Hanna Vorlicek hired as general manager and director of arts and programming for Towne Cinema

Old theatre, new leader

As Vernon's iconic Towne Cinema enters a new era, there will be a new manager leading the way.

The Okanagan Screen Arts Society, which has taken over operations of the theatre, has hired Hanna Vorlicek as general manager and director of arts and programming for the historic venue.

The theatre is expected to reopen in September.

Vorlicek’s experience in the live music industry dovetails with the non-profit group’s plans to expand events and programming at the Towne.

"We are very excited to bring Hanna onboard to lead the charge on bringing new, exciting programming to the Towne,” said society board member Scott John. “She brings many years of experience to the role and will be a great addition to the arts and culture scene of the region."

Vorlicek comes from an entertainment production background with more than 25 years experience.

“I am excited to play my part at the historic Towne, alongside the committed members of the Okanagan Screen Arts,” said Vorlicek.

“As we open in September, the Towne will continue to make history in Vernon as a gathering place, bringing people together to share experiences, create connection and community through diverse, quality programming of cinema and live events.

“Moving forward, we will continue to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all to enjoy the variety of arts that Vernon has to offer while expanding our programming to include: interactive film viewings, burlesque, alternative film festivals, entrepreneurial workshops and more.”

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