Avon Theatre Gala

7th Annual Red Carpet Festival



Douglas Graneto Tia Mahaffy Wear Culvahouse

Bob Capazzo

The Avon Theatre Film Center hosted their 7th Annual Red Carpet Festival with the Avon’s Red Carpet Gala on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at l'escale at the Delamar Greenwich Harbor. This year’s gala celebrated the theatre’s 75th anniversary through the movies of 1939, still considered the most celebrated year in moviemaking in Hollywood.  The gala featured twenty-four custom decorated tables highlighting different movies from 1939, including Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Stagecoach and many more classics.

Co-chairs of the gala were Jenny Clark, Susan Cullman, Jean Doyen de Montaillou and Deborah Royce. Hugh Hildesley of Sotheby’s served as the debonair auctioneer for the live auction. Guests came dressed in glamorous evening gowns and tuxedoes or dressed up as characters from the films of 1939.  Many posed with a leopard-print clad “Tarzan & Jane” couple from the 75 year-old infamous Tarzan Finds a Son movie!  The Alex Donner Orchestra had many guests dancing even before dinner was served.  They played many famous songs from iconic films, including the classic “I’m Off to See the Wizard”, which had guests singing along as they admired the gorgeous setting.

Deborah and Chuck Royce, co-founders of the Avon, saluted Northern Trust for their lead corporate sponsorship of the gala since 2008 and Moffly Media for their generous media support. Other major sponsors included Betteridge Jewelers, the Philip Johnson Glass House, and Adria de Haume.  U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal presented an official proclamation and the Avon Award for Support of the Arts to honoree, Ellen T. Reid, Senior Wealth Strategist at Northern Trust.

The gala kicked off the Avon's celebration of Hollywood and their annual Oscar®-Nominated Film Festival which runs throughout February and early March. The festival culminates with an Oscar® Night Party at the Avon on Sunday, March 2nd.  All proceeds from the Avon Red Carpet Festival support the theater’s programming, operations and Annual Scholarship Fund for local high school seniors.  The Avon is a member supported non-profit independent cinema located on Bedford Street in downtown Stamford, CT.                                                                               

Best Of Greenwich

 

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • Seaside Center: Shoreline Seining and Plankton Tow

    2014.07.20
     @ Seaside Center

    Help us gather plankton and see what creatures are living in our ocean’s water! Examine microscopic organisms caught in our plankton net...

  • Cool and Collected ‘14

    2014.07.10
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    (Gallery 1) Featuring artists:  Carla Goldberg, Melanie Kozol, Francis Sills, and Eve Stockton Summer exhibition at Kenise Barnes...

  • Magazine Mavens | New Canaan, CT

    2014.07.07
     @ Greenwich Education Group New Canaan Campus

    A Summer Magazine Publishing Workshop for Aspiring Young Writers Calling all aspiring young writers. This July, Greenwich Education Group...

  • Richards: Semi Annual Sale | Greenwich, CT

    2014.06.16
     @ Richards of Greenwich

    Starting June 16th going through mid-August is Richard's semi annual sale. All Spring clothing will be marked down! Further markdowns will...

  • TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees!

    2014.06.21
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Saturday, June 21 - Monday, September 1 Hidden in the leaves, snug in the trunk or burrowed under the roots, what types of animals actually...

  • Exhibit: Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing | Greenwich, CT

    2014.05.03
     @ Bruce Museum

    May 3 – August 31, 2014 Tales of Two Cities: New York & Beijing This exhibition focuses on two of the world’s leading...

  • Bruce Museum | July Summer Vacation Workshops: Into the Deep Sea

    2014.07.22
     @ Bruce Museum

    A series of hands on workshops for students in grades 1 – 3, who will explore exhibition, and then create their own versions of animals...

  • Seaside Center: Squid Disection

    2014.07.16
     @ Seaside Center

    Join us for a special opportunity to learn all about these fascinating mollusks! Call (203) 637-3515 or email seasidecenter@brucemuseum.org...

  • Wine Time Social Hour | Greenwich, CT

    2014.01.27
     @ Barcelona Greenwich

    $4.00 select wines, $4.00 well drinks, and $3.00 beers.

  • Happy Hour | Greenwich, CT

    2014.01.26
     @ Morello Italian Bistro

    Refresh yourself with our famous Red & White Sangria! Don’t forget that during happy hour every day 4:30pm-6:30pm your 2nd drink...

  • Happy Hour Beauty Thursdays!

    2014.06.30
     @ ELLELA Cosmetics & Lashes

    Our Summer Happy Hour Beauty Thursdays are back at ELLELA Cosmetics! Hit the top of Greenwich Ave from 4pm to 8pm for the BEST Blowouts before...

  • Tree-Mendous Treks

    2014.07.10
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Thursdays, July 10 - August 21, 3:30 - 4:30 pm After visiting our new exhibit, TREEHOUSES: Look Who's Living in the Trees, join one of...

  • Greenwich Harbor Sunset Wine Cruise | Greenwich, CT

    2014.06.05
     @ Delamar Hotel Dock

    The boat "Prudence" departs from the Delamar Hotel Dock on 500 Steamboat Rd. All the wine is sponsored through VALS with food...

  • Seaside Center: Coastal Scavenger Hunt

    2014.07.03
     @ Seaside Center

    Timed for low tide exploration. A scavenger hunt for nature’s treasures. 11:00 am: July 3, 17, 31, Aug 14, 28 3:00 pm: June 26, July...

  • ASTRONOMY NIGHTS- Exoplanets: World's Beyond Our Reach

    2014.07.25
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Join us for a new exciting series of astronomy programs! Head to the Observatory on selected Friday nights for a real treat as we explore the...

  • Seaside Center: Seaweed Pressing

    2014.07.18
     @ Seaside Center

    Look at the different seaweeds around Greenwich Point and learn about their role in the marine ecosystem. We will end with a seaweed pressing...

  • Seaside Center: Arts and Crafts

    2014.07.18
     @ Seaside Center

    Let your creativity float free! Practice the art of Gyotaku fish prints; make a sundial, a shell wind chime, or fish bowl! Activities vary every...

  • Vals Free Weekly In-Store Wine Tasting | Greenwich, CT

    2014.05.09
     @ Val's Putnam Wine And Liquors

    Each Friday we feature new wines just released and new to market for you to have an opportunity to taste and learn about through our sponsored...

  • Benefit: The MoonWalk | New York, NY

    2014.07.26
     @ Randall’s Island

    The Girls are Back in Town… and the Guys too! Join us for the Second Annual MoonWalk New York City - when thousands of women and men...


Show More...

Most Popular Articles

  1. Greenwich International Film Fest: Lucky Them
    Avon Theatre, Stamford
  2. Beach Ball 2014
    Tod's Point
  3. Renaissance Ball
    Riverside Yacht Club
  4. Celebrating Hope 2014
    Richards
  5. 5K Foam Fest: Brooklyn
    Floyd Bennet Field, Brooklyn, NY