An Oscar benefit for Haiti

The Academy Awards ceremonies, with all their pomp and circumstance, seem a world away from the suffering in Haiti. In an effort to bridge that chasm, the Carolina Cinema in south Asheville has planned an Oscar-night bash to raise funds for relief efforts.

See below for a release announcing the event.


Contact: Lauri Nichols
Phone: (828)337-2828 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
3 P.M. EDT, February 7, 2010
Asheville, NC February 22, 2010.  The Carolina Asheville is rolling out the red carpet to celebrate Oscar Night 2010.  The night will benefit Haitian Relief Efforts.  The Carolina is pulling out all the glamour of Hollywood including the “red carpet” experience in front of the theatre followed by a one-hour complimentary reception.  The night will consist of movie trivia, best and worst dress contest and movie swag.  Join us for wine, champagne, local beer and complimentary hors d’oeuvres provided by one of Asheville’s finest, The Flying Frog Café’.  Watch all the excitement live on our 132” HD screen with your closest friends and neighbors all in an elegant theatre setting.  Come dressed as your favorite celebrity or wear your red carpet attire.  Parents will have no need for the babysitter this night.  While you are enjoying the glitz and glam of the Oscars your children can be watching their favorite movies.  The Carolina Cinemas will offer all Oscar participants a reduced ticket price. 

The Carolina Oscar Night is scheduled to begin at 5 PM on Sunday night, March 7, 2010.  The local program will begin at 6 PM and ticket price is $25.  Tickets can be purchased at the box office at (828) 274-9500 or visit us at

Visit Carolina Cinema today and make a difference for the families of Haiti. 

About Jon Elliston
An Asheville-based mountain journalist: Former Mountain Xpress managing editor. Investigations and open government editor at Carolina Public Press. Senior contributing editor at WNC magazine.

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