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If you’re still trying to come up with something to do on Valentine’s Day, the Friends of the Kentucky Theatre would like to suggest that you go to the movies. Specifically, Friends will host a screening of the classic 1954 romantic comedy Sabrina, starring Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden.
Sabrina is a classic love triangle as Bogart and Holden play two very different wealthy brothers vying for the affections of Hepburn, who plays the daughter of their family chauffeur. It was nominated for six Oscars, including Hepburn for best actress, and Edith Head won one of her eight Oscars for her costume design in the film. It was remade in 1995 with Harrison Ford and Greg Kinnear as the Larrabee brothers and Julia Ormond as the object of their affections.
Tickets are $10 in advance. Of course, this is a fundraiser, so there are other opportunities to support the theater, which is getting ready for some major renovations, and you might even buy something for your Valentine.
The theater is selling seats in the theater, and for $500, you can get your or your sweetheart’s name on one.
You can also check out film memorabilia donated by former Boston Globe film critic Michael Blowen, who now runs Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm. The items, including letters and a shirt worn by Jack Nicholson in the 1974 classic Chinatown, will be sold in an online auction later this year, with proceeds split between the Kentucky Theatre and Old Friends.
Friends of the Kentucky will also, of course, accept donations in its effort to raise $1.5 million for the theater, and regard it as a lovely valentine to the Lexington institution.
About Rich Copley & Copious Notes
Raised by opera-loving parents in a rock ’n’ roll world, Rich Copley has parlayed his broad interests into his career writing about arts and entertainment. Since 1998, he has covered performing arts, film and faith-based popular culture for the Lexington Herald-Leader, the daily newspaper in Lexington, Ky. MORE | E-mail Rich