movie night with heart

Representatives from the Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation, RACA and Redmdond Regional Medical Center announce “Movie Night with HeART.” From left, Jim Powell, Megan Watters, Emily Hjort, Ali Booker and Andrea Pitts.

The Rome Community HeART Project, presented by the Rome Area Council for the Arts and Redmond Regional Medical Center, will expand this year to include an event at The DeSoto Theatre, in addition to the seventh-annual public art display.

RACA, Redmond and The Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation are collaborating to present “Movie Night with Heart” on Feb. 13.

Tickets to the event are $25 and will include a pre-show reception at 7 p.m. featuring bite-sized desserts and cocktails, followed by an 8 p.m. showing of Rob Reiner’s “When Harry Met Sally” on the DeSoto’s new large screen. Tickets are available online at

The Rome Community HeART Project is the result of a collaboration between RACA and Redmond to bring a public, community art project to Rome with a message of heart health awareness. The annual public art display is featured during the month of February in recognition of National Heart Health Month. The movie event is an expansion of that collaboration.

“Every year, we look at how the project can grow to benefit the community even more,” said Andrea Pitts, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Redmond Regional Medical Center. “Collaborating with the DeSoto Theatre Foundation is a natural fit for the Rome Community HeART Project’s vision of a healthier community through the arts.”

The Historic DeSoto Theatre Foundation has completed numerous preservation and renovation projects in recent years. One of the newest additions to the theatre enhances the ability to bring movies back to the DeSoto. With the addition of a new screen and projector, the DeSoto Theatre is now able to provide a modern movie-going experience in its historic setting.

“Our goal is to highlight the arts and the positive impact they have on our community,” said Ali Booker, Executive Director of the Rome Area Council for the Arts. “This event provides yet another opportunity for our community to come out and experience the arts at the fabulous DeSoto Theatre.”

“When Harry Met Sally” is a classic romantic comedy that many people have not seen on the big screen since its 1989 debut. In honor of National Heart Month, RACA, Redmond, and the DeSoto Theatre will present this classic that defined the “rom-com” genre. At the 7 p.m. reception, guests will enjoy desserts and signature, movie-themed cocktails. The movie will begin at 8 p.m. Guests are reminded that this film is rated “R” for mature themes and is not for children.

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