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Experience The South African Premier Of Kong: Skull Island As An Amazing Outdoor Cinema Experience

Chance to see the film FIRST – a week before its global release!

 

One of the biggest blockbusters of the year is Kong: Skull Island – and this is not only because its title character happens to be the biggest primate ever created. To give due credit to the enormity of this movie, Warner Bros. Pictures and Ster-Kinekor have announced a unique outdoor screening experience for the South African premiere of the film, a week before its global release on 10 March.

For one night only, on Thursday, 09 March, Joburgers are being treated to the movie premiere on a huge screen and surround sound, befitting to Kong, which will be set up on the top field of St Stithians College in Sandton for this premium cinema event.

The producers of Godzilla reimagine the origins of one the most powerful monster myths of all in Kong: Skull Island, from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Tencent Pictures.

A compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer), the film tells the story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong.

The film is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson and John C. Reilly. It has a 13V age restriction and the running time is 118 minutes. The film releases nationally at Ster-Kinekor’s IMAX, Cine Prestige, 3D and 2D cinemas on Friday, 10 March.

“As the country’s leading cinema chain, we are extremely excited to present the premiere of a movie the size of Kong: Skull Island as an alternative screening event. We are constantly striving to present innovative and new cinema offerings to our audiences, as an extension of our promise to deliver great moments,” says Motheo Matsau, Chief of Marketing and Sales of Ster-Kinekor Theatres.

“We believe this outdoor cinema experience will surpass our customers’ expectations, considering that we are hosting the premiere of the film at this event – a week before it hits our cinema screens.”

The event is being staged on the top field of St Stithians College in Sandton. Access to the venue is via the school’s entrance off Bram Fischer Drive, with gates opening at 17:30. The film’s screening starts at 19:30, and bookings are now open for this once-off outdoor cinema event.

The evening promises to be a wonderful mix of an outdoor cinema experience and a feast of delectable artisanal foods, craft beers and wine. Of course, Ster-Kinekor’s freshly popped popcorn and cold drinks will also be on sale to enjoy during the movie.

Tickets for this unique cinema event need to be pre-booked and paid for via the Ster-Kinekor website (www.sterkinekor.com – note the Ts & Cs) and cost R120.00 each. No tickets will be available for sale at the venue on the night of the premiere. The film carries a 13V age restriction so unfortunately no child under the age of 13 will be permitted into the venue to attend this event and watch the film.

Unlike a Ster-Kinekor cinema, there is no seating at the venue! Seating is unreserved, on a first come, first served basis and as such, the organisers encourage ticket-holders to arrive early to find a good spot and indulge in the delicious food and drinks that will be on sale throughout the evening – even while the movie is playing. Audiences should bring picnic blankets and low-style camping or beach chairs to enjoy the screening in comfort.

The state-of-the-art outdoor screen is massive – 15m wide and three-storeys high – so everyone will enjoy perfect line of sight to the screen from anywhere on the field. A rock concert-style surround sound system will be set up around the entire venue to do justice to this larger than life, monster movie event.

Due to the fact that this is a fully-catered and licenced event, unfortunately no food or drink may be brought onto the premises. “However,” says Matsau, “we are confident that everyone will find something to their liking amongst the array of food and drink vendors we have hand-picked for the evening.”

As a safety measure, the venue will operate as a cashless environment: the vendors are not able to process any cash payments but all bank cards will be accepted on the night.

For booking information on the Ster-Kinekor Outdoor Experience of Kong: Skull Island only on Thursday, 09 March from 1730,, visit www.sterkinekor.com. Follow us on Twitter at @sterkinekor and on Facebook at Ster-Kinekor, with #KongOutdoorCinema. For queries, contact Ticketline on 0861 Movies (668 437). Members of the SK Club loyalty programme earn double points by entering their membership number when booking tickets online.

