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Rheem Red Carpet Party on Oscar Night

General tickets for the Sunday, Feb. 24, event are $100. It's a fund-raiser for the elevator fund at the New Rheem Theatre in Moraga.

The red carpet will unfurl and there's sure to be local paparazzi on Oscar night at the New Rheem Theatre in Moraga.

The soiree at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, will raise the bar on East Bay Oscar-viewing parties, according to the event's press release. While raising the bar it will also raise money to renovate the stairway elevator at the theatre. The elevator in disrepair has limited the number of screens showing movies at the Rheem because of an Americans with Disabilities Act claim.

More information from the New Rheem Theatre's press release:

Guests will walk their own red carpet and, after striking a pose for their own souvenir photo, will receive a swag bag full of goodies, including a commemorative wine glass to partake in the evening’s pour. They will also be randomly assigned an award nominee’s name and will win a great door prize if their nominee wins an Oscar.

The lively event will kick off with dancing and great music from local favorite, Diamond Dave. The evening will be emceed by Dave as well as Derek Zemrak, founder of the California Independent FilmFestival and the operator of The Lamorinda Theatres. Food will be provided by Shelby’s in Orinda.

General tickets, available for purchase online at www.lamorindatheatres.com through February 16th, are $100 per person and include the swag bag, the commemorative wine glass, two glasses of wine, dinner and the party viewing. VIP tickets are $125 per person and include all of the general ticket amenities as well as luxury VIP seating in the theatre and a bottle of Prosecco.

All of the proceeds raised from this party will go towards the Rheem Theatre Elevator Lift Fund. The theatre must raise $30,000 in order to replace the now defunct lift, servicing the three upstairs theatres. Currently, those three theatres have closed until the elevator can be replaced.

Jonathan Winchell January 30, 2013 at 09:57 PM
I think when Shelby's Restaurant in Orinda is helping out Moraga Rheem Theatre with the elevator fund it speaks volumes in where the town of Moraga restaurants and it's establishments are not stepping up to the plate and in my opinion they should. I don't understand that. What do you think? On a second thought I like to follow it up with a question to the New Rheem Owners, did they solicit help from Moraga Restaurants to sponsor the Oscar Event on February 24, 2013.
Caroline February 15, 2013 at 07:58 PM
John, most of the restaurants in Moraga have been extraordinarily generous with their time, donations and services for all the Festivals and the Oscar Night Party. I wish you had done some homework before you wrote these comments.

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