June 14, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Immaculata University, Sony Pictures and Quaker Media Present the World Premiere of THE MIGHTY MACS movie to Be Held at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall in Philadelphia, PA
PHILADELPHIA - Immaculata University (IU) is regarded as the birthplace of modern college women’s basketball and IU’s Mighty Macs have the Waterford Crystal championship trophies to prove it.
But why stop with three trophies (as in National Championship trophies for wins in 1972, 1973 and 1974) when you can also boast a feature film that will open nationwide in October?
The World Premiere of THE MIGHTY MACS, movie, which chronicles Immaculata’s legendary women’s basketball team, will be held on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall and Commonwealth Plaza in Philadelphia, Pa. Tickets are $150 per person.
Scheduled to appear at the premiere will be the movie’s stars Carla Gugino (Entourage, Sucker Punch, Race to Witch Mountain, Watchmen), David Boreanaz (Bones, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, The Exorcist, Same Time Next Year) as well as the film’s director Tim Chambers.
Also attending the premiere will be former Mighty Macs Women’s Head Basketball Coach Cathy Rush, who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008, and Theresa Shank Grentz, the 1992 U.S. Olympic coach. Grentz is also the former head women’s basketball coach at The University of Illinois and Rutgers University (1982 national champions). Other members of the championship teams participating in the festivities include Marianne Crawford Stanley, former head women’s basketball coach at Old Dominion, whose teams won three national championships in 1979, 1980 and 1985.
After the movie premiere, celebrate the Mighty Macs at a 70s disco party until the early morning hours in the Kimmel Center’s Commonwealth Plaza.
The Kimmel Center is located at 300 South Broad Street, in Philadelphia, Pa.
The Rittenhouse (a member of Leading Hotels of the World, is rated #1 Hotel in Philadelphia, #10 in the US and #52 in the World by Travel + Leisure - Top 500 Hotels), is the official hotel for the event. When making reservations, please call The Rittenhouse Hotel at 1-800-635-1042 or 215-546-9000 and request The Mighty Macs movie premiere room block.
Visit Immaculata’s Mighty Macs commemorative website at http://www.yearofthemightymacs.com.
To purchase tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please call 610-647-4400, ext. 3142 or email email@example.com.
For further information, contact Robert Cole, Immaculata University’s Vice President for University Communications at 610-647-4400, ext. 3874 or Marie Moughan, Immaculata University’s Executive Director of University Communications at 610-647-4400, ext. 3142.