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Logan The Wolverine Pre-screens In Imax 3D

PRE-BOOK YOUR TICKETS FOR LOGAN: THE WOLVERINE AT STER-KINEKOR AND YOU COULD BE ROARING OFF ON A ROCKSTAR DIRT BIKE

Catch the pre-screening in IMAX 3D on 01 and 02 March

If you’ve dreamt of roaring off into the sunset on a state-of-the-art dirt bike, action movie-style, your dream could just become a reality. All you have to do is pre-book your tickets for the eagerly awaited Logan: The Wolverine at your favourite Ster-Kinekor cinema – including in the immersive IMAX® cinema and the luxurious Cine Prestige cinemas in full-on action 3D – and enter the competition. Who knows? You could be the Rockstar winner!

Up for grabs is an off-road Husqvarna motorbike valued at R100 000.00 – plus an extra R20 000.00 in Fox and Rockstar kit. To be in line to win this amazing prize, all you need to do is pre-book your tickets for Logan: The Wolverine now, and SMS the keyword, ‘Logan’ plus your name and ticket number to 33007. The competition closes on 10 March.

The latest film from the global Marvel phenomenon that is the X-Men franchise releases at Ster-Kinekor cinemas nationally on Friday, 03 March. However, if you can’t wait to see this much anticipated title, you can catch it first at pre-screenings in IMAX 3D on 01 and 02 March at 20:00 on both days.

Logan: The Wolverine takes place in the near future, with a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) caring for the ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His attempt to hide from the outside world and his legacy gets upended when X introduces him to a young mutant named Laura (Dafne Keen). Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her.

The film is directed by James Mangold and also features Richard E. Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant and Elizabeth Rodriguez.

The IMAX release of Logan: The Wolverine has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customised theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are integral to the all-out action!

Enjoy the exclusive IMAX release of Logan: The Wolverine – the IMAX® 3D Experience only at Ster-Kinekor’s seven IMAX theatres across the country, situated at Eastgate in Johannesburg, Cradlestone Mall in Krugersdorp, 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. Members of the various Ster-Kinekor loyalty programmes will 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.

Following the IMAX pre-screenings on 01 and 02 March at 20:00, the film releases at all Ster-Kinekor sites countrywide on Friday, 03 March, in line with its global release. In addition to the IMAX cinemas, Logan: The Wolverine can also be enjoyed in the luxurious environment of Ster-Kinekor’s Cine Prestige 3D cinemas at select sites, and in 3D and 2D at all Ster-Kinekor sites nationally. The film’s running time is 135 mins, and the classification is to be confirmed.

For more information on the competition, and to pre-book your tickets for the release of Logan: The Wolverine, visit www.sterkinekor.com. Follow @sterkinekor on Twitter or Ster-Kinekor Theatres on Facebook. For queries, call Ticketline on 0861 MOVIES (668 437) or book at the box office.

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Supersize Your Big Screen Experience By Watching The Great Wall In The Most Immersive Cinema Environment

1700 years to build. 5500 miles long. What were they trying to keep out?

 

The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest wonders of the world – and one of a few human constructions that can be seen from outer space. It is only fitting then, that a movie with “The Great Wall” as its title is shown on a screen that befits its magnitude.

As such, The Great Wall will enjoy an exclusive release in Ster-Kinekor’s IMAX theatres. This action-packed, epic monster film starring Matt Damon releases in all Ster-Kinekor’s IMAX theatres, together with the film’s national release at all the cinema chain’s sites, on Friday, 17 February.

You won’t want to miss this one on the big screen. Book your tickets now to watch the IMAX® 3D release of The Great Wall in the most immersive cinema experience.

The Great Wall stars global superstar Matt Damon and is directed by one of the most breath-taking visual stylists and visionaries of our time, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers).

The film tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. The first English-language production for Yimou is also the largest film ever shot entirely on location in China. The Great Wall also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.

The IMAX release of The Great Wall has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customised theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the mystical land of China and a part of the all-out action!

