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February 18, 2014

Campus Theatre hosts Academy Awards gala

LEWISBURG — Tickets are on sale for “Hollywood’s Biggest Night — The Campus Theatre Red Carpet Gala” on March 2.

“The Academy Awards are a perfect opportunity for the theater to celebrate the best of this year’s film programming, at the best and most beautiful movie theater in the area. We welcome guests to join us to experience the thrills, surprises, glamor and excitement of the red carpet,” said Jessica Paquin, Campus Theatre director of outreach and fundraising.

“‘The Red Carpet Gala’ offers this region the thrill of experiencing a bit of Hollywood magic while supporting a local historic treasure.”

The pre-party, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will feature hors devours, a cash bar, paparazzi, a casting couch photo op for hopeful starlets (and their dates) and a live broadcast on the big screen of theater guests as they walk the red carpet. 

Limousine service, provided by Susquehanna Valley Limousine, will be available to transport guests from various Lewisburg parking lots to the red carpet.

The event will also feature a silent auction featuring movie memorabilia, collectibles and original art.

At 7:30 p.m. live coverage of Hollywood’s red carpet will be on the big screen followed at 8 p.m. by the 86th Annual Academy Awards ceremony hosted by Ellen Degeneres.

This past year, eight out of the nine Best Film nominees were screened at the Campus Theatre including “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “August-Osage County” and “The Great Beauty.” 

Tickets for this fundraising event are $35 each or $60 for a couple.  There are a limited number of tickets, which are on sale now at the Campus Theater Box Office, or online at www.campustheatre.org. For more information call (570) 577-7906.

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