Knoxville, Tennessee - Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, today announced details of Regal's 2009 Free Family Film Festival. During this 9-week festival, more than 300 Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres offer selected G and PG rated movies for free on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10am.
Participating theatres offer free film titles such as Hotel for Dogs, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, and Shrek the Third. Check local theatre listings for film selection at specific theatres. Concession items are available and there is a special "Kids Reel Meal" combo pack available. Regal's Free Family Film Festival has been an annual summer event since 1991.
The Free Family Film Festival also allows Regal the opportunity to sponsor the Boys & Girls Clubs of America "Mornings at the Movies" program. The Regal Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity established by Regal Entertainment Group, provides monetary grants to local Boys & Girls Clubs to enable them to bring kids to theatres to enjoy the free movies.
"Now in its 19th year, Regal's Free Family Film Festival has become an annual tradition for moviegoers across the country. This year, more than ever, we are proud to offer families a weekly trip to the movies for free," stated Dick Westerling, Regal Entertainment Group Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising. "During our Free Family Film Festival, we also provide grants for transportation to the movies for numerous Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. We certainly value our partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the opportunity to help many children enjoy big screen entertainment for free."
For a list of participating locations and dates: www.REGmovies.com/nowshowing/freefamilyfilm.aspx. In addition to the free films, many theatres will have other exciting events, displays and demonstrations during the festival days.