(Editor's note: This event was canceled at the last minute after Warner Brothers, the movie studio that made "The Bodyguard," withdrew worldwide rights to show the movie.)
SAN DIEGO -- FilmOut San Diego will present a tribute to gay icon and music diva Whitney Houston on Wednesday, at the historic Birch North Park Theatre.
The local LGBT nonprofit group will screen Houston's best-known film "The Bodyguard" on its 20th anniversary.
A large crowd is expected for the tribute and screening, which begins at 7 pm Wednesday, March 14, at the theater at 2891 University Ave. in North Park.
Whitney Houston was found dead in her room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 11, 2012, on the eve of the annual Grammy Awards. The cause of death has yet to be officially determined.
During her spectacular career, Houston sold more than 170 million albums, singles and videos. In 2009, Guinness Book of World Records cited her as the most-awarded female act of all-time, according to Wikipedia.
Directed by Mick Jackson, "The Bodyguard" (1992) stars Houston in her big screen debut playing Rachel Marron, a pop singer who hires a bodyguard after she starts getting threatening notes from a disturbed fan. Kevin Costner plays Frank Farmer, the bodyguard who is haunted by the fact that he was on Ronald Reagan's Secret Service detail, but wasn't there when the president shot by John Hinckley Jr.
The film was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Music, Original Song for "I Have Nothing" (music by David Foster, lyrics by Linda Thompson) and Best Music, Original Song for "Run To You" (music by Jud Friedman and lyrics by Allan Dennis Rich). Both songs were also nominated for Grammy Awards.
Houston's signature song, "I Will Always Love You," won the MTV Movie Award for Best Movie Song.
Admission to the Whitney Houston tribute and screening of "The Bodyguard" is $10.
Advance tickets can be purchased HERE.
Tickets will also be available at the theater, starting at 6:30 pm.
Watch this trailer from the film: