Saturday, January 18, 2020

Marvelous Wonderettes singing songs from the '60s and '70's live onstage

Live Onstage at the Strand Theatre in downtown Vicksburg
717 Clay Street 

Friday, January 24 - 7:30 PM 
Saturday, January 25 - 7:30 PM 
Sunday, January 26 - 2 PM 

Friday, January 31 - 7:30 PM 
Saturday, February 1 - 7:30 PM 
Sunday, February 2 - 2 PM 

The girls are back!!!

It’s 1969, and The Marvelous Wonderettes are back at Springfield High (Go Chipmunks!) to throw a retirement party for their favorite homeroom teacher. As the girls sing their way through the greatest girl-group hits of the '60s and bid Ms. McPherson a fond farewell, one of the Wonderettes reveals she’ll also be saying goodbye to search for success and happiness on her own.

Act II finds the girls back together as the class of 1958 celebrates their 20-year reunion. The classic pop and rock hits of the '70s provide the perfect soundtrack for these old friends to catch up on the places life has led them, all performed with their own marvelous spin!

Discount advance tickets available at 
Highway 61 Coffeehouse 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

It's Funding Time Again...

It's time again to consider supporting our efforts to bring great stuff to downtown Vicksburg. Like what? Cutting edge international and independent films, classic films (including several free movies), documentaries, live conversations with filmmakers, community theater, Sunday afternoon onscreen opera and ballet from European stages, recorded Broadway Musicals, live musical and dance performances: all this and more is right here in downtown Vicksburg at the historic Strand Theatre.

Why we do it: The Westside Theatre Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) dedicated to providing Vicksburg a place to gather to share cultural events: programs that are entertaining, but also thought provoking and conversation fueling. We believe there is no reason a small town like Vicksburg cannot have world class films and other programming. Our goal is to make Vicksburg a better place for us to live, and to make it a more attractive place for people considering moving here.

Our mission is made possible by tax free contributions and memberships.

Please consider supporting our efforts.

Thank you for your consideration and support,

Friday, November 22, 2019

Casablanca at the Strand the day after Thanksgiving

Friday, November 29 at 7:30 PM 
Casablanca at the Strand

Everyone Comes to Rick's once more for one of the most loved of all American movies:
Casablanca. Rick, Ilsa, Louis, and a wonderful cast of colorful characters will play it
again just for us. Have your turkey sandwich and leftovers at home and come on
downtown to the Strand to see Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre, Sidney
Greenstreet, Dooley Wilson, Paul Henried, Conrad Veidt, and all the rest of this terrific
cast when they come to Rick's one more time.

“…Here’s looking at you, kid.”

"Play it, Sam..."

“It’s still the same old story/ A fight for love and glory...”

“Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine…”

“Round up the usual suspects.”

"The Germans wore gray, you wore blue.”

“What is your nationality?” “…I’m a drunkard.”

“I’m shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on here!”

“You know what I want to hear. … You played it for her, you can play it for me!”
“…Well, I don’t think I can remember…” “If she can stand it, I can! Play it!”

“We’ll always have Paris. We didn’t have, we, we lost it until you came to Casablanca.
We got it back last night.”

“Here’s looking at you, kid.”

“Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

$6 advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse
$8 at the door

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Jazz at the Strand

Dr. David Miller brings his smokin' Jazztet to the Stage of the Strand for live Jazz:

Friday, November 15 at 8 PM

Tickets available at the door: $15

Cash Bar. 

Don't miss it!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Raising Arizona
(presented by Dr. Robert Bernard)
Friday, November 8 at 7 PM
It's that time of year again: Bob and Fran have chosen their movie of the year. Join us at the Strand on Friday, Nov. 8 for the Coen Brother's Raising Arizona.

Expect the unexpected from the innovative creators of Blood Simple! Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter star as an unconventional couple-she's a cop and he's a convenience store bandit-whose overwhelming desire for a child leads them to redefine the rules of parenthood.

Director Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Cast Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman, William Forsythe

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

$6 in advance at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / $8 at the door.
And...More Coen Brothers: Oh, Brother Where Art Thou at SCHF Thursday
Here's a message from the SCHF: Join us Thursday, November 7th at 6:00 p.m. for the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation Annual Meeting 25th Anniversary Celebration in the SCHC Auditorium. We will start the night with a cocktail hour from 6-7 pm. Lee H. Abraham & the Boone Brothers will be performing and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served. At 7:15 pm we will have a special showing of O Brother, Where Art Thou? Tickets are $15/person and reservations must be made in advance.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Halloween night at the Strand: a movie and Rocky!

Halloween movie
Thursday, October 31
at 8 PM
(followed by Rocky Horror at midnight)
Join us at the Strand after Trick or Treating for an unsettling movie in the Halloween spirit: Midsommar.

Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight..

Watch the trailer:

$6 advance tickets available at Highway 61 Coffeehouse / $8 at the door.
Rocky Horror 
at Midnight after the movie. Do the Time Warp again while you still can...

It's back one last time! Yes Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show returns to the stage of the Strand Theatre with old friends as well as fresh blood as they attempt, once more, to answer the question: "They can't really do that here, can they."

Answer: Fasten your seatbelt...

Brad, Janet, Dr. Scott, Eddie, Magenta, Columbia, Riff Raff, the Transylvanians, and of course, Dr. Frank-N-Furter and Rocky himself will be at the Strand to do the Time Warp. Again.

Your presence is required.

"Like a late night double feature picture show...'

'I would like, if I may, to take you on a strange journey...'

'Dammit Janet!'

'The master is having one of his affairs...'

'I'm just a sweet transvestite from transexual Transylvania...'

'We'll say where we are and go back to the car...'

'He thought you were the Candyman...''

'I see you shiver with antici...pation...'

'You're a hotdog, but you better not try to hurt her, Frankfurter...'

'Come up to the lab, see what's on the slab...'

'In just 7 days, I can make you a man...'

'And crawling on the planet's face, some insects called the human race. Lost in time, and lost in space... and meaning'

'It's just a jump to the left! And then a step to the riiiight!'

Get $15 tickets for Rocky online or come by Highway 61 Coffeehouse for advance discount price.

$20 at the door...

Monday, October 21, 2019

Free Documentary: My Beautiful Stutter at the Strand Tuesday at 6

Free documentary 
sponsored by Jubilee Therapy
My Beautiful Stutter

Tuesday, October 22 
at 6 PM
If you stutter or have a friend or relative who does, you will want to see this uplifting film.

My Beautiful Stutter follows five kids who stutter, ages 9 to 18, from all over the United States and all walks of life, who, after experiencing a lifetime of bullying and stigmatization, meet other children who stutter at an interactive arts-based program, The Stuttering Association for the Young, based in New York City. Their journey to SAY find some close to suicide, others withdrawn and fearful, exhausted and defeated from failed fluency training, societal pressures to not stutter or the decision to remain silent. Over the course of a year we witness first hand the incredible transformation that happens when these young people of wildly different backgrounds experience for the first time the revolutionary idea at the heart of SAY: that it's okay to stutter.

Come help us celebrate National Stuttering Awareness Day and preview the new movie My Beautiful Stutter produced by Paul Rudd in Vicksburg. Come follow the lives of these young men and women as they learn to live as a person who stutters and learn that IT'S OKAY TO STUTTER!

This is a free event!