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The Fleur Cinema & Café Announces the Return of the Red Carpet Gala

Des Moines, Iowa (January 24th, 2024) – The Fleur Cinema & Café, in partnership with Community Choice Credit Union, is excited to announce the revival of the original Red Carpet Gala. The fundraiser event, slated for Sunday, March 10th, celebrates movies’ biggest night. All proceeds will be donated to Greenlight Grants in support of Iowa filmmakers.

The evening promises Hollywood glamor and movie magic. A black-tie affair, guests will be welcomed by a red carpet and velvet ropes. A photographer will be available for individual or group photos against a themed backdrop. Specialty hors-d’oeuvres and beer, wine, and champagne will be hosted. The concession stand will be open for purchases. The highlight of the gala will be a live broadcast of the awards ceremony on the big screen. Throughout the evening, guests will have an opportunity to participate in a raffle. All funds generated from the raffle will also be donated to Greenlight Grants.

Tickets for the Red Carpet Gala are available at two levels of support: Tier One tickets, at $70 per attendee, include complimentary hors-d’oeuvres, two drink vouchers, a swag bag, and early access to the event; Tier Two tickets, at $40 per attendee, include complimentary hors-d’oeuvres and a single drink voucher. Entry for Tier One attendees will begin at 3:30 P.M., and entry for Tier Two attendees will begin at 5:30.


The Iowa Arts Council and its Greenlight Grants program make grants between $10,000 and $50,000 available to Iowa filmmakers. To qualify for these funds, individuals must apply for a specified amount and provide a 50% cash match. The aim of the program is to jumpstart local film projects and to support the arts in Iowa. 


The Fleur Cinema & Café, operated by Des Moines-based Fridley Theatres, is Iowa’s premier destination for art house and independent theatrical content. The cinema re-opened in September after a years-long COVID hiatus. It regularly hosts directorial debuts, Q & A sessions, and film festivals. At its concession stand, it offers popcorn, soda, specialty baked goods and coffee drinks, and a selection of local beer and wine.


Community Choice Credit Union is a financial institution in constant pursuit of providing unexpectedly delightful experiences to its members and communities since 1953. It has become a trusted partner for financial products and services for thousands of Central Iowans (

For ticketing or other information on the Red Carpet Gala, please visit,, or the theatre box office.

This event is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


For media inquiries, please contact:

Chris Kottman
Area Manager, Fridley Theatres

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