Enjoy the exclusive IMAX release of The Great Wall – the IMAX® 3D Experience at Ster-Kinekor’s seven IMAX theatres across the country, situated at Eastgate in Johannesburg, Cradlestone Mall in Krugersdorp, 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. Members of the various Ster-Kinekor loyalty programmes will 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.

View video clips of behind the scenes of The Great Wall – the IMAX® 3D Experience:

The film releases at all Ster-Kinekor sites countrywide on Friday, 17 February. In addition to the IMAX cinemas, it can also be enjoyed in the luxury of Ster-Kinekor’s Cine Prestige 3D cinemas at select sites, and in 3D and 2D at all Ster-Kinekor sites nationally. The film’s classification is PG 13 and the running time is 104 mins.

For more information, and to make bookings for the IMAX release of The Great Wall, visit www.sterkinekor.com. Follow @sterkinekor on Twitter or Ster-Kinekor Theatres on Facebook. For queries, call Ticketline on 0861 MOVIES (668 437) or book at the box office.

Read the SAMDB review of The Great Wall.

 

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Catch The Much-Anticipated XXX – Return Of Xander Cage In The Most Immersive Cinema Experience

If you are a fan of the xXx Xander Cage franchise, love Vin Diesel and are an IMAX fan, Ster-Kinekor is treating you to a weekend of exclusive pre-screenings of the new all-action 3D movie in the most immersive cinema experience.

While xXx – Return of Xander Cage releases nationally at Ster-Kinekor cinemas on Friday, 27 January, including in IMAX® 3D, die-hard fans can be among the first to catch the third instalment of this popular global franchise, with the special pre-screenings scheduled at the seven IMAX cinemas countrywide, across all shows, on Saturday, 21 and Sunday, 22 January.

xXx: Return of Xander Cage is directed by D. J. Caruso and written by F. Scott Frazier. It stars Vin Diesel who reprises his popular role as Xander Cage, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Kris Wu, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa, Nina Dobrev, Toni Collette and Samuel L. Jackson. This is the third film in the multi-million dollar xXx franchise, and a sequel to both xXx (2002) and xXx: State of the Union (2005).

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel), thought to be long dead, comes out of self-imposed exile as recruited by the CIA to race villain Xiang (Donnie Yen) to recover a powerful weapon known as ‘Pandora’s Box’, a device that can control every military satellite in the world. Recruiting a group of thrill-seeking cohorts, including a sharpshooter and a hacker, Xander finds himself entangled in a deadly conspiracy of corruption and collusion among world governments, including insiders in his own country’s government.

The IMAX release of xXx – Return of Xander Cage has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of An IMAX 3D Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX’s customised theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are a part of all the action-packed drama that this movie has to offer.

Enjoy the exclusive IMAX pre-screenings, and the national release, of xXx – Return of Xander Cage – the IMAX® 3D Experience at Ster-Kinekor’s seven IMAX theatres across the country, situated at Eastgate in Johannesburg, Cradlestone Mall in Krugersdorp, 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 the pre-screenings in IMAX at 20:00 on 21 and 22 January. Members of the various Ster-Kinekor loyalty programmes will 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 at all Ster-Kinekor sites countrywide on Friday, 27 January. In addition to the IMAX cinemas, it can also be enjoyed in the luxury of Ster-Kinekor’s Cine Prestige 3D cinemas at select sites, and in 3D and 2D at all Ster-Kinekor sites nationally. The film’s classification is 10-12 PG and the running time is 107 mins.

For more information, and to make bookings for the IMAX release of xXx – Return of Xander Cage, visit www.sterkinekor.com. Follow @sterkinekor on Twitter or Ster-Kinekor Theatres on Facebook. For queries, call Ticketline on 0861 MOVIES (668 437) or book at the box office.

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‘Ballerina’ Gracing Big Screens This Friday

An inspiring story about a little girl who dreams big

Opening in cinemas on 6 January 2017, the highly anticipated animation, Ballerina, set against the timeworn backdrop of Paris in 1879, will leave you and your kids feeling jovial and inspired.

