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  1. Dew Melons

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    Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy Reunite to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of the DALLAS TV Series
    Posted: Feb 02, 2018 2:14 PM GST

    VisitDallas and Southfork Ranch partner to produce a weekend of exciting fan experiences and commemorate the legendary show

    DALLAS (PRWEB) February 02, 2018

    Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the debut of the original DALLAS TV series with legendary cast members Linda Gray (Sue Ellen Ewing), Patrick Duffy (Bobby Ewing), Charlene Tilton (Lucy Ewing) and Steve Kanaly (Ray Krebbs) March 30-31, 2018. Enjoy exclusive fan events in Dallas, Texas, and Southfork Ranch and experience up-close-and-personal memories as the cast reminisces about their careers and their time on the iconic show: DALLAS.

    VisitDallas and Southfork Ranch have partnered to produce a weekend of events to commemorate one of the most popular TV shows in American pop culture history – with events Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31. Start the weekend Friday with Southfork tours and a meet-and-greet with the legendary cast members, and close out Saturday with a bang as you party at the historic Longhorn Ballroom.

    Southfork Fan Day
    4-8 p.m. Friday, March 30
    Southfork Ranch
    3700 Hogge Dr, Parker, TX 75002
    Enjoy a meet-and-greet with Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, Charlene Tilton and Steve Kanaly; tour the Ewing Mansion; and relive exciting moments from the series in the “Dallas Legends” exhibit, featuring an exciting array of memorabilia from the show. See the gun that shot J.R., Lucy’s wedding dress, the DALLAS family tree and Jock’s Lincoln Continental. Come dressed as your favorite Ewing for a chance to win fabulous prizes.

    Dallas Fan Party
    6-10 p.m. Saturday, March 31
    Longhorn Ballroom
    216 Corinth Street Road, Dallas, TX 75207
    Party like a Ewing at this exciting 40th anniversary reunion celebration at the iconic Longhorn Ballroom, the filming location for many of the series’ original bar scenes. Event features live entertainment by country favorite Neal McCoy, food and drink, and interviews with the cast moderated by the popular Jody Dean from Dallas’ KLUV radio. Engage in DALLAS trivia, sponsored by the Dallas Film Society, for a chance to win exclusive prizes. VisitDallas will unveil a new “Welcome to Dallas” sign at the Longhorn Ballroom. *Ticket price includes admission, food, two drink tickets and valet parking. Event is 21 and up.

    Tickets are $125 per person and include admission to both Friday and Saturday events. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.dallas40.com.

    DALLAS debuted on April 2, 1978, and ran for an astonishing 14 seasons, airing its final episode on May 3, 1991. The series revolved around a wealthy and feuding Texas family, the Ewings, who owned the independent oil company Ewing Oil and the cattle-ranching land of Southfork. The show was famous for its cliffhangers, including the “Who shot J.R.?” mystery – the 1980 episode “Who Done It” remains the second-highest rated prime-time telecast ever.

    “Many of us have great memories of the DALLAS series, whether we grew up here or watched the show from across the globe. It’s an iconic piece of pop culture history and helped shaped international perceptions of the city of Dallas,” said Phillip Jones, President and CEO of VisitDallas. “I’m thrilled to be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the show in its one true home – Dallas, Texas – and to show visitors how the city has grown.”

    The series won four Emmy Awards, including a 1980 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series win for Bel Geddes. With its 357 episodes, DALLAS remains one of the longest lasting full-hour prime time dramas in American TV history and was included in TIME magazine’s 2007 list of “100 Best TV Shows of All-TIME.”

    “Southfork is excited to cohost this legendary event with VisitDallas. Many of our employees worked here during the show’s original filming; this will be a true homecoming for the stars and our staff,” said Janna Timm, Director of Sales and Marketing, Southfork Ranch. “Every year we host thousands of people who have been touched in some way by the show. We are thrilled to share this celebration with the extraordinary DALLAS fans!”

    Linda Gray’s award-winning portrayal of Sue Ellen in the series brought her international fame and critical acclaim, earning her an Emmy nomination for Best Actress and numerous international awards. She is also an accomplished director, a former United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and one of the world’s most recognized and admired stars. Linda’s memoir, “The Road to Happiness is Always Under Construction,” was published in September 2015 to enthusiastic reviews and became a fast best-seller.

    Patrick Duffy’s tremendous worldwide audience appeal has been gained through three highly successful series. Starting with “Man From Atlantis,” then his 13 years starring as Bobby Ewing on DALLAS (including the unprecedented “dream season” which he is brought back from the dead in the famous shower scene), and finally in seven seasons of the popular half-hour comedy “Step by Step.” Patrick has consistently been an audience favorite.

    The legendary series, which shined a spotlight on the city of Dallas, is still an international sensation. Thousands of visitors travel to Southfork Ranch annually to see the Ewing Mansion and artifacts from the show. In 2010, TNT announced it had ordered a new, updated continuation of DALLAS. The revival series, continuing the story of the Ewing family, premiered on TNT on June 13, 2012, and ran for three seasons, ending its run on Sept. 22, 2014.

