Betty White’s 100th Birthday Celebration Is Still Happening—Here’s How to Join In

It's time to celebrate Betty White, an icon and legend.

It shocked fans everywhere when beloved TV star Betty White died at the age of 99. Staying true to her status as an icon, she passed away on New Year’s Eve. The actress, who was gearing up to celebrate her 100th birthday on January 17, 2022, was deeply beloved, and with good reason.

Most of us know White from her roles in sitcom television, but her career started long before The Golden Girls and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. At the age of eight, she appeared on the radio program Empire Builders. And the rest? Well, it’s history. With such a legendary career, we were set to celebrate her birthday in an equally fabulous way: with a movie commemorating her years in Hollywood.

Will the Celebration Still Happen?

The celebration is still definitely happening—except instead of celebrating her birthday, it’ll now be a celebration of the famed actress’ life. On January 17, theaters will still be premiering the deeply personal film, and everyone is invited to attend showings of Betty White: A Celebration.

The film documents some of White’s most treasured acting moments, with an emphasis on all of her astounding accomplishments, like how White was the first woman to produce a national television show. The audience can expect shout-outs from her famous friends like Carol Burnett, Jay Leno, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and many more.

Where Do I Get Tickets?

Like we said, everyone is invited to celebrate Betty White, but you’ll want to secure your tickets soon. Movie theaters will only show the film on January 17. This one-day event has showings at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., according to CNET, so don’t wait. You can find tickets here for Betty White: A Celebration. Just enter your ZIP code and select the closest theater.

Don’t forget to read up on our favorite Betty White facts before attending a showing. And if you can’t make it, then celebrate with a Golden Girls-themed birthday party at home.

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