An 80s classic - Die Hard - was shown at the Vogue Theatre in Fernie to raise funds for charity. (Image courtesy of Elk Valley Suicide Task Force)

An 80s classic - Die Hard - was shown at the Vogue Theatre in Fernie to raise funds for charity. (Image courtesy of Elk Valley Suicide Task Force)

Die Hard showing a success: $2,000 raised for Elk Valley Suicide Task Force

118 tickets were sold and lots more raffle tickets to give away donated goodies

The community turned out in droves to soak up everything 80s about the classic action blockbuster, Die Hard, and support the work done by the Elk Valley Suicide Task Force (EVSTF) in raising awareness and conversation about mental health and suicide locally.

“We sold 118 tickets, and raised $2,000 in total for the Elk Valley Suicide Task Force,” said Michael Bull, who was co-organizer of the action movie showing at the Vogue Theatre in Fernie on Saturday, Dec. 11.

All proceeds from ticket sales and cash raffles of items donated by local businesses went to the EVSTF.

“We couldn’t have imagined being so successful, as the attendance was beyond what we could have hoped for,” said Bull.

Clearly everybody in attendance simply wanted to be reminded what Bruce Willis looked like with hair.

“We’re proud of the community and thankful to everybody that helped, turned out, or donated.”

This is the second time that Bull has co-organised a showing of Die Hard at the Vogue Theatre for charity, with a previous showing raising funds for Angel Flight East Kootenay. Bull said that it had become a tradition, so if you missed out this year – it’ll be coming up again.

“I can think of no better way to raise money than to come and hang out and watch a movie,” he said.

“See you next year.”

READ MORE: Crowd pleasers for charity: Die Hard at the Vogue Theatre



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