Melba Theater marks first anniversary with red carpet celebration – Arkansas News

Melba Theater marks first anniversary
with red carpet celebration – Arkansas News

The Melba Theater will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the official reopening of the historic theater on Saturday, Aug. 12. A red carpet celebration has been planned to commemorate the event along with live entertainment, food, and a screening of the classic 1952 musical, Singin’ in the Rain.     
Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the movie’s showtime at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event will be $15 each and available online at melbatheater.org. Attendees will also receive a Melba gift item. Tickets may also be purchased from the Melba Theater box office during normal operating hours. Those interested are encouraged to buy their tickets early as seating is limited.   
 “We had so much positive feedback from last year’s red carpet grand reopening event that we wanted to make it an annual affair,” says co-owner, Mandi Curtwright. “Seeing everyone all dressed up in the street, waiting for the neon Melba sign to be turned on for the first time, was something I will never forget.”     
Since the grand reopening, the Melba has welcomed over 40,000 patrons which include folks attending regular movies, concerts, ‘A Very Melba Christmas’ shows, and the most recent Summer Kids Movies Series.     
“It’s been overwhelming to see how much people love coming here,” co-owner, Joe Shell states. “Listening to everyone’s reactions when they walk in the doors for the first time is wonderful. Catching folks on their way out, after the show, and hearing them brag about our digital projection quality and surround sound never gets old.”      
On Friday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug 12 the Melba will be showing the 1982 classic, E.T., at the regular ticket…

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