Galaxy hosts free movies on Saturday

Galaxy Cinemas in Vernon celebrates National Community Day with free family-friendly movies on Saturday morning.

Those heading to local cineplex this weekend may want to show up a little early.

Cineplex Entertainment, which owns Vernon’s Galaxy Cinemas, is hosting its second annual National Community Day on Saturday, and to celebrate the theatre will be opening at 8:30 a.m. to show a selection of family friendly films for free.

The Galaxy  is screening the following films: Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D at 9 a.m.; How to Train your Dragon at 9:15 a.m.; Hugo 3D at 9:30 a.m.; Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol at 9:45 a.m.; Kung Fu Panda 2 3D at 10 a.m. and Puss In Boots at 10:15 a.m.

In addition, regular-sized popcorn and pop, as well as select candy items, will also be sold at the reduced price of $2 each.

The specially designed Starlight pin, will also be available for  $2,  with  proceeds from all these initiatives benefitting the Starlight Children’s Foundation,  a national, non-profit organization that strives to improve the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families.

“We are proud to once again host National Community Day in our theatres to support the Starlight Children’s Foundation. We hope our guests bring their family and friends for a fun morning, in support of a very worthy cause,” said Pat Marshall, Cineplex Entertainment vice president of communications and investor relations. “Our guests continue to amaze us with their generosity, as they helped us raise over $400,000 last year during this event, and I’m sure this year will be no different.”

Cineplex staff will volunteer their time at theatres across the country in support of this important cause.

“Special thanks to Paramount Pictures Canada, who graciously donated the movies that will play on Community Day, and Mars Canada for donating a portion of the candy,” said Marshall.