Betty White Celebration still scheduled for theaters


Update: The Fathom theatrical event “Betty White: 100 Years Young – A Birthday Celebration” will still go as planned, the film’s producers announced after White’s death two weeks before what would have been her historic birthday.

Producers Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein wrote: “Our hearts mourn today with the passing of Betty White. Over the many years that we have worked with her, we have developed a great love and admiration for Betty as a person and as an accomplished artist. We are grateful for the many decades of fun she has brought to everyone. Betty has always said she was “the luckiest on two feet” to have had such a long career. And honestly, we’ve been the lucky ones to have it for so long. They added: “We will move forward with our plans to show the film on January 17th in the hopes that our film will provide everyone who loved her with a way to celebrate her life – and find out what made it happen. of her a national treasure. “

“Betty White: 100 Years Young – A Birthday Celebration” is a one-day theatrical event distributed by Fathom Events.

The Fathom Events presentation will be screened in 900 theaters nationwide on January 17, 2022, which would have been White’s centenary. The screenings will begin at local times of 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are now available for purchase.

Steve Boettcher and Trinklein were given exclusive access to the creation of “100 Years Young,” which takes a look at the behind-the-scenes life of the beloved star, his relationship with his office staff and his efforts as a as an animal advocate. It includes guests such as Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Leno, Carol Burnett, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, Valerie Bertinelli, James Corden, Wendy Malick and Jennifer Love Hewitt .

“Who doesn’t like a party?!? This one is going to be awesome, ”White said in a statement when announcing the event.

Additionally, the special event film will feature clips of White’s impressive on-screen acting career, with footage from “Golden Girls”, “Saturday Night Live”, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” , “Hot in Cleveland” and his award-winning Super Bowl Commercial for Snickers. “100 Years Young” will also feature a preview of a lost episode of White’s 50s sitcom.


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