Matt Dillon Supports Pelham Picture House

posted by Jeffrey1955 on January 23, 2006 at 3:01 am

PELHAM, NY — “It’s really heartbreaking when you see old movie theaters torn down,” 41-year-old actor Matt Dillon said at a fundraiser for the historic Pelham Picture House. He was quoted in a story by Rebecca Baker Erwin that appeared Sunday, January 22 in Gannett’s Westchester County paper, The Journal News.

Dillon was back home in Westchester Saturday night as the main attraction at a sold-out event which brought 900 people to the Hilton Rye Town to support the nonprofit film center. Dillon grew up in Mamaroneck, where he was discovered in middle school.

The fundraiser’s goal was to raise $150,000 to create a three-screen theater that could show a variety of films. It was sponsored by Picture House Regional Film Center, which bought the movie venue November.

More details can be found in the full report.

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