New AMC Theatres® Summer Nights Program to Benefit Will Rogers Institute, Autism OrganizationsAMC offers movie-goers another opportunity to see the biggest recent blockbusters on the big screen and support medical charities
KANSAS CITY, Mo.–AMC Theatres® is proud to announce the launch the AMC Summer Nights program, which will offer some of the past year’s biggest movies for just $3, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Will Rogers Institute, the Autism Society of America and Autism Speaks.
Starting June 24 and throughout this eight-week program, AMC guests can see the following blockbusters for $3 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 10 p.m., at more than 200 AMC locations nationwide:
June 24-26: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
July 1-3: DJANGO UNCHAINED
July 8-10: THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN
July 15-17: THE HUNGER GAMES
July 22-24: OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN
July 29-31: OZ: THE GREAT & POWERFUL
Aug. 5-7: G.I.JOE: RETALIATION
Aug. 12-14: OBLIVION
“AMC Summer Nights combines three things movie-goers love: big movies on the big screen, community support, and exceptional value,” said Elizabeth Frank, executive vice president and chief content and programming officer, AMC. “We have eight weeks of blockbusters lined up for our guests, so they can afford and enjoy extra movie-going with their friends. Together, we anticipate raising significant funds for the Will Rogers Institute and our autism organization partners.”
The Will Rogers Institute is a national organization committed to reducing disability and deaths caused by pulmonary illness through the funding of advanced medical research. The money AMC raises will fund cystic fibrosis research underway at Kansas City, Mo.-based Children’s Mercy Hospital, in addition to other hospital grants.
“The AMC Summer Nights program will enable Will Rogers Institute to sustain critically needed medical research funding,” said Todd Vradenburg, executive director of Will Rogers Institute. “Will Rogers Institute programs have been supported by movie-goers since 1936 and we are grateful that AMC continues an entertainment industry tradition to fight pulmonary disease. We sincerely thank AMC and the people who attend movies at their theatres.”
AMC Summer Nights will also fund medical research through Autism Speaks and improve access to services and support through the Autism Society, expanding the company’s commitment to helping people living with autism. AMC operates a monthly film series, AMC Sensory Friendly Films, in partnership with the Autism Society, and also administers AMC FOCUS, a program which provides individuals affected by disabilities with access to opportunities for competitive employment.
“The Autism Society is proud to continue our work with AMC Theatres on both Sensory Friendly Films and their FOCUS program,” said Scott Badesch, president and CEO of the Autism Society. “We are grateful for their work on key issues, particularly meaningful employment for those affected by a disability. AMC’s leadership and generosity should serve as an example to the business community. The Autism Society’s participation in the AMC Summer Nights program will help us continue the important work of supporting families and individuals affected by autism; we are grateful for AMC’s continued support.”
“AMC Summer Nights is a wonderful opportunity to see great movies while helping to raise funds and awareness of autism,” said Alec Elbert, Chief Strategy and Development Officer at Autism Speaks. “We are grateful to AMC Theatres for its commitment to supporting the autism community through this innovative program.”
“We are pleased to have worked with so many partners to make this program possible. We appreciate the support of our eight participating studio partners – FilmDistrict, Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Releasing, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, The Weinstein Company, and Universal Pictures,” said Robert J. Lenihan, president, programming, AMC. “We also would like to thank our technical partners – Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., Technicolor and Digital Cinema Implementation Partners (DCIP) – as they are collectively helping us bring these titles to our guests and this program to life.”
For the AMC Summer Nights movie schedule, the participating locations list, or to purchase tickets, please visit www.amctheatres.com/summermovienights.