The 8th Annual, Coast-to-Coast Festival Returns With Fan Favourites, Cult Classics and a Fresh Look
Film Line-up Includes Fargo, Legend, Pulp Fiction, Groundhog Day, The Fugitive and More
TORONTO, Jan. 5, 2017 /CNW/ - (TSX: CGX) - Cineplex Events has today announced that the widely popular Great Digital Film Festival will now be known as Flashback Film Fest. The event is Canada's only coast-to-coast festival, bringing a line-up of sci-fi, fantasy and fan favourites back to the big screen. This year, Cineplex Events and renowned film critic, Richard Crouse, curated a line-up of 17 of the most blood-pumping, thrill-inducing and heart-warming films in cinema that will screen in over 24 cities across the country from February 3-9, 2017.
Please click here to view this year's Flashback Film Fest trailer.
"We wanted to give the festival a new name that better reflects how it has evolved and why it has been so popular over the years," said Brad LaDouceur, Vice President, Event Cinema. "Flashback Film Fest fits perfectly with our Event Cinema business which offers guests exciting, unique content that ranges from classic films to renowned stage productions. We take them on tours of famous galleries and put them courtside at sporting events without them ever having to set foot on a plane, or in this case, a time machine."
"The great thing about this festival is that audiences will have a chance to relive these movies in the way they were meant to be seen; on a big screen, with an audience," said author and film critic, Richard Crouse. "The best and most powerful way to see a movie is to fully immerse yourself in the theatre experience, surrounded by people who are enjoying it just as much as you are. I'm personally looking forward to seeing films like Fight Club, Blade Runner – The Final Cut, Pulp Fiction and Shallow Grave in all their glory."
The 2017 Flashback Film Fest Line-up includes:
- Air Force One (1997) *20 year anniversary
- Blade Runner - The Final Cut (2007) *10 year anniversary/35 year anniversary of original
- Blood Simple (1984)
- Fargo (1996)
- The Fifth Element (1997) *20 year anniversary
- Fight Club (1999)
- The Fugitive (1993)
- Groundhog Day (1993)
- Heat (1995)
- Jurassic Park (1993)
- Legend (1985)
- The Princess Bride (1987) *30 year anniversary
- Pulp Fiction (1994)
- The Running Man (1987) *30 year anniversary
- Shallow Grave (1994)
- Starship Troopers (1997) *20 year anniversary
- Trainspotting (1996)
Tickets for festival films cost $7.99, $6.99 for 5 or more films and new this year film fanatics can buy the "I Want It All" pass for $69.99 allowing them access to all 17 films for a price of $4.11 per admission. For a complete list of show times, or to purchase tickets, visit Cineplex.com/FBFF.
Participating theatres include:
- Cineplex Cinemas Langley
- SilverCity Victoria Cinemas
- The Park Theatre
- Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas
- Scotiabank Theatre Edmonton
- Scotiabank Theatre Winnipeg
- Cineplex Cinemas Regina
- Scotiabank Theatre Saskatoon and VIP
- Cineplex Cinemas Courtney Park
- Cineplex Odeon Devonshire Mall Cinemas
- Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo
- Galaxy Cinemas Guelph
- Scotiabank Theatre Toronto
- Cineplex Cinemas Scarborough
- SilverCity Newmarket Cinemas
- Cineplex Cinemas Ancaster
- SilverCity London Cinemas
- Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinema
- SilverCity Sudbury Cinemas
- SilverCity Thunder Bay Cinemas
- Cinéma Banque Scotia Montréal
- Cineplex Cinemas Trinity Drive
- Scotiabank Theatre St. John's
- Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane
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 service, amusement gaming, alternative programming (Cineplex Events), Cineplex Media, Cineplex Digital Media, The Rec Room 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 164 theatres with 1,676 screens from coast-to-coast, serving approximately 77 million guests annually through the following theatre brands: Cineplex Cinemas, Cineplex Odeon, Cineplex VIP Cinemas, Galaxy Cinemas, SilverCity Cinemas and Scotiabank Theatres. 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.
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