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Volvo Car Open offering deal with Terrace Theater

September 29, 2017 GMT

The Volvo Car Open is offering a deal to moving-going tennis fans on Friday night at the Terrace Theater on Maybank Highway.

The VCO, which is held each spring on Daniel Island, is partnering with the Terrace Theater for the Charleston premiere of the “Battle of the Sexes” movie that is based on the 1973 Battle of the Sexes tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.

Emma Stone and Steve Carrell star in the movie that will premiere locally on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Terrace.

The Volvo Car Open has partnered with the theater to host a special night for Friday’s moviegoers.

The event includes:

-- A Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs look-a-like contest for two ace-worthy prizes

-- Four “enter to win” prize packages from the Volvo Car Open.

-- A special gift in all movie seats.

-- A free Volvo Car Open ticket for the tournament’s opening weekend.

“The Terrace prides itself in its involvement with the community, and has always wanted to work with the Volvo Car Open folks,” said Paul Brown, Terrace Theater owner. “They jumped on the opportunity and the fit is perfect for this remarkable movie, Battle of the Sexes. We are super excited!”

The “Battle of Sexes” event took place in September 1973, just four months after the inaugural Family Circle Cup (now the VCO) in May. King competed in the first Family Circle Cup, and the Volvo Car Open stadium court is named Billie Jean Court.