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Fundraiser: Dinner & A Movie at Hearst Castle
October 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enjoy an intimate, seated dinner on the sunporch of Hearst Castle’s Casa del Mar cottage, followed by a rare chance to see a Hearst-era film in his private theater lit by golden goddesses all along the red damask walls.
No more than 15 guests will dine on the glass-enclosed sunporch of an ornate “cottage” once occupied by the Hearst family, showcasing a sunset view of the Pacific Ocean as well as fine wines. Afterwards, they’ll stroll through fragrant moonlit gardens to the opulent theater to watch a classic film from Hearst’s day.
Amid all the grandeur of the Hearst Castle, it’s said that W.R. himself seemed most relaxed in his ornate, 50-seat movie theater, where he would enjoy a movie or performance, surrounded by actress Marion Davies and his dachshund, his famous guests gathered around him. The theater, which leads off the billiard room, was used both for amateur theatricals and the showing of movies from Hearst’s Cosmopolitan Studios and others.
Hearst Castle’s nonprofit association — which leads preservation and conservation of the historic landmark — created this unique fundraising experience for its members, although membership is open to all and starts at $42/mo.
Reservations require a donation of $950/person.
*15 guest maximum. First come, first-served.*