Anonymous donors rent Calgary theatre for private screening of Star Wars for deserving kids

Dec 19 2017, 2:53 am

A group of generous donors provided 180 deserving kids a chance to watch a private screening of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The anonymous donors granted Kids Up Front, who work with children and teens that are affected by poverty, abuse, illness, and disability, and the Cornerstone Youth Centre, half the theatre’s worth of tickets. Six months in the making, the event was something “they will remember for years to come,” says a Kids Up Front statement.

“Kids Up Front is truly thankful to this donor for including our kids and families this holiday season. It is experiences like this that foster possibilities, passions and dreams,” says Evan Patterson, Executive Director of Kids Up Front Calgary.

Image: Kids Up Front

Image: Kids Up Front

Once the screening was over, the kids went to celebrate with the Stormtroopers and Jedi at a pizza party.

Luke Skywalker, also known as Mark Hamill, praised the group’s anonymous donors on Twitter.