For the second year running, Cineplex Entertainment is hosting their national community day on Saturday, meaning folks can take in a movie at the Meadowtown Cinemas for free, while helping the sick children and their families aided by the Starlight Children’s Foundation.
All Cineplex staff are volunteering their time Saturady morning at every one of the company’s theatre across the country.
Starting at 9 a.m., Cineplex is offering a free movie and discounts at the concession. You’ll pay only $2 for a popcorn, pr soft drinks, or select candy. Sounds like a good deal, and better yet, all proceeds from the concesssion, as well as the sale of $2 Starlight pins raised will also be going to the national charity.
“We hope our guests bring their family and friends for a fun morning, in support of a very worthy cause,” said Pat Marshall, Cineplex’s vice-president of communications.
“Our guests continue to amaze us with their generosity, as they helped us raise over $400,000 last year during this event, and I’m sure this year will be no different.”
Starlight is a non-profit organization that strives to improve the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families. Starlight provides entertainment, education, and other family activities to help these children cope with the pain, fear, and isolation of their illness.
Doors open at Cineplex Odeon Meadowtown Cinemas – which is in Meadowtown Shopping Centre in Pitt Meadows– at 8:30 a.m.
There are a series of family-oriented movies starting between 9 and 10:15 a.m. On the billboard are Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D, How to Train Your Dragon, Hugo 3D, Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Kung Fu Panda 2 3D, and Puss In Boots.