June 13, 2013 – Regal Entertainment Group Gives Club Members an Opportunity to Beat Summer Brain Drain by Combining Movie Fun with Summer Learning.
As part of Regal Entertainment Group’s Summer Movie Express, Regal is treating the Boys & Girls Club of Syracuse 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 Club of Syracuse 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, Regal Entertainment located at Destiny USA, Syracuse NY will offer Club members $1 admission to a predetermined G or PG rated movie, which may include such anticipated summer films as The Wizard of Oz or Monsters University
Through their participation in the Regal Summer Movie Express program, Boys & Girls Club of Syracuse, NY 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,” 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 Boys & Girls Club members, and they couldn’t be more excited about being selected for Regal Entertainment Group’s Summer Movie Express,” said Tina Dee – Director of Club Programs of Boys & Girls Club of Syracuse “Our Club is 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 Club of Syracuse has played an integral role in the Syracuse community for 120 years, providing daily programs and services to over 900 young people. The Club is open M-F 9:00 – 3:00 with 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 7,358 screens in 579 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of April 25, 2013. 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. Additional information is available on the Company’s Web site at www.REGmovies.com.
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.