Universal Pictures is giving movie lovers a reason to go back to theaters with free movie screenings on Fridays beginning today! In anticipation of its upcoming F9, the newest chapter in the Fast and Furious Saga, Universal is partnering with 900 theaters across the country to provide free screenings of all eight previous Fast films to be shown in chronological order each Friday. (Fast Fridays begins with 500 theaters and will expand to 900. Theaters that join the screening series after April 30 will begin their screenings with whichever film is already scheduled to screen in that week.)
Participating theaters include AMC Theatres, Regal, Cinemark Theatres, Marcus Theatres, Harkins Theatres, Showcase Cinemas, Santikos Entertainment, B&B Theatres, Cinépolis USA, Georgia Theatre Company, Marquee Cinemas, Epic Theatres, EVO Cinemas, Megaplex Theatres, Maya Cinemas, Xscape Theatres, Silverspot Cinema, Golden Star Theaters, MovieScoop Cinemas and Premiere Cinemas .
“The Fast films are all about family, and Universal wanted to find a way to thank our huge family of Fast fans around the country for their passion and loyalty over the past 20 years,” said Jim Orr, Universal’s President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution. “We’re grateful to our theater partners for their help in making this screening series possible and we are delighted to welcome audiences back to theaters to experience the wild Fast ride all over again. And we cannot wait to blow everyone’s minds with the release of F9 on June 25.”
Visit FastFridayScreenings.com for further information on how to receive tickets.
The full schedule of screenings is as follows:
- Friday, 4/30 – The Fast and the Furious
- Friday, 5/7 – 2 Fast 2 Furious
- Friday, 5/14 – The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
- Friday, 5/21 – Fast & Furious
- Friday, 5/28 – Fast Five
- Friday, 6/4 – Fast & Furious 6
- Friday, 6/11 – Furious 7
- Friday, 6/18 – The Fate of the Furious
In addition to the screening series, Entertainment Weekly’s popular BINGE Podcast will take fans through each of the previous Fast films in an eight-week series featuring exclusive conversations with the stars who brought those movies to life. Each episode will focus on one movie in the franchise with a Fast cast member from that particular film. Beginning April 30, a new episode will drop each Fast Friday, every week, leading up to the release of F9 on June 25.
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