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Benefit for Hollywood Theatre planned

The Hollywood Theatre in Au Sable Forks

The Hollywood Theatre in Au Sable Forks Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— The Hollywood Theatre is proud to present “A Tribute to the Classics” a musical salute to a selection of great American film soundtracks.

The event is slated to begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Hollywood Theatre in Au Sable Forks with a few words from theatre owners Cory Hanf and Sierra Serino.

A pre-show highlight from 6:30 to 7 p.m. will be an autograph signing with actor Jim Tolkan, who’s roles as Principal Strickland in, “Back to the Future,” and, “Stinger,” in Top Gun won him Hollywood fame.

The show will feature clips from some of America’s favorite films throughout the years and a musical performance of various soundtracks performed by Susan Richards, accompanied by Eric Klotzo.

“The call to save the theatre is one that I don’t take lightly,” Town of Jay Supervisor Randall Douglas, who will be the evening’s emcee, said. “The Hollywood is not only an integral part of our Main Street Revitalization Plan, but also a beloved gathering place for families and friends, locals and tourists alike.”

Susan Richards, a native of Keeseville and currently a resident of the Town of Jay, has performed side by side with Tony and Emmy Award Winner and star of Broadway George Hearn and his wife Leslie Hearn in such productions as “Chicago,” “Mame,” and “South Pacific”. Susan has delighted audiences throughout the North Country, including appearances at the JEMS Coffeehouse, with her extraordinary vocal talents.

Tickets for this event are $20 per person with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to the Hollywood Theatre for use in their ongoing campaign to “Go Digital or Go Dark.”

Recent mandating has forced small local theatres to complete a digital upgrade by the end of 2013. The exorbitant costs of this conversion are forcing some local theatres to close their doors.

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