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AMC Entertainment and Lionsgate Offer 'AKEELAH AND THE BEE' F-R-E-E to U.S. Teachers(May 10, 2006)
"Partnering with a theatre chain the caliber of AMC gives us the ability together to bring 'AKEELAH AND THE BEE' to our country's most important resource -- teachers," said Tom Ortenberg, President of Lionsgate Theatrical Films. "We were in concert with AMC from the moment we joined together on this terrific idea."
"We are honored to be able to treat teachers across the country to a free showing of 'AKEELAH AND THE BEE' at one of our theatres," said
A motivating drama, "AKEELAH AND THE BEE" is the story of Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), a precocious eleven-year-old girl from south
A Lionsgate, 2929 Entertainment and Starbucks Entertainment production, "AKEELAH AND THE BEE" was written and directed by
Teachers need to present a valid school-issued identification card or pay-stub and photo identification card at the box office in order to receive a free admission to the film. Free admission to school teachers will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
About AMC Entertainment Inc.
AMC Entertainment Inc. is a worldwide leader in the theatrical exhibition industry. With a history of industry leadership and innovation dating back to the early 1900s, the company today serves more than 250 million guests annually through interests in 419 theatres and 5,724 screens in 12 countries including the
Lionsgate has earned 25 Academy Award(R) nominations (and four victories) over the past seven years, more than any other independent studio. CRASH marked the Company's first Academy Award(R) for Best Motion Picture. The studio is the premier independent producer and distributor of motion pictures, television programming, home entertainment, family entertainment and video-on-demand content. Its prestigious and prolific library is a valuable source of stable, recurring revenue and is a foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate brand name is synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the globe. Additional information is available online at www.lionsgate.com.
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