Cineplex hosts fifth annual Community Day Saturday with free movies

Families and movie lovers can catch a free flick Saturday morning at the Galaxy Cinemas in Vernon.

  • Oct. 22, 2015 6:00 p.m.

Families and movie lovers can catch a free flick Saturday morning when Cineplex Entertainment holds its fifth annual Community Day at its theatres  across B.C., including Vernon’s Galaxy Cinemas.

A selection of great family-friendly movies will be screened, with all proceeds from donations and concession sales going to support Free The Children, Cineplex’s national charity partner.

“Last year the 125,000 Canadians that came to our theatres on Community Day helped us to raise over $530,000 in one morning and I hope that this year we’ll raise even more,” said Ellis Jacob, president and chief executive officer of Cineplex Entertainment. “We know that great movies can inspire change so we invite Canadians to join us in supporting Free The Children to empower youth across our country and around the globe.”

Patrons in Vernon will have a choice to see any of these films Saturday, Oct. 24: Fast & Furious 6 at 9 a.m., Despicable Me 2 (3D) at 9:15 a.m., Pitch Perfect at 9:30 a.m., Hop at 9:45 a.m., Dumb and Dumber 2 at 10 a.m., and Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (3D) at 10:15 a.m.

Those in attendance will not only enjoy a morning of free movies, but concession items such as coffee, popcorn, soft drinks and select candy items will be priced at $2 each. Cineplex will also be selling exclusive mini-Rafiki friendship bracelets for $2 each, with all proceeds from donations and concession sales supporting Free The Children.

“Community Day is a wonderful way for families across Canada to spark conversations about getting involved in making positive change in their communities,” said Marc Kielburger, co-founder of Free The Children. “We are proud to partner with Cineplex on initiatives that bring families together, and empower young Canadians by giving them the tools to create transformative change and fuel their passion for making a difference.”