Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS), today announced it will show Skyfall, the latest installment in the famed James Bond series starring Daniel Craig, at select UltraScreen® auditoriums on Thursday, November 8, one day in advance of the film’s November 9 wide release. The first showings of Skyfall will begin at 12:07 a.m. (0:07) on November 8 at seven UltraScreen auditoriums in Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin and will continue with a full schedule of exclusive UltraScreen showings that afternoon and evening.
“We are excited to announce that Marcus Theatres moviegoers will be among the first in the country to experience Daniel Craig as 007 on our giant UltraScreens,” said Bruce J. Olson, president of Marcus Theatres. “Skyfall is one of the most highly anticipated holiday blockbusters and the latest installment in one of the most popular film series of all time. As people all over the world celebrate the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, this larger-than-life film is getting the debut it deserves.”
Moviegoers who see Skyfall at a Marcus Theatres UltraScreen will experience the action-packed thrills of Agent 007 like never before. The three-stories tall, 70-foot-wide screens feature the latest MDX™ (Marcus Digital Xperience™) digital projection technology in 4K high resolution for superior clarity, vivid color and outstanding definition and depth. All UltraScreens feature dynamic, multi-channel surround sound and luxurious memory-foam chairs designed for ultimate relaxation and comfort, completing a superb cinematic experience.
Customers can purchase advance tickets now for the November 8 UltraScreen showings, including the special 12:07 a.m. showing at www.marcustheatres.com. UltraScreen admission is $2 more than standard movie prices. The wide release of Skyfall begins on Friday, November 9 in Marcus Theatres first-run locations throughout its circuit.
Marcus Theatres UltraScreen locations showing Skyfall on Thursday, November 8, at 12:07 a.m. and continuing in the afternoon and evening:
Illinois: Elgin Cinema, Elgin; Orland Park Cinema, Orland Park
Minnesota: Oakdale Cinema, Oakdale
Ohio: Pickerington Cinema, Pickerington
Wisconsin: Majestic Cinema, Brookfield; North Shore Cinema, Mequon; Point Cinema, Madison
About Marcus Theatres
Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS), is the sixth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or manages 695 screens at 56 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio. For more information, please visit www.marcustheatres.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@Marcus_Theatres).
About The Marcus Corporation
Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Marcus Corporation is a leader in the lodging and entertainment industries, with significant company-owned real estate assets. In addition to its Marcus Theatres division, the company’s lodging division, Marcus® Hotels & Resorts, owns and/or manages 20 hotels, resorts and other properties in 11 states. For more information, visit the company’s web site at www.marcuscorp.com.
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