Miss the summer movies? Or want to revisit one of your favorites? You’re in luck because this Sunday, August 27 is National Movie Day and most theaters across the country are offering tickets for just $4.
“Building on the phenomenal success of last year’s inaugural National Film Day, Cinema Foundation is calling on film fans across the country to gather for a National Day to celebrate the magic of film on the big screen,” the National Cinema Foundation said. a statement
“The second annual National Cinema Day celebrates the power of film to bring us all together, and discounted admission will be no more than $4 for all films in all formats (including premium large format screens) at participating U.S. theaters.”
How many cinemas will be part of the National Film Day?
An estimated 30,000 screens across 3,000 locations are expected to attend the one-day event. Cinema Foundation, organizes non-profit events. Popular movie theater chains including AMC theaters and Regal Cinemaalso announced their participation in the event and even offered discounted popcorn.
What movies will be shown at the cinema?
Summer hits including “Barbie,” “Oppenheimer,” “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” and “Blue Beetle” are on the menu as well as new movies this weekend like “Gran Turismo,” “Golda,” “The Mountain,” “Revenge” and “Down”.
Recent family hits like “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” and Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Sing-Along” and re-releases of classics like “Jurassic Park (3D), “American Graffiti,” “Lady Bird” and “Oldboy” Also part of the lineup.$4 tickets apply to all movies, screens and formats.
The event will also feature independent films and exclusive new content that can only be seen in theaters. A sneak peek of anticipated fall releases is also expected to play before each screening.
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What is National Film Day every year?
This is the second year in a row that theaters are celebrating National Cinema Day at the end of summer and for good reason, thanks to last year’s roaring success. More than 8 million moviegoers were part of last year’s inaugural National Cinema Day, organized by the Cinema Foundation, a nonprofit affiliate. National Association of Theater Owners.
The one-day event, held at more than 3,000 participating venues with more than 30,000 screens, collected $23.8 million in box office returns for the day – up 8% from the previous Saturday’s sales – even with discounted ticket prices of $3.
This year’s event is being held on Sunday instead of last year’s Saturday, and ticket prices have increased by a dollar. According to Theater Group, the average movie ticket price in 2022 is $10.53.
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Following last year’s National Cinema Day, in a Fandango consumer survey of more than 2,000 US ticket buyers, participants cited the top five reasons for purchasing tickets for the next National Cinema Day, including affordability, the ability to see a specific movie they want to see, loved ones Fun activities to spend time with, being a big fan of a certain movie franchise and planning for their weekend.
“Movies have the power to bring us together to share in the joy, thrill and magic of a great story told on the big screen,” said Michael O’Leary, president and CEO of Theater-Owners Group. “National Cinema Day is a celebration of movie fandom and the unifying role that movie theaters play in our communities.”
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What is Cinema Foundation?
The Cinema Foundation is a non-profit, dedicated to promoting the essential cinema exhibition industry through research, education and philanthropy through the development of a diverse future workforce and growing film-going community.
From March 2022, the foundation is dedicated to shaping the future of great collective experiences in film and the cinema industry.