Ambler Theater’s Academy Awards Party Proved to be “Best Ever”

Last month the Ambler Theater hosted their annual event, the Ambler Theater Awards Party which, according to the theater’s Executive Director Chris Collier, was “the best ever!”

The Awards Party celebrated Ambler, and the best films of 2018. The 90th Academy Awards were broadcast live on all three screens in crisp, beautiful HD, and with the addition of food, fun, and friends here in Ambler, the night once again proved to be one of the most successful, sold-out events that our town has to offer.

People came dressed to impress and were welcomed with a red carpet entrance, where every patron was given a complimentary glass of champagne. In addition to the red carpet reception, the night included an old fashioned photo booth, endless popcorn and drinks, lots of raffles and an interactive game called ” You Pick the Winners/Beat the Director” where guests had a chance to pick who they thought would win each category of the Academy Awards. Guests played along in their seats and this made each award even more fun throughout the night. First, Second and Third place winners received special prices, while 20+ guests won free movie passes.

Chris added:

It was a really fun night and a fantastic opportunity to not only celebrate all of this years’ movies, but to celebrate the town, businesses and our patrons- It’s exciting to see a revitalized Ambler,”

Four years ago, Ambler Theater made a change from having this be a fully catered event with a higher ticket price, to now having all of the food and drinks either donated or discounted. This year’s Awards Party was a special and true celebration, highlighting local Ambler restaurants, with a lower ticket price.

In addition to it being a great event, the Awards Party is also a successful fundraising event for Ambler Theater. As a non-profit theater, ticket sales only bring in 50% of what it takes to run a regional theater, and Ambler Theater remains grateful, specifically to all of the sponsors of the Awards Party event and the donations all year.

This year’s sponsors were as follows:

  • Mercedes Benz of Fort washington
  • Copernicus Society of America
  • Specialty Wines and Liquors
  • Ambler Main Street
  • Ambler YMCA
  • ROAM Consulting
  • SofterWare
  • Wisler Pearlstine, LLP
  • Upper Dublin Education Foundation
  • Face to Face
  • Roost 19002
  • Barbara & Phil Albright
  • Rosemary & Jim Garrity
  • Pam Leighton
  • Tom & Nancy Deininger
  • Jeff Jones
  • Anne & Wynn Lee

Reception Sponsors
A-Z Party Rental • Alice Bakery & Confectionery • Ambler Flower Shop • Forest & Main Brewing Company • Gina’s Amazing Gourmet Cupcakes at Costa Deli • Panchero’s Mexican Grill • Pie and Plate Cafe • Tannery Run Brew Works • Weavers Way Co-op • Whole Foods Market Spring House • Zakes Cakes 

Raffle & Dinner Sponsors
555 Lagiola Tapas • Bridget’s Steakhouse • Cantina Feliz • From The Boot • Gypsy Blu • Karamoor Estate • KC’s Alley • The Lucky Well • Philadelphia Film Society • Saffron Indian Kitchen • Talamore Country Club • Stone & Key Cellars • Tommy D’s Ambler Steaks and Hoagies

All photos ©The Ambler Theater