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Film

Pavarotti, The Film, Comes To Ster-Kinekor Theatres This Heritage Day

Pavarotti, a tribute documentary by Academy Award® winning Ron Howard featuring rare footage, peak performances and dozens of new interviews, will show exclusively at select Ster-Kinekor cinemas this Heritage Day, 24 September.

Released by Gravel Road Distribution Group, CBS Films, Polygram Entertainment and Brian Grazer present Pavarotti, an Imagine Entertainment, White Horse Pictures production of a Ron Howard film. The award-winning filmmaking team behind the hit documentary The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years turns to another musical phenomenon with Pavarotti, an in-depth, no holds barred look at the life, career and lasting legacy of the musical icon.

Enjoy this exclusive Ster-Kinekor experience at the following cinemas:

  • Rosebank Nouveau
  • Brooklyn Nouveau
  • V&A Nouveau
  • Cedar Square
  • Bedford Centre
  • Gateway
  • Tygervalley
  • Blue Route
  • Somerset Mall
  • Garden Route

Book now to catch this intimate portrait of a phenomenal star: visit www.sterkinekor.com, download the SK App, or book at the box office. For news and updates, go to Facebook page: Ster-Kinekor and follow Ster-Kinekor on Twitter: @sterkinekor or @nouveaubuzz. For all queries, call Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).

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Book Now For The Cine Prestige Premiere Of Angel Has Fallen

Luxury meets the magic of the big screen, as Angel Has Fallen comes to Ster-Kinekor Cine Prestige cinemas for an exclusive pre-screening on the 21 August at 8pm. Enjoy a welcome drink, kick back in your fully-reclining leather seat, order up a few gourmet snacks, desserts and fine coffee blends – and get ready to experience some explosive action.

Secret service agent Mike Banning is the president’s most trusted security agent – his “top guardian angel”, and the newly appointed Director of Secret Services. Yet when an attempt is made on the president’s life, Banning is arrested as the FBI’s main suspect. To protect the president and clear his name, Banning escapes to discover who is really behind the attack, enlisting help from his reclusive father. But with his own agency after him, how can he possibly prevent the real assassin from finishing the job? Starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman and Piper Perabo, Angel Has Fallen will release nationwide on 23 August 2019.

Pre-screenings of Angel Has Fallen will show at Cine Prestige theatres in Eastgate, The Zone, Sandton, Mall of Africa, Cavendish, Baywest, Vaal, Cresta, Cradlestone, Gateway, The Grove and I’langa.

Age restriction: TBA
Run time: 2h 1m

Book now to experience the explosive action in the luxury of Cine Prestige – visit www.sterkinekor.com, download the SK App on your smartphone or book at the box office. For news and updates, go to Facebook: Ster-Kinekor Theatres | follow Ster-Kinekor on Twitter: @Ster-Kinekor. For all queries, call Ticketline on 0861-Movies (668 437).

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Film

The Results Are In: Catch The Oscar® Winners On The Ster-Kinekor Big Screen

The Academy has spoken. The winners of the 2019 edition of the Academy Awards have been announced, giving cinema fans plenty to discuss. With golden statues going to the best in everything from acting and directing to music, writing, cinematography and more, it’s up to movie-goers now to decide if they think the winners are worthy. Many of the night’s biggest hits – and many of the nominated finalists – are still showing on the Ster-Kinekor circuit, so if you haven’t yet seen these future classics, now’s your chance to catch them on the silver screen.

Few were surprised by comedic drama Green Book success when it took home the supremely coveted Best Picture – along with Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali, who portrayed renowned pianist Dr Shirley. Equalling Green Book’s achievement is Roma, which won Best Foreign Language Feature, and made history when director Alfonso Cuarón won the awards for both Best Director and Cinematography, making him the first director ever to do so.

Rami Malek and Olivia Colman both repeated their Golden Globe successes by taking home Best Actor and Best Actress for their respective roles in the hugely popular Bohemian Rhapsody and remarkable historical drama The Favourite. Regina King won Best Supporting Actress for If Beale Street Could Talk.

