Thursday, February 12, 2009

Friends of the Pomona Fox FIRST NIGHT!


Friends of the Pomona Fox, has announced that the first event at the newly renovated historic landmark theater will be "Fox First Night" on April 18, beginning at 6:00 pm.

The black tie optional fundraising event, will begin with a red-carpet cocktail reception in front of the theater, which will be bathed in klieg lights. Among the plans for the cocktail hour are celebrity arrivals, live music, the lighting of the marquee and tower sign, and a ribbon cutting to officially open the doors.

After the ribbon cutting, guests will be invited to enter the theater where Safron, the official caterers of the theater venue, will be serving dinner, while guests listen to dinner music. After dinner, there will be a program, still be put together, that will include the premiere screening of the Fox Theater renovation documentary, as well as some other special features. Yes, you won't get away from the mandatory speeches, but the program committee has promised to keep them to a minimum.

After the prepared program, guests will be invited to tour the theater complex and enjoy dessert at a number of the theater's newly restored spaces including the rooftop lounges, tower room, and Flyway Ballroom. In addition, there will be dancing in the main auditorium to a '30s swing band as well as other entertainment.

Additional information will be posted as it becomes available. There are a lot of surprises being worked on and we know that this will be an event not to be missed.

There will only be 400 seats availalbe for this event, so it is recommended that you reserve yours as soon as possible. You can order tickets by calling Friends of the Pomona Fox at (909) 753-7903 or you can order and pay online (via PayPal) by visiting the PomonaFox.org web site.

Friends of the Pomona Fox is
a dba of Pomona Fox Corporation, the non-profit that was created after the city purchased the building--not part of the current ownership. Funds raised by Friends of the Pomona Fox will be used to purchase historic items for the preservation of the theater. Our initial fundraising is to restore the historic box office, and to purchase chandeliers that are not viable for the developer to purchase, to return the theater to its full historic elegance.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

How much are tickets?
Celebrity arrivals? Lindsey Lohan comes back to Pomona?

Anduhrew said...

it should be black tie mandatory. i want to wear a tux

Pride in Garfield Park said...

According to the website, tickets are $135 for an individual ticket or $1080 for a table of eight. Sure sounds like a great event. I'm feeling a little rush of Pomona Pride :)

John Clifford said...

Anduhrew,

I'll be wearing a tux as well. It was recommended that we make black tie optional for those who just don't want to rent a tux. But usually the majority do!

Hope we see you there.

Pride in Garfield Park said...

OK, so I finally did the math. $135 for 1 ticket, or $1080 for 8 tickets, which comes out to $135 per ticket. Whatever happened to discount pricing for bulk purchasing?

John Clifford said...

Hey, it's for charity. Most tables will actually go for more than the $135 per seat as they're "sponsorship tables."

We just made it convenient for a group to get to sit together.

So you think we should make less charitable money for tables? :>)

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Anduhrew said...

I bet we can get More than 16 people from the Blogging Family together and get a table. Ed, K, Meg, John, Tibbi, GoP, Pride, REN, myself, Metro, Susie and Juan. And our respective dates (susie and juan are each others dates so they don't count) that makes... 22 people. That's not even counting all the others like skrip, diva, Mark, the Librarian, David Allen etc....

Tell me again why there isn't a Pomona Bloggers Association?

meg said...

Anduhrew, K. has already made it perfectly clear that the only way he's getting duded up for a black-tie event is if one of us wins the Nobel Prize.

Anduhrew said...

tux is optional. but I'll let you know when I win.

John Clifford said...

As VP of Pomona Fox Corp (dba Friends of the Fox), I'm pretty much obligated to sit with our organization. But I'd love to see a blogger's table there as well.

BTW: A table is 8 people, so with 16 you'd get 2 tables. :-)

Pride in Garfield Park said...

I think a bloggers table would be a hoot. Shall we make it happen?

Ed said...

Can I dress up as a tree? jk
My non-inflammatory half and I will participate. A black-tie event in Pomona while on the precipice of a depression, how exciting.

tibbi said...

good call Ed...


very good call


i'll be there, asking people,

(does this bow tie make me look fat?)