Regal Entertainment Group Rolls Out Red Carpet for “Goosebumps” Benefit Screening

Regal Entertainment Group, a leading motion picture exhibitor owning and operating the largest theatre circuit in the United States, announced that Jack Black is scheduled to attend an exclusive benefit screening for Sony Pictures’ upcoming film, Goosebumps. Regal Cinemas Pinnacle 18 IMAX & RPX in Knoxville, TN, hosted the event on Thursday, September 24, with proceeds benefiting Variety –
The Children’s Charity of Eastern Tennessee.
“Regal is honoured to host Jack Black at this benefit screening to raise money for Variety’s special needs children. Throughout his career, Jack has been a true force in the entertainment industry and we are excited to bring thais actor, musician and comedian to East Tennessee,” stated Greg Dunn, president and chief operating officer of Regal Entertainment Group. “We extend our sincerest gratitude to our friends at Sony Pictures for making this screening possible and helping raise funds for Variety.”
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 $7.6 million to assist children in East Tennessee.
“With the success of the ‘Goosebumps’ series of books, we know there is an enormous fan base of adults and children that are truly excited to see this adventure comedy up on the big screen,” said Ken Thewes, chief marketing officer at Regal Entertainment Group. “Regal is thrilled to bring this film and star to Knoxville for the benefit screening while raising money for a great cause.”
Beginning September 11, a limited number of tickets are available for sale to the public at Regal Cinemas Pinnacle, West Town Mall and Riviera theatres 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 Black walks the red carpet to greet the crowd. After the red carpet reception, attendees have the honour of being some of the first moviegoers to view the film.
Scholastic has over 400 million Goosebumps books worldwide in 32 languages in print since the series introduction in 1992, earning critical acclaim and dominating global best seller lists. R.L. Stine has been recognized as one of the bestselling children’s authors in history. Now, the literary phenomenon is coming to the big screen.

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