Program listing for Banff 2010 at the Yuba Theatre.
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 April 9-11, 2010.
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 and New Balance are among the sponsors of the tour – now celebrating its 33rd year – that is an exciting opportunity to experience world travel and thrilling mountain adventure in the comfortable environment of the 200-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 11 consecutive years. In 2002, the Banff Centre featured the Yuba Theatre in its Banff Mountain Festivals Magazine.
The Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10 shows begin at 7 p.m. and the Sunday, April 11 show begins at 2 p.m. Each screening will feature different programs of the best independent and documentary films available. Expect 2 1/2 hours 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.
Admission is $16 per screening for adults, $8 for children (12 and under) and seniors (65 and over). Tickets are available on line through Brown Paper Tickets. Tickets also may be purchased in person (cash only) at the following outlets: in Downieville at the Downieville Grocery, and in Grass Valley at Briar Patch Community Market. Phone orders available through Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.
For more information
For further information contact the Sierra County Arts Council by calling (530) 289-9822 or email email@example.com. 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.