AMC Theatres and IMAX Corporation are teaming up with Legendary and Universal to bring Warcraft to fans one day before the epic 3D adventure's official release. Beginning Wednesday, June 8 at 7 p.m., fans at 12 AMC locations in 10 markets can see Warcraft, based on Blizzard Entertainment's global phenomenon, in IMAX 3D, 24 hours before its release, scheduled in theaters nationwide at 7 PM June 9. Tickets for the June 8 event are on sale now online at amctheatres.com/warcraft and at the box office at participating locations.
In addition to being the first to see the movie, fans who attend the IMAX preview screenings at AMC will receive an event lanyard and mini one-sheet, and the screening will include 10 minutes of exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, as well as interviews direct from the red-carpet premiere. Ticket prices for the AMC-IMAX debut varies by location. Tickets for all other Warcraft opening weekend showtimes are available beginning May 6. For more information and to purchase tickets, guests can visit AMCTheatres.com/Warcraft. Here's what Elizabeth Frank, executive vice president and chief content & programming officer, AMC Theatres, had to say in a statement.
"Long-time fans have waited years to see this story on the big screen, and we're ecstatic to provide them with the opportunity to become immersed in the story through The IMAX Experience® a day before it's available anywhere else."
Participating AMC locations include Boston (AMC Loews Boston Common 19), Chicago (AMC Showplace Village Crossing 18), Dallas (AMC North Park 15), Houston (AMC Gulf Point 30), Kansas City (AMC Town Center 20), Los Angeles (AMC Century City 15, AMC Universal Citywalk 19), New York (AMC Empire 25, AMC Garden State 16), San Francisco (AMC Metreon 16), Seattle (AMC Loews Alderwood Mall 16) and Washington D.C. (AMC Tysons Corner 16). AMC Theatres delivers distinctive and affordable movie-going experiences in 385 theatres with 5,380 screens located primarily in the United States. AMC has propelled innovation in the theatrical exhibition industry and continues today by delivering more comfort and convenience, enhanced food & beverage, greater engagement and loyalty, premium sight & sound, and targeted programming. AMC operates the most productive theatres in the country's top markets, including No. 1 market share in the top three markets (NY, LA, Chicago). Here's what IMAX's Greg Foster had to say in his statement.
"We are excited to work with our friends and partners at AMC in offering our most loyal fans this exclusive early release of Warcraft - a direct bullseye for our core fan-boy audience - in IMAX 3D."
From Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Universal Pictures comes the Warcraft movie, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment's global phenomenon. The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.
So begins a /warcraft-movie-trailer-2016/spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones, the film starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production. The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan. Jillian Share, Brent O'Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven co-produce. Warcraft will be released by Universal Pictures. Along with this exciting news, we also have a new character poster that shows off Draka, the female orc, wife of lead orc protagonist Durotan. She is also mother to his son, Thrall. She is played by Anna Galvin.