AMC Shows for Support, a summer program that lets you see films from this year for $3
Summer is perfect for movies, it can be on dates or just hanging out with friends, the warm-air and longer-days are the best time to catch-up on the box-office snacks. AMC Theatres detailed the launch of the AMC Shows for Support program, which will offer some of the past year’s biggest movies for just $3, with all of the proceeds benefiting the Will Rogers Institute, the Autism Society of America, Autism Speaks and the AMC Cares Fund.
“We also would like to thank our technical partners – Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., Technicolor, Digital Content Distribution Coalition (DCDC) and Digital Cinema Implementation Partners (DCIP) – as they are collectively helping us bring these titles to our guests and this program to life.”
Starting June 23 and throughout this eight-week program, AMC guests can see the following blockbusters for $3 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
AMC Shows for Support builds on the success of the company’s program in 2013, which 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 movie-goers love: big movies on the big screen, community support, and exceptional value,” said Elizabeth Frank, executive vice president and chief content and programming officer, AMC. “These eight weeks provide our guests an opportunity to see these great films from the last few months for just $3, while raising significant funds for the Will Rogers Institute and our autism organization partners.”
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 movie-goers since 1936 and we are grateful that AMC continues an entertainment industry tradition to fight pulmonary disease. We sincerely thank AMC and its guests.”
AMC Shows for Support will also fund medical research through Autism Speaks and improve access to services and support through the Autism Society, expanding the company’s commitment to helping people living with autism. AMC operates a monthly film series, AMC Sensory Friendly Films, in partnership with the Autism Society, and also administers AMC FOCUS, a program which provides individuals affected by disabilities with access to opportunities for competitive employment.
“The Autism Society is proud to continue our work with AMC Theatres on both Sensory Friendly Films and their FOCUS 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; we are grateful for AMC’s continued support.”
“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 Officer 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 (DCDC) and Digital Cinema Implementation Partners (DCIP) – as they are collectively helping us bring these titles to our guests and this program to life.”