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Dorchester Kids Walk South Bay Red Carpet


Exiting from a line of yellow school buses, the kids of Dorchester looked on in awe as they approached the dazzling marquee lights and stanchioned red carpet. Leading up to the brightly lit AMC sign, the crew of excited kids linked arms, beaming with cheerful smiles as they walked the carpet. Knowing they were in for a treat, the theater opened its doors to the eager group waiting to see the newest and largest theater Dorchester has ever had.

In partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester and Martin Richard Foundation, EDENS hosted the 300+ kids at our Boston South Bay AMC Theatres for the premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. A monumental moment for EDENS’ South Bay project, the evening not only commemorated the opening of the theater, but also our commitment to enriching the Dorchester community. Leading the development of South Bay, EDENS’ Managing Director Brad Dumont was a vital leader in the design, curation and engagement of the greater Boston community. From construction to establishing these key community partnerships, the event signifies the great accomplishments for the team in Boston.

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In support of these two organizations, the event was dedicated to the kids of Dorchester. Greeted by their favorite characters Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Rey and several Stormtroopers, the cast posed for photos and passed out glowing light sabers. Dorchester resident and Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh joined in the celebrations to show his support of his city and his neighborhood. The evening was abuzz as the kids settled into the plush theater seats with free popcorn, sodas and Wahlburgers to enjoy their private screening.

A night that left fond memories for the kids, families and partners of South Bay, we are proud to continue our support for these inspiring organizations and to be part of the vibrant neighborhood of Dorchester.