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Davenport Junior Theatre Grows in 70th Year – With New Podcast, Zoom Show, Classes and Plans for New Museum

January 16th, 2021

Saturday In The Arts is a comprehensive weekly feature looking at a trend, personality, or major subject involving the Quad-Cities arts and entertainment scene. While other Quad-Cities theaters remain closed, Davenport Junior Theatre continues its mission by serving students virtually and in person. Its new projects include a podcast, a second Zoom production in February, a new museum to open in May at the Annie Wittenmyer Complex, 2822 Eastern Ave., and plans for a big celebration following its 70th season, in summer of 2022. As always, DJT offers a stunning variety of theater and dance classes... Read More

Moline’s Black Box Theatre Opens New ‘Three Viewings’ This Week

September 23rd, 2020

The Black Box Theatre in downtown Moline presents “Three Viewings” by Jeffrey Hatcher, opening on Thursday, September 24. “We decided to visit Jeffrey Hatcher again,” said co-founder Lora Adams. The Black Box opened the theatre four years ago with “Murderers” by Hatcher and recently produced “Turn of the Screw.” “Looking for pieces that allow us to follow safety protocols for both our actors and audience has taken some thinking and once again, Jeffrey Hatcher has provided the answer,” said Adams. “Like ‘Murderers’ this is a tryptic of monologues and they are both hilarious... Read More

Spotlight Theatre Continues to Shine With New Programs

September 22nd, 2020

While the two-year-old Spotlight Theatre, 1800 7th Ave., Moline, continues to be closed to big productions during Covid, it also continues to shine a light on creative alternative programming. “As theaters and playhouses continue to close permanently around the country, we are determined to continue to provide new and innovative entertainment for you and remain present in our community,” the Spotlight said in a recent e-mail, announcing a new jazz lounge Thursday and film showing Friday. “In order for us to do that, it will also take a community dedicated to saving the arts in our rich and... Read More

Quad-Cities Movie Theaters to Reopen This Month

August 7th, 2020

As bars and restaurants have been back open in the Quad-Cities, the two major movie multiplexes in the area plan to reopen this month, both with new health and safety restrictions. Cinemark, at 3601 E. 53rd St., Davenport, will open Aug. 14, and Regal, at 4100 38th St., Moline, will be back and running Aug. 21. Cinemark is doing a phased reopening nationwide – 16 theaters are now open, with 43 more on the 14th and the rest by Aug. 31 – and Regal is reopening all its U.S. locations on the same day. “There’s nothing quite as powerful as great cinematic storytelling on the big screen,” Cinemark... Read More