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COVID guidelines for ticket holders for Beetlejuice on Friday, October 30

To all ticket holders for this event:

The Next Act is beyond excited to present Beetlejuice on Friday, October 30th at The Astra Theatre (517 Main St, Jasper, IN). The doors will open at 6:30 pm EST, with the featured film scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm EST. The movie is rated PG and has a runtime of 1 hour 32 minutes.

We want everyone in attendance to have a wonderful evening. Please know that a safe and responsible atmosphere will be adhered to. Seats will be limited and socially distanced (you must sit only in the seats listed on your tickets), volunteers will be masked up, and hand sanitizer will be readily available.

Attendees are expected to wear masks while in and entering the building (they can be removed while seated in your assigned seats). Temperature checks will be done at the door, and we’re asking everyone to self-screen on the posted questions below.

So, saddle up a sandworm, and come out to the theatre ready to enjoy the show. Bottled water, popcorn, and beer (for those with valid 21+ id) will be available for sale in the concession area. Also, it can be guaranteed that the volunteers will be smiling broadly under their masks as laughs conjure life back into this cherished building.

Thank you for helping us protect you and others during this time.

The historic Astra Theatre is coming back to life on Friday, October 30 as the film Beetlejuice is scheduled to appear

“Next Act. Next Act. Next Act,” we are summoning patrons back for haunting entertainment at our beloved Astra theatre. Tim Burton’s 1988 comedic fantasy film, Beetlejuice, is set to take over the big screen just in time to get everyone ratcheted up for the Halloween weekend.  Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite.  General admission… Continue Reading

Country rocker Will Hoge and Band now set to take the stage at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, August 15.

Will Hoge and his band will be rocking the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage on Saturday, August 15. (This is a rescheduled date due to the postponement of the original event, scheduled in May, from the COVID containment response.  All tickets purchased for that show will still be honored for the new date.  Refund requests… Continue Reading

The Dubois County Humane Society and the Next Act set to show The Secret Life of Pets to the historic Astra Theatre on Friday, March 13.

Just what goes on with our loyal pets when left at home unsupervised? Well, the truth will come out when The Secret Life of Pets is screened at the newly remodeled Astra Theatre. The 2016 film is voiced by a plethora of well-known personalities who add a great deal of humor to this animated adventure… Continue Reading

Astra Theatre Releases 1st Half of 2020 Season Schedule

Next Act, Inc, the non-profit organization that owns and operates the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper, Indiana, releases the first half of their 2020 season.  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… Continue Reading

Mike Armstrong to bring his national comedy act to the historic Astra Theatre on Friday, February 14.

Comedian Mike Armstrong will bring his good, fun, and clean comedy routine to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Friday, February 14 as the second show in the 2020 Next Act, Inc season.  Doors for this performance will open at 6:30 p.m., opening comedian will take the stage at 7:30 p.m., with Armstrong starting… Continue Reading


Next Act, Inc., the 501(c)(3) that operates the historic Astra Theatre in downtown Jasper has launched its third annual season ticket, membership, and sponsorship campaign. Since 2014, Next Act’s mission has been to foster, engage and create cultural and artistic opportunities and awareness in Dubois County.  They’ve done that by endowing, purchasing, and renovating the… Continue Reading

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  General admission tickets on the main floor and… Continue Reading

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