JAWS, CHINATOWN & Other Classic Films Return to Theaters for Limited Engagements This Fall
Published: August 20, 2012 - 12:39pm
Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), the world’s highest attended motion picture exhibitor, is pleased to announce that the Steven Spielberg iconic blockbuster, JAWS, will kick off their “Fall Classics Series” in over 150 Cinemark theatres across the country. Ranked among the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time, this digitally restored version of JAWS will be scheduled to play on Thursday, August 23, 2012, at two separate show times, 2 pm and 7pm.
As part of Universal Pictures’ ongoing 100th Anniversary celebration, JAWS was one of 13 classic Universal films to be digitally remastered and fully restored from 35mm original film elements. Over the course of several months, skilled technicians worked with Steven Spielberg to meticulously balance color, remove dirt and scratches, and repair any damage to the film elements shot by shot and frame by frame.
“JAWS is one of the most influential pictures in Hollywood history and changed the landscape of how movies are released,” states James Meredith, VP of Marketing & Communications for Cinemark. “With this incredible restoration, fans now have the opportunity to see one of Hollywood’s legendary films in crystal clear digital projection and incredible surround sound. Some of our locations will be featuring these titles on our Cinemark XD Extreme Digital Cinema screen!”
In addition to JAWS, Cinemark has selected six titles that were visionary films at their time of release, and still stand as true “classics” in every sense of the word.
The list of films and dates of their presentation are:
August 23 Jaws (1975) Rated PG
August 30 High Noon (1952) Not Rated
September 6 Doctor Zhivago (1965) Rated PG-13
September 13 Chinatown (1974) Rated R
September 20 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Rated PG
September 27 The African Queen (1951) Not Rated
Cinemark takes pride in creating the best entertainment experience in the industry. In order to make movie-going as easy and enjoyable as possible, Cinemark focuses on offering more choices to their customers. For example, “Print at Home” ticketing, available at www.cinemark.com, makes it easy for patrons to purchase tickets in advance from the comfort of their home or office. Customers can bypass lines at the box office and go directly to a kiosk in the theatre lobby. Also, guests can download and purchase tickets through Cinemark’s mobile applications that are available for iPhone and Android phones. Finally, to stay connected, customers can sign up online to receive free, weekly showtime e-mailers that contain online coupons for discounts at the concession stand and other weekly special offers.
A full list of participating Cinemark locations, advance ticket purchases and show time information can be found at www.cinemark.com.