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New Special Movie Events to See in Theatres

New Special Movie Events to See in Theatres


Looking for a special experience at the movie theater? Cinemark has you covered with an impressive roster of anniversary screenings and special event programming. Massive musical artists, like The Doors, are coming to the big screen, alongside big anime events such as the premiere of Masaaki Yuasa's RIDE YOUR WAVE. Here are the best special events you can see at Cinemark now and in the next few weeks.

The Metropolitan Opera: Porgy and Bess

New Special Movie Events in Theatres: Porgy and Bess

[Image Credit: The Met Opera / Fathom Events]

Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera present a broadcast of The Gershwins’ "Porgy and Bess", live in select cinemas nationwide on Saturday, February 1, with encores on February 5 and 8. The Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. [Plays on February 1, 5 and 8]

The Wonderland (Japanese with English Subtitles)

New Special Movie Events in Theatres: The Wonderland

[Image Credit: Eleven Arts]

In THE WONDERLAND, on the day before her birthday, young Akane meets the mysterious alchemist Hippocrates, who brings her through a basement and into a fantastical world full of magic and color. He reveals that this world is in danger, and as the "Green Goddess" it is her destiny and responsibility to save this world. The only problem? Akane just wants to go home. [Plays on February 2 and 3]

Love Story (1970) 50th Anniversary presented by TCM

New Special Movie Events in Theatres: Love Story

[Image Credit: Paramount Pictures / Fathom Events]

Harvard Law student Oliver Barrett IV (Ryan O’Neal) and music student Jennifer Cavilleri (Ali MacGraw) share a chemistry they cannot deny—and a love they cannot ignore. Despite their opposite backgrounds, the young couple put their hearts on the line for each other. Soon, what began as a brutally honest friendship becomes the love story of their lives. LOVE STORY was the biggest movie of 1970 and nominated for seven Academy Awards®, including an Oscar®-winning musical score that became the poignant theme of the timeless romance. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this romantic classic returns to cinemas and includes exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies. [Plays on February 9 and 12]

The Doors: Break on Thru – A Celebration of Ray Manzarek

New Special Movie Events in Theatres: The Doors: Break on Thru – A Celebration of Ray Manzarek

[Image Credit: Trafalgar Releasing]

THE DOORS: BREAK ON THRU – A CELEBRATION OF RAY MANZAREK is a hybrid live concert and documentary capturing a 2016 tribute performance in Los Angeles, CA by surviving Doors members John Densmore and Robby Krieger to honor fellow Doors member Ray Manzarek on what would have been his birthday. The set list consists of Doors songs performed by John and Robby alongside a cast of all-star guest musicians including various members of the Foo Fighters, X, Stone Temple Pilots, Jane’s Addiction, Paul McCartney’s Band, Gov’t Mule and more. The film also includes rare archival footage of the band, conversations with Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek, and esteemed music journalist Ben Fong-Torres, as well as new interviews with John and Robby. [Plays on February 12]

Patterns of Evidence: The Red Sea Miracle Part I

New Special Movie Events in Theatres: The Red Sea Miracle Part I

[Image Credit: Fathom Events]

This Bible-affirming investigation is so large that two films were required. It’s one of the greatest miracles in the Bible; Moses and the Israelites trapped at the sea by Pharaoh’s army when God miraculously parts the waters, rescuing the Israelites and destroying Pharaoh and his chariots. But is there any evidence that it really happened and if so, where? That’s what investigative filmmaker Timothy Mahoney set out to discover 18 years ago and now he is ready to share what’s been uncovered; a controversy between two dramatically different approaches in reading the biblical text. One approach is Egyptian, the other is Hebrew. Both will lead to two very different conclusions on the location of the Exodus crossing site and the cause of the miraculous parting of the sea. What do these different approaches tell us about miracles – and what do they tell us about God? [Plays on February 18]

Ride Your Wave Premiere Event (Japanese with English Subtitles)

New Special Movie Events in Theatres: Ride Your Wave

[Image Credit: Fathom Events]

