Kino Marquee expands to 150 virtual theater screens
After debuting the virtual theater experience to help keep arthouse theaters alive across the country, Kino Marquee has expanded to 150 arthouse theaters to screen the Cannes-prize winning Brazilian theater Bacurau, as well as the festival favorite Sorry We Missed You.
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Alamo Drafthouse and Laemmle Theaters are among the theaters to join the online screening initiative to screen films through many of their locations, with a virtual Q&A with the Bacurau filmmakers and casted hosted by BAM available for all to watch on Wednesday, April 1 at 8 p.m. EST. The full list of theaters on board for Bacurau at the time of publication are listed here.
“We’re grateful for our partners at Kino Lorber, who are leading the charge in Virtual Cinema screenings that support theaters like Alamo Drafthouse,” Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO. “We’re happy to be able to share Bacurau with our audience and continue celebrating our shared film culture.”
Kino Marquee will be hosted on the company’s new VOD service, Kino Now, although access to the virtual screening rooms will not be available through said site, but rather through theaters’ promotions of the films via the site, where viewers can buy virtual tickets and receive a link offering an admission to the online screening rooms.
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“We’ve all been thrust into a brave new cinema world,” Kino Lorber President and CEO Richard Lorber said. “Kino Marquee offers film lovers and the theaters a way to mutually support each other – audiences can keep going to newly released movies and theaters can keep selling tickets to great cinematic experiences online. We offer Kino Marquee as a lifeline to help keep art house cinemas in business and keep the work of top independent filmmakers under the halo of first release virtual screens.”