Go see a movie Sunday, and help local charities

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Moviegoers are encouraged to visit Beacon Cinemas on Sunday to watch a movie, enjoy some theater snacks and, in the process, help some local charities.

During Georgia Theatre Co.'s 14th-annual Cinema for a Cause event, 100 percent of admission ticket sales and concession purchases will be donated to charities chosen by the theater's staffs at the company's 24 locations throughout Georgia, Florida, Virginia and South Carolina.

This year, United Way of Sumter, Bishopville Animal Rescue Krew and Variety of Georgia will benefit from the event, with Variety of Georgia receiving 10 percent of the proceeds and the other groups receiving one-half of the remaining proceeds.

Last year, $157,920 was raised to benefit 35 charities, and Georgia Theatre has donated almost $1.34 million to charity groups during the past 13 years with the annual event.