Honoring Columbus Day!

The Arcadia Theater will be closed on Monday, October 8, 2018, in celebration of Columbus Day.  We will re-open on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 10 am.


Columbus Day

Date When Celebrated: Second Monday in October

For decades and decades, American history books and school teaching told us Christopher Columbus discovered America. What those books and teachings did not give credit, to was the fact that Native Americans were already here. Native Americans truly discovered America. It also gave little mention, to the fact that Nordic explorers had traveled down the eastern coast of Canada hundreds of years before Columbus arrived.

Today, we celebrate Columbus Day for what it accurately is. Columbus did discover the existence of the New World for Europeans who until then, believed the world was flat and ended somewhere in the Atlantic. And, the focus is now more about the discovery of the “New World”, and less upon Columbus himself.

Did You Know? Columbus Day is increasingly referred to as “Discoverer’s Day”.

Some key facts (in case you forgot them since grade school):

  • Columbus Discovered America in 1492. He originally set sail on August 3, 1492, but had trouble with the ships, stopping at the Canary Islands for a month. The ships left the Canary Islands on September 3, 1492.
  • He traveled with three ships: the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria
  • While Columbus was an Italian, he could not procure funding in Italy, so he turned to the King of Spain. King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella provided the funding.
  • Christopher Columbus did not land on the U.S. mainland. He landed on an island in the Caribbean. While many believe he landed on San Salvador, there is still debate on which island he originally landed on.

Here is what we have remaining…….

As of today, September 25, 2018, we have 57 seats remaining to the John Denver show starring Ted Vigil!

There are 8-floor seats and 49 balcony seats left.  So order online by clicking on the BUY TICKETS tab of this website or call the Box Office, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.

You really don’t want to miss this show.  Ted does an amazing job to honor the great music of the late John Denver.

Don’t wait – get your tickets today!


Sorry, you missed it!

We are happy to say that the next casino BUS (road) trip hosted by the Arcadia Guild to the Meadows is SOLD OUT!

Stay tuned………..I’m sure they will have something else up their sleeves.  (Hopefully not blackjack cards!!!!)


Time is Slipping Away……………

You still have time to purchase tickets for our upcoming show, “The John Denver Show” starring Ted Vigil.  

If John Denver had a son….You have to admit it – the resemblance to music icon John Denver – who died in 1997 when his experimental aircraft crashed into the Pacific Ocean – is uncanny. Listen to Ted Vigil at the Arcadia Theater and you’ll be “Rocky Mountain High” all over again.

Ted has been performing since he was 10, as well as writing, recording and performing his original compositions.  He won a national Talent Quest title as John Denver in 2006. After winning a celebrity look-alike contest, he began planning his John Denver tribute show. Since then Ted has performed as John Denver nationwide, offering some of Denver’s most familiar tunes, including “Thank God I’m A Country Boy,” “Calypso,” “Annie’s Song,” “Rocky Mountain High” and “Sunshine on My Shoulders.” He has wowed crowds from coast to coast and has played twice for John Denver’s own “Windstar Foundation” in Aspen Colorado.

The most heard comments after one of Ted’s shows are echoed in this review from a long time John Denver fan:

“I was completely blown away by this young man, Ted Vigil. From the moment he set foot on the stage, I was mesmerized by his voice and his incredible resemblance to the late and great John Denver. Ted Vigil’s voice, mannerisms, and humor were so much like John’s that I had to keep reminding myself it was a ‘tribute show’….that it wasn’t really Johnny up on that stage – Ted Vigil is THAT GOOD!!!  He brings John back to the stage, if only for a little while…and the experience he creates is magical!”

Come and see for yourself!  But don’t wait – seating is becoming limited.  Call the Box Office at 814-467-9070, Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 4 pm.  Or order online by clicking on the BUY TICKETS tab of this website.  Review the seating chart, pick your seats and then pay for them with your debit/credit card.  If ordering online, make sure you print out your confirmation sheet.  You’ll need that the night of the show!

What an Amazing Volunteer!

Sharon Custer, one of our Arcadia Guild members, apparently is very involved in her community.


In addition to helping out the Theater, she also volunteers at the Flight 93 Memorial.  Pictured here, Sharon rang the bell at the Flight 93 National Memorial Service on September 11, 2018 in Stonycreek Township, PA.


Here is Sharon at the new Tower Of Voices with it’s chimes representing those lives lost.  Visit her Facebook page for additional up-close photos from this day of remembrance.

Sharon Pile Custer is seen here in this official White House video…


A Big Thanks……..

The Arcadia Guild wants to give a “Big Shout Out” of Thank You to Lorraine Lankey of Windber  Lorraine is not a member of the Arcadia Guild, but she volunteered her time to organize their upcoming casino bus trip to the Meadows on October 11, 2018.

Perhaps some of the Guild members can get her to agree to come and join their ranks and volunteer for the Theater!  I understand that she is quite busy with community projects, but you never know.

Once again, thanks for your assistance!  These special fundraising projects by the Guild benefit the Arcadia Theater and we couldn’t do all that we do without you!




What are you waiting “four”?

The Arcadia Guild only has FOUR seats left for their upcoming casino bus trip to “The Meadows – Racetrack, Casino, and Hotel”, in Washington, PA.    The beautiful “Meadows” boasts, slot machines, gaming tables, six different restaurants, a food court, and a place to “bet on the ponies” with their harness racetrack.

Come and join the Arcadia Guild as they set off on another fun gambling trip.  That is if you can get one of the last seats!

When:  Thursday, October 11, 2018

Time:  Leave Lodestar on Eisenhower Boulevard at 8:30 am, Windber Pick Up is first at the Community Center Building

Departure:  5:00 pm

Cost:  $35.00/person with $25.00 in free play

Call 814-535-4712 or 814-270-6247.

All reservations must be received by September 27th!

We Don’t Want to Have to Say “We’re Sorry”!

One of John Denver’s songs is called “I’m Sorry”.  We at the Arcadia don’t want to have to tell you that “We Are Sorry” because we don’t have any tickets left for our upcoming show – “The John Denver Show”, starring Ted Vigil coming on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 7:30 pm.

Ted was at the Theater one time before and the audience loved him.  People kept talking about how much he sounded and looked like John Denver.  Ted Vigil mentions in all of his promotions that he doesn’t try to imitate John Denver, but uses his own vocals to sing John Denver’s many hits.  Of course, he tries to get as close as possible to the vocal sounds.  From a physical standpoint, Ted will certainly make you do a “double take”, that is how much he resembles the late, great John Denver.

Come and join us for this amazing show!  Ticket prices – $29, $34, $38.  Call the Box Office at 814-467-9070, Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 4 pm.  Or you can always order online by clicking on the BUY TICKETS Tab of this website.  Once you are done processing your order, please make sure to print out your confirmation sheet.  You’ll need this for the night of the show.

See you at the Theater!

There Are a Few Seats Left…………………

Our 20th Anniversary show, “Hotel California” – The Music of the Eagles, is fast approaching. 

Currently, we have NINE, yes NINE seats remaining for this show on October 27, 2018, at 7:30 pm.

We have 6 individual floor seats and 3 individual seats in the balcony.  THAT’S IT!

If you are interested in attending, call today to get one of the last available seats – 814-467-9070, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.  Or order online by clicking on the BUY TICKETS tab of this website, pick from the remaining seats, pay with a debit/credit card and then print out your confirmation sheet!