Published on November 14th, 2019 | by gareth0
The Game Awards To Air Live In 53 Cinemark Theatres
I think this is a great idea as it would be nice to see more and more events that are not aired or streamed made available.
THE GAME AWARDS SET TO AIR LIVE IN 53 CINEMARK THEATRES ON DECEMBER 12 ALONGSIDE SONY PICTURES’ “JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL”
CINEMARK, SONY PICTURES’ “JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL” AND THE GAME AWARDS TEAM UP TO OFFER FANS A SUPERTICKET TO THE BIGGEST CELEBRATION OF VIDEO GAMES AND ESPORTS ALONGSIDE ONE OF THE FIRST SCREENINGS OF “JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL”
November 14, 2019 — The world’s biggest video games are coming live to the big screen on December 12. Today, The Game Awards, Cinemark Theatres, and Sony Pictures announced a first-of-its-kind superticket program that pairs a live simulcast of The Game Awards in 53 Cinemark theatre locations with a bonus screening of Sony Pictures’ “Jumanji: The Next Level.”
“The Game Awards is all about bringing the game community together, and this year, for the first time, we’re giving fans the option of gathering live in a Cinemark auditorium to watch all the awards, musical performances and world premieres of the most anticipated games of the future on the big screen, with the added perk of being some of the first fans to see ‘Jumanji: The Next Level,’” said Geoff Keighley, Creator, The Game Awards.
“We know video games are a big passion point for a huge segment of our audience, so this unique superticket brings fans the ultimate night out at the theatre,” said Justin McDaniel, SVP, Global Content, Cinemark. “Cinemark is proud to be the only place to see both the opening night showing of ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ and The Game Awards live on the big screen.”
“Given that the premise of our last two Jumanji films is about getting transported into a video game, we couldn’t think of a better pairing than this,” said Ann-Elizabeth Crotty, EVP, Global Client Services and Exhibitor Partnerships, Sony Pictures Entertainment. “As soon as it became clear that our release date perfectly aligned with The Game Awards, we knew we had to do something special for fans.”
This special, one-night-only cinema event will be available in 53 Cinemark locations across the U.S. on December 12. “Jumanji: The Next Level” will play before the live simulcast of The Game Awards.
Tickets are available for purchase for $20. Find more information and see participating Cinemark locations at www.cinemark.com/gameawards.
About The Game Awards
Reaching over 30 million viewers in 2018 and hailed as “the Oscars for the gaming world” by the New York Times, The Game Awards is one of the largest live streamed events of the year on the Internet. The Game Awards brings together game industry creators, esports champions, digital influencers and Hollywood names for a night of awards, exclusive game world premieres, new game announcements and musical performances. The program airs live and free across more than 45 digital video networks including Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, all the major video game platforms, and globally on more than 30 networks in countries such as China and India.
The Game Awards is guided by an advisory board that includes the executive leadership teams from Activision (Rob Kostich, President), AMD (Dr. Lisa Su, CEO), Electronic Arts (Laura Miele, Chief Studios Officer), Google (Phil Spencer, VP and GM, Stadia), Microsoft (Phil Spencer, EVP of Gaming), Nintendo of America (Doug Bowser, President), Rockstar Games, Sony Interactive Entertainment, Ubisoft (Yves Guillemot, CEO), Valve, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (David Haddad, President) and Tencent (Steven Ma, Senior Vice President).
About Cinemark Holdings, Inc.:
Headquartered in Plano, TX, Cinemark (NYSE: CNK), one of the world’s largest and most influential movie theatre companies, operates in 549 theatres with 6,086 screens in 41 states domestically, Brazil, Argentina and 13 other Latin American countries. In addition to the company’s flagship theatre, Cinemark also manages Century Theatres, Tinseltown USA, CinéArts and Rave Cinemas. From ticket purchase to end credits, Cinemark is dedicated to providing an extraordinary guest experience and prides itself on always looking to create innovative food and beverage options and finding sustainable solutions for its theatres. Cinemark is the home to the first-to-market, exhibitor-led subscription program, Cinemark Movie Club, and the proprietary XD screen technology. For more information go to www.investors.cinemark.com.
About Jumanji: The Next Level:
In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to Jumanji to rescue one of their own, they discover that nothing is as they expect. The players will have to brave parts unknown and unexplored, from the arid deserts to the snowy mountains, in order to escape the world’s most dangerous game.
Directed by Jake Kasdan. Written by Jake Kasdan & Jeff Pinkner & Scott Rosenberg. Based on the book Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg. Produced by Matt Tolmach, Jake Kasdan, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia. Executive Producers are David Householter, Melvin Mar, Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, William Teitler, Ted Field and Mike Weber. The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Awkwafina, Alex Wolff, Morgan Turner, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, with Danny Glover and Danny DeVito.
About Sony Pictures Entertainment:
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html.