Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 20 in Rochester, N.Y., recently benefited from a fundraiser featuring “Christine,” the demonically possessed automobile that stars in the Stephen King movie of the same name. A party held at the downtown Hyatt hotel on Saturday, Oct. 20 celebrated the 35th anniversary of the film’s release with a special screening and appearances by the film’s composer, cast and crew.
Owned by local businessman Bob Bartosiewicz, the 1958 Plymouth Fury is on display regularly at the Rochester Auto Museum. Proceeds from the screening went to the chapter, with the event promoting the revitalization of Rochester’s downtown area.
“What’s happened in the last 15 years is pretty breathtaking [with the] refurbishment of a lot of properties, and so I thought what a good time to kind of call out the resurgence of downtown Rochester at the same time we’re doing the event,” CGI Communications’ Alton Baird told RochesterFirst.com.