NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Veterans Advantage, PBC, together with IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX), proudly announce a free, private IMAX movie screening of Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' drama "Sully" this Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, for military, veterans and their family members. The film stars Academy Award® winner Tom Hanks (Bridge of Spies, Captain Phillips, Forrest Gump) as the heroic airline pilot Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, a U.S. Air Force Academy graduate and veteran, and was produced and directed by Academy Award® winner Clint Eastwood (American Sniper, Million Dollar Baby).
Sponsored by IMAX, the screening will be shown at 4pm at the AMC Loews 34th Street 14 & IMAX on 312 West 34th Street, after the Veterans Day Parade in New York City.
Military, veterans and their family members can reserve seats on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last at VeteransAdvantage.com/freescreening.
"Veterans Advantage has generated a loyal following among movie-going veterans in recent years, and we are delighted to showcase, with IMAX, the story of Captain Sullenberger this Veterans Day. Fittingly, the theater is within sight of where the historic landing occurred," said Scott Higgins, Founder and CEO of Veterans Advantage. Higgins is also one of the founding partners of Veterans Week NYC.
In the past, Veterans Advantage is pleased to have held such special Veterans Day screenings as Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam, Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg as Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, and Unbroken, the biopic of WWII prisoner of war Louis Zamperini.
Higgins added, "These screenings are a memorable way to recognize service to our country during Veterans Week NYC, and we deeply appreciate IMAX's great support of this effort."
"We are pleased to be able to host this Veterans Day screening and work with Veterans Advantage again to honor those who have so faithfully served our country," IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond said.
Veterans Advantage is a proud presenting sponsor of Veterans Week NYC 2016, and is offering a free month of the VetRewards Card - the official card of the week - to all veterans. Benefits include thousands of national and everyday discounts. Visit VeteransWeekNYC.org to enroll in a free month, as well as for an official Veterans Week NYC 2016 schedule of events.
On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the "Miracle on the Hudson" when Captain "Sully" Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.
"Sully" also stars Aaron Eckhart as Sully's co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Oscar® nominee Laura Linney as Sully's wife, Lorrie Sullenberger. Eastwood directed the film from a screenplay by Todd Komarnicki, based on the book Highest Duty by Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow. The project was produced by Eastwood, Frank Marshall, Allyn Stewart and Tim Moore, with Kipp Nelson and Bruce Berman serving as executive producers. Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a Flashlight Films production, a Kennedy/Marshall Company production, a Malpaso production, "Sully."
About IMAX Corporation
IMAX, an innovator in entertainment technology, combines proprietary software, architecture and equipment to create experiences that take you beyond the edge of your seat to a world you've never imagined. Top filmmakers and studios are utilizing IMAX theatres to connect with audiences in extraordinary ways, and, as such, IMAX's network is among the most important and successful theatrical distribution platforms for major event films around the globe.
IMAX is headquartered in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, with offices in London, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing. As of Sep. 30, 2016, there were 1,145 IMAX theatres (1,037 commercial multiplexes, 16 commercial destinations and 92 institutions) in 74 countries. On Oct. 8, 2015, shares of IMAX China, a subsidiary of IMAX Corp., began trading on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code "HK.1970."
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About Veterans Advantage, PBC
Veterans Advantage is a registered public benefit company that advocates for greater respect, recognition and rewards for veterans, active and retired military, guardsmen, reservists and their families. Veteran founded and led, Veterans Advantage partners with national retailers, travel industry leaders, and top service providers to create new benefits and distribute them through its coalition of partner companies to those vets verified through enrollment in Veterans Advantage. Veterans Advantage's free military verify technology solutions allow its partners to confirm their customers' eligibility for their military program offers in real time, online, by toll-free phone and at point-of-sale locations nationwide. You may also connect with Veterans Advantage on Facebook (www.facebook.com/vetrewards) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/vetrewards).
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