Film News: “The Spectacular Classics” Screening Series


Here’s is a true gem of marketing that young folks throughout the country will love and enjoy.

Landmark Theaters across the country have curated a film series for the month of July, presenting an iconic coming-of-age film each week leading up to theatrical release of THE SPECTACULAR NOW (August 2). An exclusive video introduction will precede each screening by screenwriters Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter. Audience members will also receive a ticket to an advance word of mouth screening of THE SPECTACULAR NOW in their market.


Tuesday, July 9 – SAY ANYTHING

Tuesday, July 16 – DAZED AND CONFUSED

Tuesday, July 23 – ALMOST FAMOUS

Tuesday, July 30 – BREAKFAST CLUB


New York – Landmark Sunshine

Los Angeles – Los Feliz

Dallas – Angelika Dallas

Boston – Kendall Square Cinema

DC – E Street Cinema

Philadelphia – Ritz Five

Chicago – Century Centre Cinema

Minneapolis – Lagoon Cinema

Seattle – Harvard Exit Theatre

This screening series sounds amazing! Most of the classics were in theaters before I was born or when I was too young to see them, so this is an awesome opportunity to see these films on the big screen. Also, having already watched The Spectacular Now–which is fantastic and one of our Top 10 Indies To See This Summer–this kind of promotion will definitely lead the right audience to see James Ponsoldt’s touching and real coming of age drama. Watch the trailer for THE SPECTACULAR NOW below:

THE SPECTACULAR NOW official site: It hits select theaters on August 2nd and expands to more cities (like Chicago) on August 9th.

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