TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2011 /CNW/ - What would you do if you had all the time
in the world? Maybe you'd spend more time with the family, give back to
the community, or take in a movie. On Saturday, August 20, you can do
all three at your local Empire Theatres location with a special
screening of Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World. The latest installment of this family-friendly series is an exciting,
edge-of-your seat race to save the world, and on August 20, moviegoers
everywhere will also be able to help kids all over Canada thanks to
Empire Theatres and Alliance Films, who will be donate a percentage of
their box office proceeds to Kids Help Phone. Earlier this year, Empire
Theatres ran a similar promotion that resulted in a $10 thousand
donation to Kids Help Phone.
"As a parent, I know how meaningful it is to my kids to have a day out
at the movies," says Sharon Wood, President and CEO, Kids Help Phone,
"which is why this promotion is such a wonderful initiative, because it
brings families together and empowers them to make a difference for
kids all over Canada. Kids from all communities experience feelings of
frustration, sadness, and uncertainty as they grow up, and Empire
Theatres and Alliance Films are making sure that Kids Help Phone will
continue to be there to support every kid in every community." "As an
official sponsor of Kids Help Phone, we are thrilled to host this event
at our theatres from coast to coast," says Dean Leland, Vice President
of Studio Relations & Media at Empire Theatres. "We are especially
thankful to Alliance Films for their support of this event."
Regular admission prices apply. For showtimes and other information,
please visit http://www.empiretheatres.ca.
About Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone is Canada's leading youth counselling service, moving
kids from distress and isolation to confidence and competence.
Available anytime of the day or night, in English and French, by phone
and by web, it is the go-to resource for kids in Canada from five to 20
when they need help or trustworthy information on issues that are
difficult to discuss with anyone else. Providing a service that is
free, anonymous and confidential, Kids Help Phone is a respected
charity, vitally dependent on individual donations and corporate
support to remain available to kids looking for help; sometimes looking
for a lifeline.
About Empire Theatres Limited
Empire Theatres Limited is a 100% owned subsidiary of Empire Company
Limited that owns and operates 51 theatres across Canada with 386
screens, including Empire Extra in 5 locations, and IMAX in three
locations. The Empire Theatres Limited corporate headquarters are
located in New Glasgow, NS, with regional offices in Halifax, NS;
Toronto, ON; and Calgary, AB. With approximately 2,500 employees,
Empire Theatres provides excellent employment opportunities for the
youth of Canada in an exciting and energetic industry. For more
information, visit www.empiretheatres.com.
SOURCE: Kids Help Phone
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