Cinema Paradiso, Take 2, Action!

Cinophiles rejoice, the art-house scene is growing as legendary indie film house, Cinema Paradiso -- home of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival -- expands to a second location in Hollywood. The new 110-seat cinema won't be open until later this summer, but if you'd like a sneak peak of things to come -- and a small role in making it happen -- head over to Face Restaurant in Hollywood on Thursday for the Cinema Paradiso Hollywood $100,000 Campaign Kick-Off Party. The gestating theater is already off to a good start thanks to a $30,000 contribution from the City of Hollywood. For a $20 donation, you can rub elbows with folks from Cinema Paradiso and the Broward Film Society, snack on hors d'oeuvres, enjoy some cocktails, see artistic renderings of the theater before anyone else, and get a walking tour down to the site, at 2008 Hollywood Blvd. Face Restaurant and Bar is located at 2022 Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood. To learn more about Cinema Paradiso, the Broward Film Society, and their annual, internationally acclaimed film festival, visit FLIFF.com.
Thu., Feb. 28, 5:30 p.m., 2013
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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