Film critic Jackson Murphy (aka Lights Camera Jackson) has sat in hundreds of movie theater chairs throughout his career. On Tuesday, Aug. 8, he will sit in thousands! As part of LCJ Chairathon 2017, Jackson will do the unimaginable by sitting in every seat in the Regal Colonie Center Stadium 13 & RPX Theater (Albany, NY), non-stop.
Film critic Jackson Murphy (aka Lights Camera Jackson)The 18-year-old member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association is performing the feat to raise funds for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research and its mission to end Parkinson's disease, a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that affects more than 5 million people worldwide.
"I have a close family member who's fighting Parkinson's right now, so she's my inspiration for this," Jackson said. "Plus, I've always been a big fan of Michael J. Fox and how he has lived and worked with Parkinson's disease."
LCJ Chairathon 2017 will be streamed LIVE on multiple platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), so people around the globe will be able to follow Jackson as he goes row by row, section by section, auditorium to auditorium, sitting in every chair in the multiplex - all 2,740!
"For a typical movie I spend at least two hours in the same seat," said Jackson. "For this event I'll be spending about two seconds in each seat. It's definitely going to be a challenge." See Jackson's training video
Jackson is asking movie fans worldwide to donate a penny per chair ($27.40), though donations of all sizes will be appreciated. As a Team Fox event, 100 percent of proceeds will go directly to support the programs of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Donations can be made at: fundraise.michaeljfox.org/LCJChairathon
Jackson Murphy is an Emmy-winning film critic/entertainment reporter. He's a contributor to numerous media outlets, including WGNA-FM, Animation Scoop, CT Style, The Morning Show (Australia), and Teen Kids News. His reviews can be found at lights-camera-jackson.com.
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