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TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                Out of the Interior: Survival of the Small-town Cinema in British Columbia is a full-length exploration of classic movie theatres in BC’s southern interior, from Vernon’s Towne Cinema to Creston’s Tivioli; from Grand Forks’ GEM to Revelstoke’s Roxy – and every stop along the way. The documentary will be playing at the Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill on June 8 at 7:00 p.m.

‘Out of the Interior: Survival of the Small-town Cinema in British Columbia’ is coming to Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill

On Saturday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m., ‘Out of the Interior’ documentary will screen at Gate House Theatre.

TYSON WHITNEY PHOTO                                Out of the Interior: Survival of the Small-town Cinema in British Columbia is a full-length exploration of classic movie theatres in BC’s southern interior, from Vernon’s Towne Cinema to Creston’s Tivioli; from Grand Forks’ GEM to Revelstoke’s Roxy – and every stop along the way. The documentary will be playing at the Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill on June 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Along the E&N cover (Touchwood Editions)

New book from Island author details social history of the E&N railway

Along the E&N tells the story of 32 establishments from Esquimalt to Campbell River.

Along the E&N cover (Touchwood Editions)
Unusual items like water bottles and hairdryers are used as microphones, from left, by Tonya (Erin Ormond), Donna (Stephanie Roth) and Rosie (Jenni Burke) to belt out a few tunes during the Chemainus Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! (Photo by Don Bodger).

Mamma Mia! poised to be biggest Chemainus Theatre show ever

Plenty of buzz as Island dinner theatre schedules ABBA-fueled romp

Unusual items like water bottles and hairdryers are used as microphones, from left, by Tonya (Erin Ormond), Donna (Stephanie Roth) and Rosie (Jenni Burke) to belt out a few tunes during the Chemainus Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! (Photo by Don Bodger).
Gate House Theatre presents: An evening with Amy Nelson and Carter Felker

Gate House Theatre presents: An evening with Amy Nelson and Carter Felker

“The couple are both incredible songwriters in their own right”

Gate House Theatre presents: An evening with Amy Nelson and Carter Felker
CHADWICK GREEN PHOTO                                Parker O’Connor had the daunting task of playing the legendary role of Hamlet in “I Hate Shakespeare” at the Gate House Theatre.

‘I Hate Shakespeare’ put on at the Gate House Theatre

Director Sequoia Coe was happy with the cast’s hard work.

CHADWICK GREEN PHOTO                                Parker O’Connor had the daunting task of playing the legendary role of Hamlet in “I Hate Shakespeare” at the Gate House Theatre.
Atomique Productions announced Saturday that they made the difficult decision to not proceed with Rock the Shores in 2019. (Keri Coles/News staff)

Vancouver Island shores will not rock in 2019

Atomique Productions announce Rock the Shores festival will not return in 2019, future is uncertain

Atomique Productions announced Saturday that they made the difficult decision to not proceed with Rock the Shores in 2019. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Nashville’s Jake Durkin performed Jesse Roper’s song “Anytime of Night” on the March 6 airing of American Idol. (Keri Coles/News staff)

B.C. song serenades Lionel Richie, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry on American Idol

Vancouver Island singer-songwriter Jesse Roper calls the experience ‘pretty surreal’

Nashville’s Jake Durkin performed Jesse Roper’s song “Anytime of Night” on the March 6 airing of American Idol. (Keri Coles/News staff)
Friendly Feud delights crowd, raises money for a good cause

Friendly Feud delights crowd, raises money for a good cause

Prizes of gift cards and cash were sponsored by local businesses.

Friendly Feud delights crowd, raises money for a good cause
North Island Concert Society presents John McLachlan at the Civic Centre

North Island Concert Society presents John McLachlan at the Civic Centre

Port Hardy audiences will love this wander through wonderfully crafted songs.

North Island Concert Society presents John McLachlan at the Civic Centre
North Island Concert Society presents: Roots & Grooves rocks out Civic Centre in Port Hardy

North Island Concert Society presents: Roots & Grooves rocks out Civic Centre in Port Hardy

Roots & Grooves (Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes) put on an exceptional…

North Island Concert Society presents: Roots & Grooves rocks out Civic Centre in Port Hardy
MARNIE CHASE PHOTO                                “Deals” the dog went out for a boat ride as the fog was just lifting and the sun was shining through on Victoria Lake. Do you have a photo you want featured on the North Island Gazette’s website and in print? Email a photo of the week entry to editor@northislandgazette.com!

