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Tickets on sale for Newtown Theatre Black & White dinner

Black- and white-clad diners will hit North State Street in Newtown Borough on Saturday, Sept. 12 for the 5th annual Newtown Black & White Dinner – an elegant alfresco picnic held in the middle of the closed-down street.
The event begins at 7 p.m. when diners arrive to find tables draped in white linens stretching down the street. Overhead market lights add to the ambiance. Upon arrival, diners can mingle, decorate their tables, and enjoy live jazz music. Dinner will begin at 8 p.m.
Due to COVID-19, there will be several changes to this year’s event. Instead of one long communal table, attendees will be seated at two-top tables spaced six feet apart.
Attendees will be asked to wear face masks (black and white only!) while they are standing and mingling. Masks may be removed while seated and eating. There will be no movie in the theater after dinner due to indoor crowd-size restrictions.
Attendees are asked to dress only in black and white (formal wear is not required) and bring everything they need for dinner under the stars, including food and optional black and white décor. Creativity will be rewarded with prizes for the Best Dressed Man and Woman, Best Dressed Group, Most Elegant Table, and Most Creative Table.
The cost to attend the event is $100 for two tickets, which are available at
All proceeds from the Black & White Dinner benefit the historic Newtown Theatre, the country’s oldest continuously operating movie theater. Funds from this year’s event are especially critical since the theater has been closed since mid-March.

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