ADVISORY, July 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Sony Pictures’ Pixels and Extra Life will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. Sony Pictures has teamed up with Extra Life – a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraiser for gamers – to give gaming fans opportunities to support their local member hospitals. Sony Pictures’ Pixels will be in theatres on July 24.
In honor of the occasion, movie cast members Josh Gad and Michelle Monaghan and Miracle Kid, Ryan Reyes, whose treatment is supported by fundraising programs like Extra Life will ring the Closing Bell. Reyes, 16, was treated at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network and a CMN Hospital, for non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Donations support the child life and creative arts therapy programs that helped Reyes during his difficult treatments.
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
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As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults – and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN™, Donkey Kong™, Galaga™, Centipede®, and Space Invaders™. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten (Michelle Monaghan), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens.
Pixels is directed by Chris Columbus. The screenplay is by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, with a screen story by Herlihy, based on the short film by Patrick Jean. The film is produced by Adam Sandler, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe and Allen Covert.
About Extra Life:
Extra Life is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® fundraising program within the gaming community. Participants fundraise year-round and pledge to game for 24 hours with one goal: to save and improve the lives of sick and injured kids. Funds raised stay local to help pediatric patients at 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across North America. Since 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $14 million for member hospitals. The movement, formed by gamers bonded by passion, is committed to saving and improving the lives of local kids. Play games, heal kids and join the community today at extra-life.org.
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