Betty White turns 100 next month, and you’re invited to her birthday party, sort of

Betty White sits in a porch swing and smiles.
Betty White, shown in 2010, turns 100 on Jan. 17.
(Matt Sayles / Associated Press)

Betty White is turning 100 next month and she’s inviting everyone to her party. Everyone who buys a ticket, that is.

Tickets are available starting today for “Betty White: 100 Years Young — A Birthday Celebration,” a movie event that will screen nationwide on Jan. 17, when the onetime “Golden Girl” hits the century mark.

The movie is billed as a star-studded event, with guests including her “The Proposal” costar Ryan Reynolds, Tina Fey, Robert Redford, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Leno, Carol Burnett, Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel, Valerie Bertinelli, James Corden, Wendy Malick and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

It “offers a revealing glimpse into her life — behind-the-scenes on set, working with her office staff, entertaining at home, lending her voice as an animal advocate,” according to a press release, and includes her “actual birthday party,” where she marks the milestone with celebrity friends.


Betty White turns 99 on Sunday, and to honor her nearly 10 decades, we have 10 bits of trivia about the beloved “Golden Girls” star. (She has a lousy diet?!)

Jan. 17, 2021

“Betty White: 100 Years Young” will screen in almost 900 movie theaters nationwide at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time on Jan. 17. Tickets can be purchased at or at participating theater box offices.

Some theaters screening the film in L.A. County include:

  • L.A. Live 14 (Los Angeles)
  • AMC Century City 15 (L.A.)
  • Fine Arts Theatre (Beverly Hills)
  • AMC CityWalk 18 (Universal City)
  • AMC Burbank 16 (Burbank)
  • AMC Southbay Galleria 16 (Redondo Beach)
  • Cinemark 18 and XD (Los Angeles)
  • AMC Del Amo 18 (Torrance)
  • AMC Rolling Hills 20 (Torrance)
  • AMC Norwalk 20 (Norwalk)
  • Regal Long Beach Stadium 26 (Long Beach)
  • AMC Santa Anita 16 (Arcadia)
  • Regal Alhambra Renaissance 14 (Alhambra)
  • AMC Atlantic Times Square 14 (Monterey Park)

Additional theaters — including in Orange County and the rest of the country — can be found by entering a ZIP Code at the Fathom Events website.

As fans await the turn of White’s personal odometer, and perhaps make plans to celebrate it in a movie theater, some life advice she offered in 2017 still holds today.

“Don’t focus everything on you,” White told Katic Couric. “That wears out pretty fast. It’s not hard to find things you’re interested in. Enjoy them. Indulge them.”


However, given the current pandemic circumstances, maybe wear a mask while you indulge.