Fans can enjoy Legendary and Universal’s WARCRAFT exclusively in IMAX
at select AMC Theatres on June 8, a day before the movie’s release
LEAWOOD, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AMC Theatres® (NYSE: AMC) and IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX)
are teaming up with Legendary and Universal to bring WARCRAFT to fans
one day before the epic 3D adventure’s official release. Beginning
Wednesday, June 8 at 7 p.m., fans at 12 AMC locations in 10 markets can
see WARCRAFT, based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon, in
IMAX® 3D, 24 hours before its release, scheduled in theaters
nationwide at 7 p.m. June 9. Tickets for the June 8 event are on sale
now online at amctheatres.com/warcraft
and at the box office at participating locations.
“Long-time fans have waited years to see this story on the big screen,
and we’re ecstatic to provide them with the opportunity to become
immersed in the story through The IMAX Experience® a day
before it’s available anywhere else,” said Elizabeth Frank, executive
vice president and chief content & programming officer, AMC Theatres.
“We are excited to work with our friends and partners at AMC in offering
our most loyal fans this exclusive early release of WARCRAFT — a direct
bullseye for our core fan-boy audience — in IMAX® 3D,” said
Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX
In addition to being the first to see the movie, fans who attend the
IMAX preview screenings at AMC will receive an event lanyard and mini
one-sheet, and the screening will include 10 minutes of exclusive
behind-the-scenes footage, as well as interviews direct from the
Ticket prices for the AMC-IMAX debut varies by location. Tickets for all
other WARCRAFT opening weekend showtimes are available beginning May 6.
For more information and to purchase tickets, guests can visit amctheatres.com/warcraft.
Participating AMC locations:
AMC Loews Boston Common 19
AMC Showplace Village Crossing 18
AMC North Park 15
AMC Gulf Point 30
AMC Town Center 20
AMC Century City 15
AMC Universal Citywalk
AMC Empire 25
AMC Garden State 16
AMC Metreon 16
AMC Loews Alderwood Mall 16
AMC Tysons Corner 16
About AMC Theatres
AMC Theatres® delivers distinctive and affordable movie-going
experiences in 385 theatres with 5,380 screens located primarily in the
United States. AMC has propelled innovation in the theatrical exhibition
industry and continues today by delivering more comfort and convenience,
enhanced food & beverage, greater engagement and loyalty, premium sight
& sound, and targeted programming. AMC operates the most productive
theatres in the country’s top markets, including No. 1 market share in
the top three markets (NY, LA, Chicago) http://www.amctheatres.com.
About the Film
From Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Universal Pictures
comes WARCRAFT, an epic adventure of world-colliding
conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon.
The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its
civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing
their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the
two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction.
From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will
decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.
So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has
many faces, and everyone fights for something.
Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and
written by Charles Leavitt and Jones, the film starring Travis Fimmel,
Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer,
Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard
Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production.
The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner
and Stuart Fenegan. Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, Michael Morhaime and
Paul Sams serve as executive producers. Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick
Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven co-produce. WARCRAFT will
be released by Universal Pictures. www.warcraftmovie.com
Legendary is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures),
television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and
comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and
delivering content to mainstream audiences with a targeted focus on the
powerful fandom demographic. Through complete or joint ownership,
Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has
established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers
high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world’s
most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary
Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $12
billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com.
About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary
software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you
beyond the edge of your seat to a world you’ve never imagined. Top
filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with
audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX’s network is among
the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for
major event films around the globe.
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices
in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of March 31, 2016, there were
1,066 IMAX theatres (952 commercial multiplexes, 17 commercial
destinations and 97 institutions) in 68 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015,
shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the
Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code “HK.1970.”
IMAX®, IMAX® 3D, IMAX DMR®, Experience
It In IMAX®, An IMAX 3D Experience®, The IMAX
Experience® and IMAX nXos® are trademarks of IMAX
Corporation. More information about the Company can be found at www.imax.com.
You may also connect with IMAX on Facebook (www.facebook.com/imax),
and YouTube (www.youtube.com/imaxmovies).
Ryan Noonan, 913-213-2183