2014 SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SAN ANTONIO READY TO BOARD
THE REGAL SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS
Regal Entertainment Group Gives Club Members an Opportunity to Beat
Summer Brain Drain by Combining Movie Fun with Summer Learning
SAN ANTONIO, TX [July 22, 2014] – As part of Regal Entertainment Group’s Summer Movie Express, Regal is treating the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio youth to enjoy blockbuster hits while also engaging their brains. Through a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Regal Entertainment Group is providing the Club with a grant to help cover expenses like transportation and snacks for Club members.
All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer, according to the National Summer Learning Association. Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio is receiving one of 80 grants that will be awarded this summer by Regal Entertainment Group to help local kids experience summer fun with a learning purpose.
As part of the initiative, San Antonio-area Regal Cinemas located at will offer Club members $1 admission to a predetermined G or PG rated movie, which may include such anticipated summer films as Rio 2.
Through their participation in the Regal Summer Movie Express program, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio will also 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, adapting their own screen play based on the movie to visiting local landmarks after viewing to a film.
“Regal Entertainment Group is proud to partner with local Boys & Girls Clubs through these grants to cover their costs such as transportation and snacks,” said Ken Thewes, Chief Marketing Officer for Regal Entertainment Group. “Regal believes that this summertime series for kids helps to instill a love of movie-going and inspires the imagination of the next generation.”
“This is a great opportunity for our members, and they couldn’t be more excited about being selected for Regal Entertainment Group’s Summer Movie Express,” said Angie Mock, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio. “Our Clubs are extremely active during the summer season, 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.”
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SAN ANTONIO has played an integral role in the San Antonio community for 75 years, providing daily programs and services to more than 9,200 young people. The Clubs offer programs that emphasize education and career enhancement, character and leadership development, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation.
About Regal Entertainment Group
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 7,349 screens in 574 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of May 22, 2014. The Company operates theatres in 46 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the Company’s theatre circuit not only provide its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations.
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/facebook and bgca.org/twitter.