The Daily Item
LEWISBURG — The Campus Theatre will hold its First Annual Hollywood Ball to celebrate Hollywood this Oscar Season. The Hollywood Ball takes place on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Theatre and has already started quite a bit of buzz around Lewisburg.
“As a movie theatre, the Academy Award season is very important to us. We take pride in the fact that we have already shown, and plan to show, so many of the movies that are up for major awards this year. We are glad we came up with a big way to celebrate the Oscars with our community,” said Jessica Paquin, director of outreach and fundraising at the Campus Theatre. “We hope to have a celebration like this every year from now on.”
The celebration promises to be something different than anyone has every seen with the red carpet to welcome attendees, movie clips on the screen and an entire dance floor for the patrons of the event. Jessica went on to say, “We want it to be a spectacle of sight and sound themed around all things Hollywood. We are encouraging everyone to walk the red carpet in style dressed to the nines or even as a favorite actor or movie character. I have a feeling we may even have a few King Kong sightings.”
The event kicks off when the doors open and the red carpet is rolled out at 7 p.m. and continues until the music stops hours later. Then on Feb. 24, the Oscars will broadcast on the big screen at 7:30 p.m. Jessica went on to say, “We are using the Hollywood Ball as a fundraiser so that we are able to continue providing fun and free events, like the Oscars broadcast, for our community.” Anyone may attend the Sunday broadcast at no cost and no dress code. “Since the Academy Award ceremony goes until around midnight on Sunday, I may just arrive in my pajamas so I’m ready for bed at the end,” she concluded.
Tickets for the Hollywood Ball are $25 for members of the Campus Theatre and $35 for non-members. Tickets are limited and available at the Theatre. All proceeds go to benefit the Campus Theatre which is a 501c3 non-profit historic movie theatre and one of the few remaining single screen art deco movie houses in the country.