Celebrate the life of a national treasure on what would have been her 100th birthday, Jan. 17.
Betty White: A Celebration is a documentary about the life of Betty White, featuring some of her most memorable bits and skits from 70 years in show business, most of it on TV.
It had had been planned as a gigantic nationwide birthday party, but now it is a happy memorial – a celebration of her life of laughter and joy, and the laughter and joy she brought to all of us.
The film, Betty White: A Celebration, is showing one night only in movie theaters nationwide, via Fathom Events.
The star-studded cast of friends who love her and make brief appearances include Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin Manuel- Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Leno, Carol Burnett, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, Valerie Bertinelli, James Corden and Jennifer Love Hewitt among many others.
Plus, the film includes Betty’s funniest moments on The Golden Girls, hosting SNL, Hot in Cleveland, The Proposal, The Mary Tyler Moore Show – and a lost episode from Betty’s early sitcom.
And there’s plenty of revealing insider stories of Betty’s amazing life and career, including as a pioneer – she was one of the first women, along with Lucille Ball, to produce her own TV show. She was also a fierce defender of human rights who stood up to Southern racists opposed to her featuring a black dancer on her 1950s interview show.
Here in New York City, there are three theaters, all in Manhattan, offering multiple screenings, at 1pm, 4pm and 7pm.
Choose by location or price, since ticket prices vary from $17 to $20 for adults, a few dollars less for kids.
At AMC Empire 25 in Times Square, it’s $17
At AMC Kips Bay on the East Side, it $18
At Regal E-Walk 42nd Street 13, it’s $20.
Book tickets now, so you get your choice of location and time.
Book your tickets here, for screenings in NYC, or find the theater nearest you by zipcode.
What’s your favorite Betty White performance?
From one of her many game show appearances in the 1950s?
From the Mary Tyler Moore Show, as the two-faced Sue Ann Nivens?
From Golden Girls, as the sweet but dim-witted Rose Nyland?
Or hosting Saturday Night Live at the age of 88?
Let’s not forget Betty White’s role as a pioneer – she was one of the first women, along with Lucille Ball, to produce her own TV show. She was also a fierce defender of human rights who stood up to Southern racists opposed to her featuring a black dancer on her 1950s interview show.,