Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
Local

‘Brew and view’ opens next Friday

Theater will start with weekend-only shows the first month, owner says

STERLING – After more than a year of waiting, Sterling residents soon will have a new theater.

The Sterling Theater, 402 Locust St., will open a week from today and will show movies on its two screens every Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the first month.

The brew-and-view style theater will serve beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages and movie staples such as nachos and popcorn, along with small appetizers such as mozzarella sticks and Chicago-style hot dogs.

After a month, the theater will run movies every day and start showing first-run movies, theater owner Skip Huston said.

Getting first-run status, Huston said, was a big achievement for the theater. It’ll start its first-run movies with “Gravity” in 3D, starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock.

But the first two movies the theater will show are “The Way Way Back” and “Unfinished Song,” both rated PG-13, Huston said.

Neither has played in the Sterling area before, a trend he wants to continue at his movie house – he wants the theater to show more than just blockbusters. By doing so, Huston believes he can compete with the Carmike Sauk Valley 8 theater, he said.

Loading more