KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 2013-- Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, today announces the exclusive engagement of a new family comedy "The Stream," a unique film benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of America. This coming-of-age movie will be released only in select Regal Entertainment Group theatres across the nation on October 18.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumnus and Ambassador Mario Lopez (Extra!, X Factor), Kelly Rutherford (Gossip Girl), Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs) and Rainn Wilson (The Office, Super, Six Feet Under) are all featured in "The Stream," a film set in 1981, that follows the story of five friends who embark on an epic adventure. All they have to do is follow The Stream and back. With Mom gone for three hours what could possibly go wrong? Encountering bullies, mystical creatures and a nasty storm, the friends will need the force of friendship to prevail. More details are available at thestreammovie.com.
"The Stream" was produced by Dreaming Tree Foundation to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Nearly 200 kids from Boys & Girls Clubs around the country received the opportunity to work behind the camera or in the editing bay. The majority of all producer revenues from theatre, DVD, VOD, TV and other distribution will be given to Boys & Girls Clubs of America to support the organization's youth development programs.
"I wouldn't be where I am at today if Boys & Girls Clubs of America was not a part of my life," stated Mario Lopez. "It's important for me to give back to an organization that has given me so much. And now families can support the work they do simply by taking their kids to the movies starting October 18."
The theatrical release exclusively in Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres will be launched with two "blue-carpet" premieres at Regal Union Square Stadium 14 in New York city on October 15 and Regal L.A. Live Stadium 14 in Los Angeles on October 16 with attendance by actors in the film, BGCA teen-filmmakers and BGCA celebrity ambassadors and supporters at both events.
"The filming of ‘The Stream' was a unique approach to partnering for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and we celebrate the opportunity to expose our Club kids to the behind-the-scenes aspects of the film industry while working with some of our most supportive celebrity alumni," said Frank Sanchez, National Vice President of Sports, Entertainment & Alumni Relations for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. "Our mission is to positively impact the lives of youth, and this film provides a fun way for the public to support us in accomplishing that."
Regal supports the life-changing work of BGCA throughout the year, including opportunities for Club members to enjoy movies during the "Regal Summer Movie Express." In addition to Regal's support as exclusive exhibitor, other benefactors for this film include presenters AT&T and Taco Bell Foundation for Teens, with additional support from Best Buy, ITW, Exelon, Shure Incorporated and Century 21, all of whom sponsored this program because of their commitment to America's youth.
Rainn Wilson added, "Just by going to the movies you can make a difference to millions of kids. It's a unique way to give back and support Boys & Girls Clubs of America and our kids who need it most."
To see the movie trailer and for a list of participating Regal Entertainment Group theatres visit thestreammovie.com/distribution-press/ or REGmovies.com. "The Stream" is rated PG for language, some bullying, rude humor and brief smoking.
About Dreaming Tree Films & Foundation
Since 2004, Dreaming Tree's teen-filmmaking programs have been giving thousands of youth nationwide the chance to put their creativity and their confidence to action by creating films and documentaries that premiere nationwide. More than just movie magic, Dreaming Tree is about inspiring youth to realize their potential and see that any dream is within their reach - all through the lens of film. dreamingtreefoundation.org
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 Clubs serve 4.1 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country. Children and families of the U.S. Armed Services receive Club programs and support through BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers located 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. Club programs promote 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.
About Regal Entertainment Group
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 7,334 screens in 575 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of September 26, 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.
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Source: Regal Entertainment Group
Dreaming Tree Foundation
Monica G. Coleman
Director of Public Relations
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Regal Entertainment Group