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AMC theaters reward kids for summer reading

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AMC’s River Park Square theaters will be giving children brownie points beginning Friday _ or in this case, popcorn points.

For the 15th year, AMC Entertainment is encouraging children ages 11 and under to participate in its “Read for the Stars” program.

Each time a child reads three books, he or she will earn a free AMC Kid’s Pack — featuring a soft drink, popcorn and surprise treat —when they see a movie at an AMC theater.

The program runs from Friday through Sept. 9. “Read for the Stars” entry forms can be printed out from the company’s Web site ( and can be photocopied for use.

Children are required to read three books (adult supervision is encouraged), write the names of the books on the entry form, briefly describe the stories and have a parent or guardian sign the form.

Participants may redeem the entry form for their free Kid’s Pack at any AMC concession stand when a movie ticket has been purchased. They may keep earning Kid’s Packs as often as they like during the summer.

AMC predicts that more than 200,000 children will participate in the “Read for the Stars” program, said Richard King, senior vice president for corporate communications.

Since 1989, AMC estimates more than 960,000 children have read more than 2.5 million books as a result of this program.

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