The Park Theatre Civic Centre is the gem of North Vernon, Indiana: a performing arts venue, a classic movie house, a civic gathering place and a focal point of a renewed, historic Hoosier downtown. Originally opened in 1916, this stage saw performances from vaudeville acts to silent films. Open primarily as a movie house through the 40s and 50s, it closed in the 1960s as business declined and larger movie theaters opened in the surrounding counties.
However, in the 1990s, a group of civic-minded individuals formed a not-for-profit organization to renovate this majestic venue back to working condition and would eventually usher it into an era bigger and better than it ever was before.
Enjoy a current movie most weekends at historic prices in the beautiful Park Theatre
Free Family Film Festival
The Park Theatre offers free family-oriented movies most Wednesdays in the summer.
Jennings County Players
The Park Theatre is the home of the Jennings County Players, a community theatre group performing live theatre for the entire family.
►Jennings County Players
The Santa Express
Sponsored by The Park Theatre and Madison Railroad. Children and Santa ride on a real train which leaves from downtown North Vernon (in front of the Park Theatre). This event sells out quickly.
Contact the Park Theatre for dates, times and prices. 812-346-0330
The Park Theatre attracts many regional and several Grammy award-winning performers to Jennings County. The Granville Johnson Bluegrass Festival is a big hit each year. Sam Bush, John Carter Cash, Terry Lee & the Rockaboogie band, and 40 Years of College are also favorites.
The Park Theatre
25 S. Madison Avenue
North Vernon, Indiana