New Special Movie Events to See in Theatres
3/26/2021 • 4 min read
Looking for a special experience at the movie theater? Cinemark has you covered with an impressive roster of anniversary screenings and special event programming. The next couple months are packed with big movie anniversaries, like the fun and spirited SHREK, the brutally funny and blackly brutal FARGO, coming to the big screen. Those will play alongside the new anime, VIOLET EVERGARDEN THE MOVIE.
Here are the best special events you can see at Cinemark now and in the weeks and months to come.
TCM Big Screen Classics: The 10 Commandments 65th Anniversary
Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Paramount Pictures are bringing THE TEN COMMANDMENTS to select cinemas nationwide for a special limited engagement, which includes exclusive insights from TCM. Throughout film history, Hollywood has produced a number of sweeping epics and generation-defining movies. However, one Biblical saga – Cecil B. DeMille’s THE TEN COMMANDMENTS – has withstood the test of time. The 1956 film is universally acknowledged among critics as a cinematic masterpiece with a legendary cast including Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, and Ann Baxter. From its Academy Award®-winning director and revolutionary Oscar®-winning special effects to its sweeping score and unforgettable sets, The Ten Commandments presents the inspiring story of Moses in all its stunning glory. [March 28]
Violet Evergarden the Movie (Japanese with English subtitles)
After working as an Auto Memory Doll, Violet Evergarden has come to learn the meaning of the words “I love you.” Her soul, which has begun to heal, continues to move forward in life, helping others in need, while keeping the words of the first person who ever said “I love you” to her close to her heart. When she takes on a job to write a letter for a terminally ill boy, time starts to move forward. [March 30]
The Lumineers: Live From the Artists Den
In 2016, The Lumineers returned to their former home of Brooklyn, NY for an unforgettable taping of Live from the Artists Den at the majestic Kings Theatre. Artists Den and the band will release the full show, with three unreleased tracks and never-before-seen interview footage. The concert film will be paired with III, The Lumineers’ astounding visual companion piece to the band’s third album. The short film starkly explores three generations of a working-class family – the Sparks – as they navigate their struggles with addiction. [April 1]
TCM Big Screen Classics: La Bamba
Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Sony Pictures are bringing LA BAMBA to select cinemas nationwide for a special limited engagement, which includes exclusive insights from TCM. A Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture, LA BAMBA is the story of the emergence in the late 1950s of a 17-year-old Mexican American boy--Ritchie Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips), whose real name was Ricardo Valenzuela--from the migrant camps and fruit groves of California's San Joaquin Valley to the front lines of rock. Fusing Latin sounds and rhythms with a rock and roll beat that changed music history, Valens had a string of chart-topping hits including "La Bamba," "Donna" and "Come On Let's Go" when his career was tragically cut short by the 1959 airplane crash that also killed Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. With his dreams mostly misunderstood by his family, including mother (Rosana De Soto) and half-brother Bob (Esai Morales), Ritchie struggles to negotiate a path to show business success uncharted up to that point by Latino performers. [April 18]
Shrek 20th Anniversary
SHREK, the hilarious and irreverent Academy Award-winning animated classic, is coming back to select movie theaters for its 20th anniversary. Once upon a time in a far-away swamp, there lived an ornery ogre named Shrek (Mike Myers) whose precious solitude is shattered by an invasion of annoying fairy-tale characters. There are blind mice in his food, a big, bad wolf in his bed, three little homeless pigs, and more, all banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). Determined to save their home--not to mention his own--Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) to be Farquaad's bride. Accompanying him on his mission is a wisecracking Donkey (Eddie Murphy), who will do anything for Shrek...except shut up. Rescuing the Princess from a fire-breathing dragon may prove the least of their problems when the deep, dark secret she has been keeping is revealed. Audiences will also be treated to DreamWorks Animation's acclaimed animated short film, :To: Gerard," and the trailer to the studio's breathtaking new animated feature film, SPIRIT UNTAMED, which arrives in theaters June 4. [April 25]
Walking with Herb
Sixty-five-year-old Joe Amable-Amo thinks nothing much in his background distinguishes him from other guys his age. He is struggling with his faith after tragedy hits. As the former amateur golfer's life continues to unfold, Joe is besieged with his marriage, working as a bank executive, and gearing up for retirement. But as he is about to discover, life has a way of throwing a curveball that changes everything. Joe is working at his desk when he receives a message from God on his computer screen that tells him he has been chosen to deliver an inspirational message to the world that the seemingly impossible is possible. God tells Joe he is going to play in the US Open golf tournament, and if his faith is strong enough, he will win. As Joe embarks on a spiritual journey along with God's personal messenger and motorcyclist, Herb, Joe learns to make a difference, he must learn to face his fears, have confidence in his abilities, and commit to God before he can succeed. [April 30]
Fargo 25th Anniversary
Things go terribly awry when small-time Minnesota car salesman Jerry Lundegaard hires two thugs to kidnap his wife. Once people start dying, the very chipper and very pregnant Police Chief Marge Gunderson takes the case. Is she up to the challenge? You betcha. Winner of two 1996 Academy Awards, including Best Original Screenplay and Best Actress in a Leading Role, the 25th Anniversary release of the Coen Brothers’ genre-subverting Minnesotan murder mystery coincides with Frances McDormand’s ardently anticipated latest project, NOMADLAND. [May 2]
TCM Big Screen Classics: Fried Green Tomatoes 30th Anniversary
Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Universal Pictures are bringing FRIED GREEN TOMATOES to select cinemas nationwide for a special limited engagement, which includes exclusive insights from TCM. Academy Award winners Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy star with Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker in this inspiring drama adapted from Fannie Flagg's best-selling novel. When an unhappy housewife (Bates) befriends a lady in a nursing home (Tandy), she hears a remarkable tale of laughter, devotion and a special friendship that defies all obstacles in this heartwarming film from acclaimed director Jon Avnet. [May 9]
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