Now in its 18th year, the Watties Cans Film Festival has been a huge success with the millionth can donated last night at the movie event which runs NZ wide.

The Wattie’s Cans Film Festival is a great night out at the movies.

Every year on a specified day, for just one can of food per movie ticket, Kiwis can see family blockbusters at cinemas nationwide. 

It’s a cheap, fun night out for the whole family to enjoy, while also supporting The Salvation Army Christmas Appeal.

It has been a difficult year for the whole of New Zealand. One year on from the first of the devastating earthquakes in Christchurch, the cost of living has reached new heights. Never has there been a greater need to help The Salvation Army to lend a hand to our fellow New Zealanders.

“This year alone we have distributed more than 68,750 food parcels to New Zealanders in need,” says Salvation Army spokesman Major Robbie Ross. 

“We couldn’t have done this without the support of events like The Wattie’s Cans Film Festival and the generosity of Kiwis around the country.” 

Once again, EVENT Cinemas, Hoyts Cinemas, and Reading Cinemas were generously offering their theatres for the night last night, along with independent cinemas, at approximately 40 locations across the country.

And over the festival this week, the millionth can of food was donated. Congratulations NZ!

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