Newport Beach To Host Worldwide Benefit Premiere Of Big-Wave Surf Film “Riding Giants

Newport Beach, California The historic Regency Lido Theater has been selected as one of three official locations (New York, Los Angeles & Newport Beach) in the world to premiere Stacey Peralta’s (Dogtown and Z-Boyz) new Surf Film documentary RIDING GIANTS. Regency Theatres in conjunction with Via Lido Plaza has partnered with Sony Pictures Classics, The Duda Family Foundation and The Newport Beach Film Festival to host a gala fundraiser benefiting two Orange County Charities: The Surfrider Foundation and The Ocean of Hope Campaign.

The RIDING GIANTS benefit premiere is open to the public and will take place at the historic Regency Lido Theater in Newport Beach, California, on Thursday, July 8th, 2004 at 7:30 pm with special cast appearances of the filmmakers & stars including the Director Stacey Peralta, and Surfers Sam George, Laird Hamilton, Greg Noll, Titus Kinimaka and many others.

The benefit premiere will feature a blue carpet arrival with filmmakers, stars and surfing legends arriving in Classic Woodies. The VIP pre-cocktail reception and post party will feature surf music, delicious food, entertainment, raffles and much more! Guests will get to test their skills on the “Robo Surf; a surf like mechanical bull as The Via Lido Plaza is converted into a surf village from the North Shore of Oahu.

Tickets for the RIDING GIANTS worldwide benefit premiere are $50.00 for the film screening & after-party and $100.00 for reserved VIP seating, pre-cocktail reception, and after-party. The VIP reception begins at 7:00pm with the film screening at 7:30pm. The “North Shore After-Party begins at 9:30pm. Tickets can be purchased online now by clicking here. Tickets can also be purchased at the Lido Theater Box Office, or by calling: (949) 673-8351.