Toronto, Ontario – Break out your hoverboards; power up the flux capacitor; and crank up Huey Lewis and The News... Cineplex is going Back to the Future.
From the Academy Award-winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis and starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson, the groundbreaking adventure Back to the Future sparked one of the most successful trilogies ever.
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of this beloved and iconic classic, October 21, 2015 has been declared “Back to the Future Day” worldwide. The date is significant, because it marks the exact day and year that Marty McFly travels into the future in Back to the Future Part II.
To mark the date, Cineplex Entertainment’s Front Row Centre Events is bringing Back to the Future parts one and two to theatres across the country on October 21, followed by the full trilogy on October 25.
Tickets go on sale on July 3, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the theatrical release of the first film. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Team Fox, benefittng The Michael J. Fox Foundation. The Michael J. Fox Foundation is a registered charity in Canada.
"The Back to the Future films helped define a generation," said Brad LaDouceur, Vice President, Event Cinema, Cineplex Entertainment. "We couldn’t be happier to bring these films back to the big screen – the exact place so many Canadians first enjoyed them.”
“Our Team Fox members — and dedicated Back to the Future fans — always find creative ways to raise awareness and big dollars for research,” said Jason Rice, Director of Development, The Michael J. Fox Foundation. “Cineplex is galvanizing fans to take it to the next level by experiencing the films again and help us get another step closer to our goal of curing Parkinson’s.”
For a list of participating theatres, or to purchase tickets, visit www.cineplex.com/bttf2015 – or a participating theatre box office.
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About Cineplex Front Row Centre Events (FRCE):
Brought to you by Cineplex Entertainment, Front Row Centre Events bring world-class entertainment to local Cineplex Entertainment theatres and other participating locations. Presented in high-definition with digital surround sound, guests can experience the best in original one-night only and series-based programming. With the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series, Broadway productions, live broadcasts direct from the stage of London’s National Theatre, dance performances, classic films, concerts, live sporting events and documentaries, Front Row Centre Events put guests in the centre of the action on the big screen. Front Row Centre events also serves as a Canadian distributor for select genre titles. Visit http://www.cineplex.com/Events/ for more information.
Cineplex Inc. (“Cineplex”) is one of Canada’s leading entertainment companies and operates one of the most modern and fully digitized motion picture theatre circuits in the world. A top-tier Canadian brand, Cineplex operates numerous businesses including theatrical exhibition, food services, gaming, alternative programming (Front Row Centre Events), Cineplex Media, Cineplex Digital Solutions, Cineplex Digital Networks, and the online sale of home entertainment content through CineplexStore.com and on apps embedded in various electronic devices. Cineplex is also a joint venture partner in SCENE – Canada’s largest entertainment loyalty program.
Cineplex is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and operates 160 theatres with 1,638 screens from coast to coast, serving approximately 77 million guests annually through the following theatre brands: Cineplex Odeon, SilverCity, Galaxy Cinemas, Scotiabank Theatres, Cineplex Cinemas and Cineplex VIP Cinemas. Cineplex also owns and operates the UltraAVX, Poptopia, and Outtakes brands. Cineplex trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CGX. More information is available at Cineplex.com.