Fans of animation will be delighted that the ground-breaking Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse has taken Animated Feature. And what a great night for Marvel: Black Panther (another one for the history books, as it is the first superhero movie ever nominated for Best Picture and third-highest-earning movie of all time in the US) won the awards for Best Original Score, Production Design, and Costume Design.

While A Star is Born’s legion of fans may be disappointed that the beloved film didn’t make more of a splash at this year’s Oscars, it did win Best Original Song, which is some comfort to Lady Gaga’s devotees.

There’s still time to catch the following Oscar winners at Ster-Kinekor:

  • Green Book (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay)
  • Roma (Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director, Cinematography)
  • Bohemian Rhapsody (Best Actor, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Film Editing)
  • The Favourite (Best Actress)
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse (Animated Feature)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (Best Supporting Actress
  • A Star is Born (Best Original Song)
  • Vice (Best Make Up)

See the list of Oscar 2019 nominees and winners.

“Oscar season really puts the spotlight on all aspects of great filmmaking,” says Motheo Matsau, Chief of Marketing and Sales at Ster-Kinekor Theatres. “The discussion and debate about the results can really make you re-evaluate the films you’ve seen, as well as drawing your attention to the brilliant releases that you might have missed – which is why we like to bring winners back to the big screen, so that film fans get another chance to see truly fantastic work as it should be experienced!”

Follow # OSCAR® BUZZ with Ster-Kinekor and Cinema Nouveau on Facebook and Twitter (@sterkinekor and @nouveaubuzz).

Book your tickets now by visiting www.sterkinekor.com or download the SK App on your smartphone. You can also book at the box office. For news and updates, go to Facebook: Ster-Kinekor Theatres | follow Ster-Kinekor on Twitter: @Ster-Kinekor. For all queries, call Ticketline on 0861-Movies (668 437).

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Film

Small Town Mystery Hits Ster-Kinekor Cinemas In September

Girlfriends Getaway promises a night of drama, suspense and the journey of best friends

Ladies, mark your calendars for 26 September 2018 and gather your BFFs for this month’s Girlfriends Getaway, which will be hosted at select Cine Prestige cinemas and Ster-Kinekor cinemas.

The ladies-only event will feature the pre-screening of the mystery, thriller, A Simple Favor, and will be hosted at Blue Route, Brooklyn Mall, Cavendish, Cradlestone, Cresta, Eastgate, Gateway, Greenstone, Irene, Mall of Africa, Sandton, The Grove, Tygervalley and The Zone in Rosebank. Look forward to a girls’ night out and prepare to be wowed by the relaxing, luxurious, exciting and surprising activities that makes Girlfriends Getaway the place hottest place to be!

Because Ster-Kinekor understands that a girl can survive it all as long there is some beauty and treats, this month’s girlfriend getaway includes welcome drinks, delicious finger foods, gift bags & much more.

The film will release nationally on 28 September 2018 at Ster-Kinekor cinemas.

If you miss the event, you can still have the Cine Prestige experience. Relax in large, reclining, leather chairs and watch the A Simple Favor play out on the big screen. Choose a gourmet platter from a variety of options. Treat yourself to delicious coffee and cake, a soft drink and freshly-popped popcorn!

A Simple Favor follows three small-town characters: Stephanie Ward, a mummy blogger (Anna Kendrick), her mysterious, stylish and rich best friend, Emily Nelson (Blake Lively) who disappears suddenly and Emily’s husband, Sean Nelson (Henry Golding). After Emily calls Stephanie asking for a simple favour, Emily vanishes. In the pursuit to find her friend, secrets unravel, emotions run high, loyalty is tested, and tragedy and betrayal follow.  A Simple Favor will make you appreciate your besties, and there will be plenty of group hugs when you leave the cinema.

Run Time: 1h57 minutes
Age Restriction: 16

Ster-Kinekor commercial sites are situated across the country.

