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New Special Movie Events to See in Theatres This SeasonheroImage

New Special Movie Events to See in Theatres This Season

9/15/2021 • 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.

In the next few weeks, we have classics like DIRTY DANCING, the first James Bond movie, new events in the Studio Ghibli Fest, and opera! From anime to opera — who else has the range?

Here are the best special movie special events you can see at Cinemark now and in the weeks to come.

Met Summer Encore: La Fille du Régiment

In this encore performance from 2008, madcap physical comedy and impeccable coloratura come together in Natalie Dessay’s indelible portrayal of the feisty tomboy Marie, raised by a regiment of French soldiers. Tenor Juan Diego Flórez stars alongside her as the young Swiss villager who conquers her heart—and a slew of high Cs—in Laurent Pelly’s charming staging. [August 10]

DCI 2022: Big, Loud & Live

Drum Corps International’s 17th-annual “Big, Loud and Live” features 2022’s top 15 ensembles performing live from the DCI World Championship Prelims at Lucas Oil Stadium along with historic features and interviews in celebration of the 50th Anniversary DCI Summer Tour. [August 10]


From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa (The Night is Short Walk On Girl, Mind Game) comes a “hypnotically psychedelic” rock opera spotlighting Noh theater in 14th-century Japan through the rise of a mysterious masked dancer and his blind, biwa-playing companion. [August 12, in Japanese with English Subtitles]

Teasing Master Takagi-san The Movie

Takagi and Nishikata are in their final year of middle school and have both anxiety and hope for the future. During the summer of their final year, on the day before summer vacation starts, the two find a kitten that they name Hana. They decide to take care of the kitten themselves until they can find its mother. [August 14, in Japanese with English Subtitles]

Dirty Dancing 35th Anniversary

In the summer of 1963, innocent 17-year-old Baby (Jennifer Grey) vacations with her parents at a Catskills resort. One evening she is drawn to the staff quarters by stirring music. There she meets Johnny (Patrick Swayze), the hotel dance instructor, who is as experienced as Baby is naive. Baby soon becomes Johnny's pupil in dance and love. [August 14 and 17]


A young girl (Dakota Fanning) walks through a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life. On the surface, this parallel reality is eerily similar to her real life - only much better. But when this wondrously off-kilter, fantastical adventure turns dangerous and her counterfeit parents try to keep her forever, Coraline must count on her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home. [August 15]

Free Chol Soo Lee

An official selection at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, FREE CHOL SOO LEE chronicles the gripping true story of Chol Soo Lee, a legendary figure in the Asian-American community: a Korean immigrant misidentified as Chinese and wrongly convicted of murder, who became a rallying cry for a pan-Asian-American political movement. It is a moving, inspiring tale of grassroots Asian-American activism, depicting the strength of a diverse community as they unite behind a common symbolic cause and ultimately achieve their immediate goal. [August 17]

RiffTrax Live: The Return of Swamp Thing

He’s back! You probably didn’t know that he was gone, but he was and now he’s back! Swamp Thing, AKA Swampington Montgomery Thing, returns to thwart the sinister plans of the evil Doctor Arcane, who apparently is also back. But! Here for the first time is Heather Locklear, the young woman who is drawn to the mysterious charms of Mr. Thing, and desires a love that is both human and plant-based. A sequel to the Wes Craven cult classic, The Return of Swamp Thing is decidedly NOT Directed by Wes Craven, but that’s fine, because it means this one is bigger, dumber, and way more riffable. Join Kevin, Bill and Mike as they run through the backwood bay, chasin’ down a hoodoo, live in theaters nationwide on August 18th! [August 18]

Dr. No 60th Anniversary

In his explosive film debut, Ian Fleming's immortal action hero blazes through one of his most spectacular adventures. Bond's (Sean Connery) mission takes him to Jamaica, where mysterious energy waves are interfering with U.S. missile launches. As he unravels the truth, Bond must fight deadly assassins and sexy femme fatales as he searches for the headquarters of the sinister Dr. No, who is implementing an evil plan of world domination. Jack Lord and Ursula Andress also star. [August 21]

Slaves and Kings

In 1930, the writer and intellectual Azorín discovered a hoax that had been propagated for almost 60 years: the life and works of the Spanish Archbishop Antonio María Claret, founder of the Claretian Missionaries, had been adulterated. Slaves and Kings, based on real facts, uncovers the path of this investigation that leads to know the history, though and authentic facts that led to the action of the former archbishop of Cuba and, later, confessor of Queen Isabel II. Added value includes go behind the scenes with the missionary Catholic saint who was a religious founder, reformer, queen's chaplain, writer, publisher, and archbishop. What can we learn from Claret's exemplary witness despite persecution? Find out more after the film and experience in depth details of a heroic witness and the special friend of slaves and kings. [August 22]

Bleach The Movie: Hell Verse (Anniversary Edition)

BLEACH fans unite! It’s been 20 years since the story of Ichigo Kurosaki was first published and exciting things are in store for the rest of 2022! Before the BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War anime begins this fall, come together in celebration by watching one of the most exciting BLEACH movies ever released along with its prologue. You’ll be rewarded with a collectible BLEACH: Thousand-Year Blood War lanyard, bonus content featuring Johnny Yong Bosch (the English voice of Ichigo), Sung Won Cho (aka ProZD), and more! [August 25]

Only Yesterday

Part of Studio Ghibli Fest 2022. It’s 1982, and Taeko (Daisy Ridley) is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her relatives in the countryside, and as the train travels through the night, memories flood back of her younger years: the first immature stirrings of romance, the onset of puberty, and the frustrations of math and boys. At the station, she is met by young farmer Toshio (Dev Patel), and the encounters with him begin to reconnect her to forgotten longings. In lyrical switches between the present and the past, Taeko contemplates the arc of her life, and wonders if she has been true to the dreams of her childhood self. From Academy Award®-nominated director Isao Takahata (The Tale of Princess Kaguya) and general producer Hayao Miyazaki, Only Yesterday is a critically-acclaimed masterpiece of time and tone, rich with humor and stirring emotion, and beautifully animated by one of the world’s most revered animation studios. [August 28 and 29 in Japanese with English Subtitles and English Dubbed versions]

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 40th Anniversary presented by TCM

As Adm. James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and Capt. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) monitor trainees at Starfleet Academy, another vessel from the United Federation of Planets is about to try out the planet-creating Genesis Device in a seemingly deserted portion of space. In the process, two of Kirk's officers are captured by Khan (Ricardo Montalban), an enemy Kirk thought he'd never see again. Once more, Kirk takes the Enterprise's helm, where he meets Khan's ship in an intergalactic showdown. [September 4, 5, and 8]

After Ever Happy

The fourth and final chapter in the AFTER franchise finds Tessa and Hardin at a crossroads: Does Tessa continue trying to save him and their relationship, or is it time to save herself? While Hardin remains in London after his mother’s wedding and sinks deeper into darkness, Tessa returns to Seattle and endures a tragedy. If they want their love to survive, they’ll need to work on themselves first. But will their paths lead them back to each other? Added value includes a special behind-the-scenes look into the filming of After Ever Happy with new cast and crew interviews. [September 7 and 8]


David is adopted. He has a great life, loving parents, and a promising future. But everything changes when his birth mother unexpectedly makes contact. She gave him up 18 years ago and now wants to meet. Nervous but eager, David embarks on a journey to where his life began: and where it almost ended. LIFEMARK is the stirring story of one mother’s choice and a son’s search for answers. [September 9]

Check out more special events coming soon!

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