Empire Theatres teams with FEED NOVA SCOTIA to replenish shelves across Nova Scotia!

    HALIFAX, Oct. 15 /CNW/ - Empire Theatres Limited, Canada's second largest
film and entertainment company, announces an all out effort to help FEED NOVA
SCOTIA replenish its shelves across the province.
    On Saturday October 18th at 2:00pm, ten Empire Theatres' locations across
Nova Scotia will host screenings of select family films to help FEED NOVA
SCOTIA fill the shelves!
    "During this time of Thanksgiving, we are thrilled to be able to help
Dianne Swinemar and her incredible staff and volunteers across the province
stock their shelves at this crucial time of year." says Dean Leland - Empire
Theatres' Vice President of Media and Studio Relations.
    "We want to thank Empire Theatres for organizing this great initiative,"
says FEED NOVA SCOTIA Executive Director Dianne Swinemar. "We encourage the
community to take advantage of this invitation, extended by Empire Theatres,
to view a great movie and at the same time take the opportunity to donate to
help families in need."

    On Saturday October 18th at 2pm, Empire Theatres will host screenings of
these select films at the following locations:

    Kit Kitteridge: An American Girl (G)

    Empire Theatres Bayers Lake, Halifax
    Empire Theatres Dartmouth Crossing, Dartmouth
    Empire Theatres New Glasgow
    Empire Theatres Lower Sackville
    Empire Theatres Park Lane Halifax

    Journey to the Centre of the Earth (PG)

    Empire Theatres Truro
    Empire Theatres Bridgewater
    Empire Theatres Yarmouth
    Empire Theatres Sydney
    Empire Theatres New Minas

    Admission is non-perishable food items that will go directly to FEED NOVA
SCOTIA member agencies in each market. Items most needed include canned goods
such as fish, meat, vegetables, baked beans, soup, stews, pasta, cereal and
    In addition, Empire Theatres will provide a complimentary regular popcorn
for each admission.
    "We encourage people to arrive early as seating is limited and on a first
come, first served basis in each location. With the generous donations from
movie-goers, we hope to fill vans and trucks full of donations in each market
so that we may help to fill those empty shelves" says Leland. "Nova Scotians
are among the most generous in the country when reaching out to those in need.
We expect people will fully embrace this initiative" he continues.

    About Empire Theatres Limited:

    Empire Theatres Limited with its corporate headquarters in Stellarton, NS
and regional offices in Halifax, NS, Toronto, ON and Calgary, AB, is a 100%
owned subsidiary of Empire Company Limited. Empire Theatres owns and operates
52 theatres, with 386 screens across Canada (including one IMAX Theatre in
Halifax) from Newfoundland to British Columbia.
    Empire Theatres is Canada's second largest and fastest growing film
exhibition company providing an exciting out-of-home entertainment experience
including traditional film exhibition as well as other content using its
digital and satellite capabilities.
    With approximately 2,500 employees, Empire Theatres provides excellent
employment opportunities for the youth of Canada in an exciting and energetic


    FEED NOVA SCOTIA's immediate goal is to feed hungry people, our ultimate
goal is to eliminate chronic hunger and alleviate poverty. Our central
warehouses and refrigerated units allow us to accept, organize and distribute
food to a network of approximately 150 Member Agencies, province-wide. As many
as 40,000 hungry people, one third of whom are children, are helped through
affiliated food banks, shelters, soup kitchens, school breakfast and lunch
programs, prepared meal services and emergency food assistance programs. FEED
NOVA SCOTIA allocates food resources to its Member Agencies province-wide,
using a "fair share," survey-based, National Food Sharing System, developed by
the Canadian Association of Food Banks. www.feednovascotia.ca

For further information:

For further information: Dean Leland, Vice President, Media & Studio
Relations, Empire Theatres Limited - Halifax, Office: (902) 876-4844, Cell:
(902) 448-4358; Dianne Swinemar, Executive Director, Feed Nova Scotia, Office:
(902) 457-1900, Cell: (902) 471-8571

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