LIMA — The time has come to break out the new calendars and adjust to living in 2014. However, there will be plenty of opportunities to make that adjustment a little more pleasant, as several special New Year’s Eve events are in the works for Tuesday night.
The Lima Symphony Orchestra will be bringing a classic piece of cinema back to life as they perform the score during a screening of Charlie Chaplin’s classic silent film, “City Lights,” starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center. Tickets are $30 per person.
“It’s going to be a wonderful show,” said Elizabeth Brown, the symphony’s executive director. “This is widely considered to be Chaplin’s best film. He not only wrote it, directed it and starred in it, but he also wrote the music for it.”
For those who may not enjoy classic cinema, there will be other opportunities to ring in the new year. One of the newest destinations in Lima’s downtown, Old City Prime will host a dance party in its Upper Lounge. Doors open at 8 p.m., and there is no cover charge to enter.
Another downtown hot spot, The Ohio Theatre, will also host a New Year’s Eve Bash, complete with a comedy show, a live DJ and even a midnight breakfast buffet from LuLu’s Diner. Doors open at 7 p.m., with admissions of $40 for a single package, $75 for a couple’s package and $150 for the VIP package, which includes a room at the Wingate Hotel.
The Rockford Belle in Rockford will host its own New Year’s Eve Bash with live music from Jess King & Country Gospel, a band specializing in old-time gospel, blues and country music. There will also be an open mike session for those wishing to sing, provided they bring their own music, as well as delicious food, including brats and sauerkraut. Donations for the food and entertainment will be accepted.
For information on these and other area New Year’s Eve events, visit the events calendar at limaohio.com.