Opening Night at The Prospector Sparkles

photo by Jessica Collins

The Prospector Theater celebrated their grand opening last night and, as expected, it truly was grand. Friends, family members and neighbors gathered to celebrate this exciting night. Guests were greeted at the door by smiling staff members. From the moment the doors open, there is so much to take in. The Prospector makes going to the movies a true event.

Guests enjoyed delicious food, an open bar, a chance to explore this beautiful building and a showing of The Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 1. Each theater has large comfortable seats. While each theater is amazing, theater 3 has these beautiful star lights and incredibly comfortable lounger chairs.

While the entire night was incredible, it was even more memorable for a very special couple. Prospector photographer, Jeff Bonistalli, proposed to his girlfriend in front of their families, friends and Prospector guests. On behalf of all the guests in theater 1, thank you for sharing your special moment with all of us. We wish you both a lifetime of happiness together.

The building is by far the most beautiful movie theater I have ever seen. Every detail is amazing. It is worth visiting The Prospector just to see the unique chandelier, or to get something to eat at the restaurant or cafe. Owner, Valerie Jensen, saw the often overlooked beauty in forgotten items and had them made into this amazing chandelier that one could spend hours studying.

The penny ceiling in the cafe pays homage to the bank that was once there, and reminds visitors that while pennies are often overlooked, they are beautiful and valuable. The Prospector’s mission is to “provide educational and employment opportunities to adults with developmental disabilities through the operation of a first-run movie theater.”  Every employee I met here is honored and excited to be a part of The Prospector.

The Prospector truly sparkles, both in appearance (yes, there are sparkles) and in the face of every employee who works here.

The Prospector is a wonderful addition to Ridgefield, and I look forward to visiting often!

Editor's note: Pictures are worth a thousand words! Click here to view photos by Jessica Collins.


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