Paramount Pictures and Cinemark Theatres today announced a Scream fan event for opening night to celebrate the debut of the next installment of the hit box office franchise. A featurette about the new cast members can also be watched below!
The Scream fan event will take place at Cinemark Playa Vista and XD on Thursday, January 13, and will feature a live Q&A with actor David Arquette, directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett and executive producer & creator Kevin Williamson.
This event comes as part of the film’s Scream in the New Year fanfare, in advance of the movie’s nationwide theatrical opening on Friday, January 14. Tickets to see Scream on the big screen go on sale today.
In the movie, 25 years after a streak of brutal murders shocked the quiet town of Woodsboro, a new killer has donned the Ghostface mask and begins targeting a group of teenagers to resurrect secrets from the town’s deadly past.
Neve Campbell (Sidney Prescott), Courteney Cox (Gale Weathers) and David Arquette (Dewey Riley) return to their iconic roles in Scream alongside Melissa Barrera, Kyle Gallner, Mason Gooding, Mikey Madison, Dylan Minnette, Jenna Ortega, Jack Quaid, Marley Shelton, Jasmin Savoy Brown, and Sonia Ammar.
This paid screening event will air at 5:00PM PT, 6:00PM MT, 7:00PM CT, and 8:00PM ET at Cinemark locations and other participating movie theatres nationwide. Tickets will be available at the standard ticket price, and movie fans can get event theatre listings and tickets at ScreamMovie.com and Cinemark.com.
The event will include a pre-taped talent intro, extended bonus content featuring the new cast with behind-the-scenes footage as well as a live Q&A with Arquette, Bettinelli-Olpin & Gillett and Williamson which will be broadcast live on the big screen to over 600+ theatres across the country.
Says Paramount Pictures President of Domestic Distribution Chris Aronson, “Scream is a terrifying, iconic franchise with an enthusiastic, longtime fan base. We are absolutely thrilled to launch our new film with this special event in theatres for fans in collaboration with Spyglass, our talent and filmmakers.
Aronson added: “Matt & Tyler have delivered an edge-of-your-seat horror, thrill ride that must be seen in a dark theatre to be fully experienced. We’re also excited to team up with our partners at Cinemark, along with participating theatres across the country, to share something special with ‘Scream’ fans.”
Cinemark Chief Marketing and Content Officer Wanda Gierhart Fearing said: “Cinemark is pleased to once again collaborate with Paramount and Spyglass to provide moviegoers across the U.S. the unique opportunity to premiere the film and a special Q&A. Audiences have been eagerly waiting to see this next chapter in the iconic ‘Scream’ franchise, and we cannot think of a better way to start the new year than with a special opening-night celebration in our theatres.”
Scream is executive produced by Kevin Williamson, Chad Villella, Gary Barber, Peter Oillataguerre, Ron Lynch, Cathy Konrad, and Marianne Maddalena.
Written by James Vanderbilt and Guy Busick, the film’s producers are William Sherak, Paul Neinstein, and James Vanderbilt. Scream is presented by Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Media Group. The film is a Project X Entertainment Production and a Radio Silence film.
The Scream movies have grossed over $608 million worldwide. The first film was released in December of 1996 and was followed by Scream 2 in December of 1997.
The third movie came to theaters in February of 2000 and was expected to be the last installment. Eleven years later, Scream 4 was released to theaters in April of 2011.