Cinema Arts Centre member and supporter Walter Blum was one of over 100 people to support the Cinema Arts Centre at our 2019 Academy Awards Fundraiser in February. The 2019 event featured an abundant raffle organized by the Cinema Arts Centre's
Circle of Friends
. One of the featured prizes was Programmer for a Day, which was won by Walter Blum.
The Programmer for a Day prize includes the opportunity for the winner to select, present, and host a film as part of our regular programming. It includes ten complimentary tickets to the event, popcorn and soda for ten guests, and a red carpet photo opportunity.
Walter selected the film INCEPTION which was projected in 35mm on our new screen in theater one on July 17th. (Screen replacement was made possible in part by your contributions to our One Dollar Campaign to support capital projects.)
"INCEPTION was and still is a film that throws my expectations out the window as well as shows why Christopher Nolan is one of my favorite directors of all time! His attention to detail and story telling is unlike any other filmmaker to this day, making sure that his pieces use as many practical effects as possible AND shooting on film with digital out of the question. This film still blows my mind 9 years later just as much as it did when I saw it in the theaters with my Grandfather and Cousin. When I won the raffle to pick a film for the night at CAC, INCEPTION was the first film to come to mind. I'm so glad I got to present this film to an audience with at least two thirds of the room who haven't seen the film; shout out to the staff for getting a beautiful 35mm celluloid print of the film. That was my first time seeing this film on film," Walter shared with us.
For the first time, a chance to win select raffle prizes were available to all of our members and patrons in the lead-up to our Academy Awards Night Fundraiser. Circle of Friends members sold raffle tickets in our lobby, making our top three prizes available to anyone interested in supporting the Cinema Arts Centre through the select raffle. We plan to do the same for our 2020 Academy Awards Night Fundraiser. So look for announcements in December, January, and February, and you could be our next Programmer for a Day.