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The SteamPlant’s historic façade, originally built in 1887. Photo courtesy of SteamPlant.

This month, as with every month, comes with an exciting schedule for Salida’s historic SteamPlant theater. September’s entertainment slate has something for every interest, from John Denver tribute acts to a handful of short films.

Next Saturday, September 16, kicks off what will be a month full of short films for SteamPlant goers, with a premier of Sadie, High Country Fine Arts Association’s summer short film. Sadie will run for two nights, Saturday and Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for anyone 18 and younger, they can be purchased here.

To watch the trailer for Sadie, click here.

The following weekend, Friday, September 22, Solvista Health is putting on a free showing of Mountain In My Mind 2: Tragedy Into Triumph, by John Padilla. Mountain In My Mind confronts mental health and wellness through the lens of outdoor industry professionals and skiing enthusiasts. There will be an opportunity to chat with the filmmaker after the screening is finished. The movie starts at 6:15 p.m.

On Sunday, September 24, award-winner Chris Collins will put on his acclaimed tribute to John Denver, including many of the hits from Denver’s storied career, such as “Rocky Mountain High”, “Take Me Home, Country Roads” and “Annie’s Song”. Collins brings with him an unmistakable enthusiasm and energy that makes his performance such a welcome addition to any John Denver fan’s evening. Tickets are $20, click here to purchase.

On Thursday, September 28, filmmaker and Jimmy Page superfan Akio Sakurai will be showing his short film Mr. Jimmy, starting at 6:30 p.m. Sakurai had been performing for decades in a Led Zeppelin cover band in Tokyo when, one night, Jimmy Page himself showed up at one of Sakurai’s shows, changing Sakurai’s life. The film is expressly ordained by Led Zeppelin, and can be viewed at the SteamPlant for $9 a ticket, purchasable here.

The next day, September 29, the SteamPlant will be one of hundreds of theaters the world over participating in the premiere of the Manhattan Short films. Manhattan Shorts are a selection of ten short films of international origin, which include awards for best actor and actress, voted on by audiences at each of the worldwide theaters participating in the premiere (could be you, for the price of $9).

Rounding out the SteamPlant’s September offerings will be a fundraiser on September 30 put on by BV Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention of human trafficking. The night’s event will include a silent auction alongside a performances by the Jazz Merchants Band. The event will run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.