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Eat. See. Be Seen. Hoag's 27th Annual Summer Movie Classic features the film Gravity and hosts over 30 of O.C.'s finest restaurants

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. June 2, 2014 Celebrating its 27th year, the Hoag Summer Movie Classic will attract hundreds of people to The Hangar in Costa Mesa at the Orange County Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive. This longstanding annual food and film event, hosted by the Hoag Hospital Foundation and its 552 Club, will be held on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 5 p.m.

The Summer Movie Classic serves up culinary masterpieces from over 30 of Orange County’s finest restaurants. The restaurants are truly spectacular, offering everything from ceviche shooters to creative tacos and sliders, to freshly brewed specialty coffee and decadent desserts. There is something for every palette and guests are sure to try a new restaurant they haven’t discovered. Each of the local restaurants donates their time and talent to this event, making it a huge success to raise funds and friends for Hoag. In addition to the great food and tasting options, there will be live entertainment and a private showing of the film Gravity.

The Summer Movie Classic has raised over $2 million dollars and introduced a number of new friends to Hoag since its inception in1988. “Now in its 27th year, the Summer Movie Classic has been one of Orange County’s largest and finest gourmet gatherings, attracting dedicated friends of Hoag,” said Gina Cereda, event co-chair with Terri Turner. “This will be a night to remember for all who attend in support of Hoag and the patients and communities they serve.”

The event also features a raffle that includes gift packages from participating restaurants and a grand prize of a one-year-lease for a BMW 428i Coupe, courtesy of Sterling BMW in Newport Beach.

A partial list of participating restaurants include (more added daily): A Restaurant, Red O, Sol Cocina, Pitfire Artisan Pizza, Antonello Ristorante & Enoteca Lounge, Nello Cucina, Quattro Caffé, Bear Flag Fish Co., Blackmarket Bakery, Boudin Bakery, Café 538, Caliente, The Counter, DP Catering, Orange Coast Winery, Blue Water Grill, Ho Sum Bistro, Kéan Coffee, Newport Landing, Harborside, Picante Martin’s, Royal Thai Cuisine, Muldoon’s Irish Pub, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine, Santa Monica Seafood, Straub Distributing, Turnip Rose, 24 Carrots, Gabbi’s Mexican Kitchen, Newport Rib Company, and more!

Underwriters to date include: Wells Fargo, Sterling BMW, The Northern Trust Company, The Corporate Film Guys, Sparkletts Water, Fire Safety First, Allan & Sandy Fainbarg, Feuerstein Family, Kirwan Family Foundation, Gina & Jeffrey Cereda, Margolis Family Foundation, Olga Megdal, Innovative Career Resources, Arlene Key, Terry Turner, Dr. Bill Brownson, Gail Ahluwalia, and Thomas C. Mouradick.

Individual tickets are $125 and include food and beverage. Tickets and underwriting opportunities are available now at http://giving.hoag.org/summermovieclassic2014.

About the Hoag Hospital Foundation

Thanks in large part to philanthropy, Hoag has become one of the nation’s finest healthcare systems and serves a diverse and growing population. Hoag Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hoag (a separate 501(c)(3) corporation), is an integral partner in Hoag’s vision to become a trusted and nationally recognized healthcare leader. Under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, the Foundation conducts campaigns and programs that generate more than $40 million per year in gifts and pledges. The Foundation is currently in the planning phase of a campaign with a working goal of $500 million by 2020. For more information, visit www.hoaghospitalfoundation.org.