Community Affairs

General Information

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Our company established the Regal Foundation in 2003 as a non-profit charitable organization to coordinate support for numerous national and local philanthropic groups. The Regal Foundation supports the communities in which Regal operates by partnering with selected charities.

Across the United States, Regal Entertainment Group gives back to the communities that our theatres serve. We concentrate our support with selected organizations in order to make the greatest impact. Regal Entertainment Group and The Regal Foundation are extremely proud of the successful relationships we have built with our charitable partners.

The Regal Foundation has committed our budget and resources with existing partners. As a result, we are not approving any new grant requests and additional requests for movie passes are declined.

Regal Foundation Mission Statement

The Regal Foundation is committed to improve the quality of life in the communities in which we operate by providing funds and other resources to aid the initiatives of national and local charitable entities dedicated to the assistance of persons affected by economic, social, physical or educational disadvantage.

Community Involvement

Lending a helping hand has long been a part of the showmanship spirit at Regal. Through Regal Cinemas, Edwards Theatres and United Artists you can trace the roots of our philanthropy back to the very beginning of the movie theatre industry. Here are just a few examples of our community involvement:

Many Regal Entertainment Group theatres across the country proudly provide the deaf and hearing impaired access to Open-Captioned Films. Selected shows feature the dialogue written on the screen in a sub-title format. Filmmakers may also make Descriptive Audio available where an additional narration track assists blind and visually impaired guests. Click here to find out more.

Each summer, Regal hosts the Summer Movie Express where moviegoers of all ages can climb aboard to enjoy a great selection of films. During this 9-week festival, select Regal Cinemas, United Artists and Edwards Theatres offer selected G or PG rated movies for only a dollar to benefit the Will Rogers Institute. Money raised from this campaign funds the institute's mission in the areas of medical research and health education. Regal Entertainment Group also hosts an annual fundraiser called "Stars of Hope" when guests are invited to donate to help the many charitable partners of the Regal Foundation.

Regal is very proud of our multi-faceted involvement in community service and our industry-leading philanthropic efforts. Our employees are very active in their local communities and so is our company. Regal Entertainment Group is committed to public service and to maintain our long history of good citizenship.

National Charitable Partners

The Regal Foundation is proud to support numerous national organizations which have a multiplier effect by benefiting national and local groups across the country.

Some of our national partners include:

Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Boys & Girls Clubs of America seeks to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe place to learn and grow ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, life-enhancing programs and character development experiences, by enhancing hope and opportunity.

Variety – The Children’s Charity

Variety - The Children’s Charity, known as the “Heart of Show Business,” is a multi-million dollar philanthropic organization with 30 chapters throughout the United States. Starting with a small baby left on the doorsteps of a movie theater in 1928, Variety has continued to reach out to children in need. Today, through the efforts of enthusiastic volunteers and generous corporate contributors, many of whom hail from the theater and movie business, Variety remains true to its heritage by bringing children real, tangible help.

Regal Entertainment Group founded the Eastern Tennessee chapter of Variety in 2001. The Regal Foundation and Regal Entertainment Group continue to play an important role in the Variety of Eastern Tennessee and many Variety chapters across the country.

Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneers Foundation

The Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneers Foundation funds the Will Rogers Institute research hospitals and many fellowships across the United States. All of these assist in fulfilling the mission of perpetuating the memory of Will Rogers by promoting and engaging in medical research pertaining to cardio-pulmonary diseases and educating the general public on topics of health and fitness. In addition, they support development of new treatments and cures for pulmonary diseases and disorders.

Regal Entertainment Group and the Regal Foundation are proud to work closely with the Will Rogers family of organizations and this relationship has grown tremendously over the years.

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross not only offers domestic disaster relief but also services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs. It is the American Red Cross who helps to mobilize volunteers to help their neighbors across the street, across the country and across the world – in times of emergencies.

Make-A-Wish Foundation®

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® was founded in 1980 when a little boy, diagnosed with leukemia, realized his wish to become a police officer. A US Customs Officers pulled together a team of people to help make this dream come true. Since those beginnings, the Make-A-Wish Foundation® has enriched the lives of more than 168,000 children with life-threatening medical conditions around the world.

For information on more of our national and local partners, please click here.