Historic Hemet Theater to celebrate 100th anniversary gala Jan. 15

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The Historic Hemet Theater façade in 1936. Valley News/Courtesy photo
HEMET – The Historic Hemet Theater will celebrate its 100th anniversary gala with celebrity impressionist host Rich Little, live from Las Vegas, on its big screen Saturday, Jan. 15, at 216 E. Florida Ave. in Hemet.Theater officials said the event will feature plenty of champagne and chocolate, a vintage photo booth, an open bar, prize wheel, raffle baskets and a grand prize drawing.The doors will open at 6 p.m. with festivities starting at 7 p.m. The cost is $100 per person or $200 for VIP seating.The Historic Hemet Theater in downtown Hemet is one of the oldest movie houses in the country, being built in 1921 about the same time the nationally known “Ramona” Outdoor Play began. The theater closed its doors in 1980 because of competition with new multiplex theaters, but i
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