New Movies Suck

I think we all can agree on that. With the exception of four or five movies a year, there are almost no new releases that demand to be seen in the theater. With the upcoming Death Of Marvel, there will be even fewer movies we want to see on the big screen.

However, a number of major theater chains have begun regular showing classic movies to get us disillusioned fans back in the seats.

This column is our attempt to get you out from behind your personal screens and get you back in the theater!

Every week we will give you a rundown of the re-releases that are going to be playing in the major US theaters over the next two weeks.

But don’t count on us to get this right every week, check your own theater. 

If you have a specialty theater or a dine-in theater like an Alamo Drafthouse near you, check that shit every week, because they will be showing something cool all the time.

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Fathom Events

This is the largest distributor of re-releases and live broadcast in-theater events.

Even though they work closely with most of the big-time chains in the United States not every chain will carry every event and not every theater will carry a chain’s Fathom schedule.

So do some leg work!

Lawrence Of Arabia

This digital print of Lawrence of Arabia is presented in 4K. Utilizing 8K scans of the 65mm original negative, the picture was painstakingly restored, removing the damage, deterioration and fading it had experienced over 50 years. Accompanied by remastered 5.1 audio, the film is presented in its original 2.20 aspect ratio, along with the original overture and intermission. Warning: This has a 4-hour run time.

You Are Here

You Are Here – A Come From Away Story is an intimate feature documentary that goes deep into the community of Gander, Newfoundland where 38 airliners carrying over 6,500 passengers were forced to land after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. The film pulls back the emotional layers surrounding the five days during which the community housed, fed and cared for the dislocated passengers.

El Norte

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of this Best Screenplay classic from director Gregory Nava with an exquisite restoration by the Academy Film Archive, supported in part by the Getty Foundation. After their family is killed in a government massacre, brother and sister Enrique and Rosa flee Guatemala and embark on a perilous journey to “El Norte”: the United States. 

Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture on the big screen with the original 1979 theatrical cut, featuring Jerry Goldsmith’s rousing overture. 

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AMC Theaters

The largest movie theater chain in the United States with over 8,200 screens in 661 theatres in the United States.

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The Matrix

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Matrix, for the first time in Dolby Cinema.

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Regal Cinemas

Regal operates the second-largest theater circuit in the United States, with over 7,307 screens in 564 theaters as of June 2016.

TF:RPX: Pulp Fiction

RPX presents movies the way filmmakers intended with powerful, uncompressed surround sound and bright eye-popping images in 2D and RealD 3D.  Guests will enjoy the custom-built premium environment creating the perfect moviegoing experience.  A giant immersive screen is illuminated by high-quality digital projectors and completed with a state-of-the-art sound system.

Regal also features many of the Fathom Events movies.

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Cinemark operates over 4,499 screens in about 335 theatres in the United States.

No Specific Re-releases

Cinemark features some of the Fathom Events movies. Check your local theater.

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Marcus Theaters

Marcus operates screens in Ohio, Nebraska Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Illinois, and Missouri. Marcus operates over 681 screens in about 53 theatres.

Friday The 13th Part 2

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Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan

Marcus is pairing this with the Fathom Star Trek: The Motion Picture event.

Marcus Theaters features some of the Fathom Events movies.

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Harkins Theaters

Harkins manages about 501 screens in 33 theatres throughout Texas, Oklahoma, California, Arizona, and Colorado. 

Steel Magnolias

Citizen Kane

Escape From New York

Harkins shows almost all Fathom Events. Check the Harkins Theaters schedule.

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Showcase Cinemas

Showcase AKA National Amusements, Inc., operates movie screens in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and Ohio.

Breakfast Club

Showcase Cinemas shows almost all Fathom Events.