Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Digiplex Cranford Theater to host Metropolitan Opera HD Encores

The Bolshoi Ballet 2011
The Westfield Memorial Library Foundation is teaming up with Digiplex Destinations to bring some of
the world’s highest quality cultural events to our area.
Starting in July, tickets for encore performances of the Moscow Bolshoi Ballet, the Metropolitan
Opera and other concerts in high definition will go on sale at Westfield Memorial Library.

These HD showings, which will take place at the Cranford Theater, rival having a center row
orchestra seat in a live theater. You could say they are ballet, opera and classical concerts for a
popcorn-eating audience made possible by the conversion of theaters from 35 millimeter film
projectors to digital technology.

Tickets for the Bolshoi Ballet performances cost $15. Tickets for the Metropolitan Opera summer
encore series and the Israel Philharmonic cost $20.

Tickets can be purchased at Westfield Memorial Library, 550 East Broad St. Part of the proceeds
from these sales will go to the Library Foundation.

Tickets also can be purchased online at digiplexdest.com, or at the box office of the Digiplex
Cranford Theater, which is located at 25 North Ave., Cranford. All performances are at the
Cranford Theater.

The next performances in the Bolshoi Ballet Series: “Don Quixote,” July 27; “Coppelia,” Aug. 7 and
10; “Children of Paradise,” Aug. 21 and 24; “Giselle,” Sept. 11 and 14; “Mediterranea,” Sept. 25
and 28; and “Caligula,” Oct. 9 and 12. Check digiplexdest.com for exact times.

Met HD encore presentations will include Don Carlo on July 27. On July 28, the theater will
present Renee Fleming: Live With the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. The concert will be taped in
Jerusalem earlier that day. Actual live HD broadcasts, including Met opera performances, will be
carried in the fall.

Digiplex Destinations is based in Westfield. For more information, call 908-396-1367.

Published: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 10:37 AM Updated: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 12:18 PM

By Cranford Chronicle

Monday, July 25, 2011

The Health Benefits of Popcorn

Most people don't think of popcorn as being a healthy treat. A new study suggests otherwise.
Some people balk at the idea of popcorn being a healthy snack.  Popcorn prepared without a pool of butter and a heavy layer of salt may not be so unhealthy after all.
A study conducted in 2009 at the University of Scranton showed that popcorn has some surprising health benefits. Popcorn is high in antioxidants, most notably, polyphenols – a group of natural plant chemicals that have a variety of health benefits. Polyphenols are the same group of compounds that give red wine, tea, olive oil, and chocolate their beneficial properties. Not only do they scavenge free radicals and protect against cell damage, they’re being investigated for their anti-cancer properties and heart protective properties. In fact, the researchers found that the polyphenol content of good, old-fashioned popcorn rivals that of many fruits and vegetables.

Another health benefit of popcorn? It’s a whole grain in the same league as oatmeal, barley, brown rice, and millet – grains that are known for their health benefits. All of these grains retain the bran and germ of the plant which is the source of most of the vitamins and minerals - in contrast to refined grains where these vitamin-rich components have been stripped away. Three cups of popcorn is equivalent to a single serving of a whole grain food. Popcorn is also a good source of fiber which helps to increase satiety and give a sense of fullness and satisfaction that lasts for hours. This can be helpful for weight control since popcorn without butter is low in calories.

Who knew? Going to a Digiplex theater can be good for your health as well as a great way to spend an evening. 


We are so glad you are taking the time to check out our new official blog. We want to let you know that Digiplex has acquired several theaters across to United States and its main purpose is to convert them into real entertainment centers. Digiplex is now offering Ballet in Cinema, Live Metropolitan Opera, independent film series, Live streaming concerts, Live stand-up comedy shows, and of course your latest Hollywood films!
Please visit us at www.digiplexdest.com and Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/digiplexdestinations

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