See a movie for a good price and an even better cause

David Flores, Staff Writer

In an effort to raise awareness and provide movie-goers with a summer night out AMC Theaters is offering the chance to see recent blockbusters on the big screen again for only $3 in support of Autism Society.

Tonight at 10 p.m. tickets are available to see director Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” which is playing in the cities of Norwalk, Monterey Park, Arcadia, Rowland Heights, Covina, Long Beach and more.

Next week starting July 1 through July 3, audiences can revisit the Academy Award winning “Django Unchained.”

Although there is not a known cause of autism, a complex developmental disability, increasing awareness and funds can help families now.

Be a hero by buying a ticket to see “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “The Hunger Games,” “Olympus has Fallen,” or “Oz The Great and Powerful” this July in an AMC Theaters near you again for the low cost of $3.

Playing in August are the movies, “G.I. Joe Retaliation” starring Channing Tatum and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and “Oblivion” starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman.

A recent report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the prevalence of autism has risen to 1 in every 88 births in the United States including 1 in 54 boys.

Caring for a child autism has an estimated lifetime cost of $3.5 million to $5 million for the family of the child according to the Autism Society. Meanwhile the United states faces nearly $90 billion in annual costs for autism.

Though children can not simply outgrow autism, it is treatable, an early diagnosis and intervention leads to better outcomes.

For more information about the films to support the cause, visit the amctheaters.com and search summer nights. Any additional information on autism can be found on the website http://www.autism-society.org.

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