New Special Movie Events to See in Theatres
1/12/2021 • 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. There are big movie anniversaries, like the fun and spirited FLASH GORDON, and THE MALTESE FALCON, coming to the big screen. Those will play alongside the new movie from celebrated animation creators Studio Ghibli, EARWIG AND THE WITCH.
Here are the best special events you can see at Cinemark now and in the next few weeks.
The director of BLACKFISH — the documentary which changed Sea World and the in-captivity treatment of killer whales forever — adapts an "Esquire" article called "The Friend: Love is Not a Big Enough Word." by Matt Teague. Casey Affleck stars as Teague, whose wife Nicole (Dakota Johnson) is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Their friend Dane (Jason Segel) moves into their home to help the Teagues with their last months together. What is originally meant to be a temporary stay becomes more permanent as Dane sacrifices many aspects of his own life in order to help his friends. [January 22]
The Maltese Falcon 80th Anniversary presented by TCM
Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies, and Warner Bros. bring THE MALTESE FALCON to select cinemas nationwide for a special limited engagement, which includes exclusive insights from TCM. Humphrey Bogart stars in this classic film noir as tough San Francisco private detective Sam Spade. The film tells the compelling, convoluted story of Spade's involvement with a deadly band of international thieves who will lie, double-cross, and murder to obtain a small, jewel-encrusted statue known as The Maltese Falcon. Spade's partner, Miles Archer (Jerome Cowan), accepts a job protecting a young woman (Mary Astor). Neither Spade nor Archer believes the woman or the story she tells them, but they do believe her money. When Archer is murdered, Spade's search for the killer drags him into a web of lies and death spun by the desperate people seeking The Maltese Falcon. [January 24]
The long-running horror series gets a fresh start in 2021! Despite warnings to stick to the Appalachian Trail, hikers stray off course and cross into lands inhabited by a hidden community of mountain dwellers who use deadly means to protect their way of life. Suddenly under siege, the friends seem headed to the point of no return -- unless one man can reach them in time. [January 26]
Prepare for NO TIME TO DIE and pay homage to the late Sean Connery at the same time. 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 femmes fatale 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. [January 31]
Woman In Motion: Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek and the Remaking of NASA
In 1977, with just four months left, NASA was struggling to recruit scientists, engineers and astronauts for their new Space Shuttle Program. That is when Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura, challenged them by asking the question, “Where are my people?” With NASA’s backing, she embarked on a national PR blitz, recruiting 8,000 of the nation’s best and brightest, including the trailblazing astronauts who became the first African American, Asian and Latino men and women to fly in space. This is her—and their—story. Following the feature presentation, fans will be treated to an exclusive behind the scenes documentary about the making of WOMAN IN MOTION, which includes additional interviews with Nichols and other notable guests from the documentary, deleted scenes, and additional footage from the making of the film. [February 2]
Earwig and the Witch
Growing up in an orphanage in the British countryside, Earwig has no idea that her mother had magical powers. Her life changes dramatically when a strange couple takes her in, and she is forced to live with a selfish witch. As the headstrong young girl sets out to uncover the secrets of her new guardians, she discovers a world of spells and potions and a mysterious song that may be the key to finding the family she has always wanted. [Opens in English Subtitled and English Dubbed presentations on February 3]
Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx (DREAMGIRLS) stars as the one-of-a-kind innovator of soul who overcame impossible odds to become a music legend. Ray is the triumphant and remarkable story of one of America's true musical geniuses, Ray Charles. From his humble beginnings in the South through his meteoric rise to the top of American music charts, Ray's inspirational journey is a tale of hope, redemption, and the power of the human spirit. "Ray is Electrifying" hails Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. Witness the incredible true story of a musician who fought harder and went further than anyone could imagine. [February 9]
Pretty in Pink 35th Anniversary
Teen sensations Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy drew raves for their starring performances in this bittersweet love story by John Hughes. She's a high school girl from the wrong side of town. He's the wealthy heartthrob who asks her to the prom. As fast as their romance builds, it's threatened by the painful reality of peer pressure. Director Howard Deutch reflects on the emotional twists of bringing PRETTY IN PINK to the screen, from his friendship with writer/producer John Hughes to the disastrous test screening featuring the contested original ending. [February 11]
TCM Big Screen Classics: Boyz N the Hood 30th Anniversary
Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies, and Sony Pictures bring BOYZ N THE HOOD to select cinemas nationwide for a special limited engagement, which includes exclusive insights from TCM. John Singleton made his debut with this gritty coming-of-age story that earned him Academy Award® nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay. Young Tre Styles (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) has been sent by his mother to live with his father, Furious Styles (Laurence Fishburne). Their South Central Los Angeles neighborhood is beset by gang violence and drugs, but Furious managed to avoid their ill effects and is determined to keep his son out of trouble. He can't, however, protect Tre from the influence of other forces, including his friends, Doughboy (Ice Cube, in his acting debut), who's drifting into drugs and run-ins with the law, and Doughboy's brother, Ricky (Morris Chestnut), a high school football star and teenage father. When a chance encounter leads to gunfire and tragedy, Tre must decide whether to accompany Doughboy on a dangerous mission of revenge. [February 28]
Check out our other special events coming soon!