The Healthy Families Pasco-Hernando was selected as one of the charity recipients of the Brooksville Cinemas 14th Annual Cinema for a Cause event put on by their parent company Georgia Theatre Company receiving $4,346.50. The theatre donated all of the ticket sales, concession sales and even gratuities to selected non-profit organizations chosen by the local theatre staff. The other non-profit recipients included Catholic Charities Diocese of St. Petersburg and Variety. “The Theatre is a place where community come together to share a common experience,” said Bo Chambliss, President of Georgia Theatre Company. “We appreciate all that our employees do to make the movie-going experience as enjoyable as possible. We are grateful to allow the managers and their staff select charities to support in the local community. It is a great way for us and for them to give back.”
Last year’s event raised $157,920 to benefit 35 local charities and to date this unique event has allowed Georgia Theatre Company to donate almost $1.34 million to local charity groups over the past thirteen years. “We take pride in being a part of every community where we have a theatre,” said Bill Stembler, Chairman of Georgia Theatre Company. “Giving all of our proceeds away for one day is a small way for us to show appreciation for the communities that support us all of the time.”
Georgia Theatre Company is a fourth-generation, family-owned business specializing in movie theater exhibition. The company, headquartered on St. Simons Island, Ga., is one of the 20 largest theater circuits in the United States. Georgia Theatre Company operates 254 auditoriums at 24 locations in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina and Virginia.