You are specially invited to attend a special movie screening, Hachiko, organized by Pet Lovers Centre (PLC) and Noah’s Ark in January 2010! You will be able to catch this 1 day before it opens officially in the cinemas.
Here's the trailer below:
Hachiko: A Dog's Story is a drama film based on the true story of the faithful Japanese dog Hachikō. It is a remake of the 1987 Japanese film Hachikō Monogatari. It is directed by Lasse Hallström, written by Stephen P. Lindsey and stars Richard Gere, Joan Allen and Sarah Roemer. This true story is an American adaptation of a Japanese tale about a loyal dog named Hachiko.
Hachiko, the legendary Japanese akita, proves that there is nothing more loyal than mans best friend in this modern retelling of a cherished true story. It all begins when a college professor adopts an abandoned dog named Hachiko. The two form such a strong bond that Hachiko walks with the professor to the train station each morning and returns to the station each evening to walk the professor home again. The routine continues until one day the professor does not return to the train station.
Hachiko, however, does not give up. He returns to the same train station at the same time, faithfully waiting for his owner to return. Hachiko does this for more than nine years, until his own death. Hachiko's story is one of love, unwavering devotion, and the resounding impact one dogs affection can make.
Date: January 20th 2010 (Wednesday)
Location: Golden Village, VivoCity, Hall 4
Screening Time: 7.15pm
Cost Per Ticket (according to seat rows).
*Note that Row K is the furthest from the screen.
Row F to K - $60 each
Row A to E - $30 each
**Tickets come with complimentary popcorn and coke, kindly sponsored by Brownie, Audi & 88.
All proceeds will be donated to Noah's Ark CARES. **This money will go towards helping Mr Tan's three dogs, paying for their medical bills, exporting them to Noah's Ark and their upkeep at the Sanctuary. Mr Tan's story will be posted shortly over the weekend.
To reserve and purchase your tickets:
Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org providing contact details, ticket price and number of tickets required. Please state email subject as "Hachiko Movie Tickets". Payment can be made via funds transfer or cheque payable to Noah's Ark CARES. Please note that tickets will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment. There will be no refunds for no shows.
A special thank you to Pet Lovers Foundation (launched by Pet Lovers Centre) for sponsoring the hall and helping us in their fund raising effort.
Come join us for a night out at the movies with your family and friends. Seats are limited so please do book early to avoid disappointment. We hope to see you there!
Last but not least....introducing our Hachiko look-alike at Noah’s Ark Sanctuary! His name is Foxy. Foxy was abandoned in April 2008 but was lucky to be found and rescued by Ms Yasuko Yamamoto. His story will be posted very soon, so do keep a lookout for it!
Moreover, do remember to check back on this blog regularly as we will announcing our first tour of 2010 shortly. You will be able to visit Foxy, and many other resident dogs very soon!