LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 10, 2012) – Friends of the Kentucky Theatre will host a public birthday celebration to commemorate the historic theatre’s 90th birthday tonight beginning at 6.
The event is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to come wearing a costume in tribute to their favorite movie character or movie era, or simply come as they are. Prizes will be awarded for best costume.
A segment of the documentary “The Kentucky Theatre” will be screened and Bullhorn Marketing will be recording Kentucky Theatre memories from those at the gathering who wish to participate.
This event also will officially kick off the $1.5 million fundraising campaign to pay for needed upgrades to Lexington’s most famous movie house. The theatre needs to be upgraded with digital technology by 2014, when film studios will no longer send reels of film to theaters. Friends also hopes to replace worn seats, gloomy lighting and upgrade the lobby.
A charitable fund has been established with Blue Grass Community Foundation, a 501 (c)(3), to track donations and expenditures, assuring transparency and accountability for each dollar raised.
Participants at the celebration will have the first opportunity to purchase seats in their name, a commemorative poster designed by Cricket Press and Friends of the Kentucky tee shirts. All proceeds will go toward the theater fundraising effort.