New York, N.Y. -- Screenvision, a national leader in cinema advertising sales, services and content distribution, has teamed up with Compass International Pictures and Trancas International Films to bring John Carpenter's immortal 1978 classic, "Halloween," back to the big screen. This nationwide release, beginning October 25th with select showings through October 31st, will be the widest distribution the film has seen since originally shocking audiences in 1978. This cinema scare classic will be presented in a striking, new HD transfer and 5.1 audio.
Screenvision's presentation of "Halloween" will also include an exclusive documentary short entitled "You Can't Kill The Bogeyman: 35 Years of Halloween." The documentary focuses on the undeniable impact the film, and series, has had on culture and the genre. A full list of exhibiting theaters will be announced soon.
In the film, the villain, Michael Myers, has spent the last 15 years locked away inside a sanitarium under the care of child psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis. On October 30, 1978, Myers escapes and makes his way back home to Haddonfield, turning a night of tricks and treats into something much more sinister for three young women, including Laurie Strode, the star-making role for Jamie Lee Curtis. Dr. Loomis is their only hope, but will he find his shadow-dwelling patient in time?
"We are thrilled to bring John Carpenter's original Halloween back to the screen after almost 35 years," says series producer Malek Akkad. "We are excited for fans from coast to coast to finally get the ultimate theatrical experience."
Darryl Schaffer, EVP of Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision said: "We're excited to bring the movie that helped define the horror genre back to the big screen for this timely exhibition."
Sony reports that Resident Evil: Retribution made $665K from midnight shows. That's enough to top the $625K midnight debut of 2010's Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D. Comparable recent midnight openings include The Bourne Legacy with $540K and The Expendables 2 with $725K.
LOS ANGELES -- Fandango announced today that advance tickets for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2" will go on sale October 1 at midnight EST, more than six weeks before the movie's November 16 release date. According to a recent survey, a majority of Fandango moviegoers named "Breaking Dawn, Part 2" the most anticipated movie of the fall season.
"Twilight" tickets will be available at Fandango.com and on Fandango's mobile site and apps. Moviegoers can now sign up for a Fandango FanAlertTM, an email reminder of when "Twilight" tickets go on sale, at http://www.fandango.com/twilight.
"Each installment of 'The Twilight Saga' ranks among Fandango's top pre-selling films of all time," said Rick Butler, Executive Vice-President and General Manager of Fandango. "With moviegoers telling us that 'Breaking Dawn, Part 2' is their most anticipated film of the Fall season, we fully expect tickets to go quickly, while our fans rely on Fandango to reserve their tickets when advance sales start on October 1."
Advance tickets for the November 15 "Twilight Marathon" -- where all five films of "The Twilight Saga" will be shown in order at select theaters -- will also go on sale on October 1.
In anticipation of the film's release, Fandango has launched its latest Twilight Movie Guide with exclusive content including video interviews with Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner and all of the film's stars, a comprehensive character guide, ticket and poster giveaways and the latest "Breaking Dawn" news and updates at http://www.fandango.com/twilightguide.
As part of a special sweepstakes on Fandango, two lucky fans will also have the chance to win a trip to the world premiere of "Breaking Dawn, Part 2" in Los Angeles. Visit www.fandango.com/sweepstakes/twilightpremiere for more details.