Students Present Valid School ID At Participating Movie Theatres

And Take a Friend for Free!


LOS ANGELES, Calif. (September 17, 2014) –  As part of its continuing effort to promote literacy, Walden Media is proud to announce that students nationwide will have the opportunity to take a friend to the movies for free!  They have partnered with a coalition of organizations dedicated to the education of our youth to offer a “2-for-1” movie ticket promotion to The Giver beginning Friday, September 19th.


The coalition partners are Get Schooled, American Library Association, Young Adult Library Services Association and the Home School Legal Defense Association.  Participating theatres include AMC, Regal, Cinemark, Carmike, Dickinson Theatres, Marcus Theatres, Goodrich Quality Theatres, Great Lakes Theatre Service, Loeks theatres, MJR Theatre Service, Neighborhood Cinema Group, Premiere Entertainment, Starplex Cinemas, Wehrenberg Theatres, Paragon Theaters, Brenden Theatres, Megaplex, Harkins Theatres, Ultrastar Theatres, Milgram Films Services.


To take advantage of this opportunity, students need present a valid school ID at participating theatres during their The Giver ticket purchase and they will be immediately eligible to receive a second movie ticket for free!  HSLDA’s teacher and student ID’s are also accepted. The promotion is valid from Friday, September 19 through Thursday, September 25.


The Giver, which opened August 15th, remains in the Box Office Top 10 and continues to have great success grossing over $40 million to date.


For more information, please go to www.walden.com/freegivertickets


About Walden Media:

Walden Media creates entertainment for the whole family through successful movies, award-winning books, and acclaimed television programs. A Walden Media production celebrates a great book well told, a great life well lived, or an exploration that expands present possibilities – all while inspiring and entertaining its audience. Past award-winning films include: “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, the “Journey to the Center of the Earth” series, “Nim’s Island,” “Charlotte’s Web,” “Bridge to Terabithia,” “Holes,” “Amazing Grace,” and the Sundance Audience Prize Winning documentary “Waiting for ‘Superman.”


Walden Media recently released “The Giver” – a feature co-production with The Weinstein Company, which opened in theaters nationwide on August 15th. The highly anticipated adaptation of Lois Lowry’s novel stars Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush and Taylor Swift.


Walden is also producing Universal Pictures’ dramatic adventure/thriller “Everest” starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, Keira Knightley, John Hawkes, Sam Worthington, Emily Watson and Robin Wright. Walden is producing with Universal, Working Title and Cross Creek Pictures.


For more information please visit www.Walden.com


About The Giver:

The haunting story of The Giver centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. The Giver is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel, which was winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 11 million copies worldwide.

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