Lending a helping hand is part of the showmanship spirit at Regal. Here are a few ways Regal cares and gives back to its communities:
Regal 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 to aid the initiatives of national and local charitable entities dedicated to the assistance of persons affected by economic, social, physical or educational disadvantages. Across the U.S., Regal gives back to the communities where our theatres are located.
Donations are granted to organizations that best fit the Regal Foundation’s mission of improving quality of life in communities where the company operates. Some of our national partners include: Boys & Girls Clubs of America, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Variety – The Children’s Charity. Regal founded the Eastern Tennessee chapter of Variety in 2001 and has raised more than $10 million to aid children and families.
All grant application and donation requests undergo careful consideration by the Regal Foundation Board to ensure grants provide the greatest benefit to the greatest number of people. To find out if your organization is eligible for Regal Foundation support, click here.
Ways We Partner with Moviegoers to Give Back
Regal hosts an annual summer fundraiser called "Stars of Hope" where guests are invited to donate $1 or more to help Regal Foundation’s many partners. Additionally, a “Holiday Round Up” campaign allows moviegoers to round up purchases at the concessions stand. All proceeds from these two initiatives benefit the Regal Foundation.Learn More
Each summer, Regal also hosts the Summer Movie Express where moviegoers of all ages can climb aboard to enjoy a great selection of movies. During this nine-week festival, participating Regal theatres offer selected G or PG rated movies for only $1 with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Will Rogers Institute, which is dedicated to understanding, treating, and curing pulmonary diseases and disorders.
Many Regal theatres across the country proudly provide the deaf and hearing-impaired access to open-captioned movies. Selected shows feature the dialogue written on the screen in a subtitle 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.)
“My Way Matinee” gives everyone the opportunity to experience a movie twice monthly at participating theatres with the sound turned down and the lights turned up. All screenings begin at 10:30 a.m. local time for the special ticket price of $6.50. For additional information, go here.
Can I Request a Donation from the Regal Foundation?
Annually, organizations request donations from the Regal Foundation. With that in mind, organizations may apply for Regal Foundation grants if they are dedicated to the assistance of persons affected by economic, social, physical or educational disadvantages and meet the following criteria:
- Must be a registered 501c3 organization.
- Must be requesting a monetary grant (no gift card/ticket/concession requests).
- Must be able to demonstrate that a Regal grant would be used to further the Regal Foundation’s mission of improving the quality of life in communities where our theatres operate.
If your organization meets the above criteria, it may be eligible for a Regal Foundation grant. To apply, email us. In your email, please identify your name/organization/role and confirm you meet the above criteria. We will respond accordingly with a grant application or further information.