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This Saturday - Special Screenings to Honor Dr. Mel Richardson

Posted: 27 May 2014. Updated: 30 May 2014


On Saturday, May 31, 2014, Lion Ark will hold two special screenings to raise funds for ADIís upcoming rescue operation in Peru. The screenings will be held in honor of the late Dr. Mel Richardson, ADIís veterinarian during Operation Lion Ark and one of the key figures in the film. A close friend and colleague, Dr. Mel was expected to participate in the Peru rescue, but tragically passed away in January.

Both Lion Ark screenings will be held on Saturday, May 31st in Dr. Melís hometown of Chico, CA at the Pageant Theater. The first screening at 12:15pm will be for friends and family. The second screening at 3:00pm will be open to the public. Tickets are $11.54 and all proceeds will go towards the rescue of circus animals from Peru.

Guests will get a first-hand account of Lion Ark and the upcoming Peru rescue from the filmmakers Tim Phillips and Jan Creamer Ė the wild animal rescuers are just back from two weeks tracking Peruís circus animals and planning the next rescue. Funds are being raised to save up to 35 African lions and bring them to safety in the US.

Special Memorial Tribute Screenings of Lion Ark for Dr. Mel Richardson

Saturday, May 31, 2014
12:15pm: Screening for Friends & Family of Dr. Mel Richardson
3:00pm: Public Screening of Lion Ark

Pageant Theater
351 East 6th Street
Chico, CA 95928


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