Archive for Thursday, October 27, 2005

Gala set for Kansas City, Kan. opening

October 27, 2005

Legends 14 Theatres at Village West in Kansas City will open Nov. 10 with Lights! Camera! Legends!, a black-tie gala featuring Hollywood stars of yesteryear and benefiting programs offered by area hospitals.

Among the Hollywood legends who will mix and mingle with guests at the gala are Tippi Hedren, who made her film debut in the Alfred Hitchcock classic "The Birds;" George Kennedy, the Oscar-winning actor of "Cool Hand Luke" and "Naked Gun" fame; and Jerry Maren, who played a munchkin member of the Lollipop Guild in "The Wizard of Oz."

The event will begin at 7 p.m. and will include a silent auction of memorabilia and original photographs taken by film stars, entertainers, athletes, politicians and a variety of newsmakers. Guests will be treated to food and beverages, receive specially prepared gift bags and be invited to screen a recently released feature film.

The theater will be home to Greater Kansas City's only four-story screen, and is equipped with state-of-the-art audio and video technology, according to theater officials.

Lights! Camera! Legends! is sponsored by Legends 14 Theatres and RED Development. The Legends 14 is at 1841 Village West Parkway in the Legends at Village West in western Wyandotte County.

The gala will benefit cardiac care services offered by Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., and Saint John Hospital, Leavenworth. It also will benefit Project EAGLE, which provides child development and family support services to more than 4,000 children and families in Wyandotte County.

For ticket information, call the Providence and Saint John Foundation at 913-596-4151. Tickets cost $100 per person. For $250, guests will be invited to attend a private preview party at 6 p.m.

The Legends 14 offers movie screens in 14 auditoriums and more than 3,000 high-backed rocking seats.

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