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Dog goes for a boat ride on Victoria Lake

The North Island Gazette wants your photographs, email them to editor@northislandgazette.com.

MARNIE CHASE PHOTO                                “Deals” the dog went out for a boat ride as the fog was just lifting and the sun was shining through on Victoria Lake. Do you have a photo you want featured on the North Island Gazette’s website and in print? Email a photo of the week entry to editor@northislandgazette.com!
DISTRICT OF PORT HARDY PHOTO                                The Port Hardy Civic Centre will be hosting the game show ‘Friendly Feud’ on March 2.

Friendly Feud game show comes to the Port Hardy Civic Centre

Friendly Feud will be a licensed 19+ event held on March 2nd at the Port Hardy Civic Centre.

  • Feb 11, 2019
DISTRICT OF PORT HARDY PHOTO                                The Port Hardy Civic Centre will be hosting the game show ‘Friendly Feud’ on March 2.
NORTH ISLAND CONCERT SOCIETY PHOTO                                Roots & Grooves, a lively inter-generational smorgasbord of folk, blues and humour.

North Island Concert Society presents Roots & Grooves with Rick Scott and Nico Rhodes

Forty years apart in age, Rick and Nico blur all boundaries. In a word, they cook.

NORTH ISLAND CONCERT SOCIETY PHOTO                                Roots & Grooves, a lively inter-generational smorgasbord of folk, blues and humour.
CIERRA SWANSON PHOTO                                Do you have a photograph you want featured on the North Island Gazette’s website and in print? Email editor@northislandgazette.com.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Telegraph Cove on a rainy day in August

Cierra Swanson snapped this picture of the very beautiful Telegraph Cove on…

CIERRA SWANSON PHOTO                                Do you have a photograph you want featured on the North Island Gazette’s website and in print? Email editor@northislandgazette.com.
STORYHIVE WEBSITE PHOTO                                Ritchie Hemphill is the project lead on “Dzunuḵ̓wa”, a stop-motion animation short film about a First Nation legend.

Hemphill gets $20,000 from STORYHIVE to produce short film called ‘Dzunuḵ̓wa’

“We are making the Legend of Dzunukwa into a stop-motion short film!”

STORYHIVE WEBSITE PHOTO                                Ritchie Hemphill is the project lead on “Dzunuḵ̓wa”, a stop-motion animation short film about a First Nation legend.
Atlantic String Machine wows Port Hardy with breathtaking performance at the Civic Centre

Atlantic String Machine wows Port Hardy with breathtaking performance at the Civic Centre

The Atlantic String Machine put on quite the performance “in the round”…

Atlantic String Machine wows Port Hardy with breathtaking performance at the Civic Centre
Matthew Good is making a welcome return to Duncan on Feb. 8. (Submitted)

VIDEO: Canadian icon Matthew Good launching tour on Vancouver Island

Good performing shows in Sidney, Nanaimo, Campbell River, Victoria and Duncan

Matthew Good is making a welcome return to Duncan on Feb. 8. (Submitted)
CHADWICK GREEN PHOTO                                Pictured left to right at Telegraph Cove: Reid Hendry (percussion), Jeff Child (bass), and Adam Bailie (vocals and guitar).

Adam Bailie shines on stage with backing band at Gate House Theatre

Bailie’s music is indicative of the West Coast — somehow laid back and energetic at the same time.

  • Jan 23, 2019
CHADWICK GREEN PHOTO                                Pictured left to right at Telegraph Cove: Reid Hendry (percussion), Jeff Child (bass), and Adam Bailie (vocals and guitar).
Comic Debra DiGiovanni is performing in the Snowed In Comedy Tour, which comes to the Port Theatre on Jan. 11. (Photo courtesy Kim Newmoney)

Snowed In Comedy Tour returns to B.C.

Tour features nearly 30 dates in the Interior, Vancouver Island, the Okanagan and the Kootenays

Comic Debra DiGiovanni is performing in the Snowed In Comedy Tour, which comes to the Port Theatre on Jan. 11. (Photo courtesy Kim Newmoney)
THOMAS KERVIN PHOTO North Island Concert Society held its first showing on Nov. 17, which was Six String Nation with nationally famous guitar Voyageur.
THOMAS KERVIN PHOTO North Island Concert Society held its first showing on Nov. 17, which was Six String Nation with nationally famous guitar Voyageur.