By: Ashtun Welling
If you're ready for some free spooky films head down to the Alpine.For Halloween, the Alpine is having a free movie marathon, “Hocus Pocus” Sat. Oct 29th 2p.m and 7p.m. Then the classic “Ghostbusters” on Sun. October 30th 2p.m. and 7p.m.
The Alpine theater was built in 1936 by Holt Rhodes; the first showing was held on Christmas day. Tickets were 30 cents for adults and 15 cents for children. The theater had a daily showing for all the moviegoers for decades until its doors closed in 1984. Main Street Ripley purchased the theater on June 10, 2003, to preserve a piece of history and create an attraction to the downtown business district.
After being unused for many years, it has been restored and reopened in October 2006 for live performances and movie showings.
"It's a unique experience to play your own music in a place that holds so many memories for myself and everybody in the community that remembers going there to watch moves. I have played there multiple times and each one was very special," said Justin Johnson
The Alpine Theater has been the stage for performances from local talent to national performers. From weddings to conferences, the Alpine Theater is available for rent for any event. Call the Main Street Ripley office at 304-372-1637.