AMC Entertainment and Lionsgate to Keep
'AKEELAH AND THE BEE' F-R-E-E to U.S. Teachers
With teachers swarming their local AMC theatres this past
weekend and AKEELAH AND THE BEE holding strong in the top ten,
AMC Entertainment and Lionsgate are extending the offer for
every teacher in the United States to receive one free ticket to
the film Friday, May 19 through Thursday, May 25, 2006. The
offer is valid exclusively at all theatres in the AMC system
including: Loews Theatres, Star Theatres and Magic Johnson Theatres
WHEN: Friday, May 19 thru Thursday, May 25, 2006
Simply present a school issued ID card and a valid photo ID or a
pay stub and a valid photo ID to your local AMC theatre playing the film.
(Check local listings for participating theatres.)
WHY: In an effort to reward teachers at the end of the school year
for their hard work and encourage them to see the inspiring
education-themed movie AKEELAH AND THE BEE, AMC Entertainment
and Lionsgate are extending the unprecedented offer for every
teacher in the United States to receive one free ticket to the film.
A motivating drama, AKEELAH AND THE BEE is the story of Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer),
a precocious eleven-year old girl from south Los Angeles
with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother Tanya (Angela Bassett),
Akeelah enters various spelling contests,
for which she is tutored by the forthright
Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne); her principal Mr. Welch
(Curtis Armstrong) and the proud residents of her neighborhood.
Akeelah's aptitude earns her an opportunity to compete for a
spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and in turn unites her
neighborhood who witness the courage and inspiration of one
amazing little girl. A Lionsgate, 2929 Productions and
Starbucks Entertainment Presentation of an Out of the Blue
Entertainment and Reactor Films Production in association with
Cinema Gypsy Productions, Inc,
AKEELAH AND THE BEE was written and directed by Doug Atchison.