Montalban To Be Honoured At Theatre Gala

By Michelle
April 30, 2004 - 11:14 PM

Next Saturday a historic Los Angeles theatre will be renamed in honour of the man who played one of Star Trek's enduring villains, the titular character of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

According to a press release from the theatre, the historic Doolittle Theatre near the intersection of Hollywood and Vine will be renamed the Ricardo Montalban Theatre, at an opening night gala in tribute to the star.

Montalban, who founded the organization Nosotros in 1970 to benefit the images of Latinos in the performing arts, will appear at the unveiling of the new façade and fundraising tribute. He will be joined by family, friends, government officials and celebrities as well as fans.

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre, which seats 1200, will the first major drama facility in the United States to be named after a Latino performing artist. Nosotros continues to work to promote employment and educational opportunities for Latinos in the entertainment industry.

The inaugural celebration will begin at 6:30 p.m. with arrivals on the red carpet, followed by the presentations in front of the building at 1615 N. Vine St. All funds generated from the event will be administered through the non-profit Ricardo Montalban Foundation.

The celebration will continue with new theatre productions from May 21 through June 6th.

For More Information, see the Ricardo Montalban Theatre web site.

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