Fathom Events and GKIDS present RIDE YOUR WAVE, the deeply emotional new film from Masaaki Yuasa (THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL) for a one-night premiere event. Yuasa applies his trademark visual ingenuity to a tale of romance, grief and self-discovery. Hinako is a surf-loving college student who has just moved to a small seaside town. When a sudden fire breaks out at her apartment building, she is rescued by Minato, a handsome firefighter, and the two soon fall in love. Just as they become inseparable, Minato loses his life in an accident at sea. Hinako is so distraught that she can no longer even look at the ocean, but one day she sings a song that reminds her of their time together, and Minato appears in the water. From then on, she can summon him in any watery surface as she sings their song, but can the two really remain together forever? And what is the real reason for Minato’s sudden reappearance? Don’t miss this special event, featuring an exclusive interview with film producer Eunyoung Choi! [Plays on February 19]

NT Live: Cyrano de Bergerac

New Special Movie Events in Theatres: Cyrano de Bergerac

[Image Credit: National Theatre / Fathom Events]

James McAvoy (GLASS, X-MEN) returns to the stage in an inventive new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, captured live from London’s West End. Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all - if only he could win the heart of his true love Roxane. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of Cyrano - or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight? Edmond Rostand’s masterwork is adapted by Martin Crimp and directed by Jamie Lloyd (Betrayal). This classic play will be brought to life with linguistic ingenuity to celebrate Cyrano’s powerful and resonant resistance against overwhelming odds. [Plays on February 20]

The Color Purple (1985) 35th Anniversary presented by TCM

New Special Movie Events in Theatres: The Color Purple

[Image Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures / Fathom Events]

Academy Award® winner Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey star in THE COLOR PURPLE, director Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Alice Walker's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Color Purple. From 1909 to 1949, Celie (Goldberg--Ghosts of Mississippi), a Southern Black woman, gradually gains self-respect as she strives to educate herself and to find love--despite an abusive spouse and a society biased against her race and her sex. In honor of Black History Month, this classic film returns to cinemas and includes exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies. [Plays on February 23]

Love Live! Series 9th Anniversary LOVE LIVE! FEST

New Special Movie Events in Theatres: Love Live! Fest

[Image Credit: Fathom Events]

Fathom Events and T-Joy are bringing JPOP to US theatres for the first time with Love Live! Series 9th Anniversary LOVE LIVE! FEST for an exclusive one-night event! Captured live from Saitama Super Arena (Stadium Mode) in Saitama, Japan in January, Love Live! Series 9th Anniversary LOVE LIVE! FEST will feature not only “Aqours” from “Love Live! Sunshine!!” and “Nijigasaki High School Idol Club” from the newest game, but also "μ's" from “Love Live!,” which has not been on stage since 2016. [Plays on February 25]

Tokyo Godfathers (Japanese with English Subtitles)

New Special Movie Events in Theatres: Tokyo Godfathers

[Image Credit: GKIDS / Fathom Events]

TOKYO GODFATHERS, the acclaimed holiday classic from master director Satoshi Kon (PAPRIKA, PERFECT BLUE), returns to theaters in a brand-new digital restoration. On Christmas Eve, three homeless companions stumble upon a baby girl in a garbage heap. They name her Kiyoko, and vow to care for her as they track down her family. Haunted by memories of their own broken pasts and pursued by a cast of shadowy characters from Tokyo’s nightlife, Hana, Gin and Miyuki overcome their differences and learn to trust one another as a new, makeshift family. With the New Year fast approaching, the mystery behind baby Kiyoko deepens, and these unlikely heroes discover the surprising – and sometimes miraculous – connections that have brought them all together. Co-written by Keiko Nobumoto ("Cowboy Bebop") and featuring a whimsical score by Keiichi Suzuki, TOKY GODFATHERS is a masterpiece by turns heartfelt, hilarious and highly original, a tale of hope and redemption in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds. [Plays on March 9 and 11]

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