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Groundhog Day arrives at the Vinton Palace on February 1st

Groundhog Day is a comedy movie from 1993. Bill Murray, as Phil Connor, a cynical television weatherman, is sent out to cover the annual emergence of the groundhog from its hole in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. He gets caught in a blizzard that he didn't predict and is trapped in a time warp. He is doomed to relive Groundhog Day over and over again until he gets it right.

Janssen to perform at Farmers Mercantile Hall February 19

Marc Janssen & the Locals will be at Farmers Mercantlie Hall in Garrison for a Sunday afternoon performance on February 19th. Come join us for an afternoon of original music from the Great Midwest! Hope to see you there!https://www.facebook.com/events/736592454354492/?ref=newsfeedRefreshments by the Garrison Library!Sunday, February 19th2:00
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A Man Called Otto coming to the Vinton Palace Theatre

Otto (Tom Hanks) is a grumpy isolated widower with staunch principles, strict routines and a short fuse, who gives everyone in his neighborhood a hard time as he watches over it like a hawk. Just as it seems like he's finally given up on life, an unlikely and reluctant friendship develops with his new neighbors. Little by little, Otto undergoes a subtle transformation.

Showing tonight only at the Palace: Misery

Misery is a 1990 American psychological thriller film directed by Rob Reiner, based on Stephen King's 1987 novel of the same name, starring James Caan, Kathy Bates, Lauren Bacall, Richard Farnsworth, and Frances Sternhagen. The plot centers around an obsessive fan who holds an author captive and forces him to rewrite the finale to his book series.After a serious car crash, novelist Paul Sheldon is rescued by former nurse Annie Wilkes, who claims to be his biggest fan.

Cedar River Whalers & Friends with Todd Frank at Farmers Mercantile Jan. 22

The Cedar River Whalers & Friends, along with Todd Frank will be in Garrison for a Sunday afternoon performance on January 22nd. Singer Rachel Dedrick and guitarist John Berinobis will be doing a few tunes as well! Come join us for an afternoon of Americana, originals and country music! This will be fun!Refreshments by the Garrison Library!Sund
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"I wanna dance with somebody" arriving at the Vinton Palace Theatre this weekend

I Wanna Dance with Somebody is a powerful and triumphant celebration of the incomparable Whitney Houston. Directed by Kasi Lemmons, written by Academy Award® nominee Anthony McCarten, produced by legendary music executive Clive Davis and starring BAFTA Award® winner Naomi Ackie. The film is a no-holds-barred portrait of the complex and multifaceted woman behind The Voice.

Lindauer to Premiere Five short films and videos at the Palace Theatre Dec. 29

Noah Lindauer, a graduate of Vinton-Shellsburg, will premiere five of his short films and music videos. The projects reflect his first year and a half at William Penn University in Oskaloosa.  For all of them, he is the writer, director, and producer. Among the films will be  "Attraction: Small Town Iowa," a short documentary highlighting four locations in Iowa: The American Gothic House, Maquoketa Caves, Amana Colonies, and The Grotto of Redemption.

Jazz Band to perform at the Library December 22

The Vinton Public Library will host the Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School Jazz Band on Thursday, December 22. The concert will begin at 9:15 a.m.Plan to come out and enjoy the local talent!
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Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival, April 14-15, Announces Call for Entries

The 2023 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival will be held April 14-15, 2023 at the Collins Road Theatres, 1462 Twixt Town Road, Marion, Iowa. The festival is now accepting entries from across the state of Iowa, as well as nationwide, and worldwide for the 20th annual event.Complete rules are available on the festival website, crifm.org, and on its FilmFreeway page page.

One night only: Christmas with the Kranks

For one night only, the Vinton Palace Theatre will be showing, "Christmas with the Kranks." Tonight, December 14, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The movie is rated PG and runs for 93 minutes. Click HERE to book a seat!Christmas with the Kranks is a 2004 American Christmas comedy film directed by Joe Roth and starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis. The film is based on the 2001 novel Skipping Christmas by John Grisham.
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