The theater in The Peninsula is a highlight of the assisted living and memory support community that is well-loved by residents and guests. It is in use four to five times each week, and features movies, live entertainment, theatrical performances, informative doctors’ presentations, religious services, parties, and much more.
For example, in July, the theater hosted a “Christmas in July” program. The well-attended event featured an author who did a 45-minute reading of a Christmas book he had written. The event was very festive and the theater was strung with Christmas lights. Attendees sang Christmas carols and cinnamon sticks, cookies and refreshments were served.
Residents can also count on a “Showtime” event at 1 p.m. every Wednesday that features live entertainment. A recent performer in this time slot was Marlene, a solo vocalist who performed favorite classics as well as newer songs. Violinist and conductor Henry Lee, a twenty year veteran of the New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra, performed on Sept. 17.
“Residents, family members and friends are always welcome to attend,” says Michelle Hertz, resident programming coordinator at The Peninsula, and the person who oversees the theater’s many events. “It is open to everyone, including non-residents.”
The theater features a stage for live performances and a movie screen with a great sound system for movie days. The space is decorated with a vintage flair, with pictures of movie icons like James Dean and Marilyn Monroe gracing the walls, says Hertz. The theater seats approximately 75 people.
Of course, food and refreshments are provided at all events, from popcorn to ice cream and cookies.
For more information on upcoming events at the theater in The Peninsula, please call Michelle Hertz at (954) 893-7755, x102