CLERKS to Screen 8/16 at Warner Theatre

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CLERKS to Screen 8/16 at Warner Theatre

On Friday, August 16 at 7:30pm the Warner Theatre will be showing CLERKS, the 1994 comedy written and directed by Kevin Smith, who also appears in the film as Silent Bob.

The movie describes a day in the life of two clerks in New Jersey, Dante and Randal, as they annoy customers, discuss movies and play hockey on the store room. Shot entirely in black and white, Clerks is the first of Smith's View Askewniverse films, and introduces several recurring characters, notably Jay and Silent Bob.

Don't miss CLERKS on the Warner Theatre's new 50 foot movie screen. This is just the first event as we get ready to welcome Kevin Smith to the Warner on Friday, September 21. Buy a ticket to CLERKS on August 16 or to Chasing Amy onSeptember 6 - show your ticket stub - and get $5 off to see Kevin Smith live!

Tickets for Clerks and Chasing Amy are $8 and can be purchased by calling the Warner box office at 860-489-7180 or online at www.warnertheatre.org.

Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat Studio Theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region. To learn more about the Warner Theatre, visit www.warnertheatre.org.

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