Disney and IMAX will host a fan screening of the live-action adaption of Beauty and the Beast in select IMAX theaters on March 6, 2017. The screening will be followed by a Q & A session with talent from the film.
The official press release with a list of participating locations reads as follows.
IMAX and Disney to Host Exciting Fan Event — Beauty and the Beast: IMAX Screening and Live Stream Q & A — in Select IMAX® Theatres March 6
Special Engagement Features an Advanced Screening of the Film, which has been Specially Formatted for IMAX, and a Live Stream Q&A with Talent
In celebration of the highly anticipated March 17 release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, IMAX and Disney are partnering to host an exclusive fan event — Beauty and the Beast: IMAX Screening and Live Stream Q & A — in select U.S. IMAX theatres on March 6 at 4 p.m. PST. The fan event will feature one of the first advanced public screenings of the film and a live stream Q & A with talent from Beauty and the Beast joining the celebration, in person, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Los Angeles. The live stream Q & A will be available to view at Facebook.com/IMAX.
Fans who attend the special IMAX event will be among the first to experience Beauty and the Beast in its specially formatted IMAX presentation, which features an expanded 1.9:1 aspect ratio for the entirety of the film, offering fans 26% more image in IMAX than standard theatres. Guests of the event will also receive a limited-edition, collectible Beauty and the Beast IMAX poster.
Participating IMAX locations include:
Los Angeles, CA – TCL Chinese Theatres
New York, NY – AMC Loews Kips Bay 15
Chicago, IL – Regal City North Stadium 14
Dallas, TX – Cinemark 17
Somerville, MA – AMC Assembly Row 12
Miami, FL – Regal South Beach Stadium 18
Atlanta, GA – Regal Atlantic Station 16
Salt Lake City, UT – Megaplex Theatres – Jordan Commons
Emeryville, CA – AMC Bay Street 16
Tempe, AZ – Harkins Arizona Mills Luxury 25
Tickets to the March 6 Beauty and the Beast: IMAX Screening and Live Stream Q & A will be available starting February 28 at 1 p.m. PST. For more information and to reserve tickets, go to http://www.seeitfirst.net/pin/526535.
Directed by Bill Condon, the film star Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Josh Gad as LeFou, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Babette and Audra McDonald as Wardrobe.
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
Beauty and the Beast will be released in theaters on March 17, 2017.