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Imagine having a place where you and your close friends, coworkers and family can gather to watch a great movie, play video games, or even dance to live music! That reality is NOW.
Our new screening room, also jokingly referred to as, Mike's "Rock Bottom Cinema Club" is open for business and opens up an array of new possibilities for rental of BOTH facilities depending on your needs. The Main Theatre holds nearly 400 people and the screening room up to 60.
Package deals may include food and beverage from our snack bar or, if desired, catering packages can also be arranged.
*Rates start at just $300 for up to 2&1/2 hours and discounts apply for schools, non profits and for weekday daytime use. So what are you waiting for? Click here to get in touch.
*Rates do not include film licensing where applicable.
space that's now occupied by the screening room was used as an arcade.
More than a decade ago, while working to clean and improve the overall health of this historic building, the idea to convert the space into its present use was born. Unfortunately, at that time, the business and economic climate required the abandonment of this project. Then in October of 2015 an unsolicited offer was made by a longtime friend to outfit the Colusa Theatre with a second digital projection system and thus the idea to open the screening room was reborn.
The screening room reflects a labor of love by the owner along with his ability to scrounge just about anything from anywhere imaginable. Practically everything is reused, from lights, seating, to the vintage 1970's bar. Various friends of the Colusa Theatre contributed their ideas and physical help too; truly a community project!
The primary purpose of all of this may surprise many of you; it is to better facilitate film rotation and variety in the main theatre. Without an additional screen there is absolutely no longer any way this business can remain competitive and even with the continuous generosity of the community would likely still be faced with closure.
That said, thanks to this great community we are still here for you. Future plans for the screening room include completion of **wheelchair access as well as new restrooms. In the meantime we believe that while small you will find that no shortcuts have been taken and that the digital projection, sound and atmosphere are above the bar.
So whether you plan to catch a Hollywood blockbuster or to rent the place as your own personal theatre we are confident that you will have an enjoyable experience!
Your Humble Owner of the Colusa Theatre for 20 years and counting!
**Until wheelchair access for the screening room has been completed all public features will be made available at selected times in our main auditorium. Please visit the marquee page or the individual film and event pages for details.