To generate excitement for Milwaukee IndyFest taking place June 15 & 16, 2012 at Wisconsin State Fair Park, Marcus® Hotels & Resorts today announced several kick-off activities sure to thrill race fans and members of the surrounding communities. Marcus Hotels & Resorts is recognized as a Champion of the Community Partner and the official hotel and catering partner of this summer’s IndyFest event.
Super Speedway Film Showing May 29 at The Majestic Cinema with Michael Andretti
On Tuesday, May 29, 2012, organizers will show Super Speedway at the Marcus Majestic Cinema in Brookfield at 7:20 p.m. The film will be introduced by Michael Andretti and New York Times Best-Selling author, Jade Gurss. After the showing, Andretti will conduct a special Q&A session about his role in the film and discuss his anticipation for Milwaukee IndyFest. General admission tickets for the film are $15.00 and can be purchased at the Majestic Cinema box office or online at http://www.marcustheatres.com/Movie/MovieDetail/64582.
In addition to the film showing, race fans have the option of meeting Michael Andretti first-hand at the pre-movie cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. at the Majestic Cinema prior to the movie showing. The reception is $40 per person and includes the movie showing, beer, wine and soda, along with passed Hors d’oeuvres and an autographed picture of Michael Andretti as a keepsake.The racing documentary, Super Speedway, follows the Newman-Haas racing team (Andretti) during the 1996 season and captures the process of building, testing and racing. Starring Paul Newman, Richard Garneau, Jim Paulson and race car drivers Jeff Andretti, Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti, Christian Fittipaldi and Carl Hass, the movie includes extensive race speed on-track footage, including some pre-race footage with a full squad of cars. “I am thrilled to revisit the filming of ‘Super Speedway’ with Milwaukee fans,” said Michael Andretti. “The film does a great job of capturing the IndyCar racing experience and all the challenges and triumphs along the way. This is a great film for kids, adults and families to enjoy!”