Odeon partners with MIND for Robin Williams Charity Screening: Fans vote in their thousands, with Mrs. Doubtfire securing the most votes.
ODEON has teamed up with mental health charity Mind to host a special charity screening in memory of Hollywood actor, Robin Williams. The screening of Mrs. Doubtfire, which will take place at a number of ODEON cinemas on Friday 22nd August, will help raise funds and awareness for the charity, with all ticket sales going to the organisation.
The critically-acclaimed actor brought laughter to millions and had an acting range that saw him embody stunning dramatic roles, deliver energetic and diverse comedic performances and star in enduring classics that hold a special place in people’s hearts. To celebrate his eclectic and vast career, cinema-goers had the chance to vote on ODEON’s website and social media channels for the classic Robin Williams film that will be screened.
The choice also included Aladdin for which Robin won a special award for Vocal work, Good Will Hunting, which saw him take home a richly deserved Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, as well as timeless classics Dead Poets Society and Good Morning Vietnam, both of which saw him nominated for the much-coveted Best Actor Oscar.
All proceeds from the screening will be donated to Mind, to support their on-going work providing advice and support to people experiencing a mental health problem.
Kathleen Miles, Director of Fundraising at Mind commented, “We’d like to say a huge thank you to ODEON for organising this fitting tribute to Robin Williams in aid of Mind. This event will not only raise vital funds for us but, will also help to raise awareness of mental health problems, which affect one in four people in the UK every year.”
Andy Edge, Commercial Director of ODEON says, “At ODEON we were saddened to hear of the death of Robin Williams. As an actor he brought great joy to many and throughout his career he featured in some of the most memorable films of all time. We are proud to be working with Mind to raise money for those who are experiencing mental health issues and also celebrate the life of a very talented and much loved actor.”
The screenings will be taking place at 7.30pm on Friday 22nd September 2014. Tickets can be booked at www.odeon.co.uk.
With over 75 years of cinema experience, ODEON® & UCI Cinemas is the largest cinema group in Europe. It operates 2187 screens at 238 sites across Europe as a whole, including 124 sites across the UK.
About the charity screenings
The screenings will take place at 12 screens across the UK, listed below:
London, Covent Garden
Birmingham Broadway Plaza
We’re Mind, the mental health charity. We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. www.mind.org.uk
Tuesday 19th August 2014