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Robin Williams memorial screenings will benefit Concern Hotline

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester will host multiple screenings of films starring Robin Williams, including JUMANJI and GOOD WILL HUNTING.  JUMANJI will screen on Saturday, August 23 at 12:55 pm and Tuesday, August 26 at 6 pm.  GOOD WILL HUNTING will screen on Monday, August 25 at 3:10 pm and 6:35 pm.  Tickets for all shows are $7, and all net proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Concern Hotline.

Robin Williams memorial screenings will benefit Concern Hotline

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Winchester will host multiple screenings of films starring Robin Williams, including JUMANJI and GOOD WILL HUNTING.  JUMANJI will screen on Saturday, August 23 at 12:55 pm and Tuesday, August 26 at 6 pm.  GOOD WILL HUNTING will screen on Monday, August 25 at 3:10 pm and 6:35 pm.  Tickets for all shows are $7, and all net proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Concern Hotline.

In JUMANJI, two kids find and play a magical board game, releasing a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game. 

GOOD WILL HUNTING tells the story of M.I.T. janitor Will Hunting, who has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.  Robin Williams won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his performance as psychologist Sean Maguire.

CONCERN HOTLINE, established in 1968, is a volunteer-operated hotline providing information and referral, crisis intervention, suicide prevention and compassionate listening to anyone in need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with over 8,000 calls received annually. The hotline serves the City of Winchester and the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Page, Shenandoah and Warren.  Since 1970, Concern Hotline, Inc. has provided round-the-clock hotline support to anyone in need, as the area's only crisis hotline.  Concern Hotline offers anonymous and confidential listening to community members experiencing stress or crisis by providing a trained, compassionate listener.

“We at Concern Hotline are delighted to spread awareness  with such a tremendous community partner as the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema,” says Concern Director Rusty Holland.  “The loss of Robin Williams has hit us all, and we hope to bring a message of hope to our community.  Call Us.  We care."

“Suicide has touched many of us here in the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema family on a very personal level,” said Alamo Drafthouse Cinema partner Steve Nerangis.  “We were deeply saddened by the recent passing of Robin Williams.  We have received many guest requests for memorial screenings, we felt screenings would provide and both an opportunity to honor an amazingly talented actor and simultaneously help support a great organization in Concern Hotline.”

Tickets are available at the Alamo box office or online at the links above.