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Stand By Me

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic comedy!

Tickets: Reserved Seating $15, $25 VIP
VIP ticket features admission to a pre-screening reception from 7-8pm on stage sponsored by the Oregon Governor's Office of Film and Television honoring the movie's cinematographer and Tower member Tom del Ruth. Complimentary champagne and--saluting one of the most memorable scenes in "Stand by Me"--blueberry pie will be served. Oregon Film's Executive Director, Tim Williams, will attend and host the reception. VIP tickets also include reserved seats, free popcorn, and a souvenir poster of the movie.

Stand By Me, based on the Stephen King novella "The Body," is a nostalgic adventure about four adolescent friends setting off into the woods to find a dead boy's body during the last days of summer in Castlerock, Oregon. Along the way, they learn about themselves, the meaning of friendship, and the need to stand up for what is right. 

"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve..."

Join two-time Emmy Award winning cinematographer, Tom Del Ruth, ASC, for behind the camera stories about how, as Rob Reiner's Director of Photography, he romanticized images for the 1950s time period, and battled on-location complexities and changing weather conditions to keep the production on schedule. Plus, Tom breaks down how he staged and shot the movie's iconic train trestle sequence. 

Tom's wife, Patricia, recalls how the boys in the cast bonded with the Del Ruth's young family off-set, making this quintessential coming of age story both a personal and professional turning point. 

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