Ster-Kinekor Releases Remake Of The Magnificent Seven In Imax For A Dramatic Cinema Experience

mag7_imax_exclusiveart_intl_loGun-runners, outlaws, bounty hunters and everything else you would expect from a serious Western… it’s all there, plus a whole lot more, when the remake of the iconic The Magnificent Seven shoots its way onto the big screen from Friday, 23 September. But, making an even bigger impact is the release of the film on Ster-Kinekor’s IMAX screens across the country.

Hollywood ‘hotties’ Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke lead an all-star cast in this action-packed movie, which releases globally on 23 September. Director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ The Magnificent Seven. The screenplay is by Nic Pizzolatto and Richard Wenk, and the film’s producers are Roger Birnbaum and Todd Black.

With the Old West town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emma Cullen (Haley Bennett), employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier).

As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for much more than just the money.

As one of the most highly anticipated films for release this year, The Magnificent Seven’s director delivers the visceral action that is perfect for the IMAX screen.

The IMAX® release of The Magnificent Seven will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are part of the gun-slingin’ action!

“After partnering on The Equalizer, we are excited to work again with the incredibly talented director Antoine Fuqua and the whole team at Sony, as well as our friends at MGM, on this exciting new film, The Magnificent Seven,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We believe the film’s sweeping visual style and heart-pounding action is the ideal fit for the IMAX presentation and we can’t wait for fans worldwide to enjoy the ride in IMAX.”

To enjoy the full effects of all the intense action and drama of this film, make sure you book your tickets to watch The Magnificent Seven in one of the seven Ster-Kinekor IMAX theatres, situated at Eastgate and Cradlestone Mall in Johannesburg, Mall of Africa in Midrand, The Grove Mall in Pretoria, Gateway in Durban, Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth and CapeGate in Cape Town.

Bookings are now open for all screenings of The Magnificent Seven in IMAX and at Ster-Kinekor’s luxurious Cine Prestige cinemas at select sites, as well as in select Ster-Kinekor cinemas countrywide. Members of the various Ster-Kinekor loyalty programmes can enjoy all the benefits and discounts offered by the different programmes from SK Club, Discovery Vitality and Edgars Club, when booking tickets for this film.

The film releases in Ster-Kinekor cinemas countrywide on Friday, 23 September. The Magnificent Seven carries a 16 V classification, and the running time is 2hrs 12mins.

For more information on The Magnificent Seven at Ster-Kinekor, IMAX® and Cine Prestige, download the Ster-Kinekor App on your smart phone for updates and to book tickets from your mobile. To find out what other exciting promotions Ster-Kinekor has on offer, visit or Follow @sterkinekor on Twitter or Ster-Kinekor Theatres on Facebook. For queries, call Ticketline on 0861 MOVIES (668 437) or book at the cinema.


Issued by Ogilvy Public Relations on behalf of Ster-Kinekor Theatres

By Andrew Germishuys

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