AMC offers discounted films to aid charities
AMC Theatres is launching the “AMC Shows for Support” program, which will offer some of the past year’s biggest movies for $3, with all of the proceeds benefiting the Will Rogers Institute, the Autism Society of America, Autism Speaks and the AMC Cares Fund.
Starting June 23 and throughout this eight-week program, AMC guests can see the following films at the discount price on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 9:30 p.m., at more than 200 AMC locations nationwide:
June 23-25: Anchorman 2
June 30-July 1: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
July 7-9: Non-Stop
July 14-16: RoboCop
July 21-23: 300: Rise of an Empire
July 28-30: Need for Speed
Aug. 4-8: Pompeii
Aug. 11-13: Ride Along
In 2013, “AMC Shows for Support” raised more than $200,000 for the Will Rogers Institute, the Autism Society of America and Autism Speaks.
“The response from guests last year was incredible, and encouraging, but not surprising as ‘AMC Shows for Support’ combines three things moviegoers love: big movies on the big screen, community support, and exceptional value,” said Elizabeth Frank, AMC’s executive VP and chief content and programming officer, AMC.
The Will Rogers Institute is a national organization committed to reducing disability and deaths causes by pulmonary illness through the funding of advanced medical research. The money AMC raises will fund cystic fibrosis research underway at Kansas City, Mo.-based Children’s Mercy Hospital, in addition to other hospital grants.
“The ‘AMC Shows for Support’ program will enable Will Rogers Institute to sustain critically needed medical research funding,” said Todd Vradenburg, executive director of Will Rogers Institute. “Will Rogers Institute programs have been supported by moviegoers since 1936 and we are grateful that AMC continues an entertainment industry tradition to fight pulmonary disease. We sincerely thank AMC and its guests.”
"The Autism Society is proud to continue our work with AMC Theatres on both Sensory Friendly Films and their FOCUS [employment opportunity] program,” said Scott Badesch, president and CEO of the Autism Society. “We are grateful for their work on key issues, particularly meaningful employment for those affected by a disability. AMC's leadership and generosity should serve as an example to the business community. The Autism Society's participation in the ‘AMC Shows for Support’ program will help us continue the important work of supporting families and individuals affected by autism."
“’AMC Shows for Support’ is an opportunity to see great movies while helping to raise awareness and funds for autism,” said Alec Elbert, chief strategy and development dfficer at Autism Speaks. “We are grateful to AMC Theatres for their commitment to supporting the Autism Speaks community through this innovative program.”
“We are thrilled to be working with so many partners to make this program possible and truly appreciate the support of our six participating studio partners—Paramount Pictures, Lionsgate, Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures Releasing, Warner Bros. Pictures and Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures,” said Robert J. Lenihan, president, programming, AMC. “We also would like to thank our technical partners—Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., Technicolor, Digital Content Distribution Coalition and Digital Cinema Implementation Partners—as they are collectively helping us bring these titles to our guests and this program to life.”
For the “AMC Shows for Support” movie schedule, the participating locations list, or to purchase tickets, which are on sale now, visit amctheatres.com/programs/shows-for-support.