Regal Cinemas Brings Girl Rising to Theatres Following Strong Moviegoer
From Academy Award-Nominee Richard E. Robbins with Cate Blanchett,Priyanka
Chopra,Selena Gomez,Anne Hathaway, Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloë Moretz,
Liam Neeson, Freida Pinto, Meryl Streep, and Kerry Washington
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- April 4, 2013
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), a leading motion picture exhibitor
owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States,
announced a week-long engagement of Girl Rising starting Friday, April 19.
From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E. Robbins, Girl Rising
spotlights the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to
change the world. Tickets are on sale now at: REGmovi.es/16VClEn.
Girl Rising first gained attention among moviegoers through a crowd-sourcing
approach in which fans commit to buying enough movie tickets to secure a
screening. Based on that interest, Regal Entertainment Group is now making the
acclaimed film available to audiences in more than 150 theatres across the
“Regal recognizes the intense interest by American moviegoers demanding that
this film be seen in their local communities,” stated Amy Miles, CEO of Regal
Entertainment Group. “This movie is making an emotional impact on many of our
patrons, me included. The stories from these extraordinary girls in nine
different countries are accompanied by narration from an A-list of
Narrated by Cate Blanchett,Priyanka Chopra,Selena Gomez,Anne Hathaway,
Salma Hayek, Alicia Keys, Chloë Moretz, Liam Neeson, Frieda Pinto, Meryl
Streep, and Kerry Washington, the film has already proven a success. It is the
centerpiece of 10x10 – a global campaign to educate and empower girls.
“With Girl Rising, we took a risk on a new model of on-demand theatrical
distribution, and the leap of faith paid dividends,” said The Documentary
Group’s Tom Yellin, executive producer of Girl Rising. “We’ve established a
new model for impact filmmaking, to build a movement – and an audience –
around a film. Regal joining this effort means an opportunity for people
everywhere to see this beautiful and important film.”
A portion of all ticket sales at Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards
Theatres will go to the 10x10 Fund for Girls Education, which is distributed
among 10x10’s high-impact network of non-profit partners: A New Day Cambodia,
CARE, Girl Up/United Nations Foundation, Partners in Health, Plan
International USA, Room to Read, and World Vision.
“We have been overwhelmed by the incredible response to Girl Rising,”said
director, Richard E. Robbins. “Around the country, thousands of people have
brought Girl Rising to their local theatres with on demand screenings. Now,
Regal Cinemas is making this film – and the stories of these nine incredible
girls – available to anyone who wants to see it. The more people who witness
the impact of education on girls’ lives, the closer we get to driving change
and getting girls into school.”
Produced by award-winning former ABC News journalists of The Documentary Group
and Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions, Girl Rising is powered by strategic
founding partner, Intel Corporation, and global television distribution
partner, CNN Films. The executive producers of Girl Rising are Tom Yellin,
Holly Gordon, Paul G. Allen and Jody Allen.
AboutRegal Entertainment Group:
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) operates the largest and most
geographically diverse theatre circuit in the United States, consisting of
6,854 screens in 537 locations in 38 states and the District of Columbia as of
March 28, 2013. The Company operates theatres in 43 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. Additional information is
available on the Company's Web site at www.REGmovies.com.
10x10 was founded by award-winning journalists at The Documentary Group and
Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions, along with strategic partner, Intel
Corporation. 10x10 is built on a foundation of partnerships with NGOs,
corporations, policy makers, and grassroots organizations — all working to
change minds, lives, and policy. 10x10’s coalition of NGO partners include a
high-impact network of champions and leaders in girls’ education. These
organizations provide life-changing services to girls every day, and are among
the best practitioners of their kind. 10x10’s film, Girl Rising, has been
acquired by CNN Films and will be broadcast on CNN in the summer of 2013.
Tweet This: #GirlRising in 150+ theatres @RegalMovies April 19. Educate a girl
and change the world: @10x10act REGmovi.es/16VClEn
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