Victoria theatre hosts Great Digital Film Festival Jan 30 to Feb 5

Festival brings a week of Hollywood’s greatest classics and fan favourites to the big screen, often for the first time in digital format.

Cineplex Entertainment’s Front Row Centre Events has announced the lineup for its sixth annual Great Digital Film Festival, returning to select Cineplex theatres across the country from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5.

The festival brings a week of Hollywood’s greatest classics and fan favourites to the big screen, often for the first time in digital format.  Tickets are now on sale at Cineplex.com/DigitalFilmFest and participating theatre box offices.

New this year, film lovers can join the conversation on Twitter about their favourite films in the festival by interacting with noted film expert and reviewer, Richard Crouse. Tweet your questions to @CineplexMovies, @FRCEvents, or @RichardCrouse using the #GDFF2015 hashtag, and Crouse will respond. Crouse will also explore behind-the-scenes and the history of select films as part of the pre-show including a pre-recorded conversation with acclaimed director Guillermo Del Toro about his film Pan’s Labyrinth.

“The success of the Great Digital Film Festival demonstrates Canadians’ deep bond with their all-time favourite movies,” said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. “We are delighted to have beloved film critic Richard Crouse share his insights and answer festivalgoers’ burning questions about this year’s films.”

The 2015 Great Digital Film Festival Lineup includes:

  • An all-day screening of the X-Men franchise: X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014), X-Men: First Class (2011), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X2: X-Men United (2003), X-Men (2000);
  • 25th anniversary screenings of Darkman (1990) and Dick Tracy (1990);
  • Blade Runner: The Final Cut (2007);
  • Kill Bill Vol 1 (2003) and Kill Bill Vol 2 (2004);
  • Alien (1979);
  • Aliens (1986);
  • Hellboy (2004);
  • Pan’s Labyrinth (2006);
  • The Monster Squad (1987);
  • The Rocketeer (1991).

Tickets for the Great Digital Film Festival cost $6.99, with additional discounts available on the purchase of tickets to multiple films. For a complete list of participating theatres, to view showtimes or purchase tickets, visit Cineplex.com/DigitalFilmFest.

 

 

 

 

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