Port Washington Cinemas is one of five Clearview theaters in Nassau County where viewers can see the “12-12-12” Concert for Sandy Relief simulcast live. The presentation is free of charge to all attendees and complimentary refreshments will be served.
"12-12-12" will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden in New York. The all-star lineup includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney, and artists still to be announced.
All of the money raised will go to The Robinhood Foundation's Sandy Relief Fund, helping those hit hardest by the superstorm.
The event will be simulcast in movie theaters in areas affected by Sandy throughout the tri-state region.
In addition to Port Washington, other participating theaters include Clearview Cinemas in Babylon, Baldwin, Franklin Square and Great Neck; as well as the National Amusements Multiplex in Farmingdale and National Amusements Island 16 Cinema de Lux in Holtsville will. Select theatres from Bow Tie Cinemas, Frank Theatres, Marquee Cinemas, National Amusements and Rave Cinemas will also participate.
Free tickets are available now at the participating theater box offices, and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors at the movie theaters open at 6:45 p.m., and the show is expected to run until approximately 11:30 p.m.
The concert is being produced by James Dolan, executive chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company; John Sykes, president of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises; and Harvey Weinstein, co-founder and chairman of The Weinstein Company.
“The live simulcast of this historic benefit concert in movie theatres will provide a welcome opportunity for those people still recovering from the devastation to have an enjoyable and much-needed night out,” Dolan, John and Weinstein said in a joint statement. “Seeing this incredible all-star lineup on the big screen and hearing it in surround sound will certainly make for a memorable evening.”
The concert is being presented by Chase. A press release issued by Clearview Cinemas states that “thanks to the generosity of concert organizers, sponsors, and Robin Hood’s board of directors say that “every single penny from ticket purchases and donations will go to serve the victims of Hurricane Sandy through the Robin Hood Relief Fund, which is providing money, material and know-how to local organizations that are serving families and individuals in the regions hardest hit by the storm.”
For more information, visit 121212concert.org.