The Cascade Theater is now a multi-use performance space, and it regularly hosts dramas, musicals, film and more. It still fills the role as a community draw, though the community has grown by many sizes since the Cascade first opened. It’s attractive neon sign still has the same pull as it did in the ‘30s, however, and there are many people who are attached to it.
The Cascade Theater opened in 1935, and was considered in its time to be a modern marvel, bringing both education and entertainment to locals in the areas surrounding Redding. At that time, the theater could seat 20 percent of Redding’s total population. Times have changed, but the grand beauty of the Cascade Theater has not.