June 16, 2024

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Kirk Douglas Theatre will dim its lights in honor of its namesake

The Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver Town will dim its lights Wednesday night to honor the actor, producer and philanthropist who died Wednesday at age 103.

Middle Theatre Team declared that the tribute will just take area at seven:fifty p.m., in advance of the 8 p.m. efficiency of “Until the Flood.”

“Kirk Douglas was a star in each and every way — in his art, his appreciate for his relatives and place, and his huge philanthropy,” Middle Theatre Group’s artistic director, Michael Ritchie, mentioned in the announcement. “Kirk always mentioned theater was his 1st appreciate and you could see that in his encounter as he sat entrance and center on opening evenings.

“As the earth mourns the reduction of Kirk Douglas, we are specifically likely to miss out on him in the viewers, and in our life in this article at Middle Theatre Team so we will borrow a extensive-standing Broadway tradition and dim the lights at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. It is a modest recognition of a gentleman that brightened so several life and made this theater doable.”

Kirk Douglas Theatre opened its doors in 2004 and is Middle Theatre Group’s phase for new and experimental do the job. Kirk and Anne Douglas’ initial $two.5-million donation in 2002 propelled the transformation of the 1940s film theater into a phase for live efficiency.

In 2009, Douglas premiered his autobiographical “Before I Forget” at the venue.