Fundraiser to benefit the Landmark Theatre
A joint fundraiser this week is benefiting the historic Landmark Theatre and the upcoming Syracuse International Film Festival. "When in Syracuse...Make a Movie!" will be held Friday at the Landmark to raise money and celebrate local films. Our Brad Vivacqua has more.
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Landmark Theatre is getting ready to host some large shows: “Jersey Boys” and “Wicked.” In addition, the Syracuse International Film Festival, which will take place at a number of venues, is also only a few weeks away.
A fundraiser will take place at the Landmark this Friday and will benefit both the theatre and the film festival. The event will highlight a number of movies and films that were in either shot in Syracuse or had put an emphasis on the region.
You can see clips from movies like “The Express,” “Crooked Arrows,” “Session,” and “Snow Day.”
Friday's event will include a silent auction, snacks, and a cash bar and will allow you the chance to learn more and purchase tickets to an upcoming show or the festival.
"We decided to get together and really celebrate the fact that over the past couple years, there have been more and more films that have being shot in Syracuse. It's a great economic driver for our community. It's a great way to encourage the arts in our community as well. So, we thought what better way to raise a little money for the arts, both our organizations, and to celebrate what's taken place," said Mary Kate Hartmann, Landmark Theatre Development Director.
The historic Landmark Theatre was built in 1928 and recently received some upgrades to accommodate larger Broadway shows.
The "When in Syracuse....Make a Movie” fundraiser is this Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Landmark at 362 South Salina Street. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door.