A Benefit for The Loft Cinema’s Marquee Restoration

Woodstock – The Director’s Cut

doors open and dinner served at 4:30pm; film starts at 6:00pm

Help us Light Up The Loft and raise funds to restore our iconic marquee back to its original glory while celebrating 50 years of Peace and Music at this special screening of Woodstock: The Director’s Cut! Thanks to our event sponsors, Moon Smoke Shop and Fresco Catering! Click here to view a rendering of what the restored marquee will look like.

Admission includes a delicious dinner, two drinks, dessert, a groovy goodie bag, live music, a ‘60s costume contest, a fashion display by Buffalo Exchange and more! And unlike the original Woodstock, no mud! 

If you want to help with our marquee restoration but can’t make it to the screening you can support the project with a donation or by purchasing a Loft Cinema marquee pin.

The dinner will include: Rainbows All Over Your Beets Salad (Arugula – “Rainbow” Beets – Granola Croutons – Dried Cranberry – Lemon Balsamic Vinaigrette), Voodoo Child Chili Chicken (Chili Blackened Chicken Breast) or Mama Tried Mushrooms (Vegan Option: Shitake, Cremini and Button – Trinity – Worcestershire – Fresh Herbs), Bad Moon Rice-ing (Bayou Seasoned Long Grain Rice) and With a Little Help From My Veg (Garlic Roasted Root Vegetables).

A silent auction will include such fab items as Screen 1 seat naming opportunities; a rental of Screen 3 to screen the movie of your choice with your friends and family; an original 1976 theatrical re-release Woodstock movie poster with an original Woodstock Movie Souvenir Program from the 1970 release (includes the Jefferson Airplane “paper airplane” inside); a signed, limited edition copy of the photo book, Woodstock by Baron Wolman, with a silver print and an original ticket; five original framed photographs from Woodstock by Tim Fuller; a gift basket including items from the Moon Smoke Shop, Zia Records, Bookmans and 2 concert tickets for the Woodstock Tribute Concert at The Rialto Theatre; and an exclusive opportunity to “flip the switch” to inaugurate the new marquee and Light Up The Loft!

A big thanks to those who donated to our silent auction: Etherton Gallery, Tim Fuller, Thomas Staudt, Zia Records, The Rialto Theatre, Moon Smoke Shop, Bookmans and Katie Kronemyer (in memory of Bill Kronemyer).

This screening will include one intermission to “get your head together.” It will be totally groovy!

“In terms of evoking the style and feel of a mass historical event, Woodstock may be the best documentary ever made in America. But don’t see it for that reason; see it because it is so good to see.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

For three days in the rural town of Bethel, New York, half a million people experienced the single most defining moment of their generation; a concert unprecedented in scope and influence, a coming together of people from all walks of life with a single common goal:  peace and music. They called it Woodstock. One year later, a landmark, Oscar-winning documentary captured the revolutionary essence of the music, the electricity of the performances, and the experiences of those who lived it. Featuring mind-blowing concert footage of some of the era’s greatest musical acts, including Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, Jefferson Airplane, The Who, Sly and the Family Stone, Crosby Stills & Nash and more, the film has become a classic document of an event that changed American culture forever. In this special remastered Director’s Cut of Woodstock, a selection of never-before-released performances not included in the original film brings viewers even closer to the Woodstock experience. (Dir. by Michael Waldleigh, 1970/1994, USA, 224 mins., Rated R)

June’s Reel Reads Selection! Purchase a copy of The Road to Woodstock by Michael Lang during the month of June and receive a special “Loft Reel Reads” discount off the cover price – 20% for Loft members and 10% for the general public. Copies of the book are available at The Loft Cinema and Antigone Books.

For General Admission tickets, $45.00 per person may qualify as a tax deductible donation.  For Member tickets, $36.00 per person may qualify as a tax deductible donation.