Tuesday, January 22, 2013

“Heeere’s Johnny II” Will Re-create "Tonight Show" Memories at Donna Reed Theatre

Fourth program of “American Icon Series” is February 9 at 7:00 PM

 The Donna Reed Foundation is offering Johnny Carson fans a chance to re-live a live version of the Carson show. 

Celebrity impersonator, Jim Malmberg,  has been performing his tribute to “The King of Late Night” from coast-to-coast for over twenty years. Just as Johnny did back in the day, Jim does a monologue and interviews with guests, and re-creates some of Carson’s unforgettable characters, including the role of Carnac the Magnificent.

Malmberg’s resemblance to Johnny Carson, in both sight and sound, led him to give up an award winning career as a television reporter and news anchorman to pursue a career impersonating Johnny Carson.

The performance is part of The Donna Reed Foundation's “2012-13 American Icon Series – Focus On Iowa” and will take place at the Donna Reed Theater in downtown Denison.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for youths under 18. Tickets can be obtained by calling the Donna Reed Theater Box Office at 712-263-3334, or by e-mail at info@donnareed.org. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended for this event.

More information on the “American Icon Series” is available on The Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts website, www.donnareed.org.

Independent Film Series Comes to Donna Reed Theatre in Denison, IA

Film screenings free to the public on the last Sunday of each month.

The Donna Reed Foundation has been approved as a venue for the Community Cinema Program, a national documentary screening series sponsored by the Independent Television Service (ITVS). The program will run at the Donna Reed Theatre on the final Sunday of each month at 1PM. Film running times are around one hour and will include an audience discussion following the screening. All events are free to the public. Concession stand with soft drinks, popcorn, and candy will be available for purchase.

Our first screening will be the film Soul Food Junkies on Sunday, January 27th at 1PM. In Soul Food Junkies filmmaker Bryon Hurt sets out on a historical and culinary journey to learn more about the soul food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity. Hurt’s exploration was inspired by his father’s lifelong love affair with the high-fat, calorie-rich traditional soul food diet and his unwillingness to give it up even in the face of a life-threatening health crisis. Hurt discovers that the relationship between African Americans and culinary dishes like ribs, grits, and fried chicken is culturally based, deep-rooted, complex, and often deadly.

Complete list of films http://communitycinema.org/films