The historic Gold Rush era town of Downieville on Highway 49 offers a perfect opportunity for a weekend get-away with the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Yuba Theatre in Downieville April 6 & 7, 2012.
This charming mountain village situated in a rugged canyon at the confluence of the Downie and North Yuba Rivers, and the comfortable Yuba Theatre itself, provide a memorable setting to see the highest quality films from the prestigious Banff Mountain Film Festival held each fall in Banff, Alberta, Canada.
National Geographic, The North Face and Parks Canada are among the sponsors of the tour – now celebrating its 35th year – that is an exciting opportunity to experience world travel and thrilling mountain adventure in the comfortable environment of the 184-seat Yuba Theatre. Transformed into a performing arts venue by the Sierra County Arts Council in 1996, the 1940 era Yuba Theatre has been a favorite venue (as well as its smallest) on the World Tour for 12 consecutive years. In 2002, the Banff Centre featured the Yuba Theatre in its Banff Mountain Festivals Magazine.
The Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7 shows begin at 7 p.m. Each screening will feature different programs of the best independent and documentary films available. Expect approximately 2 hours and 15 min. of films at each screening, as well as an intermission with refreshments. The traditional door prize drawings for an array of items add to the festivities.
Because the theater is so small, viewers are strongly advised to purchase tickets in advance from Brown Paper Tickets (phone orders (800) 838-3006, mention event code 219631) or in person from the Downieville Day Spa in Downieville or the Sierra Country Store in Sierra City. Subject to availability, tickets will be available at the door as well.
For more information
For more information contact the Sierra County Arts Council by calling (530) 289-9822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For area services and accommodations visit the Sierra County Chamber of Commerce website. And visit The Banff Centre, a globally respected arts, cultural, and education institution that promotes understanding and appreciation of the world’s mountain places.