Gazette 20080710

By Everett F. Stevens
Staff Writer

Thursday, July 10, 2008 — Our beloved Millsberry Movie Theater has received an upgrade thanks to Daniel Rainey, Millsberry native and director of the critically acclaimed film "Midnight Sunshine."

At the opening of the theater, Rainey was on hand as he signed autographs and fielded questions from the press.

"I'm so happy to have been able to give the people of Millsberry this addition to their movie theater."

"I believe film is a really important part of everyone's life. And of course, for something that's really important, like movies, we need to give this pastime the appropriate venue."

"I hope that everyone loves this new theater expansion as much as I do. We'll be able to show many more movies than we were able to before," added Rainey.

Several high profile Millsberry citizens were in attendance at the theater opening.

"This new theater expansion will bring so much to Millsberry," commented Mayor Trumble during the opening ceremony.

"As I'm sure everyone else is, I'm looking forward to having more movies to see on Friday nights."

"Daniel Rainey is so generous for donating this theater expansion. On behalf of Millsberry, I would like to thank him for such an outstanding contribution to the community," added Trumble.

Loretta Rivers, owner of Studio T and Wearhouse, was also on hand for the opening.

"It's so great to see new additions like this to the city. It's one of the many reasons I love living here so much", said Rivers.

"The chairs were extra comfy too, which was a plus. I really love the overall design of everything. Daniel's got a really great eye for detail," added Rivers.

The new theater will be screening shows regularly, so there will be plenty of opportunities to catch some movie magic.

Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.


Thursday, July 10, 2008 — With the expansion of the movie theater, there are some new movie items available for all you film buffs out there. You'll definitely want to get your hands on your very own red carpet if you want to strut your stuff and strike a pose at the premiere.

If you just want to keep it low key and stay in, you can install your very own theater seating to enjoy in the comfort of your home. For the truly fanatical, you can get your hands on your very own Official Selection Millsberry Film Festival Award statue. And for all you Daniel Rainey fans out there, there are signed "Midnight Sunshine" movie tickets that are sure to make for a hot collectors items. That's a wrap.