Astra Theatre Reopening

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    People lingered on Courthouse Square after the lighting of the sign and marquee at the recently renovated and refurbished Astra Theatre in Jasper on Wednesday evening. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Ben Nowotarski of Jasper and his son Beckett, 3, gazed up during the lighting of the sign and marquee at the recently renovated and refurbished Astra Theatre in Jasper on Wednesday evening. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Andrew Ball of Jasper laughed with his wife, Courtney, as they discovered that the original ticket machine still worked during the preview event before the lighting of the sign and marquee at the recently renovated and refurbished Astra Theatre in Jasper on Wednesday evening. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Emi Steczyk of Ferdinand read a plaque on a seat back to her twin children Dylan, center, and Casey, 6, during the preview event before the lighting of the sign and marquee at the recently renovated and refurbished Astra theatre in Jasper on Wednesday evening. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Marc Steczyk of Ferdinand, president of Next Act, thanked donors and sponsors during the preview event before the lighting of the sign and marquee at the recently renovated and refurbished Astra theatre in Jasper on Wednesday evening. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Tyson Hunter, 10, left, his father Ty Hunter and Brian Schwenk, all of Jasper, clapped as Marc Steczyk, president of Next Act, took the stage during the preview event before the lighting of the sign and marquee at the recently renovated and refurbished Astra theatre in Jasper on Wednesday evening. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    The Dubois County Courthouse was reflected in the ticket booth during the preview event before the lighting of the sign and marquee at the recently renovated and refurbished Astra theatre in Jasper on Wednesday evening. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Construction photos played on the screen during the preview event before the lighting of the sign and marquee at the recently renovated and refurbished Astra theatre in Jasper on Wednesday evening. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Upcoming shows and movie screenings were advertised during the preview event before the lighting of the sign and marquee at the recently renovated and refurbished Astra theatre in Jasper on Wednesday evening. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    People chatted and enjoyed refreshments during the preview event before the lighting of the sign and marquee at the recently renovated and refurbished Astra theatre in Jasper on Wednesday evening. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    "Hello, Friend. Have a seat and enjoy." read a sponsored plaque on a seat back during the preview event before the lighting of the sign and marquee at the recently renovated and refurbished Astra theatre in Jasper on Wednesday evening. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    The balcony seating during the preview event before the lighting of the sign and marquee at the recently renovated and refurbished Astra theatre in Jasper on Wednesday evening. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    The original ticket booth buttons during the preview event before the lighting of the sign and marquee at the recently renovated and refurbished Astra theatre in Jasper on Wednesday evening. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Original keys inside the ticket booth during the preview event before the lighting of the sign and marquee at the recently renovated and refurbished Astra theatre in Jasper on Wednesday evening. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald

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    Armed robbery instructions inside the ticket booth during the preview event before the lighting of the sign and marquee at the recently renovated and refurbished Astra theatre in Jasper on Wednesday evening. Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald