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E.T., Jaws on Imax Screens This Summer

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 09:43 -- Nick Dager

Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment have announced that, for the first time, U.S. audiences will be able to experience two classic, culture-defining Steven Spielberg films— E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Jaws —on Imax screens nationwide. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial will be released exclusively on Imax screens beginning August 12, to celebrate the film’s 40th Anniversary. Jaws will be released on Imax screens and also in RealD 3D beginning September 2.

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Fathom to Present Metropolitan Opera Summer Encore Series

Mon, 06/13/2022 - 09:34 -- Nick Dager

Beginning Wednesday, July 13, Fathom Events will present summer encores of performances from the Metropolitan Opera’s acclaimed Live in HD series in theatres nationwide. The 2022 summer encores series opens with Lehár’s operetta The Merry Widow, starring sopranos Renée Fleming and Kelli O’Hara in director-choreographer Susan Stroman’s effervescent staging.

Racing Documentary Rowdy Coming to Big Screens Nationwide

Thu, 06/09/2022 - 12:58 -- Nick Dager

Fathom Events is bringing the acclaimed documentary Rowdy to theatres nationwide on June 29. The film provides a special look at famed NASCAR driver Kyle Busch’s unmatched talent and singular determination to win at everything while giving candid insights from family, friends and team personnel on his life and career. Busch confronts his physical limits when he sustains a potentially career-ending wreck in 2015, only to find a path to win the series championship that same season. His journey is ranked as one of the greatest sports comebacks of all time.

Defining Authentic Drive-Ins

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 16:29 -- Nick Dager

In an effort to differentiate its members from the many so-called pop-up drive-ins that have been a big part of the pandemic movie scene, the United Drive-In Theatre Association has launched a website to define what theatres it says qualify as authentic drive-ins. On the website the association has posted a list of the qualifications and standards that have been created by the UDITOA to ensure that their guests will receive a genuine and authentic drive-in experience.

Top Gun Tops $500 Million

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 13:03 -- Nick Dager

An incredible set of holds for Top Gun: Maverick kept it flying high at the global box office in its second weekend, according to the London-based analytics firm Gower Street. The film added an estimated $176.3 million bringing the global total after 12 days to $557.2 million. After setting an opening record for Tom Cruise over the Memorial Day weekend in the Domestic market, this past weekend Top Gun: Maverick added a phenomenal $90 million in North America which would still have scored Cruise his biggest opening if this had been week one. The film dropped just 29 percent, the best week-two hold for a $100 million-plus opener.

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