Cine Prestige theatres are situated across the country. You can find them at Baywest Mall in Port Elizabeth, Cavendish (Cape Town), Cradlestone (Roodepoort), Cresta Mall (Johannesburg), Eastgate (Johannesburg), Gateway (Durban), Mall of Africa (Midrand), Sandton (Johannesburg), The Grove Mall (Pretoria), The Zone Rosebank (Johannesburg), Vaal Mall (Vaal), and Ilanga Mall (Nelspruit).

Book your tickets now by visiting www.sterkinekor.com or download the SK App on your smartphone. You can also book at the box office.  For news and updates, go to Facebook: Ster-Kinekor Theatres | follow Ster-Kinekor on Twitter: @Ster-Kinekor. For all queries, call Ticketline on 0861-Movies (668 437).

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Awards

Cinemark Wins At The Most Awards 2018

Cinemark bagged the first place in the Cinema category at this year’s 10th Annual MOST Awards celebration, another win for the group for four consecutive years.

The MOST Awards is a celebration of excellence in the media sector. The winners were announced at a prestigious event on Thursday, 13 September 2018 at The Wanderers Club in Illovo, Johannesburg.

The MOST Awards recognises the ‘best of the best’ in the media industry and is based on independent, robust research conducted by Freshly Ground Insights (FGI). The survey provides an opportunity for media agencies and media owner sales teams to anonymously vote on the quality of the service delivery, knowledge and innovation of their counterparts based on various criteria.

“It is a great achievement for our team to have won this accolade for the fourth year running. Having been voted the winner in the cinema category again in 2018. This is testimony to the hard work and dedication of the sales team in a highly-competitive environment. We would like to thank the industry for paying tribute to our winning sales team with this award,” says Leslie Adams, Head of Sales of Ster-Kinekor Theatres, who accepted the MOST Award together with the Cinemark team.

The Cinemark team displayed determination and innovation in its approach in positioning clients’ brands on the big screen. Their success reinforces cinema as a captive media platform that delivers superlative audience attention and influences consumer behaviour towards advertised brands. The medium offers fewer distractions – in fact, research shows that adverts are regarded as part of the overall cinema entertainment package.

Through thorough understanding of their own platform, the Cinemark team translates this into gaining in-depth knowledge about client brands and focusing their efforts on offering solutions that achieve a client’s business objective or sales target. “Our unique approach of offering our clients different ways of buying cinema, results from our understanding of their specific requirements. We pride ourselves in creating highly targeted campaigns in cinema that guarantee audience numbers to provide business solutions,” added Adams. “Let us create a tailored cinema campaign for one of your brands or products to achieve a specific business goal, and we think you will be delighted with the results.”

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Film

Ster-Kinekor Releases The Action-packed Film ‘Mile 22’

If you’re into gripping thrillers, central intelligence and heroes that you never get to read about, make sure you don’t miss the espionage of Mile 22. Actions fans are in for a treat and the movie releases at Ster-Kinekor cinemas on 7 September. So, make sure you’re first in line and book your tickets.

To add to the excitement, Ster-Kinekor is holding the Mile 22 competition where you stand a chance to win movie tickets for a year! To enter, simply email your ticket reference number to Mile22@sterkinekor.com. Bookings are now open, so what are you waiting for?

Mile 22 sees agent James Silva (Mark Wahlberg), who is the leader of an American black operations strike team code-named Overwatch, on a mission to infiltrate a Russian FSB safe house in the United States. Under the supervision of James Bishop (John Malkovich), Overwatch’s mission is to locate and destroy shipments of caesium, before the highly toxic substance can be weaponised to kill thousands of people. The team successfully kills the occupants of the safe house, and unbeknownst to Silva, he executes the son of a high-ranking official of the Russian government that has serious consequences later. Overwatch member Alice Kerr (Lauren Cohan) is wounded, but everyone escapes.

Sixteen months later, Indonesian Special Forces agent, Li Noor, surrenders himself at the U.S. embassy to negotiate for a passage out of the country in exchange for information. He reveals that a disc contains information regarding the last caesium. But the information on the disc is destroying itself and will be rendered useless in a few hours. Silva agrees to take Noor to an airplane, 22 miles away and betrayal follows.

