Charity Event At The Art Theatre of Long Beach This Saturday Helps Stuttering Foundation
2011-01-07 · By Editor
The release of the new movie, “The King’s Speech,” continues to generate excitement and positive vibes as it highlights the plight of those who stutter through the story of one very courageous leader, King George VI. In fact, The Art Theater of Long Beach [2025 East 4th St., Long Beach, CA 90814], is donating a portion of ticket sales to the nonprofit Stuttering Foundation for the 6:45 p.m. showing of “The King’s Speech” on Saturday, January 15, 2011. Patrons should mention the Stuttering Foundation when purchasing tickets in order for the organization to receive the donation.
“We are thrilled by this generous gesture,” said Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation, www.stutteringhelp.org. “With stunning performances by Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush, this movie has done more to increase awareness about stuttering than we’ve been able to achieve in 64 years,” Fraser continued. The Art Theater’s contribution helps “support our continued efforts to provide resources and information to those who stutter.”
Dr. Barbara Moore, well-known speech-language therapist and author, will be on hand at this screening, representing the Stuttering Foundation. She will answer questions about stuttering at the end of the film.
“This will be a unique opportunity for those attending this screening,” said Mark Vidor of The Art Theater of Long Beach. Jane Fraser agreed, commenting “this powerful film raises questions and many will naturally want more clarification about this complex disorder. The story truly sparks humanity and compassion in movie-goers.”
The Stuttering Foundation’s Web site is www.stutteringhelp.org. The Web site for The Art Theater of Long Beach is www.arttheatrelongbeach.com.