Seven-year-old Amelie Phung is headed to California with her father Tam this weekend when she will play in a national chess tournament. If she makes the right moves on the chess board, Amelie could win a chance to represent the USA at the World Chess Championship in Greece.
A group of Forest Hills residents who are fans of the ’90s rock band might not get the opportunity to see the band in the Forest Hills Stadium. For several months now, Daniel Sheffer and others have used crowdfunding to raise more than $125,000 in the hopes of tempting Pearl Jam to play in the historic venue.
The almost century-old Forest Hills theater sold out most of its weekend showings of “American Sniper” and owner Nicolas Nicolaou plans to use the high numbers in his bid to convince Hollywood movie companies to grant the theater first-run movies.
The almost century-old Forest Hills theater sold out most of its showings of “American Sniper” on Thursday night — the start of a crucial weekend for sales that will be used to determine if the theater should get first-run films and remain in business.
The Cinemart Theater opened in 1927 and for the last eight years owner Nicolas Nicolaou spent thousands of dollars operating an obsolete theater that didn’t have the technology to feature first-run films.
On Thursday the fanatics from Pearl Jam Forest Hills hosted their long-awaited fundraiser at Austin’s Ale House in Kew Gardens hoping to add to the $107,000 they’ve already collected to convince Eddie Vedder and the band to play at Forest Hills Stadium.