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MARCUS THEATRES® TO INTRODUCE BALLET IN CINEMA AT SELECT THEATRE LOCATIONS

Published On: Thursday, July 07, 2011

Milwaukee, Wis., July 7, 2011. . . . .Marcus Theatres® today announced it is joining the Emerging Pictures network of cinemas to show Ballet in Cinema, featuring classical ballets on the big screen at select Marcus Theatres locations beginning July 17, 2011. All Ballet in Cinema performances take place Sunday afternoons throughout the season at 11:00 a.m. local time. Admission for Ballet in Cinema performances is $15 for adults, seniors and children.  Tickets for performances are on sale now at www.marcustheatres.com

“We are excited to debut Ballet in Cinema at select theatre locations,” said Bruce J. Olson, president of Marcus Theatres. “This exceptional series of ballet performances featuring the Bolshoi Ballet’s biggest stars will enchant ballet and live entertainment enthusiasts across the U.S. With an extraordinary line-up of performances this season, we are confident guests will delighted by these beautiful ballets.”


Upcoming Ballet in Cinema performances featuring the Bolshoi Ballet, Moscow include: Don Quixote, Coppélia, Swan Lake and a special double billing of Class Concert and Giselle.
“Ballet in Cinema will follow the popular, The Met: Live in HD series, which completed its fifth run in June. We know that Ballet in Cinema will delight audiences just as The Met: Live in HD has. Ballet in Cinema will allow communities the unique opportunity to view a live ballet performance in the comfort of their local Marcus Theatre,” said Olson.

Dates and times for the upcoming Ballet in Cinema performances are:

Class Concert & Giselle Sunday, July 17 at 11:00 a.m. Local Time

Don Quixote Sunday, August 7 at 11:00 a.m. Local Time

Coppélia Sunday, August 28 at 11:00 a.m. Local Time

Swan Lake Sunday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m. Local Time

Ballet in Cinema will be shown at the following select Marcus Theatres locations:

Illinois: Orland Park Cinema, Orland Park
Ohio: Crosswoods Cinema, Columbus
Wisconsin: Majestic Cinema, Brookfield; North Shore Cinema, Mequon and Point Cinema, Madison

About Emerging Pictures
Emerging Pictures, managed by Barry Rebo and Ira Deutchman, is the largest all-digital specialty film and alternate content theater network in North America. The company’s i-cinema technology has become the de facto standard for independent film and alternative programming, with over 140 venues in the U.S. as well as a growing presence across the globe—from London to Latvia. Emerging’s network includes traditional art houses, museums, performing arts centers and commercial multiplexes, including Markus Theatres, Carmike Cinemas, Cineplex (Canada), Harkins Theatres, Phoenix Theatres, Laemmle Theaters and others. The company also distributes programming worldwide under its Opera in Cinema and Ballet in Cinema brands.


About Marcus Theatres
Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS), is the sixth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 684 screens at 55 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio. For more information, please visit www.marcustheatres.com.

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