RTÉ 2fm has joined up with Omniplex Cinemas to raise awareness and much needed funds for Pieta House and Pips Programmes charities.
They’ll put on 22 fundraising screenings of Good Will Hunting in cinemas across Ireland, which also serves as a tribute to the actor who died last week.
Dan Healy, Head of RTÉ 2fm: “The tragic death of last week of Robin Williams has focused many people’s minds on the troubles that affect so many, but often go unnoticed until it is too late. With this breaking news there was a national organic outpouring from fans of Robin Williams, wanting to both pay homage and celebrate the legacy of this acting genius.”
Paddy McKenna, RTÉ 2fm presenter said: “Just one glance across social media will tell you how much Robin Williams meant to so many Irish people. There’s no better way to remember his amazing talent than to screen what is his probably his finest hour – Good Will Hunting. I’m delighted we can partner with Omniplex to bring the movie to 22 cinemas across Ireland on one evening. It’s a privilege to be a part of it and an awesome chance for us all to remember an iconic actor that meant so much to my generation.”
Good Will Hunting is to be shown at 22 cinemas across Ireland, at 6.30pm on Tuesday 26th August, 2014. People can reserve a seat by making a donation of €10 in the Republic or £7 in Northern Ireland, through the Omniplex.ie website. All funds donated in the Republic will go exclusively to Pieta House, whilst all funds donated in Northern Ireland will go to Pips Programmes.
Joan Freeman, Founder and CEO of Pieta House says: “Thank you to Paddy McKenna and Eoghan McDermott on 2fm for laying down the challenge and to Omniplex for following through on this wonderful idea.”