Theater Horizon opened their doors in 2009. Last night I attended the new theater opener for what I believe is their third full season. They had the event in partnership with several restaurants in the area that offer subscribers dinner coupons to so that dinner and a show is available. I got goosebumps when I heard that because there has never really been that concept since I have lived here, and it is very exciting.
We have had a cultural center here for a while, and they have a wonderful venue for theater, so it is very exciting to have another theater in our little town. Now we have to work on getting more restaurants in town so there is more of a variety for theater goers as well as bringing in new people and things to do for our own residents. Two of the restaurants who were at the event are not in the town and one of them is rather far away and would require people to drive rather than walk, which in my opinion does not make it a viable place to go to before a show.
Things seem to be getting better at least as far as cultural events are concerned. I believe that once we establish culture as a destination reason, we can help establish our town as a destination place. It is a matter of time.