Yonkers cinema hosts awards show

February 19, 2014 by  

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Yonkers will host a quirky alternative to the Oscars called the Pop Goes the Culture Award and Variety Show at the start of March.

Created by Jon Chattman, a local author, the award show is designed to offer “pop-stalgia.” Stars receiving an award that day include musician Andrew WK, Gary Gnu, Broadway performers, and Constantine Maroulis. Chattman promises that the evening will be “wildly entertaining and unforgettably strange”, at least from his point of view. He could use the likes of stationery printers to produce the certificates handed out to award winners.

John Treacy Egan, who hails from Westchester and has starred on Broadway, will act as the host of the awards show. A number of local musicians will perform at the show, including Yonkers resident Gary Chattman, Bearbones, Emily Angell from Woodlawn, and Todd Carey.

The “Poppies” will prove to be the opposite of the Oscars, which are taking place the day after it on the other side of the country. Its goal is to celebrate music and the talented artists who make it, not focus on the glamor for which the Oscars are known.

The awards show kicks off at 5:00 pm on March 1. Tickets to the event are $12 and can be purchased online from the Alamo Drafthouse. The cinema is located at 2548 Central Park Avenue.