The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia will work toward ending hunger as part of an overall community effort to alleviate poverty.

Cinema for a Cause

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Sep 12, 2013 by Susan Dodson


Georgia Theatre Company is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Cinema for a Cause (formerly “Film and Food for a Cause”) event to be held on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at all thirty-two of their theatre locations throughout Georgia and including three locations participating for the first time this year in Florida, South Carolina, and Virginia.

Customers are encouraged to come to the movies on Sunday, September 22, since 100% of all admission tickets, concession purchases, and extra donation bowl money will be donated to local charity groups chosen by each theatre staff in their markets.

Participating theatre(s) in the Athens, GA area include Beechwood Stadium Cinemas, Georgia Square Value Cinemas, and the new University 16 Cinemas. Recipient charity groups for this market this year are the Variety Club of Georgia and the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia (both groups to receive one-half of proceeds from event day).

Local restaurants and area retailers are invited to participate by giving out coupons or other promotional items on event day at the theatre locations; interested parties should contact Ms. Ansley Scoville, Advertising & Promotions Manager, Georgia Theatre Company, for details.

Last year’s event raised over $166,900 and to date this unique event has allowed Georgia Theatre Company to donate over $637,400 to local charity groups over the past nine years.

Advance tickets (regular pricing for all movies) for the event will be available at participating theatre locations beginning at 6pm on Tuesday, September 17 through event day, Sunday, September 22.

About Georgia Theatre Company
Georgia Theatre Company is a fourth-generation, family-owned business specializing in movie theater exhibition. The company, headquartered on St. Simons Island, Ga., is one of the 20 largest theater circuits in the United States. Georgia Theatre Company operates 326 auditoriums at 32 locations in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Virginia.

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