March 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Features

The long awaited release of Disney/Touchtone Picture’s screen film of Nick Sparks book, “The Last Song” is scheduled for March 31st, and Tybee residents and businesses are celebrating with a “Flip Flop Red Carpet Party!” According to organizer Susan Kelleher this “pre-movie” event will have food, cocktails, live music, red carpets, goodie bags, and all things Tybee.

Kelleher organized the event, along with Diane Kaufman, Stacey Jarrell, Brucie Westerman, Shelly Ainsworth, Tina Gann, and Judy Outs. The Party will be held at The Tybee Gym at #7 Fifth Street, and hosted by Seaside Sisters Coastal Cottage Shop.

The action starts at 4:30 pm. Cocktails and food will be provided by Papa’s Bar-B-Que and Seafood, Randy “Hatman” Smith will provide the entertainment, and fabulous “swag bags” (“Oskar” style!) donated by area businesses will make this a star-studded night to remember!  Ticket prices start at $18.00 for the premiere party and movie ticket, and $30.00 for the whole tip top, flip flop package BUT if you haven’t purchased yours already, alas – they’re SOLD OUT.

At 6:30 pm movie fans will board a trolley, Crab Cab, limo or private car for a glamorous caravan down Highway 80 – including a police escort – off to Victory Square Cinemas, and a big night of watching the “Miley Movie” debut on the big screen!  After the film, guests will again board the trolley and head back to Tybee for more FUN, and a post-film party and “Oskar” awards ceremony
at Huc-a-Poos.  (If you didn’t get a ticket, you can still come to the after-party at Huc-a-poos starting at 9:30pm.)

As our coastal sea turtles played a large part in “The Last Song,” event organizers have decided that all funds raised, after ticket and transportation costs, will be donated to the Marine Science Center to help cover the costs of an 800-gallon sea turtle tank being installed during the center’s current renovation project. The music, food and cocktails for the event are all being donated or
provided at cost by our local Tybee businesses.

“The Last Song” will be running in Savannah theaters over Easter weekend and beyond, so don’t miss your chance to be there as the big screen features Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, Liam Helmsworth and a host of other talented players, along with Tybee Island by name – for the first time ever!!!

Be sure to check the Savannah Theaters link for specific show dates and times.

Call 912-786-9216 or e-mail
The Tybee Times is proud to be one of the sponsors of The Last Song “Flip Flop” Red Carpet Party!

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