10-28 and 10-29, 2022

Its Only A Movie Horror Film Festival

at The Rivoli Theatre Springville, UT

The spookiest festival in the greater Springville area.

The rules are, under 10 minutes and PG13ish. The festival will have lots of cool events and spooky things to watch. The final schedule might not be available till the week before as we are going to need to see how many submissions we get. So steel yourself and summon your courage but don't fret... Its Only a Movie.

The Films

Bookmarked

A boyfriend finds out that his girlfriend is not all she appears to be.

Rising

On a man's way home from work he is alerted by the Emergency Broadcast System saying, “DO NOT LOOK AT THE MOON.”

This Little Piggy

A unique, twisted horror-comedy short film adaptation of the nursery rhyme, "This Little Piggy".

The Dark

After a young man returns home alone late at night, he finds himself terrorized by an unseen force every time he is in the dark.

I Live Alone

A young woman discovers she has an unwanted roommate in her new apartment.



Billy Wray from Pest Away

Billy and BJ Wray fight to keep their booming family pest control business together after the Zombie apocalypse.

Sleepless

Every dream is a nightmare, but things get worse for Noah when he is under suspicion because of certain details in his 'Dream Journal'.

Black Like My Soul

When Whitney Jones Finds a totally awesome haunted house He Joins a group of teenagers 5 will enter how many will leave?

HEAD

Halloween Film Festival 2022

DURA

An aspiring writer, stranded in the wilderness, seeks help from her girlfriend. Things go awry when she sends her shady older brother to give the writer a ride home. (Special Screening)

Rager

RAGER embodies the anger women and many groups feel towards being targeted by misogynistic men in this dark pop music video short film.

TBD

Your Movie Here...

The Rivoli Theatre

The Rivoli Theatre

254 S Main St, Springville, UT 84663

The Rivoli Theater under the ownership of Emil Ostlund first opened its doors to the public on December 22, 1927 with its first movie presentation, a silent picture titled “Loves of Carmen.”

The Rivoli was note the first movie house to open in Springville. The Star Theater in the block north of the Rivoli had been in operation for several years, but would soon give way tothe more progressive Rivoli which added a sound system for the “talkies” in 1929.

The movies, along with radio programs, became the most popular forms of public entertainment and movie going by the late 1920s was a regular habit for many Springville adults and younger people alike. New films were released in great quantity as Hollywood capitalized on the vast appetites of the film loving public. New films opened two or three times a week and the Rivoli audiences responded enthusiastically when the big stars of the day like Clara Bow, Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford graced the silver screen.

Through the depression years of the 1930s and the war years of the 1940s patrons flocked to the movies for a brief respite from tough economic times and wartime worries. There were also newsreels for keeping up with current events.

Adding to the fun were live performances of trained chimpanzees and mesmerizing magicians. This mix of filmed and live entertainment continued until 1967 when Carl Lind, a new owner, remodeled the theater and renamed it the Villa. A few years later another group acquired the theater and it became the Villa Playhouse.


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