This animated film, full of sparkle, follows the moving story of a young orphan girl, Félicie Milliner, who dreams of becoming a real ballerina. Félicie flees her rural Brittany, situated north-west of France, for the big city of Paris, with her best friend, who also happens to have a secret crush on her, to make her dreams come true.

The movie takes you on an adventurous ride as we all tag along in Félicie’s journey to dance in the Paris Opera. We see her succeed and fail, fall in love and get betrayed but always pick herself up. Will her perseverance pay off in the end?

Classification: Family
Running time: 1h 29min

For further information on Ballerina, including official trailers, please visit www.facebook.com/sterkinekorentertainment or follow on Twitter at @SterEnt, using #BallerinaSA

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Who Do You Choose To Sit #Sidebyside You For Some Great Movie Moments This Summer?

Share those ‘Big Experience, Big Emotion’ movie moments with someone special at Ster-Kinekor.

Special moments should be shared – and sharing those special movie moments are no exception. So, who are you going to choose to sit #SidebySide with you as you enjoy a feast of wonderful movie titles that Ster-Kinekor has lined up for the Summer season? It could be the special person in your life, or your family, or a group of friends… just choose your movie and decide who is best suited to share that movie moment with you!

Whatever your favourite kind of movie is, Ster-Kinekor is inviting you to share the experience – and all the emotions that go with that movie – with others. Maybe it’s that first ‘butterflies in the tummy’ excitement of a first date, or it’s a night out with the guys or sharing a special time with your besties, or enjoying some fun family time together… you get to choose the movie and you get to choose who you want to sit #SidebySide with.

#SidebySide for Family Fun…

The fun starts with some great kids’ movies – and there’s nothing stopping the kid in all of us from enjoying them too! These titles give us the chance to sit back, relax and just chill out with family and friends for a few hours – and isn’t that what being on holiday is all about? Pretend you are living the life on an exotic Polynesian island with the delightful new Disney animated film, Moana.

Or, follow the antics of man and beast on another exotic island as an outgoing parrot and his quirky animal companions befriend the marooned Robinson Crusoe in the animated Robinson Crusoe / The Wildlife Life. When their harmonious lives are disrupted by two savage cats, they discover the true power of friendship against all odds. Both these animation films are currently screening – side-by-side – at Ster-Kinekor cinemas nationally.

The youngsters – and the young at heart – have two more fabulous holiday fare to look out for. Staying with the world of animated animals, Sing serenades its way onto the big screen in 3D from Friday, 23 December. But, you can catch it first with special pre-screenings at select Ster-Kinekor cinemas for all shows, only on Friday, 16 December. A dapper koala, Buster Moon (voiced by Matthew McConaughey), has one final chance to restore his fading theatre to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition… and five lead contestants emerge to battle it out, ‘Idols’-style!

Dancing its way onto the magical screen in the New Year, from Friday 06 January, is Ballerina. This 3D animation film is set in 1879 Paris, and tells the story of an orphaned girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina. She flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. The perfect movie to enjoy #SidebySide with your dance partner!

All-out action #SidebySide with the boys…

If hanging out with the boys is more your style, the choice of action-packed movies to watch #SidebySide include some of the most anticipated releases of the year. Things are hotting up in the code-defying Inferno starring Tom Hanks in Dan Brown’s latest thriller.

The Star Wars fans have been shining up their lightsabres in anticipation of this week’s release of the all-new epic adventure, Rogue One – A Star Wars Story, the first standalone film from the internationally successful Star Wars franchise. The film releases in South Africa on 15 December, a day before its US release and, to appreciate all the in-your-face special effects, this one is a must-see in IMAX, with its full-on IMAX 3D Experience.

