Local residents will now enjoy a half-price perk when visiting the dual museum attraction at the Lucy Desi Center for Comedy.
Admission to the Lucy Desi Museum and Desilu Studios, normally $15, is now half-off for Chautauqua County residents $7.50 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $5 for youth with identification showing their home address.
"Locals can be our best ambassadors," said Journey Gunderson, executive director for the Lucy Desi Center. "We want to encourage residents to bring visiting friends and family to the attraction, or just to visit for the first time themselves. Right now Chautauqua County residents make up only 5 percent of our nearly 20,000 annual admissions."
Tripling in size in 2006, the dual museum attraction is dedicated to preserving the lives and legacies of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. The Lucy Desi Museum includes priceless memorabilia including iconic costumes, several Emmy awards, personal photographs, and Lucy's own 1972 Mercedes Benz. Desilu Studios is devoted to the "I Love Lucy" TV series and features a re-creation of both Lucy and Ricky Ricardo's NYC apartment and Hollywood hotel suite, an interactive Vitameatavegamin set, a screening area, and many more showcases filled with vintage memorabilia.
"I Love Lucy" was recently named as Greatest Television Show of All-Time on the Barbara Walters' special, "Best in TV, The Greatest TV Shows of Our Time".
The Lucy Desi Center for Comedy is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a..m to 4 p.m. Sundays.
For more information, visit www.lucy-desi.com or call the Lucy Desi Center for Comedy at 484-0800.