Back in the day, my grandparents would gather the family together, pack us into the motor home, jump on US 31 and begin our travels. My position was always the left side in the bed over the drivers compartment. I’d open the slide window and let the warm breeze hit my face and I’d dream of the week long adventure I’d waited for all year. My “are we there yet” cries started almost immediately, as I yearned for the warm waters and hot sun of our idyllic summers. My sense of direction had yet to kick in during those years but I was well aware of the monuments and markers along the way that were forged into my memory from a very early start. One of those monuments was the buffalo sign that sits in front of every Oleson’s Food Store. When I saw that sign I knew I was “Up North” and ever closer to our Eden. Grandpa would always stop into Oleson’s on our way to fill up the coolers with ice and hot dogs and marshmallows and all the fixins for a week up north. Those were the best days of my childhood. I dream about them still today as I see that old buffalo sign, or drive pass the farm in Traverse City. Oleson’s is...well Oleson’s. Today Oleson’s means so much more than just a place to stop on the way up north. The Oleson Foundation is one of The Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee’s major benefactors. Simply said, without Oleson’s, The Vogue would not be here today. So it is with heavy heart that we say goodbye. You gave us our dreams back! Thank you! Brandon T. David General Manager The Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee
Remember when you watched the grownups from a secret hiding spot? You climbed higher than ever before in a favorite climbing tree? You dreamed of flying? You turned clouds into dragons? Playing meant being outside? Enter into the amazing visual journey that blends imagination, reality, magic and heart. PETE'S DRAGON opens today and we hope you remember what it feels like to be a kid right from your theatre seat.