Two Children's Aid Society Boys & Girls Clubs Climb Aboard the Regal Summer Movie Express
Regal Entertainment Group Gives Club Members an Opportunity to Beat the Summer Heat by Combining Movie Fun with Summer Learning
New York, NY – As part of Regal Entertainment Group’s Summer Movie Express, Regal is treating The Children’s Aid Society’s Dunlevy Milbank and Frederick Douglass Boys & Girls Clubsyouth to enjoy blockbuster hits and beat the heat this summer. Through a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Regal Entertainment Group is providing the Clubs with a grant to help cover expenses like transportation, snacks and low-cost tickets for its members.
The Dunlevy Milbank and Frederick Douglass Boys & Girls Clubsare receiving one of 80 grants that will be awarded this summer by Regal Entertainment Group. As part of the initiative, the Staten Island Stadium 16, New Roc Stadium 18 & Imax and the Kaufman Astoria Stadium 14will offer Club members $1 admission to a predetermined G or PG rated movie.
For Club members, the Regal Summer Movie Express program also provides an opportunity for fun with a purpose—including the chance for the Dunlevy Milbank and Frederick Douglass Boys & Girls Clubsto implement at least two learning encounters that incorporate the Regal experience. The Club will select from such activities as establishing a book club to read a movie themed book to creating a club cinema that incorporates every aspect of the actual Regal theaterexperience.
“Regal Entertainment Group is proud to partner with local Boys & Girls Clubs through these grants to cover their costs such as transportation,” said Russ Nunley vice president marketing and communications for Regal Entertainment Group. “Regal believes that this summertime series for kids helps to instill a love of movie-going in the next generation.”
“Our Boys & Girls Club members are thrilled to participate in Regal Entertainment Group’s Summer Movie Express,” said Sandra Morales, Associate Division Director, City & Country Branches of The Children’s Aid Society. “The amount of hours a day children spend at the clubs more than doubles during the summer months, so we’re always grateful for opportunities that combine fun with engaging learning activities that help our young people stimulate their minds during the summer break.”
About Regal Entertainment Group
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 6,558 screens in 520 theatres in 37 states and the District of Columbia as of May 24, 2012, with over 211 million attendees for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2011. Our geographically diverse circuit includes theatres in 43 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We operate multi-screen theatres and have an average of 12.6 screens per location, which is well above the North American motion picture exhibition industry average. We develop, acquire and operate multi-screen theatres primarily in mid-sized metropolitan markets and suburban growth areas of larger metropolitan markets throughout the United States. Additional information is available on the Company's Web site at www.REGmovies.com.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, nearly 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs serve some 4 million children and teens through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. Clubs provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at bgca.org/facebookand bgca.org/twitter.
The Children’s Aid Societyis an independent, not-for-profit organization established to serve the children of New York City. Our mission is to help children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods. Founded in 1853, it is one of the nation’s largest and most innovative non-sectarian agencies, serving New York’s neediest children. Services are provided in community schools, neighborhood centers, health clinics and camps. For additional information, please call Anthony Ramos at (212) 949-4938/ (917) 204-8214, email firstname.lastname@example.org visit www.childrensaidsociety.org.