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Robin Williams

Good Will Hunting is on in 22 cinemas tonight with cash going to suicide charities

Almost €20,000 has been raised for Pieta House so far.

THE ICONIC ROBIN Williams movie Good Will Hunting will be on screen in 22 cinemas across Ireland this evening.

It’s all in a bid to raise funds for Pieta House and the Pips Programmes, with RTÉ 2fm and Omniplex Cinemas joining forces to help raise awareness of suicide.

Head of RTÉ 2fm, Dan Healy, said the nationwide screenings will “give Robin Williams fans across the country the chance to get together and celebrate one of the finest films from this legendary actor.

The tragic death of Robin Williams has focused many people’s minds on the troubles that affect so many, but often go unnoticed until it is too late.

Joan Freeman, Founder and CEO of Pieta House says: “Every suicide is a tragedy, and the sudden loss of Robin Williams has affected millions of people worldwide, reminding us that suicide doesn’t discriminate.

This screening is an opportunity to celebrate the work of an exceptional performer in the knowledge that the cost of your ticket is helping somebody else in crisis.

Good Will Hunting will be shown at 6.30pm this evening.

You can see a list of the Omniplex cinemas where the film is showing here and reserve a seat for a donation of €10.

The Omniplex has already raised almost €20,000 for Pieta House.

The Rathmines cinema has sold out two screens and opened a third due to demand.

All funds donated in the Republic will go exclusively to Pieta House, whilst all funds donated in Northern Ireland will go to Pips Programmes.

Paddy McKenna, RTÉ 2fm presenter said: “There’s no better way to remember his amazing talent than to screen what is his probably his finest hour – Good Will Hunting.

It’s a privilege to be a part of it and an awesome chance for us all to remember an iconic actor that meant so much to my generation.

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