If gaming is more your thing, make sure you know who is at your side before going to watch Assassin’s Creed from 21 December (in 2D and 3D): you don’t want to mix with the enemy – the all-powerful Templars – if you are an Assassin. Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Irons, the battle for supremacy has begun…

Snuggle up #SidebySide for a special moment

First date, date night… there’s something special about watching a magical story unfolding on the big screen, and sharing it with that someone special in your life. If you need something comedic to break the ice, Ster-Kinekor has that in abundance this festive season, from the local take on the life of stand-up comedian featuring Rikus de Beer as Jonathan, to the hilarious, all-out riotous antics of the annual Office Christmas Party starring Jennifer Aniston. T.J. Miller and Jason Bateman!

We know it’s Almost Christmas when shop windows are ablaze with lights and colours and the angelic voices of choirs are heard singing Christmas carols, but it’s also a time of reflection and family relationships… and sometimes those are a little more complicated. This movie, with an all-star cast including Kimberly Elise, Danny Glover and Omar Epps, puts it all into perspective – with some unexpected consequences!

Why not arrange the perfect date-night to end the year off with a bang? Book the love seat in Ster-Kinekor’s luxurious Cine Prestige cinema, order in some delicious platters or coffee and cake, put your feet up, and let Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt do the rest… Passengers releases on 30 December and follows the couple, who are two passengers aboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. Or, catch the special pre-screening on 26 December, to recover from the over-indulgences of Christmas Day!

Also releasing on 30 December is the romantic comedy Why Him? with Bryan Cranston as the over-protective father, Ned Fleming, and James Franco as the over-the-top billionaire boyfriend, Laird Mayhew, to Stephanie, played by Zoey Deutch. It’s all about relationships…

This summer, the movie choices at Ster-Kinekor are endless, the people you can share them with is endless… so, just make sure you are #SidebySide the perfect match for each movie you watch – it’s up to you!

For more information on all these #SidebySide movies releasing at Ster-Kinekor over the next few weeks, and to make bookings, visit www.sterkinekor.com. Follow @sterkinekor on Twitter using #SidebySideAtSK or Ster-Kinekor Theatres on Facebook. For queries, call Ticketline on 0861 MOVIES (668 437) or book at the box office.

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Delicious Pizza Hut Offering Now Available At Ster-Kinekor The Zone

Grabbing dinner and a movie has never been this easy – or enjoyable!

Ster-Kinekor has joined forces with international pizza franchise Pizza Hut to bring tantalising pizza treats to movie lovers. The pizza catering offer is currently available at three of Ster-Kinekor’s cinema complexes – Gateway in Durban, and the revamped Cresta and Eastgate sites in Johannesburg… and now, from Thursday 15 December, Pizza Hut will be open for business at its popular site at The Zone in Rosebank.

Putting the convenience spin on ‘dinner and a movie’, customers can treat themselves to a delicious pizza and enjoy it before the movie in the special Pizza Hut seating area in the cinema foyer, or inside the cinema, while watching their favourite blockbusters on the big screen.

This innovative catering concept is serviced from an on-site, express-store version of Pizza Hut, where the franchise’s most popular pizza variations can be ordered and paid for, via the convenient self-service catering terminals. All the pizzas are made on site, guaranteeing freshness and a delicious taste sensation.

These of course can be paired with Ster-Kinekor’s must-have popcorn and cold drink or slush options, and are available in a range of different combos and sizes to satisfy any appetite.

Customers can choose their favourite pizza from an array of tempting flavours, including tropical vegetarian, double cheese, pepperoni, peri-peri chicken, fiery veg, fiery chicken, supreme and three meat pizzas. All these flavour options are available in both small and large sizes, making them the perfect catering option for a couple, or the whole family to enjoy. If you prefer something a little sweeter, Pizza Hut has added a new Choc Dessert pizza to the menu too!

For more information on Pizza Hut at Ster-Kinekor The Zone, and to find out what other exciting promotions Ster-Kinekor has on offer, visit www.sterkinekor.com. Follow @sterkinekor on Twitter or Facebook at Ster-Kinekor Theatres. For queries, call Ticketline on 0861 MOVIES (668 437).

