Cinemark Theatres, including Oklahoma City’s Cinemark Tinseltown and Tulsa Cinemark, will show the final film in the chain’s Best Picture Classic Series – “The Godfather” – at 2 and 7 p.m.
The 1972 Academy Award Winner for Best Motion Picture, “The Godfather” will play in more than 120 Cinemark Theatres across the country, including on the Cinemark XD – Extreme Digital Cinema screens where available. Ranked No. 2 on the 2007 American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time, the film earned Oklahoma City-based producer Gray Frederickson an Oscar with its Best Picture win.
“There is no greater iconic film than “The Godfather,” says James Meredith, Head of Marketing and Communications at Cinemark, in a news release. “It has set the standard for story-telling, launched a generation of great actors, and provided movie-goers an unparalleled experience. ”
“The Godfather,” Francis Ford Coppola’s epic masterpiece features Marlon Brando in his Oscar-winning role as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Director Coppola paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan’s rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone’s family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged. Based on Mario Puzo’s best-selling novel and featuring career-making performances by Al Pacino, James Cann and Robert Duvall, this searing and brilliant film garnered 11 Academy Award nominations, and won three including Best Picture in 1972. It is considered by many to be one of the greatest American films ever made. Cinemark will show the 40th Anniversary restoration version of the film, which is rated R by the MPAA.
Cinemark also is pleased to announce that the next set of “Classic Series” films will feature four diverse and groundbreaking films. All Classics will show at 2 and 7 p.m. on the following days:
April 24: “Raging Bull” (1980) R
May 1: “The Graduate” (1967) PG
May 8: “Alien” (1979) R
May 15: “Blazing Saddles” (1974) R
“Four very distinctive directors are showcased in this round of classic films,” Meredith says. “From Martin Scorsese and Mike Nichols to Ridley Scott and Mel Brooks, you cannot find four other directors who bring unparalleled styles to both the visual and acting aspects of their movies.”
Tickets for Cinemark’s Classic Series, including a specially priced bundled package of $20 for all four movies, are now available at www.cinemark.com or at the participating theatre box office. For a full list of participating Cinemark locations, advance ticket purchases and show time information, go to www.cinemark.com.