MIRACLE ON 34th STREET
Orpheum to Screen Christmas Classic Benefiting the Mid-South Food Bank
MEMPHIS, TN – The Orpheum Theatre Group will once again join forces with the Memphis arts community in the 2nd annual Midsouth Arts Against Hunger food drive benefiting the Mid-South Food Bank. Patrons that donate at least one non-perishable item through the Orpheum Theatre or Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education will receive a voucher for free admission to see the 1947 classic Miracle on 34th Street in the historic Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday, December 20th at 7pm.
The Midsouth Arts Against Hunger campaign was created by Veronica Batterson, the wife of Orpheum Theatre Group President & CEO, Brett Batterson.
“Last year, Memphians donated almost two tons of canned goods through the Orpheum and Halloran Centre,” said Veronica Batterson, Founder of the Midsouth Arts Against Hunger food drive. “We hope patrons will join us again this holiday season for Miracle on 34th Street while supporting an incredible cause.”
This timeless holiday classic continues to charm audiences with its uplifting story. When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. Rated G. Arrive early to take a photo with Santa at the Orpheum photo booth.
Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected at the Orpheum’s downtown box office and Halloran Centre lobby Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, starting today and continuing through December 20th. Donations can also be made during all public Orpheum events and on the night of the event to receive a free ticket.
About the Midsouth Arts Against Hunger Food Drive:
Created by Veronica Batterson in 2016, the Midsouth Arts Against Hunger food drive benefits the Mid-South Food Bank through the collection of non-perishable items throughout the holiday season. Each participating arts organization provides an incentive for donation.
About the Orpheum Theatre Group:
The mission of the Orpheum Theatre Group is to enhance the communities we serve by utilizing the performing arts to entertain, educate, and enlighten while preserving the historic Orpheum Theatre and the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education. For more information, visit www.orpheum-memphis.com.
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TITLE: MIRACLE ON 34th STREET
EVENT TYPE: Movie
DESCRIPTION: In partnership with the 2nd annual Midsouth Arts Against Hunger Food Drive benefiting the Mid-South Food Bank, the Orpheum Theatre will screen the Christmas classic, Miracle on 34th Street. When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. Rated G. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Arrive early to take a photo with Santa at the Orpheum photo booth. Donations are collected at the Orpheum box office and Halloran Centre Lobby Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
VENUE: Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street, Memphis TN 38103
DATES: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 7:00 PM
TICKETS: FREE with donation, $5 cash only at the Orpheum downtown box office
BOX OFFICE: 901.525.3000