DENVER, May 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Moviegoers will go totally wild when "Jumanji Double Feature" comes to cinemas nationwide this summer for two days only, bringing together the groundbreaking original 1995 adventure "Jumanji" and 2017's blockbuster comedy-adventure "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle."
Tickets for "Jumanji Double Feature" can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com and participating box offices.
Fathom Events and Sony Pictures Entertainment bring "Jumanji Double Feature" to nearly 600 U.S. cinemas on Sunday, June 10, at 2:00 p.m. and Monday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m. (all local times). A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
"Jumanji" stars Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst and Bonnie Hunt, and is directed by Joe Johnston ("The Rocketeer," "Captain America: The First Avenger") and produced by Scott Kroopf and William Teitler, with a screen story by Greg Taylor & Jim Strain and Chris Van Allsburg and a screenplay by Jonathan Hensleigh and Greg Taylor & Jim Strain, 1995's "Jumanji" was one of the year's highest-grossing films. Its tale of an ancient, magical board game that comes to life went on to become one of the films most associated with the decade, combining Williams' comedic genius with seamlessly integrated computer-generated effects. Through home video releases, an entire generation has grown up with "Jumanji" – but many of its fans have never seen it on the big screen.
In "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," the game has changed as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they've never heard of, they decide to play and are immediately thrust into the game's jungle setting in the bodies of the avatar characters they chose (Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan). What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji – Jumanji plays you. To win, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives or they'll be stuck in the game forever. Directed by Jake Kasdan, with a screen story by Chris McKenna and screenplay by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner, "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" is produced by Matt Tolmach and William Teitler.
Both films are based on the 1982 Caldecott Medal-winning book "Jumanji" by Chris Van Allsburg.
"An entire generation has never experienced the fun of a double-feature in the theater, enjoying movies that are really special to see on the big screen," Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas said. "'Jumanji' and 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle' are so perfectly suited to a double-feature, each enormously fun in its own right and both part of a fantastic ongoing adventure."
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About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with participating theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top stage productions including Newsies! The Broadway Musical and George Takei's Allegiance, major sporting events such as Mayweather vs. McGregor, epic concerts with artists like Lady Antebellum and Sammy Hagar, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events such as Is Genesis History? and IN OUR HANDS: The Battle for Jerusalem, and popular anime franchises like Pokémon and Dragon Ball Z. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events' live digital broadcast network ("DBN") is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 917 locations and 1,440 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., 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. For additional information, go to www.sonypictures.com.
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