Jeff Daniels Scheduled to Attend Fundraiser for Variety - The Children's Charity
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, today announces that Jeff Daniels is scheduled to attend an exclusive benefit screening for Universal Pictures' upcoming film, "Dumb and Dumber To." Regal Cinemas Pinnacle 18 IMAX & RPX in Knoxville, TN, will host the event on November 5, with proceeds benefiting Variety - The Children's Charity of Eastern Tennessee.
"Regal is honored to host Jeff Daniels at this benefit screening to raise money for Variety's special needs children. Throughout his career, Jeff has attained success in theatre, film and television and we are excited to bring him to East Tennessee," stated Greg Dunn, president and chief operating officer of Regal Entertainment Group. "We extend our sincerest gratitude to our friends at Universal Pictures for making this screening possible and helping raise funds for Variety - The Children's Charity."
Variety - The Children's Charity is a multi-million dollar philanthropic organization that spans the globe with 43 chapters in 13 countries, improving the lives of children through creative fundraising efforts, well-placed donations with exceptional children's charities, and through its own charitable programs. With the help of volunteers and sponsors, Variety - The Children's Charity continues its mission to provide lifesaving and life-enriching assistance to children in need on the local and international level. The local chapter of Variety was founded in Knoxville by Regal Cinemas in 2001 and since then has generated more than $7 million to assist children in East Tennessee.
"The original film was released 20 years ago and developed a huge cult following in the subsequent years with its great quotes and memorable moments," said Ted Cooper, senior vice president of film at Regal Entertainment Group and president of the East Tennessee Variety chapter. "With the success of the first movie, we know there is an enormous fan base that has been waiting to see Lloyd and Harry return to the big screen."
Beginning Wednesday, October 15, a limited number of tickets will be available for sale to the public at the Pinnacle theatre in Knoxville. Each ticket will cost $50 with proceeds benefiting Variety. Guests of the event will enjoy a catered reception in the Pinnacle lobby before Daniels walks the red carpet to greet the crowd. After the red carpet reception, attendees will have the honor of being some of the first moviegoers to view the new comedy.
In "Dumb and Dumber To," Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their signature roles as Lloyd and Harry in the sequel to the smash hit from 1994. The original film's directors, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, take Lloyd and Harry on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given. "Dumb and Dumber To" will be released in theatres on November 14.
About Regal Entertainment Group:
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of 7,347 screens in 573 theatres in 42 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia as of August 28, 2014. 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.