July 21, 2012
Check out this fun and charitable event coming up:
This coming Friday, July 27th, The Orpheum Theatre will host a “bean” drive for the Mid-South Food Bank in conjunction with the screening of Mel Brooks’ western comedy classic, Blazing Saddles.
Everyone who brings a can of beans (a tribute to the infamous campfire scene) will receive $2 off the price of admission in addition tohelping The Mid-South Food Bank stock the pantries of needy families in the Mid-South community. The food drive is open to anyone wanting to participate and canned beans are being collected currently at both The Orpheum Theatre Box Office and The Orpheum ticket counter at the Booksellers of Laurelwood.
“Hunger doesn't take a vacation over the summer and The Mid-South Food Bank is at the heart of making sure that many families get through the year,” says Pat Halloran, Orpheum President & CEO. “We are proud to be partnering with the Food Bank on this community-wide collection effort.”
The Orpheum Theatre staff will also host an internal food drive for the Mid-South Food Bank prior toBlazing Saddles on Thursday, July 26th. "The Orpheum Theatre has been part of the Memphis community for almost 85 years and has long tradition of involvement with many local charities,” says Halloran. “This year, our team felt it was particularly important to give back.”
The Orpheum’s annual summer film series, this year called “Cults, Classics and Concerts,” is jam-packed with classic movie hits and cult favorites, and offers big entertainment at a small price. In addition to award-winning, critically acclaimed classic films, The Orpheum offers pre-show activities such as live music from local Memphis artists, trivia contests, themed costume contests, vintage film shorts, and even a mini-concert on The Orpheum's own Mighty Wurlitzer Organ before select feature films.
Tickets forBlazing Saddles are just $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.Doors open at 6:15 PM for premovie fun. A 10-ticket pack is available for $50 in advance at The Orpheum Theatre Box Office or the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood and may be used in any combination for any movie in the series. For more information, please call (901) 525-3000 or visitwww.orpheum-memphis.com.
About Mid-South Food Bank
Mid-South Food Bank fights hunger through the efficient collection and distribution of wholesome food and through education and advocacy. Mid-South Food Bank serves a network of partner agencies that includes food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, youth programs, senior programs, rehabilitation centers and other charitable feeding programs. Mid-South Food Bank distributed 10.3 million pounds of food and other groceries in its 31-county service area in 2011. For more information, please visit www.midsouthfoodbank.org.
About The Orpheum Theatre
The Orpheum Theatre is operated by the Memphis Development Foundation, a non-profit organization which depends on the financial support of the community to carry out its mission to foster the enjoyment and understanding of the arts in Memphis, as well as the economic prosperity of Downtown and surrounding areas. For more information, visitwww.orpheum-memphis.com or call 901-525-7800. The Orpheum is located at 203 South Main Street Memphis, TN 38103.
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