Salem honors Robin Williams

Free Community Screening of “Good Will Hunting” at Cinema Salem August 31, 2014

Salem Honors Robin Williams

A free community screening of the award-winning film Good Will Hunting will take place on Sunday August 31 st at 7.30pm at CinemaSalem in Salem, MA. Collected donations will directly benefit local and national suicide prevention and mental health charities.

“It is a great opportunity to come together as a community and to honor the joy Robin Williams brought each of us” says Karen Scalia, owner of Salem Food Tours. “It is also a way to raise awareness and support for this important issue and these vital organizations.”

CinemaSalem’s owner Paul Van Ness has generously donated the theater to show the film, shot in and around the Boston area, which garnered Williams’ an Academy win for Best Supporting Actor. CinemaSalem will also be collecting donations all that day (August 31 st ) in their lobby during their regular movie screenings and anyone who donates more than $10 will receive a free bag of popcorn.

The event will raise needed funds for suicide prevention and mental health support. Charities receiving funding include North Shore Medical Center’s Psychiatric and Mental Health Department, Samaritans, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Event sponsors include CinemaSalem, Salem Food Tours, Gulu Gulu Café, A&J King Artisan Bakers, Salem Cycle, and Salem Wine Imports, all Salem-based businesses.

Doors open at 7:30pm and the movie screening will start at 8pm. Free passes are immediately available for pick up at Cinema Salem, One East India Square in Salem, during their regular business hours (4 passes max per person.) To learn more, please visit the Facebook event page.

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