Spotlight On Local Filmmaker: Tony Schweikle

  • May 31, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Paradise Theatre

    215 Grand Avenue
    Paonia, Colorado 81428
Ticket Price $12.00 This event is now over

Spotlight on Local Filmmaker: Writer/Director Tony Schweikle


Wednesday, May 31st @ 7pm“The Hybrids Family” w/Artist Q&A (Family friendly, all ages welcome!) - $12 donation - t-shirts and special prizes!


Thursday, June 1st @ 7pm“Rum & Hot Peppers” w/Artist Q&A (Horror film, adults only!) - $12 donation - t-shirts and special prizes! - PLEASE NOTE: OUR SCREENING OF RUM & HOT PEPPERS HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE.


Tony Schweikle was born in Chicago. His mother was a first generation Italian, his father a third generation of German decent. Tony Schweikle's first job was for Roger Corman, as a location coordinator on the film Avalanche. He then worked as a location scout, followed by location manager. In 1988, he finished prepping the Colorado/New Mexico portion of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. He then accepted the position of assistant film commissioner for the state of Colorado. In 2009, he started writing feature length scripts, to date he has completed 9. One of his scripts, The Hybrids Family, was produced in November of 2013, starring Paul Sorvino and Carolyn Hennesy. In 2018 he wrote and directed Rum & Hot Peppers/AKA "Sacrificial." Several other scripts have won in competition.  

We are so excited to welcome Tony to the stage of the Paradise Theatre this month to screen his works, share his Hollywood stories, and answer your questions about a life creating original films!


Date & Time

Wed, May 31, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Venue Details

Paradise Theatre

215 Grand Avenue
Paonia, Colorado 81428 Paradise Theatre
The Paradise Theatre

The Paradise Theatre is an intimate non-profit theatre located in the heart of Downtown Paonia. Our mission is to build community through educational events, live music, film, and theater.  The historic entertainment venue was built in 1928 and formed into a non-profit in 2014.  From it's inception, the Paradise has been a gathering place for the community.  Our standing room capacity is 200 and our seated capacity is 119.  We offer organic popcorn and snacks, locally produced wines and liquors, hard cider, and a full bar with speciality cocktails.  The Paradise Theatre Board, Staff, and Volunteers value diversity and inclusion.  All are welcome here. 

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