Wednesday, June 25, 2008

For Immediate Release June 16, 2008 Contact: Fred Karger 949-494-4750
“Saving the Boom” Tickets Go On Sale Today
World Premier Set for Tuesday, July 15th

HOLLYWOOD, CA – John Keitel’s amazing documentary, “Saving the Boom” will be having its World Premier at Outfest, the prestigious Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival on Tuesday, July 15, 2008. The Premier will take place at the Directors Guild Theater (DGA) Two, 7920 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood 90046 The DGA Theatre Complex is recognized throughout the entertainment industry as one of the preeminent screening and film premiere facilities in the United States. There will be plenty of parking directly below the theater.

“Saving the Boom” will begin at 7:15 pm (see flyer below) and runs 32 minutes, and is in the short documentary category. Following “Saving the Boom,” Academy Award winning director, Debra Chasnoff’s North American Premier of “It’s STILL Elementary” (48 minutes) will screen. So it will be quite a night.

THEN at 9:30 pm there will be a “Saving the Boom” Premier After Party at Beige at the trendy Falcon Restaurant and Bar, 7213 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood 90046 (1/2 mile east of the Directors Guild Theater) between Fairfax and LaBrea.

Lots more information on the After Party will be coming out soon.

Tickets for the Premier go on sale today, Monday, June 16th at 11:00 am. Tickets are $12 each. To order: call 213-480-7065 or email or go to:

The ticket order will say it's for "It's STILL Elementary," but your ticket purchase will include "Saving the Boom" as well!

The theater is going to sell out, so order yours today!

Come show your support for the historic Boom Boom Room and Coast Inn, and have a fun, emotional and entertaining evening.

Any questions, call me at 949-494-4750

See you at the movies!

Best regards,

Fred Karger, Founder
World Premiere

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 7:15 pm

Directors Guild, Theater 2

7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046


Directed By: John Keitel

The true story of the fight to save the oldest gay bar in the Western United States, the landmark Boom Boom Room in Laguna Beach, CA

For ticketing information, please phone 213-480-7065 or email

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Memorial Weekend a Sell Out in Laguna Beach

News Update June 2, 2008 Contact: Fred Karger 949-494-4750
The Beach, Club Bounce and Parties Galore

Laguna Beach, CA – Despite weather forecasts of doom and gloom, the sun shined bright last weekend in Laguna. The town was packed with visitors from all over California and the world. There were lots of house parties and Club Bounce (1460 S. Coast Hwy. across from the old Boom 949-494-0056) was at capacity every night. Mike Boone, Shaun Rosendahl, Chad Hudson, Jack Corwin and Jordan Kyle and several others had big parties over the 3 day weekend.

Laguna Muse

Plans are underway for lots of activities during the summer of ’08. For up to the minute news and information (and more great photos) go to Laguna Beach resident, Glen Kasper’s newsletter on line:
Check it out early and often. Thank you Glen and team for putting this incredible newsletter together and for all the activities and events that you are planning this summer.

Going, Going Gone!

The for sale signs (2) are still up and there are reports that interested buyers are looking at the Coast Inn and the Boom Boom Room. The real estate market has slowed down and commercial lenders tell us that financing is more difficult than it was a year a go when Mr. Udvar-Hazy first put the property up for sale. So make him an offer, buy the building, remodel it and get ready for a grand reopening. The New Boom could be the finest gay resort destination in the world. Ocean front in magnificent Laguna Beach.

Operation Post Card a Success

Our main volunteer activity over the last 4 months was to flood Coast Inn and Boom Boom Room owner, Steven Udvar-Hazy’s Century City office with hundreds of yellow SAVE the BOOM!!! post cards. The cards asked him to drastically lower his asking price or consider donating the building to the gay community. We sent him at least 1500 post cards! Thanks to all who participated in this grass roots effort. Mr. Udvar-Hazy did his first sit down interview with a reporter on this subject, and there has been discussions with his representatives re bringing back the historic Boom Boom Room as a gay bar and hotel like it had been for 61 years until it closed last September.

Apollo Theater

I recently had the privilege of visiting and touring the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem while in New York. It had fallen on hard times and was about to close. It was saved, restored and this beautiful theater reopened for all to enjoy. They are currently undertaking a $95 million capital campaign to expand and further renovate this property. We will have more to report on this in the near future. By the way there are three bars (one on each floor) in the Apollo.

That’s our News Update. Thank you for your continued support and help as we work to SAVE the BOOM – Forever!!!

Best regards,

Fred Karger