Tickets are now on sale for the one-night-only presentation of “An Evening with Burt Reynolds” sponsored by Legends Radio 100.3 FM/Dick Robinson Entertainment and Humana.
This intimate opportunity to share a few hours with Jupiter’s favorite son and America’s favorite “Bandit” will be presented on Thursday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens.
Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds will answer questions from the audience, speak about his career and show film clips from some of his 200-plus movies. He will also share personal insights and a few “dare to tell” escapades known only to his closest friends. Reynolds, named the top box office draws for five consecutive years by the National Association of Theatre Owners, was an Oscar nominee, a two-time Golden Globe winner and the recipient of the People’s Choice Award for six straight years.
A longtime star of stage and screen, Reynolds appeared in many memorable, films including Hooper, Boogie Nights, Deliverance, Longest Yard, and Cannonball Run. He was a popular guest host on The Tonight Show and starred in the fondly remembered television series Evening Shade. Although Reynolds name and face have graced many worthy movies, he will forever be remembered as the charming, devil-may-care Bo “Bandit” Darville in the 1977 pop culture hit Smokey and the Bandit.
Reynolds has played an important part in Palm Beach County’s modern history and the impact he has had on the community is a vital part of that history. “An Evening with Burt Reynolds” will benefit the Burt Reynolds Institute for Film and Theatre, a nonprofit dedicated to involving the community in all aspects of the arts and preserving Reynolds’ legacy for generations to come. The institute, which recently moved into its new home in North Palm Beach, offers classes in acting, improvisation, stage and screen writing, and filmmaking, as well as lectures by experts in the film industry.
The Eissey Theatre lobby doors open at 5:30 p.m. Early-arriving ticket holders are invited to view pre-event music and sponsor displays.
The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at www.legendsradio.com and at the Eissey Campus Theatre box office at (561) 207-5900.
The theatre is located at 1101 Campus Drive in Palm Beach Gardens.