Los Angeles, CA — 40 years ago, vision­ary film­mak­er Brian De Palma helmed the ulti­mate com­ing-of-age hor­ror film with Stephen King’s CARRIE, a sto­ry both cel­e­brat­ed and revered by cinephiles and ulti­mate hor­ror fans alike. To cel­e­brate this land­mark anniver­sary of the movie, non-prof­it can­cer sup­port cen­ter weS­PARK and Theatre at The Ace Hotel, along with home enter­tain­ment brand SCREAM FACTORY, will mount a once-in-a-life­time cast and crew reunion and screen­ing of the brand-new restora­tion of the film, paired with a 1970s prom-themed par­ty, at the his­toric Ace Theater in Downtown Los Angeles on Friday, October 14, 2016.

 

The star-stud­ded cast and crew reunion is set to include Carrie stars Academy Award™-nominated Piper Laurie (The Hustler), Nancy Allen (Dressed to Kill, Robocop), William Katt (The Greatest American Hero), P.J. Soles (Halloween), Academy Award™-winning edi­tor Paul Hirsch (Star Wars: Episode IV) and Casting Director Harriett B. Helberg (The Jazz Singer). The cast will par­tic­i­pate in a live Q&A mod­er­at­ed by Bryan Fuller (the cre­ative genius behind NBC’s Hannibal, ABC’s Pushing Daisies and the upcom­ing series American Gods).

 

In an effort to raise crit­i­cal funds for weS­PARK Cancer Support Center in which Carrie’s Nancy Allen is Executive Director, the event will see the Ace Theater trans­formed with prom-themed décor, dur­ing which atten­dees are encour­aged to dress in their best 1970s for­mal attire or favorite char­ac­ter from the film for an oppor­tu­ni­ty to pose for a pho­to in a spe­cial pho­to booth and win Best Dressed “Carrie” char­ac­ter Costume con­test.

 

I want a recount!  I can’t believe “Carrie” is cel­e­brat­ing its 40th Anniversary!  This movie changed my career much like weS­PARK has changed my life, and to bring the­se two worlds togeth­er for good, only adds to the spe­cial­ness of this cel­e­bra­tion.” – Nancy Allen, Carrie’s, Chris Hargensen

 

Tickets to the star-stud­ded screen­ing and Q&A will start at $25, with high­er tick­et tiers to include Scream Factory’s brand new 2-disc Carrie (Collector’s Edition) Blu-ray release with near­ly 3 hours of bonus mate­ri­al, a spe­cial­ly com­mis­sioned orig­i­nal poster from a local artist, access to a pri­vate VIP pre-recep­tion, and oppor­tu­ni­ties for pho­tos with cast and crew.

 

Ticket Tiers:

$25 — General Admission includ­ing Prom-Themed After Party

$75 — Preferred Seating + Exclusive Carrie Poster + New Scream Factory Blu Ray + Photo Op includ­ing Prom Themed After-Party (Limited avail­abil­i­ty)

$125 –VIP seat­ing + Exclusive Carrie Poster & Blu-ray + Photo Op with cast/crew includ­ing After-Party + Private Pre-Party (Limited avail­abil­i­ty)

All pro­ceeds will direct­ly ben­e­fit weSPARK’s can­cer sup­port pro­grams.

 

About the Film

The first film adap­ta­tion of a Stephen King book, Carrie was a box office hit, gar­ner­ing Academy Award® nom­i­na­tions for the up and com­ing star Sissy Spacek (Coal Miner’s Daughter), and film vet­er­an Piper Laurie (The Hustler), a rare accom­plish­ment for the hor­ror gen­re at the time. Featuring the first major film roles for John Travolta, who was then star­ring in TV’s Welcome Back Kotter, Nancy Allen (Dressed to Kill, RoboCop) and William Katt (The Greatest American Hero), Carrie was also the big screen debut for Amy Irving (Yentl), P.J. Soles (Halloween) and Betty Buckley (Eight Is Enough).

 

About weS­PARK

weS­PARK Cancer sup­port cen­ter is ded­i­cat­ed to enhanc­ing the qual­i­ty of life for can­cer patients in all stages of treat­ment, as well as their fam­i­lies and friends.

 

weS­PARK offers pro­grams and ser­vices that help to alle­vi­ate the phys­i­cal and emo­tion­al side effects of a can­cer diag­no­sis.

 

These crit­i­cal heal­ing pro­grams provide com­fort, knowl­edge and sup­port and are all free of charge. For more infor­ma­tion go to www.wespark.org.

 

About Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles

Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles makes its home in the his­toric United Artists build­ing in Downtown LA. Built in 1927 for the mav­er­ick film stu­dio, the ornate the­atre and the 14-sto­ry Spanish Gothic office tow­er that fronts it have been lov­ing­ly retro­fitted into a mod­ern hotel — enliven­ing the building’s his­tor­i­cal soul with the metic­u­lous atten­tion to detail that Ace is known for and stand­ing as a spir­i­tu­al anchor at the heart of the Broadway Theater District’s vibrant mod­ern renais­sance. View upcom­ing events at The Theatre at Ace Hotel DTLA at theatre.acehotel.com and tick­ets are for sale online and at the box office at the Ace Hotel, open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm.