There are still a few tickets left for the Riverbank Historical Society’s Fall Fundraiser, a special showing of the movie “Back to the Future” at the Galaxy Luxury+ Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
According to project organizer Rich Holmer, “proceeds from ticket sales go towards construction of a new annex building next to the Riverbank Historical Museum on Santa Fe Street in downtown Riverbank.”
The event is the next step in the campaign to expand what’s available to the public at the museum. Many of the society’s holdings are in storage, lacking adequate space to display them.
Besides getting to see a classic film, the society is giving a way three premium prizes to chosen attendees. At the end of movie, the society will hold a drawing for three special prizes, said Holmer.
First to be given away will be a copy of the 30-year Celebration Deluxe Tri-Pack DVD, including all three Back to the Future movies in the set.
Holmer said the second giveaway will be a $250 Gift Card for use at the Galaxy.
The third and biggest prize to be awarded will be a 2017 Season Pass to the Galaxy Theatres in Riverbank. This pass will entitle the winner and a companion to attend a movie every day for 365 days. The only cost to the winner will be a $1 processing fee, each, for each day used, according to Holmer.
Attendees will be able to have a photo taken with an original DeLorean car outside the theatre, similar to the one utilizing the ‘flux capacitor’ in the movie, Holmer said. Tickets to the “Back to the Future” showing cost $25 each, with a chance to win one of the three prizes.
Tickets are available for sale at O’Brien’s Market on Patterson Road in Riverbank and at the Museum, 3237 Santa Fe, during open hours: 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
Also, they’re available at City Hall North on Third Street, Holmer said, and on the society’s website, www.riverbankhistoricmuseum.com.
The Riverbank Historical Society is dedicated to preserving, presenting and educating families on the history of Riverbank.
The society provides programs about local historical persons and places, stores and displays artifacts and photographs in the remodeled Carnegie Library which now serves as the Riverbank Historical Museum. It provides a meeting place for residents to view and discuss local historical events. Fundraisers and donations also are used to maintain displays and furnishings within the museum.
The society is a non-profit, donations can be tax-deductible.