Iconic Actor and Oscar Nominee Who Played “Paulie” in the 1976 Film and Sequels Will Be in Attendance with Q&A to Follow
Bay Shore, NY (June, 2016) — It’s been 40 years since one of the most iconic sport films of all time, Rocky, was released, and now you can celebrate this legendary motion picture with special guest, Burt Young on Saturday, June 18th, 7:00PM at YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY!
Burt Young is known for his role as Paulie in the Rocky films. Young has experienced many different roles in his life, including professional boxer. A true boxing aficionado, Young also appeared in 14 professional boxing matches, all of which he won. Young has also boxed with legend Muhammad Ali to raise money for a charity event.
Young caught the attention of Sylvester Stallone as Mac in the 1975 film The Killer Elite. Young landed the part as Rocky’s supportive yet rough-around-the-edges Italian-American brother in law in the hit film Rocky in 1976. Rocky was a success and Burt Young was nominated as Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in the 1976 Oscar awards. Burt continued the role of Paulie throughout the next 5 Rocky installments. His roll spanned close to 40 years and created the iconic character “Uncle Paulie”.
All guests in attendance will be a part of the post show Q&A, where Young will share behind the scene stories, talk about making the film and answer questions from the audience. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Burt Young, take a photo with him as well as receive a special autographed piece of memorabilia (see event packages).
VIP PLATINUM PACKAGE: $125 – LIMIT 50 people /45 Minute Pre show in Higbie Lounge at5:30PM
Photo with Burt Young
Autographed personalized Everlast Boxing Glove
VIP reception post show hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beverage
VIP GOLD PACKAGE: $85 – LIMIT 150 people / 30 Minute Post show
Photo with Burt Young
Pre-Signed 8×10 photo, no personalization
For More Information on the Screening, VISIT: www.boultoncenter.org
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More About the YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts:
The YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts of the Great South Bay YMCA seeks to establish itself as a premier cultural institution on Long Island. The YMCA Boulton Center’s mission is to provide high quality arts programs that entertain, educate and inspire the culturally, racially and economically diverse population of Long Island. A wide range of programs and classes are offered across the arts spectrum including music, dance, film and spoken word. Particular emphasis is placed on education and outreach.