Cinespace’s spooktacular GalaWeen party to help kids

Fortunately, Cinespace is a monster-sized film studio so it can easily accommodate the hundreds of guests expected to attend GalaWeen, a bewitching costume party Halloween night, Oct. 31, 7 p.m. until midnight, to support CineCares Foundation.

Fearless guests will walk the Red Carpet to Stages 16 and 17 that have been cleared of coffins and cobwebs and where spirits Le Medallion champagne, Lagunitas beer and Tito’s vodka will abound.

Cast and crew of NBC’s “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD” and “Chicago Med” and Fox’ “Empire” will add enchantment to the evening.  Meeting stars like Terrance Howard, Taylor Kinney and Sophia Bush are sure to raise goose bumps and incite beating hearts among the guests.

The 13 piece Mo Fitz Project will entertain, with LaRoyce Hawkins of “Chicago PD” joining the band for a few songs throughout the evening. Prince is the DJ.  Costumes are encouraged.

GalaWeen is the premier event for CineCares Foundation, which was established in 2014 to honor the late Cinespace founder Nick Mirkopoulos and continue his legacy of giving back to the community.

“Through GalaWeen, CineCares Foundation will provide positive alternatives and resources for children and families susceptible to and/or impacted by violence in their communities,” states Alex Pissios, Cinespace president/CEO and chairman of CineCares Foundation.

CineCares first honoree is Bulls star Joakim Noah, who with his artist mother, Cecilia Rodhe, formed the Noah’s Arc Foundation

For the past five years, Noah’s Arc has provided activities to engage youth, such as basketball tournaments, and to help them get jobs and keep the off the streets of the South and West Sides.  Rohde has been instrumental in art activities for city youth for many years. 

At 2621 W. 15th Place, starting at 7 p.m. for VIP guests and 8 p.m. for general admission guests.  Tickets are $150 general admission and $250 VIP AND may be purchased here. For more information, phone 800/838-3006.

GalaWeen sponsors are Wintrust Bank, NBC and Fox Networks, Illinois Advocate law firm, Teamsters 727 and 25, Studio Mechanics Local 476, Belmont Bank, Keslow Cameras and Sweet Home Chicago Hotel.