State Theater set to welcome “Blade Runner,” actress Sean Young

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Auburn’s State Theater is getting ready to welcome actress Sean Young for its showing today of the movie “Blade Runner – The Director’s Cut.” As of Wednesday, however, Young was still uncertain if her shooting schedule on the daytime soap “The Young and the Restless” would allow her to make the trip from Los Angeles to Auburn for the evening appearance. “She really wants to be here,” said Beverly Lewis, of the Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center film committee. “But we’ve always advertised her appearance as ‘schedule permitting’ and it’s still dependent on whether she’ll be needed on the set Thursday.” Young’s appearance can be credited to actor and State Theater supporter Perry King. The Cool resident has been friends with Young since there were in the 1998 TV movie “A Cowboy and the Movie Star.” Young co-starred with Harrison Ford in “Blade Runner,” a 1982 film that combines elements of film noir, horror and science fiction. She had already appeared in “Stripes,” with Bill Murray and roles in “No Way Out,” alongside Kevin Costner, “Wall Street,” “Dune,” and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” followed. Young is scheduled to arrive at 5:15 p.m. at a sold-out VIP reception preceding the film. People still wishing to see the film have a chance when the box office opens at 5:30 p.m. to purchase the 50 remaining tickets to the 7 p.m. “Blade Runner” showing. Also planned is a question-and-answer session with Young, King and Don Baker, an Auburn-area resident who began his film career as a camera operator on “Blade Runner.” Lewis said tickets will also be available at $8 apiece for the 2 p.m. Sunday screening of “Blade Runner.” This is the first time the Lincoln Way movie house will be offering a second showing of its Third Thursday movie offering. The theater seats about 130. – Gus Thomson