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Liam Hemsworth is taking his star power to Knoxville to help improve children’s lives.
On Tuesday, Regal Entertainment Group announced the popular actor will be on hand for the special advance screening of the highly anticipated film “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” to be held on November 19 at the Pinnacle Theater in Turkey Creek, TN. Director Francis Lawrence is also expected to be in attendance. The event will serve as a benefit to raise money for Variety – The Children’s Charity of Eastern Tennessee.
“Regal is rolling out the red carpet in Knoxville to honor Liam Hemsworth and Francis Lawrence who are scheduled to attend this fundraiser for special needs children in the region.” stated Greg Dunn president and chief operating officer of Regal Entertainment Group. “We extend our sincerest gratitude to our friends at Lionsgate Entertainment for making this possible.” (WBIR)
Those who are able to secure one of the limited number of tickets available for the event will enjoy a catered reception in the lobby of the Pinnacle Theater, as well as a chance to see Liam Hemsworth’s arrival on the red carpet. They will also get a first peek at “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” which opens in theaters nationwide on November 22.
“To me, this film franchise is a celebration of individuals who are able to overcome great odds without sacrificing their humanity. Holding a benefit screening to help children is a great way for this movie and these stars to assist others,” said Ted Cooper, senior vice president of film at Regal Entertainment Group and president of the East Tennessee Variety chapter. (WBIR)
This is a very cool thing that Liam and the folks at Lionsgate are doing to make a difference in the lives of disabled and disadvantaged children, and I truly hope that it catches on. Just think: what if each star from every movie produced would partner with local charities across the country to participate in an event such as this. It would be a total ‘win-win!’ Let’s keep our fingers crossed that other major film companies are taking notice. Kudos to Liosgate!