COWPOKES INT'L FILM FESTIVAL - from the founders of the 3rd Annual Sunny Side Up Film Festival (SSUFF) & the 5th Annual Wild Bunch Film Festival (TWBFF). The COWPOKES INT'L FILM FESTIVAL is a mix of westerns and all genre films, screenplays, novel manuscripts, etc. Join us April 16th - 18th 2021 for a family fun weekend, and experience a film festival competition held at the historic Grand Theatre in Electra Texas. Cowpokes Int'l Film Festival is a competitive event for filmmakers, screenwriters, authors, as well as songwriters, musicians, photographers and poets. Our hope is to inspire and encourage them all to continue courageous and bold artistic visions. Friday April 16th 2021: 4:00pm to 8:30pm - Independent films will screen at the "Grand Theatre", 114 N Waggoner St, Electra, TX 76360 Various Filmmaker Q&A's. Friday April 16th 2021: 9:00pm - Acoustic Concert by Multi-Platinum Songwriter Bernie Nelson! Saturday April 17th 2021: 10:00am to 10:00pm - Independent films will screen at the "Grand Theatre", 114 N Waggoner St, Electra, TX 76360 Various Filmmaker Q&A's. Sunday April 18th 2021: 11:30am to 7:45pm - Independent films will screen at the "Grand Theatre", 114 N Waggoner St, Electra, TX 76360 Various Filmmaker Q&A's, and ending with the Award Show from 8pm to 9pm! Sunday April 18th 2021: 9:30pm to 12am A Fun After-Party at CC's Oasis Club at 419 W Front Ave in Electra Texas. Remember to tip the bartender and waitresses! Everyone is responsible for their own cost of drinks, etc.
In 2007, Electra Grand Theatre, Inc. was formed as a non-profit organization to refurbish the wonderful old Grand Theatre in Electra, Texas. After years of neglect by a non-resident owner, the theatre was deeded back to the City of Electra with a monumental task of returning it to a functional building.
Although it looks like an existing theatre on the exterior, the interior was almost completely destroyed because of a faulty roof -- ruining the complete floor system, all seating, the balcony and stage, and many of the architectural details which gave the building its unique personality.
The Grand is an architectural treasure which - with some loving care - can be returned to its former state as a center for family entertainment in this small north Texas town.
Because of Building Code improvements from 1920 there are new rules which dictate our making the building safe, fireproof and handicap accessible. These new rules are necessary …. but expensive.
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