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>Nicholas Sparks Film Festival


April 20-22, 2012

Many know Nicholas Sparks’ works in the written form. Even more know Nicholas Sparks’ creative works through the screenplays of his novels. The Celebrity Family Weekend wouldn’t be complete without sharing the movies based on his novels. Plus, there just isn’t a more quaint location to watch one than in New Bern Civic Theatre’s Athens Theatre located in our historic downtown.

So, if you’re looking to catch up on your romantic movies or just to have a sweet outing with your special someone, then take time during the Nicholas Sparks Celebrity Family Weekend to watch The Notebook, The Last Song, Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, A Walk to Remember, or  Message in a Bottle.

The Notebook, his first major creative work will kick off the Film Festival and close out the Film Festival on Sunday.

Please join us for one or all six of the movies based on his novels and you’ll be joining Nicholas Sparks in contributing to the renovations of this 100-year old entertainment facility located at 414 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC.

Tickets are for general seating and will be available now at the Athens Theatre box office. They are limited for each showing based on the seating capacity of this quaint theatre. Please visit the New Bern Civic Theatre’s web site by www.newberncivictheatre.org to learn more about the organization.

See you at the movies!

All movie tickets (The Lucky One excluded) are $10 per person.  Half the proceeds will benefit New Bern Civic Theatre!

Event Schedule:        

            Friday April 20

                        12:30pm– Box Office Open
                        2pmThe Notebook (2 hours 3 minutes)

                                        “GourmooPopcorn” provided by Cow Café

                        6pm– Street Closed
                        8pm – Red Carpet – Celebrities will arrive at 8pm
                                         Red carpet event is open to the public but the movie is by invitation only.  Fans are 
                        welcome to view the celebrities arriving to the Athens Theatre from the sidewalk
                        adjacent from the theatre.
                        9pm-Movie starts and street reopens (1 hour 41 minutes)    
                        10:45pm-Movie finishes
            Saturday April 21-All movies are $10
                        12pm-The Last Song (1hour and 47 minutes)
                        2pm- A Walk to Remember (1 hour 42 minutes)
                        4pm- Message in a Bottle (2 hours 11 minutes)
                        8pm- The Notebook (2 hours 3 minutes)
            Sunday April 22
                        12pm-Nights in Rodanthe (1hour 37 minutes)
                        2pm- Dear John (1 hour 48 minutes)
                        4pm- The Notebook (2 hours 3 minutes)

Latest Sparks Movie to Preview in New Bern

Join Nicholas Sparks as he welcomes his honored guests to the New Bern preview of his latest movie, The Lucky One, Friday, April 20,at 9 pm.

This red carpet event will be held at the historic Athens Theatre. Mr. Sparks and his guests will arrive between 8 and 8:30 pm to mingle on the red carpet outside the theatre before being seated at 9.

For more information on the entire Nicholas Sparks Celebrity Family Weekend visit www.sparksevent.org.
Call 252-634-9057 for more information.www.newberncivictheatre.org or follow us on Facebook and twitter.
Submitted by: Gayle Albertini for the New Bern CivicTheatre, 414 Pollock St., New Bern, 252-633-0567