ORPHEUM AND MIDSOUTH ARTS AGAINST HUNGER SCREEN ELF
Benefiting the Mid-South Food Bank for 3rd Year

MEMPHIS, TN – The Orpheum Theatre Group will once again join forces with the Memphis arts
community in the 3 rd annual Midsouth Arts Against Hunger food drive benefiting the Mid-South Food Bank. Patrons that bring non-perishable food items through the Orpheum Theatre or Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education will receive a voucher for free admission to see ELF in the historic Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday, December 19 at 7pm. This screening is presented by Orion Federal Credit Union.

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. Participants in the 2018 Midsouth Arts Against Hunger food drive include: Orpheum Theatre Group, ArtsMemphis, The Blues Foundation/Blues Hall of Fame, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Ballet Memphis, Opera Memphis, Theatre Memphis, Playhouse on the Square, and the University of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts. The food drive will run from November 26 through December 20.

“I am so pleased that Memphis arts organizations have joined together once again to encourage their patrons to give back to those in need during the holiday season,” said Veronica Batterson, Midsouth Arts Against Hunger Founder. “The Mid-South Food Bank is an incredible resource for families in the Mid-South that face food insecurity.”

Doors open at 6pm for the Orpheum’s screening of ELF on Wednesday, December 19 at 7pm. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to take photos with Santa. Admission is free with food donation (minimum of three items) or $5 cash only at the Orpheum’s downtown box office. For more information, call 901.525.3000 or visit orpheum-memphis.com.

About ELF:
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. Rated PG.

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.


WHAT: The Orpheum Theatre Group will once again join forces with the Memphis arts community in the third annual Midsouth Arts Against Hunger food drive benefiting the Mid-South Food Bank. As part of the food drive, the Orpheum will welcome guests to a screening of Elf, with a special visit from Santa.

 WHEN: Wednesday, December 19 at 7:00 PM. Doors open at 6:00 PM.

 WHERE: Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main St.

 TICKETS: Admission is free with food donation (minimum of three items) or $5 cash only at the Orpheum’s downtown box office. For more information, call 901.525.3000 or visit orpheum-memphis.com. Donations can be made at the Orpheum and Halloran Centre Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM beginning November 26 through December 20.

 About Midsouth Arts Against Hunger: 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.  Participants in the 2018 Midsouth Arts Against Hunger food drive include: Orpheum Theatre GroupArtsMemphisThe Blues Foundation/Blues Hall of FameMemphis Brooks Museum of ArtDixon Gallery & GardensBallet MemphisOpera MemphisTheatre MemphisPlayhouse on the Square, and the University of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts.

 QUOTE: “I am so pleased that Memphis arts organizations have joined together once again to encourage their patrons to give back to those in need during the holiday season. The Mid-South Food Bank is an incredible resource for families in the Mid-South that face food insecurity.”  – Veronica Batterson, Midsouth Arts Against Hunger Founder

 

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