Opening Night Kickoff Party

PHOENIX (March 12, 2015) – The Phoenix Film Festival is excited to announce the Opening Night Kickoff Party on Thursday, March 26. The night will be full of food and celebration, beginning at the Party Pavilion with tastes from some of the best restaurants in town, great entertainment and special silent auction items. Fourteen local eateries will be on-site to deliver samples of their popular signature dishes to guests. Participating restaurants include: Bamboo Club (Asian Cuisine), Asado Mexican Kitchen (Mexican & New Mexican Cuisine), Bourbon Jack’s (Contemporary American with a twist of the South), Brat Haus (German Cuisine), Nothing Bundt Cakes (Dessert), The Greene House (California Inspired Cuisine), Beckett’s Table (New American), The Hub Bar and Grill (American), America’s Taco Shop (Mexican Cuisine) and The Dhaba (Indian Punjabi Cuisine), Capital Grille (American), The Melting Pot (Fondue Cuisine), California Pizza Kitchen (California-style cuisine) and Maggiano’s Little Italy (Italian Cuisine) at the celebration.

Following the opening night party, guests will head over to the Harkins Scottsdale 101 theater for the Opening Night Film and Arizona Premiere of DANNY COLLINS, starring Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Christopher Plummer, Jennifer Garner and Bobby Cannavale. The film will be introduced by Director, Dan Fogelman.

Tickets for this Opening Night Event are $60 with all proceeds going to a great cause for the Phoenix Film Foundation’s education programs.

The 15th Annual Phoenix Film Festival, occurring this year from its opening night on March 26th to its conclusion on April 2nd, is rapidly approaching. Continually breaking attendance records since its inception, last year’s festival saw over 25,000 attendees and there are hopes to pull in even more film enthusiasts this year. If you are a movie lover, this is an event not to be missed. Tickets and passes are on sale now and available through Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Phoenix Film Festival Ticket Center next to the Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theater. Tickets range in price from $13 for a single screening to $300 for a platinum pass. For more information call 602-955-6444 or go to