Calumet Theatre launches movie series

Dinner and a Movie replaces Club Indigo

Photo provided by Laura Miller The Calumet Theatre Dinner and Movie Series will provide “Citizen Kane” and a prime rib dinner Friday. The dinner is at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 7:15 p.m.

CALUMET — In 1993, the Calumet Theatre began a program of showing movies with various forms of entertainment, and in 1994, that became Club Indigo, which is no longer taking place.

However, Laura Miller, executive director of the theatre, said Club Indigo has now become the Calumet Theatre Dinner and a Movie Series.

“The Club Indigo series has been retired,” she said.

Miller said Club Indigo was the creation of Joe Kirkish when he was a theatre board member. He has stepped away from the program, which used to run every month during the summer. Now the series will take place every other month.

The next event is Friday with the showing of director and actor Orson Welles’ classic “Citizen Kane,” Miller said.

The cost for the dinner and movie, or just the dinner is $18, Miller said. The cost for the movie alone is $7. The dinner starts at 6 p.m., and the movie starts at 7:15 p.m. Victoria’s Kitchen in Houghton is providing the prime rib buffet, including appetizers and desserts.

Miller said the theatre board members are grateful for the effort Kirkish put into the Club Indigo series.

Miller said reservations for the dinner and a movie must be received by 5 p.m. by calling the box office 337-2166, going online to, or by stopping by the theatre at 340 Sixth St. in Calumet.