By Marie Gilmore
This summer once again, children enrolled in summer camps will enjoy cool mornings in the air conditioning and a choice of two or three great feature length movies on the big screen. The annual School’s Out For The Summer Chick-fil-A Summer Fun Flicks is back to benefit area literacy initiatives.
For eight Tuesdays over the summer, camps, organizations and groups can buy tickets for kids to see the movies for $1-which is then donated to non-profits in the community.
Each week, the movie will start at 10 a.m. with doors opening at 9 a.m.
The Summer Fun Flicks is hosted at AMC Regency 20 Theaters, 2496 West Brandon Blvd. in Brandon. Call 685-3396. Tickets can be purchased in advance. In addition, AMC Kids pack popcorn and a drink are available for a special price of $4.48 including tax, only during the Summer Fun Flicks.
Chick-fil-A Lake Brandon Village and Brandon South owners Paul and Tammy Holmberg are happy to partner with AMC Brandon General Manager Hal Garrett for another Summer Fun Flicks campaign.
“This is a great way that we can partner with the local movie theatre to do a great campaign and do something good for the community at the same time,” said Tammy Holmberg.
Last year, Derrick Brooks Charities and Metropolitan Ministries received checks for more than $6,000 from the campaign.
Kavita Marballi, Y Literacy Coordinator was thrilled to be selected for this year’s charity and said, “This donation will allow our children access to reading and tools for literacy.”
Camps and programs should plan to purchase tickets in advance and tickets will be available at the AMC Regency box office. Groups purchasing 25 tickets or more will receive reserved seating.