Dinner & the Movies – Black Maria Film Festival



Chris Pendleton, President & CEO
Lisa Sbuttoni, PR/Marketing Director

Photos: Sunset at the Edison Ford, Enjoy Dinner & the Movies at Ford Estate

Dinner & the Movies – at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Black Maria Film Festival 2012

FORT MYERS, FL(March20, 2012)- The Edison & Ford Winter Estates and Edison State College will host the Thomas Edison Black Maria Film Festival for a sixth season. The award winning festival will be held on March 30 at the Edison Ford; and March 31 at the Auditorium at the Richard H. Rush Library at Edison State College.

The Festival has the added attraction of being shown outdoors in the gardens of the Edison Ford. In addition to the film festival, moviegoers can also enjoy dinner, take pleasure in the beautiful sunset along the Caloosahatchee River, and watch a series of award winning films and videos.

Dinner will be served on the historic grounds of the Ford Estate and include a choice of a pulled pork sandwich or platter, two sides (potato salad, baked beans homemade roll), vegetarian meal (roasted veggie couscous, salad and homemade roll), chocolate cake or lemon bars. Prices vary and beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. and reservations are requested by calling the Edison Ford at 239-334-7419. Seating is limited.

Tickets for the Black Maria Film Festival may be bought in advance at the Edison Ford, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers. Tickets are $8 per evening for adults or both nights at $15. Edison Ford Members will receive a $3 discount for March 30 show and Edison State College students are free on March 31. For more information call 239-334-7419 or visit the Black Maria Film Festival website: www.blackmariafilmfestival.org

The Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The Edison Ford is the winner of the 2009 National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures” at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. For additional information call 239-334-7419 or visit the web site at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.

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