Meet Shannon Hale, author of the novel Austenland, and creator of the screenplay for the film of the same name, at an exclusive Afternoon Tea in Austenland.  Salt Lake City's only five-diamond hotel, The Grand America Hotel will delight you with its Austen-worthy grandeur.

Afternoon Tea in Austenland guests will partake of a selection of exquisite teas and hot chocolates from across the globe.  The beverage service will be accompanied by fresh strawberries with Crème Chantilly, an assortment of finger sandwiches, English scones with clotted cream, strawberry jam and lemon cream.  An array of decadent pastries will round out the truly lush affair.  

Guests will each receive a copy of the novel, Austenland, and one free ticket to the Austenland film premiere and red carpet event.  (The premiere will be held at the Broadway Centre Cinemas, 111 East Broadway, at 7 pm on August 6.)

Shannon Hale will make brief remarks at this very intimate affair, capped at 70 guests.

Afternoon Tea in Austenland is a fundraising event for the non-profit Salt Lake Film Society.   As film companies switch to releasing movies only in digital format, the Salt Lake Film Society must replace obsolete film projectors with new digital technology.  Our goal is for the public to contribute $250,000 of our $700,000 goal for this project.  The Austenland fundraiser is one component of this effort. 

SLFS operates the Broadway Centre Cinemas at 111 East Broadway and the Tower Theatre at 9th South and 9th East. 

Salt Lake Film Society Mission Statement

Salt Lake Film Society is the premier film establishment in the Salt Lake City community. We promote diversity in film exhibition and creation. We educate, advocate, and inform about and through cinema. We foster film talent and cultivate film appreciation and participation. Our programs and venues ensure that the potent ideas and voices of film are accessible to everyone in our community. SLFS' mission goes far beyond offering diverse, high quality film programming year round. SLFS provides a meeting place, a modern day "town hall" where people can discuss and debate the diverse variety of topics that cinema brings to life. Promoting the art of film at every level, SLFS programs support new and established filmmakers and cultivate audiences of all ages keeping the magic of the big screen alive. 

Sponsored by The Grand America Hotel and presented in collaboration with Weller Book Works.





Tue, Aug 06, 2013, 01:00 PM Start
Tue, Aug 06, 2013, 02:30 PM End
The Grand America Hotel
555 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111, USA
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    When: 06 Aug 2013, 01:00 PM to 06 Aug 2013, 02:30 PM. Where: The Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.