Star Report

Shawn Gran, owner of Parks Plaza Theater in Buellton, passed away suddenly last night, according to Buellton officials.

“We are saddened to learn of Shawn’s passing we just saw him at the movies and pass along our sympathies to his family,” said Kathy Vreeland, executive director of the Buellton Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau.

Vreeland added Gran’s¬†establishment contributes so much to not just Buellton but the entire Santa Ynez Valley community. He helped with the annual Oscar Award ceremony galas and other fundraisers.

Once we know memorial services we will post as soon as possible. If you would like to contribute a memory of Shawn to our story we will have in the November issue please email