A Black Tie Affair
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Doors at 5:30 p.m.
Movie at 7:30 p.m.
Includes: Unlimited hors o'devours and drinks (including local wines), Tours of The Star, Music, and the first movie screening on the new projector.
The Star Theater in Upper Sandusky has been a staple of local entertainment in Wyandot County offering community plays, musicals, and screenings of feature films. The theater's current film projector has become obsolete as new movies are now distributed digitally instead of on film. Therefore, The Star has set out to garner enough funds for the purchase of a digital projector and screen.
The new projector will also allow The Star to feature brand new films instead of having to wait a period of time before receiving new releases. This will give local residents the ability to see brand new movies in Wyandot County rather than having to travel to see a new release. Revenue from movie screenings is a large part of The Star's annual income, and the new projector is vital to the organization's continued existance.
In true WCYP fashion, we are not only donating $5,000 to The Star for this effort, but working with the theater board to hold an event that will both showcase the new projector equipment and provide more fundraising opportunities for the purchase of a new projector screen. This fundraising event will be a reserved ticket, black-tie affair in which attendees will be able to socialize while enjoying wine and hors o'devours. Attendees will also be able to tour various areas of The Star Theater including backstage, the sound and lighting booth, dressing rooms, and set and costume store rooms to learn more about its history.
The main event of the evening will be the first screening of a movie on The Star's new digital projector. The WCYP and Star Theater Board chose to screen the 1962 classic, That Touch of Mink, as the female character lead, played by Doris Day, is from Upper Sandusky. Her background plays a large part of the plot and the city's name is mentioned multiple times throughout the film.
Tickets will be limited to 180 (the number of seats in the theater), and more aspects to the evening may be added. Tickets can be purchased using a credit card online by clicking the button at the top of this page, or by contacting the WCYP directly.
Wyandot County Young Professionals
Thank you to everyone who came out to support this event, and to all who helped organize and carry it out. The Star Theater will use the money it raised to purchase a new motorized movie projection screen in the near future. The new screen will allow the theater to quickly change the stage to and from movie screening setups as well as increase picture clarity.
Maybe we'll do it again next year...