Cineplex's 'Flashback Film Fest' Begins Tomorrow

Festival Brings Retro Flicks Back to the Big Screen

Line-up includes Back to the Future, The Big Lebowski, Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D, A View to a Kill, Dune, Drunken Master, Shaun of the Dead and more

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - (TSX: CGX) - Cineplex Events announced the start of the 9 th annual 'Flashback Film Fest' tomorrow, and with it comes another dose of nostalgia-inducing cinema. Canada's only coast-to-coast film festival will offer action, sci-fi and comedy favourites curated with the help of renowned film critic and host of Pop Life, Richard Crouse. Guests will have a chance to see their favourite cyborg assassins, bumbling ex-cons, time travelling teenagers and more when they return to select big screens in 27 locations and cities across Canada from February 2-8, 2018. 

Please click here to view this year's 'Flashback Film Fest' trailer.

"This year's line-up is made up of timeless films that are sure to evoke the same excitement the audience felt the first time they saw them in theatres," said Brad LaDouceur, Vice President of Event Cinema, Cineplex.  "The 'Flashback Film Fest' is a part of our ever-growing Event Cinema programming that offers guests a chance to get up close and personal with acclaimed stage productions, iconic works of art, highly-anticipated sporting and concert events by heading to their local Cineplex theatre."

"We are living at a time when there is an amazing appetite for 80s and 90s pop culture and we had that in mind when selecting the films for this year's 'Flashback Film Fest'," said author, film critic and host of Pop Life, Richard Crouse. "Many of today's successful films and TV shows are either influenced by or pay homage to films included in the festival's line-up. I'm really looking forward to celebrating the 20 th anniversary of The Big Lebowski because if there's ever an opportunity to see 'The Dude' back on the big screen, fans should abide."

The 2018 'Flashback Film Fest' lineup includes:
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) *43 year anniversary
  • Drunken Master (1978) *40 year anniversary
  • WarGames (1983) *35 year anniversary
  • Dune (1984)
  • Gremlins (1984)
  • The Terminator (1984)
  • A View to a Kill (1985)
  • Back to the Future (1985)
  • Raising Arizona (1987)
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D (1991/2017)
  • The Big Lebowski (1998) *20 year anniversary
  • The Iron Giant (1999)

Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's Cornetto Trilogy:

  • Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  • Hot Fuzz (2007)
  • The World's End (2013)

Tickets for festival films cost $8.99 per admission, $7.99 for 3 or more films, or the "Flashback Film Fest" pass, perfect for film fanatics, which allows access to all 15 films for a price of $5 per admission, or $75 total. For the full festival schedule and to purchase tickets visit Cineplex.com/FBFF.

About Cineplex A leading entertainment and media company, Cineplex (TSX:CGX) is a top-tier Canadian brand that operates in the Film Entertainment and Content, Amusement and Leisure, and Media sectors. As Canada's largest and most innovative film exhibitor, Cineplex welcomes over 70 million guests annually through its circuit of 163 theatres across the country. Cineplex also operates successful businesses in digital commerce (CineplexStore.com), food service, alternative programming (Cineplex Events), cinema media (Cineplex Media), digital place-based media (Cineplex Digital Media), amusement solutions (Player One Amusement Group) and an online eSports platform for competitive and passionate gamers (WorldGaming.com). Additionally, Cineplex operates a location based entertainment business through Canada's newest destination for 'Eats & Entertainment' (The Rec Room), and will also be opening new complexes specially designed for teens and families (Playdium) as well as exciting new sports and entertainment venues across Canada (Topgolf). Cineplex is a joint venture partner in SCENE, Canada's largest entertainment loyalty program.

Proudly recognized as having one of the country's Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Cineplex employs approximately 13,000 people in its offices across Canada and the United States. To learn more visit Cineplex.com or download the Cineplex App.

SOURCE Cineplex

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