Manchester’s Castle Theatre has given its auditorium a name – and it honors the man who helped Castle Theatre get on its feet as a non-profit entity more than a decade ago.
Manager Kristy Davis says there’s a sign at the front of the theatre’s auditorium displaying the new name – the Al Remling Auditorium.
Castle Theatre’s board members gathered for their annual meeting recently. They reviewed the past year, which has been a struggle as the pandemic continues.
Davis says it’s been a challenge to get movies.
But she says it seems like people are now ready to go back to the movies.
Castle Theatre is currently showing movies four days a week.
Davis thanks the community for their support this past year.
And Castle Theatre is partnering with six local schools to start a new program for kids. It’s called Books to Movies – and it’s designed to replace the Book It Program (since Pizza Hut closed). Davis says they’re working with West Delaware, St. Mary’s, Maquoketa Valley, Ed-Co, North Linn and Monticello to reward students who read with a certificate for a free Castle Theatre Kids Pack on their next visit to the movies.
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