"Doughboy" Red Carpet Premiere Thursday in WV

Special to HNN from a Provided Press Release
"Doughboy" Red Carpet Premiere Thursday in WV

The Hollywood production of “Doughboy,” set and shot in Wheeling, W.Va., will premiere nationwide in the Friendly City on the evening of Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Highland Marquee Cinemas (Triadelphia), a day before the production opens in select W.Va. markets (Huntington, Charleston, Beckley and Wheeling).

"Doughboy" Red Carpet Premiere Thursday in WV

“We wanted to open in West Virginia as a way of thanking the people of the state for their hospitality and assistance during the production, especially the veterans who provided moving stories of their service to our country,” noted J.W. Myers, director of the production. “Due to the high percentage of men and women from West Virginia who have served in the military, West Virginia was just a natural place to shoot.”

[image 5] “Doughboy,” starring Terry Kiser of the “Weekend at Bernie’s” franchise, is the story of an apathetic 16 year-old boy whose family moves to West Virginia from New York City. He is sentenced to perform community service in a veterans’ home for vandalizing a World War I statue. As a result of his time at the home, he begins to realize the sacrifices of our soldiers.

"Doughboy" Red Carpet Premiere Thursday in WV

"Doughboy" Red Carpet Premiere Thursday in WV

“The premiere brings big time Hollywood to Wheeling,” said Kristin Seibert, executive producer. “It will be a traditional and exciting red carpet event that will include visiting stars, the cast of the film, special gests and a reception to benefit several local and national veteran organizations, including the Gary Sinise Foundation, Helping Heroes and Paralyzed Veterans of America.”

A limited number of tickets for the premiere are on sale at the Marquee Cinemas Highlands. Tickets prices are at $40 (red carpet, viewing the movie with cast and crew and an after-party) and $20 (red carpet and viewing the movie). Call Marquee Cinemas for more details (304) 547-0290.

"Doughboy" Red Carpet Premiere Thursday in WV

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