Gala street party to help Newtown Theatre ‘Get Digital’
NEWTOWN BOROUGH - More than 300 prime theater posters will be offered for sale via a live and silent auction during the “Let’s Get Digital … Digital” gala fundraiser slated for North State Street in Newtown Borough on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.
The event will help the historic Newtown Theatre reach its goal of raising $100,000 to convert its projection system to digital..
To generate a portion of the amount, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney is partnering with the Newtown Theatre to present the fun-filled gala.
Area businesses and individuals are stepping up to help sponsor the event which will include an evening of food provided by McCaffrey’s, Applebee’s and The Corner Bakery Cafe. Newtown Chocolate Shop will offer an array of sweets and tables will be dressed by Clark’s Flower Shop.
Wine is being provided by Crossing Vineyards, Rose Bank Winery and Sand Castle Winery. Beer is being donated by Neshaminy Creek Brewery and the bar has been stocked by an anonymous donor.
Entertainment will include the music of Sam D’Aversa & Company, Rose Parade and Trevor Leonard plus some strolling “Hollywood” types including Judy Gar- land and the Pink Panther’s Inspector Clouseau. Guests will be able to bid on vintage and modern movie posters in the silent and live auctions. Movie memorabilia and gift certificates for area restaurants, movies and theatrical events also will be up for bid.
North State Street will be closed between Jefferson and Green streets, and a large area outside the theatre will be tented. Old newsreel clips and classic comedy shorts will be shown on the theater screen throughout the evening.
Additional sponsors include Sycamore Street Salon, Anne Costello of Weidel Realtors, Newtown Arts Company and Brillman’s Rental Barn.
Tickets are $100 per person. Sponsorships are available and include seating for guests, prominent signage at the event, an advertisement in the event booklet, and free on-screen advertising before each movie shown at the Theatre for weeks following the event. For sponsor information, contact the Newtown office of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney at 215-968-0900
The Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State Street in Newtown Borough is the oldest continuously operated movie theater in the United States. Its building was constructed in 1831, and sits in the heart of historic Newtown. Although the first film shown here was in Feb. 1906, the theatre has a long history of hosting plays, musicals and events with such notable speakers as Frederick Douglass and Lucretia Mott.
The theatre continues to show first-run films and host live theatrical performances, concerts, lectures and book signings. Newtown Theatre in recent decades has been the venue for premier showings of major Hollywood and Independent films.
To order tickets visit www.savenewtowntheatre.com . Tickets also are available at the Newtown Theatre Box Office, 120 N. State Street, Newtown. For information, contact the Newtown office of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney at 215-968-0900.