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Events, Founding Member

Colton believes that a business should give back to the community. The first year he ran the Star Theatre, he hosted a summer event along with friend and local celebrity, Bill Pullman, who starred in ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ that summer. The event involved a Q&A and a silent auction to raise money for our local library and swimming pool. Because of the event’s success, they were able to donate approximately $300 for each entity.

In January of 2018, the theatre hosted its biggest fundraiser to date with the premiere night of the film, ‘The Ballad of Lefty Brown’, (filmed in southwestern Montana staring Bill Pullman). There were many residents in the film and some of our local business catered food during production. The theatre held a premiere night to rival some of the greatest. A full night of entertainment that started with the screening of the film followed by a night of live music, a Cigar Bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a Q&A with Bill and the director of the film, Jared Moshe, raised roughly twelve thousand dollars for the Jefferson Valley Museum in Whitehall, MT.

Colton’s most recent project has been creating the Main Street Green—the new park in town—which was built on the site of a 2009 fire that took half of the block. It took nearly ten years for the lot to be utilized. The Main Street Green is the primary location for Gold Junction Presents events. 

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