Being fans of both Empire magazine and Picturehouse Cinemas, the latter of which I’m a member, we’re all excited at Critical Popcorn to announce that Bauer Media’s best-selling movie mag has partnered up with the aforementioned independent cinema chain to provide a specially curated series of screenings, in joint celebration of both brands 30th anniversaries!
They’re getting into spirit of it all by celebrating the work of the 30 most adventurous filmmakers, from the past three decades in the magazine, online, and in the highly successful podcast AND with bespoke events. There will be thirty nationwide screenings including films from Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, Kathryn Bigelow, Quentin Tarantino, Patty Jenkins and James Cameron, to just name a selection.
Two of the screenings (The Bourne Ultimatum and Mission Impossible: Fallout) will be available exclusively for EMPIRE subscribers and Picturehouse members. Some of them will also include introductions from EMPIRE writers and special guests, plus Empire subscribers and Picturehouse Members will be entitled to discounted tickets. This is a win-win for all!
Carol McKay, Director of Programming at Picturehouse Cinemas had this to say:
“Picturehouse is excited to join forces with EMPIRE magazine as we both celebrate our 30th anniversary. For the last three decades, both companies have relished in our passion for cinema and love helping a large audience discover great film. We’re really looking forward to welcoming Empire’s 30 epic movies from some truly adventurous filmmakers back to our big screens nationwide.”
Patrick Horton, Managing Director of Bauer Media UK’s film and music portfolio, added:
“For 30 years, EMPIRE has celebrated filmmakers who haven’t been afraid to take risks and get the very best out of the cinematic experience. We wanted to use the occasion of our 30th birthday to show the best of their work through a series of special screenings and events. Working with Picturehouse, who also turn 30 this year and share EMPIRE’s passion for adventurous filmmaking, makes for a perfect partnership.”
The first film, Get Out, directed by Jordan Peele, will screen on Saturday 30 March.
For more details and ticket information please visit empireonline.com/picturehouse or check out the listings for your local Picturehouse Cinema.