state theater

Media Life: Auburn’s late great Shanghai bar to open again for one day only

When Old Town Auburn’s Shanghai Bar closed after 109 years of operation five years ago this month, Richard Yue made a solemn vow. Some way, some day, the quirky watering hole of ...

Media Life: Auburn, Roseville Golden Age theaters rising again as movie venues

Burnished balustrades. Shadowy balconies. Thick velvet curtains. The essence of buttered popcorn wafting through the air. The muffled clacking of a projector. Dust speckles shining ...

Media Life: Film foul-up, boffo box office highlight Auburn’s first movie fest

Things got rather Hitchcockian this past weekend at the Hitchcock Film Festival. The festival at the venerable State Theater was a big success, with five of the six offerings play ...

Media Life: Outlaw country’s Billy Joe Shaver OK’d to Party in the Park

Party in the Park has dodged a bullet. Outlaw country music legend Billy Joe Shaver’s appearance at the June 18 music fest in North Auburn had been in question last week because ...

Media Life: Western States Trail documentary to air on TV

Auburn’s endurance roots are revealed to a wide-ranging TV audience later this month when Sacramento’s KVIE airs the documentary “They Crossed the Mountains: The History of t ...

Media Life: TV Olympics, Auburn festivals, Newcastle celebrity sightings and channel changes

The Winter Olympics were big in this area, with plenty of local Sierra Nevada heroes coming from the Tahoe region. KCRA 3 took advantage of the Feb. 12 to 28 excitement to post som ...

Auburn’s Viola Wrigley pays homage to early employer with State Theater donation

The roots of Viola Wrigley’s gift of $125,000 to Auburn’s State Theater restoration fund lie in her own first experiences at a Central Valley movie theater. Wrigley, 93, worke ...

Media Life: And the Media Life “Meddi” awards for 2009 go to …

It’s the start of the awards season and there’s no reason that Media Life again can’t wedge itself into a throng that’s already crowded with Oscar, Emmy, Tony and a plethor ...

Media Life: New Auburn YouTube moments feature Balloon Boy song, rockabilly vampire

Former Auburnite Devlin Murphy is taking the whole “Balloon Boy” phenomenon to new musical heights. Murphy, a songwriter and Placer High grad now based out of North Hollywood, ...

Media Life: Auburn’s State Theater rolling out classic film series

It turns out this weekend’s showing of “Food, Inc.” is just a sampling of the tasty film fare being cooked up for the State Theater in the coming year. The stately Downtown ...

Media Life: Placer County products are Emmy nominees for “Deadliest Catch”

“Deadliest Catch” has netted another Emmy nomination for cinematography, which means Placer County products Todd and Doug Stanley are up for a second win. The brothers – Tod ...

Media Life: Waybacks ready to take Auburn audience to musical extremes

Click on a YouTube video of The Waybacks performing all of Led Zeppelin’s classic second album and try to find the Gibson Les Paul crunchily meandering through some of Jimmy Page ...

Media Life: CBS comedy series could be in actor Perry King’s cards

Cool-area cattleman Perry King’s “other” job as an actor is getting a whole lot more interesting – just as his local effort with “Experience El Dorado” is set for lifto ...

Media Life: Emilio Estevez Auburn motel shootout now on DVD

Auburn’s Foothills Motel is getting its DVD debut as Warner Bros. dusts off some of the more obscure titles from its vault and puts them out in digital form for the first time ev ...

Media Life: Auburn’s historic State Theater starts booking live shows

The big, bold neon sign has been bathing Lincoln Way in pastel hues since last summer and work has been taking place inside the State Theater since early this year. You had to kno ...