Miles 22 is the perfect mix of dramatics, explosions, lies, ambush and close calls that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Remember to catch your breath, it is that riveting!

Run Time: 95 minutes
Age Restriction: PG 16

Ster-Kinekor cinemas are situated across the country.

Book your tickets now by visiting www.sterkinekor.com or download the SK App on your smartphone. You can also book at the box office.  For news and updates, go to Facebook: Ster-Kinekor Theatres | follow Ster-Kinekor on Twitter: @Ster-Kinekor. For all queries, call Ticketline on 0861-Movies (668 437).

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Film

Independent Cinema Releases From Ster-Kinekor Entertainment Opening 3 August 2018

Opening Friday 3 August 2018 in South African cinemas

Hotel Artemis

Age Restriction: 16 DLV
Run time: 94 Mins
Cast: Jodie Foster, Sofia Boutella, Dave Bautista, Sterling K. Brown
Director: Drew Pearce

Synopsis:

It’s a Wednesday night in the year 2028, and the streets of downtown Los Angeles are impassable. With the most violent riot in L.A. history in its third night, the city’s privatised police force is pummelling blue war-painted protesters whose only demand is clean water. Amidst this chaos, four men clad in skull masks find themselves in the middle of a failed bank heist. After turning the situation around, Sherman Atkins (STERLING K. BROWN, “This Is Us”) leads his brother Lev Atkins (BRIAN TYREE HENRY, “Atlanta”) and their two cohorts out of the bank –right into a fire fight with the cops. Injured and seeing no other option, Sherman leads them to their only hope for survival…

Mary Shelley

Age Restriction: 16 DS
Run time: 120 Mins
Cast: Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Douglas Booth, Stephen Dillane
Director: HaifaaAl-Mansour

Synopsis:

Mary Shelley tells the story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin -author of one of the world’s most famous Gothic novels ‘Frankenstein’ -and her fiery, tempestuous relationship with re-nowned romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. The pair are two outsiders constrained by po-lite society but bound together by a natural chemistry and progressive ideas that are beyond the boundaries of their age and time. Mary and Percy declare their love for each other and much to her family’s horror they run away together, joined by Mary’s half-sister Claire. In the midst of growing tension within their relationship during their stay at Lord Byron’s house at Lake Geneva, the idea of Frankenstein is conceived when a challenge is put to all house guests to write a ghost story. An incredible character is created, which will loom large in popular culture for centuries to come, but society at the time puts little value in female authors. At the tender age of 18, Mary is forced to challenge these preconceptions, to protect her work and to forge her own identity.

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Film

‘Life And Nothing More’ Opens 20 July 2018 In Cinemas

The touching and critically acclaimed drama LIFE AND NOTHING MORE will start showing at select cinemas nationwide from this Friday, 20 July.

The film is a story about ordinary people, trying to survive within a world where some individuals do not have the same opportunities as the rest of the society. Ultimately, it documents the characters’ challenges and hopes in a film which touches a raw nerve, when it comes to the sociological issues and basic human rights stimulating debate in the 21st Century.

Synopsis

Standing on the edge of adulthood, Andrew yearns to find his purpose as a young African-American in today’s America. With his mother longing to find more to her life then parenting, Andrew is forced to take on the mounting pressure of family responsibility. His search for connection with an absent father, leads him to a dangerous crossroads.

LIFE AND NOTHING MORE will be showing at the following cinemas from 20 July:

  • Ster-Kinekor Sandton (JHB)
  • Ster-Kinekor The Zone, Rosebank (JHB)
  • Cinema Nouveau V&A Waterfront (CT)
  • Ster-Kinekor Gateway (DBN)
  • Cinema Nouveau Brooklyn (PTA)
  • Ster-Kinekor Sterland (PTA)
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Festival

Nouveau Hosts 20th South African International Documentary Festival And Sponsors Encounters Youth Experience Award

An extraordinary non-fiction experience awaits South African audiences at Ster-Kinekor cinemas at Rosebank Mall in Johannesburg, and the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town this June. The highly anticipated Encounters annual festival makes its way to the screens and the hearts of non-fiction fanatics from 31 May to 10 June.

