JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — Entertainment venues are just one of the many venues, hard hit by the pandemic.
It’s the era of going virtual… the Ashland Independent Film Festival and Randall Theatre say dedicated fans have kept their performances and films going, through the internet.
AIFF says their 2020 festival exceeded viewership over the past year despite going virtual, but as the pandemic drags on, it says revenues are still down.
It says this is because one ticket purchased, could mean a whole household of viewers.
“Just like our restaurants and local businesses, if we don’t fight hard to support them during this pandemic, they won’t be there at the other side,” said education coordinator for AIFF, Jana Carole.
To purchase tickets or view upcoming films or performances, visit ashlandfilm.org and randalltheatre.com.
NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology.
In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she’s not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.