From the Weinstein Company:
March 6, 2015 (New York, NY) – The Weinstein Company (TWC) is excited to announce that major exhibitors Carmike Cinemas, Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Group are joining AMC Theatres in giving their support to a free high school screening program for Academy Award® winning film THE IMITATION GAME. Students all over the U.S. are being offered free tickets to the movie on Friday, March 6th at 446 locations, with a special focus on schools and community groups, including high school computer classes, math and science teams and LGBT clubs.
Commented TWC Co-Chairman Harvey Weinstein: “It’s amazing to see the movement that’s being created in bringing students to theaters and giving them an opportunity to experience this film. We are blown away by the prospect of having young people come to screenings and be inspired, and are tremendously grateful that Carmike, Cinemark, Regal and AMC are helping in continuing to share Alan Turing’s story.”
Students who present their school ID at participating box offices will receive a complimentary pass to a special screening of the film, with select screenings to include a special taped introductory message from the film’s Academy Award® winning screenwriter Graham Moore. For more information, please visit:
TWC released THE IMITATION GAME in select theaters on November 28th and nationwide on December 25th. It has since become the year’s top grossing independent film at the domestic box office, with $87M in ticket sales to date. Produced by Black Bear Pictures and Bristol Automotive, the film won the Academy Award® for Best Adapted Screenplay (Graham Moore) and was nominated for seven others, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Benedict Cumberbatch), Best Supporting Actress (Keira Knightley) and Best Director (Morten Tyldum.) It was also nominated for five Golden Globe® Awards, included in the American Film Institute’s top 11 films of the year and nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards. Directed by Tyldum, produced by Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman, with a screenplay by Moore, the film stars Cumberbatch, Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance and Mark Strong.
During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of ‘gross indecency’, an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality – little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany’s World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save millions of lives.