Encounters, the leading Creative Documentary Festival in the country and Africa, has once again partnered with Ster-Kinekor to exhibit award-wining documentaries from around the world.

Moreover, in addition to hosting the festival at these two cinemas, Nouveau is excited to announce its sponsorship of the inaugural EYE (Encounters Youth Experience) Award. This award will be judged by a Cape Town based panel of 3 young industry jurors, and will be presented to the best South African short documentary screened during the festival.

“As the country’s leading exhibitor, our involvement with Encounters and sponsoring of the second EYE Award gives us a great opportunity to entrench our commitment further to developing the local film industry, and supporting South Africa’s exciting, rising young talent,” says Motheo Matsau, Chief of Marketing and Sales at Ster-Kinekor Theatres.

“Continued focus on the youth market at our cinemas is a key sector element of our marketing strategy. This sponsorship opportunity further strengthens that strategy, and enables us to interact with some of the country’s developing young talent within the sector, whose careers are just starting to take off.”

The Encounters Youth Jury connoisseurs comprises of:

  • Khanyisile Mazibuko (23), is an actress, talk-show host and filmmaking student. A National School of the Arts alumni and the director of award winning short film, “Zeroni”
  • Beth Ribeiro (20) is a final-year student in Screen Production and Drama at UCT.
  • Shari Mwanika (21) is an aspirant Ugandan filmmaker who storytelling is an extension of who she is and that passion has moulded her

The festival will facilitate comprehensive screening and workshop programme aimed at bringing South African documentary to young audiences. This initiative shows continued support to young film-makers in this genre and to the practical craft of documentary filmmaking.

With a selection of 37 local and international features and short films, this year’s youth focus and award encourages younger audiences and filmmakers to attend the festival and appreciate this broad arena of filmmaking.

Bookings are now open and festival tickets prices are R 60.00 For more information about the Encounters Documentary Festival screening at Nouveau, visit www.sterkinekor.com. Follow us on Twitter @nouveaubuzz using #EncountersDoc2018, and on Facebook at Cinema Nouveau. For any queries, call Ticketline on 0861Movies (668 437).

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Film

An American In Paris – The Musical To Screen Exclusively At Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau For One Night Only

This record-setting musical play has taken the theatre world by storm! And for ONE night only on 16 May 2018, An American In Paris – The Musical will screen at exclusively at Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau sites nationwide.

This Tony-award-winning Broadway musical, is inspired by the 1952 Oscar-award-winning film of the same name.

There is a reason this passionate love story has received 28, five-star reviews from critics thus far, and it’s not only because of the music and lyrics of the talented George and Ira Gershwin or the amazing choreography – it’s the story that will pull at your heart-strings.

The musical follows an American GI, Jerry Mulligan (Robert Fairchild), who wants to be an acclaimed artist. While in Paris, he meets a beautiful, young dancer named Lise Dassin (Leanne Cope).  As he takes in the French ambiance, a sensuous story of modern romance, art, friendship and love unravels, and as this unfolds, you will experience the highs and lows of their relationship.

Directors Christopher Wheeldon and Ross MacGibbon created a piece of art that will live on in the hearts of musical-lovers. You can ONLY experience An American in Paris -The Musical at Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau, so book now to avoid disappointment.

To see the trailer of An American in Paris – The Musical click here.

Running time: 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Don’t miss An American in Paris – The Musical at the following Ster-Kinekor sites ONLY on 16 May 2018.

  • Cinema Nouveau Rosebank (Johannesburg)
  • Gateway Commercial (Durban)
  • Cinema Nouveau Brooklyn (Pretoria)
  • Cinema Nouveau V & A Waterfront (Cape Town)

For booking information on An American in Paris visit www.sterkinekor.com and the Ster-Kinekor App. Follow us on Twitter @nouveaubuzz and on Facebook at Cinema Nouveau. For queries, contact Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437).

The discounts and benefits valid for members of SK Club, Discovery Vitality and Edgars Club loyalty programmes also apply for all live theatre productions. Special prices for group bookings are also available on request.