All proceeds from the film, which features Columbus actress Emily Bach, and was edited by native Ryan Schlagbaum, will benefit Honor Flight Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio, October 29, 2012 — The Arena Grand Movie Theatre, located in the Arena District, will host a one-time showing of the yet to be released dramatic family film “Doughboy the Movie” at 2:00 p.m. on Veterans Day (Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012). Arena Grand’s General Manager Kara Bodle made the announcement.
“We are really proud and honored to be one of only a handful of theaters across the country showing this film on Veterans Day,” said Bodle. “It’s an emotional and impactful story with a message that resonates with people of all ages. It also has a great local connection with actress Emily Bach and the film’s DP and editor Ryan Schlagbaum both being Columbus natives.”
Doughboy is the story of an apathetic teenager who comes to learn the meaning of patriotism. When his family moves from New York City to a small town in West Virginia, the 16-year-old is caught vandalizing the town’s statue of a World War I doughboy and sentenced to perform community service at a local home for veterans. There, he meets a patriotic young woman, an older veteran and young soldier recently back from the war. His interactions with all three people change his narrow view of the world. For more information visit www.doughboythemovie.com.
Tickets for this event are $5 ($3 with a military ID) and go on sale at the box office tomorrow. All proceeds will benefit Honor Flight Columbus. For additional information visit the Arena Grand website at www.arenagrand.com or call the box office at 614.469.5000.
About Honor Flight Columbus
Honor Flight Columbus recognizes and celebrates World War II and Korean War veterans by flying them to Washington, D.C. to visit memorials dedicated to their patriotism. These all-expense-paid, one-day trips to the nation’s capital serve as a token of our gratitude and respect for their service to our country. For more information visit www.honorflightcolumbus.org.
About Arena Grand Movie Theatre
Arena Grand Movie Theatre, located in the Arena District, is owned by Nationwide Realty Investors, and managed by Columbus Hospitality Management.
NRI is the real estate development affiliate of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and the developer of the $750 million, mixed-use Arena District and Grandview Yard in Columbus, Ohio. Directly and through joint ventures, NRI owns more than $1 billion in real estate investments. For more information on the NRI, visit www.nationwiderealtyinvestors.com