Gala street party to help New­town The­atre ‘Get Dig­i­tal’

The Advance of Bucks County - - NEWTOWN AREA -

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.

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