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The Perfect Christmas Ballet, “The Nutcracker”, Comes To The Big Screen From The Bolshoi Ballet

The magic of the Bolshoi Ballet comes to the big screen at Ster-Kinekor Nouveau

A new season of seven wonderful ballets from Russia’s Bolshoi Ballet company – one of the world’s great powerhouses of classical ballet – is currently being screened at Ster-Kinekor’s Cinema Nouveau theatres.

The next ballet to be enjoyed on the big screen is the magical The Nutcracker, which releases on Saturday, 17 December for limited shows. As the perfect ballet for the whole family to watch in the lead up to Christmas, the ballet will enjoy special, family-friendly screening times.

The other productions in this season include: Swan Lake (18 February 2017), The Sleeping Beauty (10 March), A Contemporary Evening (21 April) and finally, A Hero of our Time (12 May). The ballets are brought to the big screen by Fathom Events, BY Experience and Pathé Live.

Christmas would not be complete without the enchanting tale of young Marie and her Nutcracker prince! Danced by the Bolshoi’s principals, E.T.A. Hoffmann’s fairytale, choreographed by Russian ballet master Yuri Grigorovich to the beautiful musical composed by Tchaikovsky, promises to transport children and adults alike to a world of magic and wonder for the holiday season.

On Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll transforms into a beautiful prince who takes her on a magical journey. But, before they leave, they must confront the Mouse King whose army is threatening Marie…

This production was filmed live at the Bolshoi Ballet on 21 December 2014, for broadcast into cinemas around the world, including South Africa, this December. The Nutcracker stars Anna Nikulina as Marie, with Denis Rodkin as her Nutcracker Prince. Andrei Merkuriev dances the role of Drosselmeyer with Vitaly Biktimirov as the Mouse King, accompanied by the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet.

View the trailer of The Nutcracker here: movies.sterkinekor.co.za/Browsing/Movies/Details/f-HO00000240

The Bolshoi Corps de Ballet dances in The Nutcracker:

View a trailer of The Bolshoi Ballet’s 2016-17 season here: http://www.sterkinekor.com/#/trailer/8729/THE%20BRIGHT%20STREAM%20(BOLSHOI)/

The Bolshoi Ballet is the quintessential ballet company, presenting works of astounding skill, daring and bravura that leave audiences the world over spellbound. This season of ballets broadcast in cinemas is no different, with the company’s incredible productions set to feature some of the world’s greatest dancers.

The Nutcracker releases on South African screens on Saturday, 17 December for four screenings only – on 17 and 21 December at 19:45, and on 18 and 22 December at 14:30 – only at Ster-Kinekor’s Nouveau theatres in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town. Bookings are now open. The running time of this ballet production is 135 mins, including one interval.

Ballerina – Never give up on your dreams…

Another treat for ballet lovers and movie lovers this holiday season, is the release of the delightful animated feature, Ballerina, which dances its way onto Ster-Kinekor screens (in 2D and 3D) from 06 January 2017. Set in 1879 Paris, an orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house. The film has a running time of 90mins and carries a PG classification.

View the trailer of Ballerina here: movies.sterkinekor.co.za/Browsing/Movies/Details/f-HO00000263

For booking information on the Bolshoi Ballet’s The Nutcracker and Ballerina at Ster-Kinekor, visit www.cinemanouveau.co.za or www.sterkinekor.com. Follow us on Twitter @nouveaubuzz or on Facebook at Cinema Nouveau. For queries, call TicketLine on 0861 Movies (668 437).

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Ster-Kinekor Releases The Code Defying ‘Inferno’ In Imax

The much anticipated release of the film version of Dan Brown’s latest bestseller, with all its mystery, intrigue and action, hits the big screen on Friday, 09 December. Inferno releases in Ster-Kinekor cinemas nationally, including in its IMAX theatres, for those Dan Brown fans who want the maximum movie experience! In fact, the best way to follow and unlock the conspiracies and secrecy of Inferno is on the huge IMAX screen with its crystal clear images and powerful surround sound.

