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Local B&B Theatres to host ‘Cinderella’ fundraiser on Saturday

Lily James is Cinderella in Disney's live-action “Cinderella,” directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Lily James is Cinderella in Disney's live-action “Cinderella,” directed by Kenneth Branagh. The Washington Post

This weekend, guaranteed, the box office will belong to Disney’s “Cinderella” and one local movie chain plans to use the anticipated-blockbuster to raise money for charity.

On Saturday, seven local B&B Theatres will host special “Cinderella” events to raise money for Variety Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City. The nonprofit provides adaptive equipment to children with developmental disabilities.

The theaters have pledged 10 percent of all box office proceeds from “Cinderella” ticket sales to Variety.

They’ll also have on hand their own “fairy godmother” for photo opportunities and a pair of glass slippers for kids to try on. Little ones are encouraged to wear their best prince and princess outfits to the movie. Concessions discounts will come with each “Cinderella” ticket.

The theaters participating are: Liberty 12; Northland (formerly Northglen); Grain Valley Marketplace 8; Lee’s Summit 16 (formerly Eastglen); Shawnee 18 (formerly Westglen); Olathe 10 (formerly Great Mall 16) and Overland Park 16 (formerly Palazzo).

For more information go to bbtheatres.com or the chain’s Facebook page.

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