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Movie fundraiser set for restoration of historic ranch destroyed by Woolsey wildfire

Santa Monica Mountain Fund

It's a movie which has become as much of a part of the holidays as candy canes and Christmas cookies.

What could be more romantic than a drive-in date to see Love Actually?

The movie is being shown on Saturday at Paramount Ranch to raise funds towards rebuilding the historic ranch which burned in the Woolsey wildfire in 2018.

Charlotte Parry from Santa Monica Mountain Fund says they’re on target to raise a million dollars towards the restoration.

"It will be absolutely beautiful at the ranch with the stars and you'll be able to watch the movie as the sun goes down," she told KCLU.

"We have a target of $500,000, which is matched one to one by the Federal Government.

"We are at just over $300,000 and we are aiming to reach $500,000 by the end of February so every little bit helps."

Parry says you can watch the movie in your car or outside your vehicle.

Gates open 3.30pm. Guided tour 4pm. Program starts 5.15pm

Ticket details are here.

Caroline joined KCLU in October 2020. She won LA Press Club's Audio Journalist of the Year Award in 2022 and 2023.

Since joining the station she's won 10 Golden Mike Awards, 5 Los Angeles Press Club Awards, 2 National Arts & Entertainment Awards and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Writing.

She started her broadcasting career in the UK, in both radio and television for BBC News, 95.8 Capital FM and Sky News and was awarded the Prince Philip Medal for her services to radio and journalism in 2007.

She has lived in California for eleven years and is both an American and British citizen - and a very proud mom to her daughter, Elsie.