Villagers for Veterans will be hosting a four-day Military Film Fest next month in Lake Sumter Landing.
The event, which will be held at the Old Mill Playhouse in cooperation with Vet Flicks, kicks off Wednesday, Nov. 6 with a special Red-Carpet premiere of “Midway,” which stars Woody Harrelson, Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans and Mandy Moore. The film is a remake of the 1976 World War II movie that starred Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Colburn, Glenn Ford and Hal Holbrook.
The Film Fest also will offer a variety of other movies, including “Last Man Club,” “The Deer Hunter,” “Charlie Wilson’s War,” Sgt Stubby: An American Hero,” Abbott and Costello’s “Buck Privates” and others. The event wraps up on Sunday, Nov. 10 with a special showing of “The Bay House,” starring Sean Farris, James Callis, Barry Corbin, Kim Beuche and Lesley Ann Warren.
Those wishing to attend the inaugural Film Fest can purchase tickets for three movies of their choice for $25 or unlimited tickets for $50. One hundred VIP tickets also are available for $100 apiece. Those purchasing the VIP package will receive an unlimited ticket, a swag bag and entry into an opening night cocktail party, a meet-and-greet event and a closing night event.
For more information, visit Villagersforveterans.org or call Marie Bogdonoff at (516) 220-5068. Proceeds from the event will go toward Villagers for Veterans’ “Veterans in Need” program, which helps those with both noticeable physical challenges and those with injuries undetected by the naked eye.