As leaves fall and snow looms nearer, the city of Rexburg is working to bring more entertainment and community events to local residents.
Jackie Rawlins, the cultural arts director for the city of Rexburg, said this fall is a very busy time for the community, with many events and programs going on.
Throughout the month of October, the city of Rexburg hosts a Halloween and scary movie series in the Romance Theater. Rawlins called it “an opportunity for people to come see the Romance Theater that haven’t seen it before.”
The theater will play “Jaws” on Oct. 11, “Hocus Pocus” on Oct. 12 and 21, “The Bride of Frankenstein” on Oct. 18, “The Nightmare Before Christmas” on Oct. 19, and “Coco” on Halloween day. All the movies start at 7 p.m. except for the Oct. 21 showing of “Hocus Pocus,” which begins at 6 p.m. Admission to any movie is $2 per person.
A pair of small bands will perform in the Romance Theater soon, as well. Pioneer 47 and The In-Between will hold a concert on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.
In an effort to bring more people together for the concert, the bands are simply asking for an entrance fee of one canned or boxed food item per person. Those food items will then be donated to a local food pantry.
“You come see that beautiful theater, and we’re going to have lights going for the concert,” Rawlins said of that concert. “We do it right. We have a lot of fun in there.”
The city is also bringing back a fall Rexburg tradition that was hosted by BYU-Idaho in the past. On Oct. 29 and 30, the Rexburg Tabernacle Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Kevin Call, will perform a Halloween concert.
The concert will feature Count Dracula and Igor as guest performers, as well. The event will be held in the Rexburg Tabernacle and will cost $5 per person.
In addition, Rexburg will have a holiday wreath auction that serves as a fundraiser to generate donations for the Shop with a Cop program that takes place every November.
“There’s a real need in our community people don’t know about and this is just one way to give back to that and they’re so appreciative of it,” Rawlins said.
The city is asking businesses, families, or other groups to drop off wreaths at Rexburg City Hall to help raise funds for the annual charity event.
More information about all of these events and more can be found at rexburg.org/arts.