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Cibo dining to benefit MCFC on Oct. 25

In a salute to the past 30 years of filmmaking in Monterey County, the Monterey County Film Commission will be the honored nonprofit organization on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at Monterey’s Cibo Ristorante Italiano at 301 Alvarado St.  The restaurant will donate 20% of dinner and drink sales that night to the film commission if diners mention the MCFC when arriving or making reservations ahead.

From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., the community is welcomed to come by, enjoy a meal out with friends and family, and celebrate the fact that more than $104 million has come into Monterey County communities from film productions since the film commission was created by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors in 1987.  Diners will receive a complimentary Monterey Movie Map, meet film commission board members, and enter to win door prizes.

From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. the band “Andrea’s Fault,” a light jazz group, will perform.  Also Cibo’s $3 Happy Hour is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Each year an average economic boost of $4 million comes to the area due to the commission’s efforts to attract and assist a variety of productions from fashion shoots to commercials and feature films.  The Emmy Award-winning HBO limited series, “Big Little Lies” filmed for four weeks on Monterey Peninsula last year, leaving an estimated $2.5 million in support of local hotels, restaurants, purchases, location rentals and hiring of crew and 300 extras.

To reserve, call Cibo at 831-649-8151 and mention the Monterey County Film Commission. For more information call 831-646-0910, email info@filmmonterey.org.