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The Mayfair Theatre and Bobco Prods. will present a benefit performance of the play “The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword” by Salvatore Sampino, tomorrow at 8 p.m. at the Mayfair in Santa Monica. Proceeds will fund the ACT-Up Los Angeles project “Send the Bills to Wilson,” a protest of Calif. Gov. Pete Wilson’s decision to cut state spending on AIDS care.

Tix are $ 15.

AMC Theatres is skedded to open its Montebello 10 Theatre on Friday following a special community night to benefit the Montebello Unified School District tomorrow. Montebello has not had its own theater since the Gar-Mor closed more than 20 years ago. Opening weekend films at the Montebello 10 Theatre complex include “Home Alone 2,””Malcolm X” and “Dracula.”

The recently launched Sci-Fi Channel will start on Cablevision of New York, a cable system which reaches more than 115,000 subscribers in Brooklyn and the Bronx, starting Monday. The cable service is available in approximately 10 million homes. Cablevision is the first metropolitan New York system to offer the service.

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