Associated Press The Way Down Wanderers will be making their second journey to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Saturday, November 23. Doors for… Continue Reading

Rocky Horror Picture Show to play at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, October 26

The Rocky Horror Picture Show will once again be screening at the Astra Theatre on Saturday, October 26. Tickets are on sale now at www.TheNextAct.org. General admission tickets on the main floor and balcony are $5.00. The doors will open at 6:30 pm, with the featured film scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. This cult-classic… Continue Reading

The Verve Pipe set to rock the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, October 19.

The rock/alternative band The Verve Pipe will be coming to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Saturday, October 19. This will undoubtedly be an electrifying event because The Verve Pipe is known for their energetic live performances. We can be thankful that two rival bands from western Michigan decided to join forces, as they… Continue Reading

Back to the Future to play at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, September 14

Marty McFly and Doc Brown will be bringing their time traveling DeLorean to Jasper and the newly remodeled Astra Theatre. The original 1985 film, starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd will grace the silver screen once again.  Tickets are on sale now at www.TheNextAct.org.  General admission tickets on the main floor and balcony are… Continue Reading

2nd Half of 2019 Astra Season

Next Act, Inc, the non-profit organization that owns and operates the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper, Indiana, releases the second half of their 2019 season.  This is the second season of entertainment to take place on the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage in the theatre since major renovations took place in 2017.   Tickets are… Continue Reading

Rock Lotto set to return to the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, July 20.

After much fanfare and success of its inaugural performance in 2018, the Rock Lotto is returning to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Saturday, July 20. Doors for this performance will open at 6:30 p.m. with bands scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at www.TheNextAct.org.  General admission tickets are… Continue Reading

Cris Jacobs, Americana Soul artist, to bring his Color Where You Are Tour to the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, May 18.

Musician Cris Jacobs will bring “his inspired, poignant songwriting, virtuoso guitar playing, and soulfully transcendent voice” to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Saturday, May 18. Doors for this performance will open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are on sale now at www.TheNextAct.org.  General admission tickets on the main floor and balcony are $20.… Continue Reading

30th Anniversary Screening of Major League at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, April 20

Start this baseball season off right by visiting the historic Astra Theatre to view the classic baseball movie Major League at 7:00pm EST on Saturday, April 20.  Enjoy the 30th anniversary screening of the movie in which the teams’ owner and the players work against one another, rated R.   General admission tickets are on… Continue Reading

Costaki Economopoulos, the biggest name in comedy, to bring his national comedy act to the historic Astra Theatre on Friday, April 12

Comedian Costaki Economopoulos will bring his smart, insightful, socially relevant, and gut-laugh funny comedy routine to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Friday, April 12 as the third act in the 2019 Next Act, Inc season.  Doors for this performance will open at 6:30 p.m., opening comedian Peter Swanz, out of Louisville, will take… Continue Reading

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