By Marie Gilmore

This summer, children in summer camps will enjoy cool mornings in the air conditioning and a choice of two great feature length movies on the big screen during the annual School’s Out For The Summer Chick-fil-A Summer Fun Flicks to benefit Derrick Brooks Charities, SafetyNet and Metropolitan Ministries.

For nine Tuesdays over the summer, camps, organizations and groups can buy tickets for kids to see the movies for $1.

Each Tuesday of the program, 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. 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 Westfield Brandon 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, three local charities, including Brandon Meals on Wheels, Campo Y received checks for more than $4,000 from the campaign.

Kavita Marballi, Y Associate Membership Director/Silver Sneakers Coordinator was thrilled with the check presentation last year and said, “As part of our summer camp program, this donation allowed us to create a curriculum so the children could make a story together, adding their own imagination. They would then write their part on a page and draw a picture to go with it. We then put all the pages together for a book.”

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. For more information, call 685-3396.

Photo Caption: AMC and Chick-fil-A have partnered again this summer to offer the Summer Fun Flicks program with nine weeks of great movies for summer camps.

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Marie Gilmore
Marie is the Managing Editor at the Osprey Observer. She covers news, transportation, education and likes to make a positive impact on the community and be 'in the know'!