April 30, 2021 — The county moved into the yellow tier this week, which means movie theaters can open with 50% maximum capacity, more if everyone can prove they’ve been vaccinated or have a recent negative test. That’s just in time for the independently owned Noyo Theatre in Willits, which is reopening May 4, the 81st anniversary of its premiere. Owners Lois and Jeff Hoover are history buffs and movie lovers. To them, the two are inextricable.
We’ll hear about how the theater has come through history and current events, and how the Hoovers plan to keep it going into the future.