To enjoy the full effects of the adventure, its complex symbols and codes, and the twists and turns of the plot, book your tickets to watch Inferno 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.

The film brings together once again the powerful partnership of Academy Award®-winning director, Ron Howard and Academy Award®-winning actor, Tom Hanks. Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown’s (Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons) billion-dollar Robert Langdon series.

Inferno follows the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe – and against the clock – to foil a deadly global plot.

The IMAX release of Inferno is digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX 2D 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 in the movie.

In celebration of the IMAX release of Inferno—the third instalment in the US$1.2 billion-grossing Dan Brown franchise—director Ron Howard said: “IMAX has truly redefined the experience of movie-going.” The re-release of his film, Apollo 13, was the beginning of an incredible legacy of releasing Hollywood films in IMAX, and one that has included several subsequent films from Howard and Hanks, including the former’s In the Heart of the Sea (2015), as well as this year’s Hanks-starring Sully, which was filmed almost entirely using IMAX cameras.

Inferno opens on Friday, 09 December and bookings are now open for all screenings of Inferno – in the IMAX Experience and in Ster-Kinekor’s luxurious Cine Prestige cinemas at select sites, as well as at Ster-Kinekor cinemas countrywide. Members of the cinema chain’s various 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.

Inferno carries a 13 classification, and the running time is 2 hrs 1 min.

For more information on, and to book for, Inferno screening at Ster-Kinekor, IMAX® and Cine Prestige cinemas, visit www.sterkinekor.com. Follow @sterkinekor on Twitter or Ster-Kinekor Theatres on Facebook. For queries, call Ticketline on 0861 MOVIES (668 437) or book at the box office.

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Round Up Your Friends, Watch Three Movies, And WIn With Ster-Kinekor, SK Club And Oh Ship 2016

ohship-mailerThe biggest offshore party is getting ready to set sail… and this year, 5FM’s OH SHIP 2016 has partnered with Ster-Kinekor to make sure you and your friends are there to experience ‘great moments at their greatest’, both in the cinema and on the ship!

You and your besties can win one of three cabins on the amazing, fun-filled OH SHIP 2016 cruise from Durban to the Portuguese Islands and back from 2 – 5 December, just by watching three great movies at any Ster-Kinekor cinema between 14 October and 15 November, and swiping you SK CLUB loyalty card. It really is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

With a great line-up of top Hollywood blockbusters releasing over the next month, you will be spoilt for choice. All you have to do is get down to your nearest Ster-Kinekor cinema and watch three of these hot titles: Queen of Katwe; Don’t Breathe (from 14 October); Jack Reacher: Never Go Back; Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween (both releasing on 21 October); Keeping Up with the Joneses (releasing on 28 October); or When the Bough Breaks (releasing on 04 November).

Make sure you are in the running to win one of three cabins up for offer, by swiping your SK CLUB card each time you watch one of these movies. If you are not yet a member of the SK CLUB loyalty programme, just sign up next time you are at your favourite Ster-Kinekor cinema. Then, start swiping to win…

Once you’re on the ship, Ster-Kinekor will also unlock the magic to more great moments with a mind-blowing on-board cinema experience! In true Hollywood style, OH SHIP 2016 will leave you nothing short of feeling like a movie star, so don’t miss the chance to make this your greatest moment yet!

What else is there to say? Cruise ship: check. Hottest DJ line-up: check. Laugh-till-you-can’t-breathe comedy: check. Cabin… wait, you still haven’t booked your cabin yet? Well, that’s sorted – get down to Ster-Kinekor, watch three of the six featured movies, enter the competition and… check!

OH SHIP 2016 is a name that speaks for itself: it is the greatest fun of your life with the biggest acts in the game, giving you a showdown you’ll never forget for 72 hours!

 

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