What is a charity screening


Movie theater is playing a movie early and it says “charity screening”
Feel dumb asf for asking this

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You pay money for a ticket, possibly with a premium for the advance nature of the showing. The cinema takes a limited amount or no profit from the tickets and the money goes to an elected charity instead.

A “screening” is just a fancy way of saying “showing a movie”. “We’re having a screening of the latest Marvel movie” = “We’re showing the latest Marvel movie”

A charity screening means that by showing the movie they will somehow help a charity. They might donate a portion of your ticket price, let the charity sell concessions, or it might be as little as “raising awareness” by mentioning the charity before showing the movie.