“There’s no group more important to the future of American, despite what my accountant might tell you,” said Hanks, who received an Oscar for his role in “Philadelphia.”
Bullock and Bridges, who won Best Actress and Actor Awards in this month’s ceremony, agreed.
“To be competitive in the world, to create a Green America, to preserve democracy for the benefit of all and not just the wealthy and the elite, we need to encourage teachers to do their best and show that we truly do appreciate their hard work,” said the two in a statement. “We need to send a message that our entire society values the work that they do, and that being a teacher is an elite profession, despite the all-too-frequent low pay schedules.
In a letter to Shari Redstone, National Amusements president , the three noted that they had sold “quite a few tickets” for National Amusements in the past, and that some “payback” for their efforts might well be in order.
The three urged National Amusement to match AMC’s offer of a $2 discount and a free Coca Cola for all teachers with a valid ID during that week.
Redstone’s office had no comment.
National Teacher Week is celebrated by communities all over the U.S. as a time to recognize the achievements and contributions made by local educators.
About National Amusements, Inc.
National Amusements, Inc., is a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry operating more than 1,500 screens in the U.S., U.K., Latin America and Russia. National Amusements delivers a superior entertainment experience in theatres around the world under its Showcase, Multiplex, Cinema de Lux, and KinoStar brands. Based in Dedham, Massachusetts, National Amusements is a closely held company operating under the third generation of leadership by the Redstone family. National Amusements is also an equal partner in the online ticketing service, MovieTickets.com, and is the parent company of both Viacom and CBS Corporation.
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