“Dalai Lama Renaissance” held over in Columbus, OH and Tulsa, OK because of exceptional audience demand
Khashyar | February 7, 2009
COLUMBUS, OH & TULSA, OK – Because of high popular demand from audiences, and very strong turnout, “Dalai Lama Renaissance” is being held over for its third week in Tulsa, OK, and for its second week in Columbus, Ohio.
Amberla Tepe, the office manager at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa, Oklahoma, reported that “Dalai Lama Renaissance” has grossed more and attracted larger audiences than other the other films playing at the Circle Cinema.
Jeff Frank, the owner of the Drexel Theatre in Columbus, also reported very strong audience turnout and interest in “Dalai Lama Renaissance,” with “Dalai Lama Renaissance” turning out larger audiences than Oscar Nominated films that are currently playing.
This follows the record turnout two weeks ago at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where “Dalai Lama Renaissance” had the highest audience turnout and ticket sales in the 25 year history of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
The additional screening of “Dalai Lama Renaissance” in Tulsa at the Circle Cinema are:
Friday Feb 6 – 1:15 p.m.
Saturday Feb 7 at 4 p.m.
Sunday Feb 8 at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday Feb 10 at 2:30 p.m.
Thursday Feb 12 at 2:30 p.m.
The additional screenings at the Drexel Theatre in Columbus, Ohio are:
Saturday Feb 7 at 12:40
Sunday Feb 8 at 5:30
Thursday Feb 12 at 6:30
Khashyar | January 25, 2009
The screenings of “Dalai Lama Renaissance” at the Cleveland Museum of Art on Friday January 23 and Sunday January 25 were resounding successes.
On Sunday, there was such a demand from audiences to buy tickets and see “Dalai Lama Renaissance,” that a second theater was opened to simultaneously screen the film for the overflow audience.
Both theaters where sold out for the Sunday 1:30 p.m. screening, and there were over 2 dozen people at the ticket booth who wanted to see “Dalai Lama Renaissance,” but were not able to.
John Ewing, the film programmer for the Cleveland Museum of Art, told an audience before the Sunday screening of “Dalai Lama Renaissance” that this was the first time in 25 years that a film screening at the Cleveland Museum of Art sold out two theaters during the same scheduled time.
Both audiences filled one theater afterwards for a 40 minute question and answer session with Producer-Director Khashyar Darvich, a former Cleveland resident and Baldwin-Wallace College graduate who had not been in the city for 7 years.
“Coming to the midwest and screening “Dalai Lama Renaissance” for Ohio audiences feels like a homecoming.
Darvich grew up in Oxford, Ohio for 15 years, before moving to Cleveland for college.
“Dalai Lama Renaissance” and Darvich will also appear in other Ohio cities:
-January 26 – Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio
-January 27 – Bowling Green University in Huron, Ohio
-January 28 – Oxford Community Arts Center in Oxford, Ohio
-January 31 – February 4 – Drexel Theater in Columbus, Ohio