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Mark Wahlberg strides into theaters this weekend with Joe Bell as the Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters and Men, upcoming King Richard) film debuts on 1,093 screens supported by robust advertising and a star-driven social media campaign. Roadside Attractions is distributing, having snapped up the film from Solstice Studios which acquired it off of a 2020 Toronto Film Festival premiere but was particularly hard hit by the pandemic and let it go. The drama scripted by
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New York’s Public Theater canceled last night’s and tonight’s Free Shakespeare in the Park performances of Merry Wives after a member of the production tested positive for Covid-19. In a statement tweeted two hours before last night’s performance, the Public noted, “Earlier today, we learned that a member of the production has tested positive for COVID, and in accordance with our existing protocols in the case of a positive result, we are cancelling tonight’s performance,
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Two wide releases, Paramount’s Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins and Universal’s M. Night Shyamalan thriller Old, both respecting a theatrical window, will face off this coming weekend with results which are still too early to call as each are eyeing a mid-teens opening result. Previews for both titles begin Thursday at 7PM. In the meantime, Warner Bros.’ Space Jam: A New Legacy, which is also available in homes on HBO Max, and Disney’s Black Widow, could
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Fandango and United Artists Releasing are holding early access screenings on Aug. 8 for MGM’s Aretha Franklin biopic Respect. Tickets are now on sale on Fandango. The pic will preview at 500 theaters nationwide before its Aug. 13 release. Respect stars Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson as Franklin. The pic is directed by award-winning theater director Liesl Tommy from a story by Callie Khouri and Tracey Scott Wilson and screenplay by Tracey Scott Wilson. “We are thrilled to
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AMC Entertainment Wednesday said it’s expanded the role of CEO Adam Aron to include chairman of the board, and selected  Ambassador Philip Lader to serve as lead director. As previously announced, current non-executive chairman of the board, Lin Zhang, and Mao Jun (John) Zeng, both of Wanda, are stepping down as AMC directors following Wanda’s sale of most of its AMC shares. That giant theater chain is holding its annual shareholders meeting on July 29.
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