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Logan art cinema revival

(Herald Journal) If Jonathan, James and Joe Ribera have their way, the phrase “there’s nothing to do in Logan,” will never be uttered again.

They hope everyone will be too busy enjoying movies and art and music and comedy and parties at the Logan Arthouse and Cinema to bother saying it.

The three brothers — with the help of many others — have spent the past couple months renovating the building that formerly housed the Logan Art Cinema. They hope to transform it from an old, run-down, little-known movie theater into a vibrant, lively, art-filled gathering place. They’ve had a stage built and are in the process of upgrading the bathrooms and lobby. When they open — they’re shooting for sometime in May — they plan to feature a variety of types live performances and independent films inside the 225-seat theater and display art in the lobby.

“We’re trying to gather a group of people who love art and music and movies as much as we do,” Jonathan Ribera said.

The Riberas have set few limits on the types of events they plan to host at the venue. In addition to concerts, independent films and other shows, they’re open to parties, meetings, tournaments and just about anything else. On Halloween, they plan to have a zombie parade — involving a professional makeup artist — that concludes at the theater, where classic zombie movies will be shown.

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