Starry Afternoon benefits theatre

Concert at Beacon Park helps to raise funds for aging theatre

Star Cinema owner Sandy Oliver holds up a bag of fresh popcorn. Theatre staff will serving up the theatre staple during a Starry Afternoon of Music being held Sunday

Star Cinema is getting closer to its goal of raising $200,000 for theatre upgrades.

This Sunday (Sept. 16) the Bayside Big Band and The Islanders will help them get one step closer, performing a benefit concert in Beacon Park.

A Starry Afternoon of Music happens from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Star Cinema representatives will be on hand to serve up popcorn and refreshments will be available.

“The concert is not only a way for us to raise money for the Save Star Cinema fund, it’s also a way for us to say ‘thank you’ to all the people who have supported us already,” said theatre manager Lindsay Pomper.

“It’s a great community event and the Bayside Big Band have generously donated their time to come out and help raise funds for the Star,” added event co-organizer Kenny Podmore.

The concert is free but all donations for popcorn and refreshments will go towards Star Cinema’s upgrades. For more information or to donate, visit or call 250-655-3384.



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