Betty White’s 100th birthday film still taking to the big screen despite actress’s death

The ‘Golden Girl’ star would have been 100-years-old on Jan. 17.

FILE - Betty White poses for photographers on the red carpet before Comedy Central's "Roast of William Shatner," Sunday, Aug. 13, 2006, in Los Angeles. Betty White, whose saucy, up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years, has died. She was 99. (AP Photo/Rene Macura, File) (Rene Macura, AP2006)

SAN ANTONIO – Movie screenings of Betty White’s “100 Year Young” will still go on as planned despite her passing on Dec. 31, according to CNN.

The renowned actress and “Golden Girl” would have been 100-years-old on Jan. 17.

“Our hearts mourn today with the passing of Betty White. During the many years we worked with her, we developed a great love and admiration for Betty as a person, and as an accomplished entertainer,” film producers Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein said in a statement to CNN. “We are thankful for the many decades of delight she brought to everyone. Betty always said she was the ‘luckiest broad on two feet’ to have had a career as long as she did. And honestly, we were the lucky ones to have had her for so long.”

Boettcher told CNN they plan to continue on with the film screening as a way to celebrate White’s life and career.

“100 Years Young” will debut on White’s birthday for a one-day-only event in select theaters, including in San Antonio. Tickets are being sold through Fathom events.

The film, which spans an hour and 40 minutes, features cameos from some of White’s celebrity friends, including Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Lin Manuel-Miranda, Clint Eastwood, and delves into her achievements during her career in the spotlight.

“You’ll experience Betty’s funniest moments on The Golden Girls, hosting SNL, Hot in Cleveland, The Proposal, The Mary Tyler Moore Show—and a lost episode from Betty’s very first sitcom. Plus Betty reveals inside stories of her amazing life and career,” according to the ticket website.

In San Antonio, you can see the film at these three theaters at 1 p.m. or 7 p.m.:

  • Cinemark San Antonio 16 - 5063 Loop 410 NW
  • Regal Cielo Vista 18 - 2828 Cinema Ridge
  • Cinemark McCreless Market - 4224 S. New Braunfels Ave.

Tickets are priced at $13.38 each.

White’s career achievements span from 1949′s “Hollywood on Television” to a 2019 role in Disney Pixar’s “Forky Asks a Question,” according to an article from the Associated Press. She’s also known for her signature role in “The Golden Girls.”

If you want to celebrate the life of Betty, click here to buy your tickets.

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