THE BIG REEL
As the clock ticks down to the highly anticipated release of ‘A Haunting in Venice,’ 20th Century Studios has revealed that select cities in the United States will be treated to early screenings of the sequel. In this latest installment, Kenneth Branagh reprises his role as Agatha Christie’s legendary detective Hercule Poirot, but this time he’s navigating a story that blends his usual investigative flair with elements of the supernatural. The exclusive screenings are set for September 9, a tantalizing six days before the film’s broad release scheduled for September 15.
Movie enthusiasts who are eager to see the thriller unfold on the largest screen available can snag tickets for IMAX theaters at several locations, such as AMC Kips Bay 15 in New York City, Universal Cinema AMC at Citywalk Hollywood in Los Angeles, AMC DINE-IN Studio 28 in Olathe, Kansas, Cinemark Lincoln Square in Bellevue, Washington, and Regal Hacienda Crossing in Dublin, California. These special IMAX previews won’t just stop at the movie; they’ll also feature a pre-show reception complete with Instagram-worthy photo opportunities and a collectible poster designed to make your wall scream “cinema buff.”
Not to be left out of the cinematic extravaganza, Alamo Drafthouse venues are hopping on the bandwagon, offering their own unique twist for die-hard fans. Locations including Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Downtown Los Angeles, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Mueller in Austin, Texas, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Downtown Brooklyn, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema DC Bryant Street in Washington, D.C., and Alamo Drafthouse Chicago Wrigleyville in Illinois will stage interactive murder mystery experiences before the feature presentation. Attendees will have the chance to don their detective hats and solve a fabricated crime, making for a truly immersive movie-going adventure.
For those lamenting that they aren’t located in these chosen cities, fear not! More than 100 early access screenings will take place on September 13 across IMAX and other premium formats. To spice things up a bit, these screenings will offer exclusive luggage tag giveaways (get ’em while they last) and even a sweepstakes opportunity to win a jaunt to Venice, Italy. If you ever needed an excuse to check for local screenings and grab those tickets, this is it, folks.
Detective Poirot’s Darkest Chapter Yet
Having cracked the case aboard a not-so-straightforward train journey and later chasing a killer across the landscapes of Egypt, Hercule Poirot is packing his bags for Italy for what could be his most chilling case yet. Though Poirot considers himself semi-retired, a séance he’s attending takes a grim turn, compelling him to dust off his investigative chops. Suddenly, every attendee becomes a prime suspect in a murder mystery that’s far from ordinary.
Joining the stellar ensemble cast for this newest installment are Michelle Yeoh, Kyle Allen, and Camille Cottin, each making their debut in the franchise. Poirot, who typically prides himself on a logical and methodical approach to crime-solving, finds himself stepping outside his comfort zone this time around. The narrative takes a darker tone, suggesting that perhaps there’s something more unearthly at play, forcing our detective to ponder whether his deductive reasoning will be enough to keep him out of harm’s way.
Before setting foot in Italy, Kenneth Branagh’s take on Poirot debuted in ‘Murder on the Orient Express,’ followed by a riveting sequel, ‘Death on the Nile.’ In both, Branagh succeeded in surrounding himself with top-tier supporting casts, solidifying the notion that he’d only bring in the cream of the crop for his subsequent Poirot ventures.
Get a sneak peek of ‘A Haunting in Venice’ below; it hits select theaters on September 9 and rolls out widely on September 15. Make sure you don’t miss it; it promises to be a spine-tingling affair!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about A Haunting in Venice early screenings
When will ‘A Haunting in Venice’ be screened early?
The film will have early screenings on September 9 in select cities across the United States. These exclusive events will be hosted by IMAX and Alamo Drafthouse, ahead of the movie’s wide release on September 15.
What special features can fans expect at the early screenings?
Those who attend the early screenings at IMAX theaters can enjoy a catered pre-reception and get their hands on a collectible poster. Alamo Drafthouse screenings will offer an interactive murder mystery experience before the film starts.
Where can I get tickets for the early IMAX screenings?
You can snag tickets for early IMAX screenings at several locations, including AMC Kips Bay 15 (New York), Universal Cinema AMC at Citywalk Hollywood (Los Angeles), AMC DINE-IN Studio 28 (Olathe, KS), Cinemark Lincoln Square (Bellevue, WA), and Regal Hacienda Crossing (Dublin, CA).
Are there any early screenings outside of the specified cities?
Yes, there will be over 100 early access screenings on September 13 in various IMAX and other premium format theaters across the U.S. These screenings will also feature exclusive luggage tag giveaways and a sweepstakes to win a trip to Venice, Italy.
Who are the new additions to the cast in ‘A Haunting in Venice’?
Michelle Yeoh, Kyle Allen, and Camille Cottin are making their debut in the franchise, joining Kenneth Branagh who reprises his role as Hercule Poirot.
What is the central theme of the new Hercule Poirot mystery?
In this installment, Hercule Poirot finds himself dealing with a supernatural twist to his usual investigative exploits. He’s drawn out of retirement to solve a murder that occurs during a séance he was attending, leading him to consider factors beyond the ordinary.
What other movies has Kenneth Branagh appeared in as Hercule Poirot?
Before ‘A Haunting in Venice,’ Kenneth Branagh’s version of Hercule Poirot appeared in ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ and ‘Death on the Nile.’
Are there any special giveaways or contests associated with the early screenings?
Yes, early access screenings on September 13 will feature exclusive luggage tag giveaways, while supplies last. Fans will also have the chance to enter a sweepstakes for a trip to Venice, Italy.