Bow Tie Cinemas in Hoboken to Honor Danny Aiello in Special Tribute Tonight

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It’s no secret that Hoboken loves movies. Seriously, the Tribeca Film Festival is making its way to the Mile Square — if that isn’t proof enough, we’re not sure what is. Tonight, however, Hoboken is honoring a specific man in film — Danny Aiello. This Academy Award-nominated actor loved Hoboken and spent lots of time here during his life, so it is only fitting that his tribute is held right here in the Mile Square. The details and more below. 

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The Details

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Tonight, February 20th, at 7:00PM {doors open at 6:30PM} join locals and a few special characters at the Bow Tie Cinemas on 14th Street {specifically 409-415 14th Street} to catch a free screening of 29th Street. Aiello loved the film and showing it here in Hoboken, a city that he loved, is only right. “Danny loved and hung out in Hoboken,” said Frank Gigante a local filmmaker and friend of Aiello.

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“Basically it is a tribute to Danny Aiello from a few friends that were touched by his humility,” he said.

After the screening, a few friends of the actor and others will share a few stories about the former actor, to show “how he was an inspiration and how he touched our lives,” Gigante said.

Oh, and don’t think this event is happening sans a few familiar faces. Federico Castelluccio, an actor on The Soprano’s, will be making an appearance to pay homage to Aiello and his work, among other actors. Following the screening, Gigante will also show “three minutes of footage that Danny allowed” him to film for a project to “show how humble he was.”

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About Danny

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You might recognize Aiello from films like Do the Right Thing, Moonstruck, Hudson Hawk, and others. Despite his clear national fame, {Aiello was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Do the Right Thing}, he’s was still a hometown guy.

According to IMDb, Aiello was born back in 1933 in Manhattan and after having a successful life and career, passed away on this side of the Hudson at the age of 86.

For everyone who will be attending this evening, have a great time and we hope you’re as fond of Aiello’s work and humility as we are.

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Arielle is a born-and-bred Jersey girl and like a true NJ native, half her diet consists of bagels and the other half pizza. As a graduate of both American University and City, University of London, she’s been a passionate writer ever since she wrote her first “book” in the first grade. When she’s not furiously typing away at her keyboard, she spends her time ticking places off of her “to travel to” list, trying any and all new foods, and trying to stop herself from spending too much money at Zara.