Inaugural Big Top Bainbridge this weekend


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The inagural Big Top Bainbridge will take place May 17-18.

The inagural Big Top Bainbridge will take place May 17-18.


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The inaugural Big Top Bainbridge weekend will take place on Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18, at the Paxton Theatre in Bainbridge.

The occasion will bring a variety of family-friendly activities to the village.

The weekend kicks off on Friday evening and includes a vintage circus sideshow display, Clyde Beatty memorabilia display, Columbus Zoo presentation on big cat conservation (including a cheetah visit), screening of the film “Africa Screams” starring Abbott, Costello and Clyde Beatty, a food truck, circus calliope, balloon twisting, face painting, and Circus Stunt Show & Side Show from the Cincinnati Circus Company.

“The Bainbridge legend of Clyde Beatty should remind us that with creativity and commitment, anything is possible. Circuses have brought entertainment to families across the world for decades. Beyond that, they were families themselves. The circus provided a home and purpose for folks to celebrate their differences and come together as one. That’s what we’re all about here at the Paxton Theatre. It just feels like a good fit,” said Deb Koehl, Paxton Theatre Foundation trustee.

Weekend Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and veterans, and $7 for children age 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at Paxton Theatre.org or via telephone at 740-634-3333.

The Paxton Theatre is located at 133 E. Main St., Bainbridge.

The schedule for both days is listed below:

Friday, May 17

5 p.m. — Clyde Beatty exhibit opens

5 p.m. — Vintage Side Show exhibit opens

6:30 p.m. — Big Cat Conservation Talk with with the Columbus Zoo and cheetah viewing

8 p.m. — Feature Film: “Africa Screams” starring Laurel and Hardy and Clyde Beatty

Saturday, May 18

5 p.m. — Clyde Beatty exhibit opens

5 p.m. — Vintage Side Show exhibit opens

5 p.m. — Food truck opens

5 p.m. — Clyde Beatty Radio Hour broadcast

5 p.m. — Face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, circus calliope

7 p.m. — Circus stunt show

8 p.m. — Circus side show

9 p.m. — Feature Film: “Africa Screams” starring Laurel and Hardy and Clyde Beatty

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6:30 p.m. — Big Cat Conservation Talk with with the Columbus Zoo and cheetah viewing

8 p.m. — Feature Film: “Africa Screams” starring Laurel and Hardy and Clyde Beatty

The inagural Big Top Bainbridge will take place May 17-18.
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