Area theater pays tribute to Williams

Published on Thursday, 4 September 2014 21:57 - Written by Staff Reports

The Times Square Cinema, 5201 S. Broadway Ave., is paying tribute to the late Robin Williams and raising money for two organizations that deal with mental health issues.

Williams, a popular comedian and actor died on Sept. 11 by taking his own life. His family and friends said he suffered from depression.

“With the recent tragic passing of Robin Williams, We here at Times Square Cinema wanted to do something special with remembering how talented of an actor he truly was,” said a posting on its Facebook page.

On Monday, Times Square will show “Patch Adams” at 7 p.m. In the 1998 comedy, Williams plays a doctor who uses humor as part of his treatment of patients.

At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Times Square will show “Hook,” the 1991 film in which Williams plays Peter Pan.

Tickets to each showing will cost $2. Proceeds from both showings will be donated to the Life Center of Tyler and Samaritan Counseling Center of Tyler.

“Since we are a locally owned business, we want to support other businesses and establishments that are locally owned in the Tyler area,” the posting said.