THE NIGHTLIGHT IS 5
In celebration of the Nightlight Cinema’s 5 year anniversary, we are throwing a big party! And we are asking our fans and friends in the community to join us in promoting our goal to raise 15,000(or more?!) to help us continue to be a cornerstone of Art house cinema and community in Akron.
THE PARTY DETAILS:
$150 general admission
$75 member price
not a member? you can become a member now and purchase up to four event tickets at the discounted member price!
- Champagne upon arrival plus 2 drink tickets for select beer or wine or soda served in the lounge and at the bar.
- The unveiling of our new anniversary buttons (and one to take home)
- Your name on our 5th anniversary donor recognition wall (to be mounted later this year)
- Live music curated by Theron Brown 5pm - 6pm and in between film screenings. And during the after party!!
- Heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by Crave
- Door prizes, a silent auction, and more!
- Two screenings of a Nightlight Film Society film
- The unveiling of our Georges Méliès inspired celestial photo booth
- Guests will also be able to purchase specialty cocktails at the bar.
- Special update from our Artistic Director
We are also launching our summer fundraiser!
YOU CAN DONATE TO THE NIGHTLIGHT'S GOAL OF REACHING $15,000 DURING OUR SUMMER FUNDRAISER HERE!
Would your business like to become a corporate sponsor? We offer three levels of sponsorship for businesses. See our membership page for details on our Gold, Platinum and Diamond-Level memberships for businesses. Be recognized for your support with your name or logo on our movie screen for a full year! Details on our membership page.
THE PARTY SCHEDULE :
Here are the latest details:
Parking: In addition to our regular parking options on High Street and in the deck at Market and High, valet parking from Crave will be available to Nightlight attendees for $5. To use that option, pull in front of Crave on Market St.Dressing up is welcome but not required!In addition to our regular parking options on High Street and in the deck at Market and High, valet parking from Crave will be available to Nightlight attendees for $5. To use that option, pull in front of Crave on Market St.
Our Feature Presentation: The evening's feature film will be a special one-night screening of the acclaimed, new A24 release THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO, directed by Joe Talbot. It screens at 6:30pm and again at 9:30pm. Any ticket holder may attend either screening.6:00 pm: Winner of Five Dollar Film Festival will be screened in advance of the film.
Silent Auction: A silent auction benefiting The Nightlight will take place all evening, with the winning bidders determined at 11:45pm. Items have been generously donated from The Bomb Shelter, Akron Creamery, The Eye Opener, Akron Art Museum, Lovely Somethings, The Blue Door Bakery & Cafe, Every Blooming Thing and Your Pizza Shop.
$5 film festival: in honor of our 5th anniversary, we invited local filmmakers to submit shorts (under 5 minutes) to be showcased during our anniversary party. The winning film will screen in advance of the 6:30 screening of our feature presentation. And all selected films will be screened at 11:30pm during the afterparty.
5:00 pm: Doors open, guests receive complimentary champagne
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Mingling and Music by Theron Brown
6:00 pm: Winner of Five Dollar Film Festival will be screened in advance of the film.
6:30 pm: FEATURE PRESENTATION: The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)
8:40 pm: Announcements: Thank yous, $5 film festival winner recognition, Fundraising update, Artistic Director and Board remarks
9:00 pm - 9:30 pm: Mingling and music by Theron Brown
9:30 pm: FEATURE PRESENTATION: The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)
9:30 pm - 12:00 am: Afterparty: Screening of all $5 film festival selected shorts will run at 11:30pm. Silent Auction closes at 11:45pm, winning bidders determined
Please register here if you haven't already!
We are having a short film competition for presentation in our lounge space and possible subsequent screenings in the coming year. Accepted filmmakers receive one free event ticket! SUBMIT YOUR FILM
$5.00 ENTRY FEE
Films featuring Akron are a plus
Films featuring the Nightlight are a double plus
Winning film receives recognition during the intermission between feature films