Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Dom Polski Documentary Premiere a Sellout

I received this information by email and I thought I'd pass it on. Those of you interested in attending the Dom Polski documentary here in the Detroit area will want to know about this.
Dear Friends and Supporters of the Film Dom Polski: Dance Hall Days of Detroit's Polonia :

Due to the overwhelming response to the east side premiere of the film, which will take place this Friday, May 11, at the American-Polish Century Club in Sterling Heights, we have reached the hall’s capacity of 300 and are unable to accept any more reservations. We also will be unable to take walk-ins for this event.

Currently, we have a waiting list of approximately 50 people, and calls are coming in steadily. Therefore, if you had planned to come to the event as a walk-in without having made advance reservations, please be advised that we regrettably will be unable to seat you. (For those who sent reservation forms and checks in advance, be assured that you are on our confirmed reservation list and that you will receive your tickets at the door.)

The good news is that it is wonderful that the response has been so great. The other good news is that we have planned an identical event (Poprawiny!) at the American-Polish Century Club for Friday evening, June 8. Details will be sent out early next week, but it will be identical to the May 11 event. It is anticipated that dinner will be from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., and that the special public-viewing version of the film will begin at 6:30 p.m. The full, two-hour version of the film will be for sale in DVD and VHS videotape formats at that event as well, for $20 each (tax included, cash or check only).

The film is currently available in DVD and VHS videotape formats by mail order. If you planned to attend the May 11 event and missed out on seeing the film on the big screen, I would strongly recommend that you plan on attending on June 8, if you are able to, prior to purchasing the long version of the film and viewing it at home. There really is nothing like watching a film’s premiere amidst a crowd of enthusiastic patrons.

To order the film now, a check for $25 ($20 for either the DVD or VHS videotape, plus $5 shipping/handling) should be made payable to Laurie Palazzolo and sent to me at 32101 Shiawassee Road, Farmington, MI 48336. Please specify whether ordering DVD or VHS, and include your phone number. Also, please note that the shipping/handling fee of $5 is in addition to the $20 for the DVD or VHS tape and is for up to two copies (either two DVDs, two VHS tapes, or one of each). If ordering more than two copies, please add 50 cents for each additional copy to the $5 shipping/handling charge (e.g., for 3 DVDs, the cost would be $65.50—3 DVDs @ $20 each = $60, plus $5 shipping/handling for first 2 copies, plus 50 cents shipping/handling for third copy). This ordering information can also be found on my Web site, www.hornman-detroit.com.
Many, many thanks.
Laurie A. Gomulka Palazzolo
It's just wonderful to see how Detroit's Polonia is coming together to enjoy and support this documentary. I can't wait to get my copy of the DVD!

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