Acme Comics & Geeksboro to Make Holidays ‘Special, Special’ for Teens in Need

"On Wed., Dec. 17, Acme Comics and Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema will co-host Geeksboro’s second annual holiday event titled “The Very Merry Christmas Special, Special.”

Combining live entertainment with an eclectic video collage of Christmas specials and holiday commercials from the ‘80s and ‘90s, this holiday-themed event will feature clips from such popular favorites as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars, Batman, South Park and Power Rangers. There will also be a special live musical performance by Crystal Bright of Crystal Bright and the Silver Hands.

Best of all, 100% of ticket sales will be used to purchase comic books for Guilford County teenagers who are receiving assistance from the Exchange Club Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse of North Carolina, Inc.

“There are a lot of wonderful toy and donation drives that are geared towards helping young children receive gifts during Christmas,” says Joe Scott, owner of Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema. “But for many older kids and teenagers, there’s a great likelihood that they won’t receive a holiday gift that is age appropriate.”

While many gifts for teenagers are expensive electronics and video games, Scott identified comic books as a cost-effective gift option that provides benefits outside of entertainment.

Co-promoter and Acme Comics General Manager Stephen Mayer agrees.

“Comic books are a great way to promote literacy,” Mayer says. “And stories of super hero altruism often inspire good deeds in real life.”

Acme Comics & Geeksboro’s Very Merry Christmas Special, Special will start at 8:30 p.m. Wed., Dec.17 at Geeksboro Coffeehouse Cinema on 2134 Lawndale Drive. Tickets are $10 each, and include a special surprise as well as a chance to win cool door prizes."

- A Press Release

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