Shining bright again: The Alger Theater

The Alger Theater shined bright on Friday, March 1 for the first time in years. The night was reminiscent of all the theater use to and will be. 

After years of keeping the lights off due to technical issues, the Alger Theater is shining bright again. 

The Alger has been revamped exponentially over the last few years and finally seeing young and old come through the doors to enjoy a weekend sponsored movie. 

If you haven’t seen it already, take a slow drive past the Alger one evening and witness the yellow florescent bulbs shining bright, welcoming individuals into the theater like years before.

On Friday, March 1, the night brought out a large group of individuals eager to welcome in the relighting of the sign that began at 6:15 p.m.

Before the crowd gathered outside, inside conversation and excitement was flying around the room. Free glowsticks and popcorn was passed out around the theater with various sodas and candies available for purchase. As individuals began moving outside, the time grew near for the moment everyone had been waiting for.

Ginger Casto started the evening out with a short speech thanking everyone for coming and their continued support for the Alger, and then from ten counting down to one, the crowd roared as the lights flickered on and the streets of Lakeview were illuminated once again. 

The evening continued with a 45 minute showing of classic cartoons from Wile E. Coyote to Bugs Bunny and even more of the Looney Tunes gang. 

The night would have never been possible without the help of local, Mike Cuff. 

After putting in a work request in early October to Pelican Electric Sign in Klamath Falls, a company in conjunction with Western Sign Systems, the transformer piece was ordered that had been out for at least the last five years or more. 

After some time passed, Cuff noticed the company fixing Safeway’s sign in Lakeview recently, corralled the worker and with a little late night work, the two flipped the switch and sure enough it was working. 

Encouragement has been at a high recently and with just another addition to the Alger, more excitement could be around the corner.

Stop by and enjoy a movie with the family. The Alger Theater is located at 24 S. F St., in Lakeview. 

Contact Ginger Casto at 541-947-6013 for any questions, concerns or additional information. 

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