    About VisitDallas
    VisitDallas markets Dallas as the ideal visitor and convention destination in Texas. Dallas – The Most Texan City in Texas – celebrates its heritage in hospitality, and it’s the one city where Southern meets modern and legacy meets luxury. Dallas is the leading business city in the Southwest, offering travelers an unparalleled array of amenities and a central location with two major airports with more domestic nonstop flights than any other U.S. city. As the ninth-largest American city, and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the nation, Dallas is the top visitor destination in Texas. You really can do it all in Dallas. For more information, visit http://www.visitdallas.com.

    Contact:
    Stephanie Faulk
    Director of Communications, VisitDallas
    214-571-1073
    Stephanie(at)visitdallas.com

    About Southfork Ranch
    Southfork Ranch Event and Conference Center provided the iconic backdrop for the long-running “Dallas” TV series that aired on CBS and TNT in 95 countries around the world. The legendary North Texas ranch encompasses 357 acres of groomed ranchland and is home to the famous Ewing Mansion, Southfork Ranch Event and Conference Center, Miss Ellie’s Deli, grazing Texas longhorns, llamas, miniature horses and American Paint horses. Today, Southfork continues to attract visitors from around the world for spectacular special events, horseback riding and property tours. For more information, visit http://www.southforkranch.com.
     
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  2. Ms Southworth

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    Will you be attending, @Sarah? :)
     
  3. Dew Melons

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    It coincides with my brothers 40th coincidentally but I really hope to!
     
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    So they are doing something to celebrate the 40th Anniversary! :spinning:

    I'm really tempted to go there too but the event is on the Easter Weekend, so I don't know if I can afford it. :(
    Flights and hotels tends to be much more expensive when it's a holiday.

    Then as for the entertainment on day two, I have never heard of Neal McCoy so it would have been more fun if they'd had Charlene's daughter Cherish Lee perform or Audrey Landers...

    P.S. Seems like it's not the same organizers as at the 30th event, which I suppose is a really good thing. :Clol: D.S.
     
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    So glad there will be an event for the 40th anniversary. Dallas deserves it.

    The event sounds great. I wonder how many tickets will be sold. I hope it won‘t be as crowded as the 30th anniversary event. It‘s nice that the ticket prices are reasonable.
     
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    I wish Larry could've made it :(

    I wonder why Ken's not attending hope his health is ok.
     
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    It really comes down to this:
    (1) Who deserves your presence and undivided attention the most (and it's okay to be selfish)?
    (2) Do you have the money/time to go or not?

    :love7:
     
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    Glad that they are doing something to celebrate Dallas 40th Birthday

    I'm away that week so unlikely to go unless the attendance of Miss Victoria Principal is announced and then i could be tempted to change my plans.

    After TNT I decided my Dallas travel days were over and I'm quite happy with my lot over the years re cast and events i have traveled to at home and in USA.

    I have to be honest and say a Dallas event without Larry doesn't seem right as he was larger than life and the key man and the biggest personality. I thought they would have had more than 4 cast members to pull in the crowds.

    I hope its better organised than the 30th and agree with @Ray's Lady re price.

    PS thank you @Karin Schill for email, i was away for a night so not really online xx
     
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    I'm really happy that they are doing something to celebrate the 40th anniversary too. But the more I think about it, the less I like the fact that it's on Easter. :(
    Considering that April 2nd is on Easter I can understand why they chose that weekend for it. But the timing is far from ideal for me.

    I went to Mirande in 2013 when Linda, Patrick, Steve & Sheree were there for the country music festival. So I've already been to one Dallas event without Larry and I can say that it was still fun. I don't know if it was because he had passed recently but his presence was still very much at the event. :)

    So well I think it's great that they are still doing Dallas events even though Larry is no longer with us. I don't think he'd want Dallas to be forgotten about just because he's no longer here.
     
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    Larry will be there. ‘Trust me’. :kiss:
     
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    I was wondering too why Ken won‘t be there. It‘s the same constellation like in Mirande, just without Larry.

    Wish I could attend but it‘s not possible. I‘m grateful that I have met so many of the cast at events.
     
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    I am really looking forward to it! Sure there are other cast member I would love to see as well, but it should still be a fun time celebrating #Dallas40!
     
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    I wish this had been announced earlier, the travel and accommodation plans are just a nightmare at this point, especially it being Easter.

    Anyone who is going though, I'd love to see some pictures :ty:
     
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    About an hour from Dallas, so the last minute travel issues don’t impact me.
     
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    It feel a bit disappointed they have left it such short notice for people who live further afield to make travel plans. I mean really. How long have they known a 40th year anniversary was coming up?
     
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    Well I'm thankful that the city is paying homage to the iconic series. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy may have put Dallas on the map but it was the Ewing family which turned the attention of the world onto the city. I wish I could go. It would be a dream. I'd like the opportunity to at least meet Linda and Patrick, Linda more so. If anyone here does attend the event and they meet Linda or Patrick can they say G'day from a grateful Aussie. :)
     
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    Flights from Ireland are the same as they were back in 2008, coming in at around £350. I'm lucky that I have a very good friend in Dallas that I would be able to stay with if it all works out. She also personally knows Linda Gray which is amazing! I'm hoping it all works out - and good luck to anyone else that is hoping to travel. It would be so nice to meet you.
     
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    £350 is not too bad for a flight to Dallas.
     
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