To commemorate 20 years of movie magic, AMC Theatres this week is hosting charity screenings of hit movies from 1990, with all proceeds benefiting Variety — The Children’s Charity of Southern California and the Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL).

The movie theater giant celebrated last week 20 years on the Third Street Promenade. Guest who visit AMC Santa Monica 7 on March 25 will pay only $7 for all movies all day and will receive one free small popcorn with each ticket purchased.

“AMC Santa Monica 7 is excited to thank all those who have helped make the theater a success by turning back the clock and presenting some of our favorite films from 1990, the year of its opening, in addition to rolling back ticket prices to reflect that era,” said Jeff Trudeau, general manager, AMC Santa Monica 7.

At each charity screening, guests will be able to bid on an AMC special pass — giving them free movies for a year — during a live auction just before each show time. In addition, they may also enter drawings to win prizes such as:

• “Iron Man 2” poster autographed by Robert Downey, Jr.;

• “Julie and Julia” poster autographed by Meryl Streep and cast;

• “Valentine’s Day” poster autographed by cast including Jamie Foxx and Shirley MacLaine;

• “Art of Avatar” books, Universal Studios leather jacket, Disney gift basket of DVDs, shirts and more.

The charity screening schedule for the remainder of the week:

Tuesday, March 23: “Ghost.”

Wednesday, March 24: “Back to the Future III”

Thursday, March 25: “Home Alone,” and “Edward Scissorhands.”

All films start at 7 p.m. except for “Edward Scissorhands, which starts at 9:30 p.m. Tickets for all charity screenings are $7.

— Daily Press

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