DORIS DAY to be honoured by Cincinnati

September 15, 2017 No Comments

Doris Day’s birthplace of Cincinnati will honour the star later this month with several celebrations around the city, these include:

  • September 27 at 2 pm: Council member P.G. Sittenfeld will introduce an ordinance at City Hall to name a stretch of Walnut Street, between 6th and 7th in the downtown Arts District “Doris Day Way”. To commemorate the occasion, Mayor John Cranley will officially proclaim a “Doris Day Day”. The public is welcome and may arrive as early as 1:30 pm.
  • September 27 at 7pm: Esquire Theatre will hold a special screening of “Pillow Talk.” A portion of the ticket proceeds will help raise funds for the Doris Day Animal Foundation.
  • September 28 from 5 to 11 pm: Gorilla Cinema’s dog-friendly cinema bar, the Video Archive, will have a Doris Day movie marathon and “Yappy Hour.” A portion of the proceeds will again benefit DDAF.

In a statement, Ms. Day said,

“I am honored and absolutely delighted that the City of Cincinnati has proclaimed a ‘Doris Day Day’ and named a street after me. My Cincinnati roots go very deep, and my childhood holds such fond memories. I’m also very grateful that, as part of the celebration, a portion of Esquire Theatre’s September 27th screening of ‘Pillow Talk’, as well as a percentage of the Video Archive’s September 28th movie marathon and ‘yappy hour’ will benefit the Doris Day Animal Foundation — especially at this time when the stranded, injured and displaced animals of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma need our help the most.”

DDAF director and Doris’ long-time friend, Lea Price, will represent Ms. Day with a very special message. All of the festivities are open to the public, so tell your friends, and join the celebration if you are in the area!


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