Fall’s coming, which as a Chicagoan only reminds me that Winter is, too. But it’s not all bad if you can find your local Cinemark and catch a classic flick on the big screen.
August 23rd, marked the start of the theater chain’s Fall Classic Film Series. A digitally remastered Jaws played yesterday to audiences at more than 150 Cinemarks across the country.
Of course, you’re no doubt bummed if this late reporting made you miss the big white shark on the big screen, but there’s hope yet! If you missed it at the theater, you’ll be thrilled to hear that the Steven Spielberg horror classic has just been re-released on a Universal Studios 100th Anniversary Blu-Ray, so you can pick it up and enjoy it at home.
And of course, that’s just the first of many chances to catch some of the best films of this series. With a schedule that continues through September, Cinemark has selected six films they define as classics of cinema, and “visionary” at the time of their release. Looking at the list, I’d say you could safely call each of them visionary now, too (I’m partial to a little High Noon, myself). If you have a Cinemark near you – and odds are pretty good, being one of the largest theater chains around – here’s the schedule:
- August 30 – High Noon (1952) – Not Rated
- September 6 – Doctor Zhivago (1965) – PG-13
- September 13 – Chinatown (1974) – R
- September 20 – The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) – PG
- September 27 – The African Queen (1951) – Not Rated
For a list of participating theaters and show times, check Cinemark’s website for details. You can purchase a ticket for individual showings, or a discounted pass for all the remaining films. They also offer a convenient print-at-home ticket option, as well as an IPhone and Android app that makes getting to the fest that much easier.
Summer might be coming to an end, but the best movies are still playing right outside your door. I’d say take the chance and go see a “classic” the way it was meant to be seen – on a big screen, with big sound, and big stars.