With 4 easy steps, let Universal work with you, the exhibitor, to coordinate your In-Advance Group Buyout:
IDENTIFY YOUR GROUPDuring the same week for the offical release of a film, Universal will allow groups of any size to have an In-Advance Group Screening of movies starting at: 9am on Wednesday until the first public showtime on Thursday before 7pm. Any Group Screening that takes place after opening does not need Universal approval and should be coordinated directly with exhibition)
SELECT YOUR SCREENINGPick the theatre, date and showtime of your Group Screening.
EXHIBITOR MAKES A REQUESTUse the form below to make your Group Screening request to Universal.
UNIVERSAL CONFIRMS EXHIBITOR'S REQUESTAfter submitting your request, a Universal representative will contact you to confirm - provided the request meets Universal's screening guidelines.
The Universal Exhibitor In-Advance Group Buyout website facilitates quicker approval of In-Advance Group Buyouts.
All Group Screening requests must adhere to the following guidelines for approval consideration:
- Screenings can be as early as 9am on Wednesday during the same week of official release.
- Theatre MUST report the screening's gross to Rentrak as part of Friday's box office.
- Each location MUST file a separate request.
- Screenings are NOT to be advertised - including social media (Facebook, Eventbrite, etc.)
- Tickets to Group Buyout Screenings shall NOT be re-sold.
- Screenings MUST take place at anticipated playdate theatres
NOTE: Completion of the a Group Screening request form does not guarantee screening approval. Universal will approve all requests at their discretion.
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Genre: Thriller Cast: Y'Lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Luna Lauren Velez and Marisa Tomei
Directed by: Gerard McMurray
Written By:James DeMonaco
Produced by:Jason Blum, Michael Bay, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Sébastien K. Lemercier
Executive Producer:Steve Molen, Jeanette Volturno, Couper Samuelson
Behind every tradition lies a revolution. Next Independence Day, witness the rise of our country's 12 hours of annual lawlessness. Welcome to the movement that began as a simple experiment: The First Purge. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the marginalized, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.
Coming off the most successful film in the series, The Purge: Election Year, creator James DeMonaco (writer/director of The Purge, The Purge: Anarchy and The Purge: Election Year) returns alongside the producers of this worldwide phenomenon: Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum (Insidious series, Get Out, Split), Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ouija series, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), and DeMonaco's longtime production partner, Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers). The First Purge is directed by Gerard McMurray (Burning Sands), working from a screenplay once again written by DeMonaco.
Official Website: www.thefirstpurge.com
Genre: 3D Action-Thriller
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Noah Taylor, Roland Møller, Byron Mann Pablo Schreiber, Hannah Quinlivan
Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Written by: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Produced by: Beau Flynn, Dwayne Johnson, Rawson Marshall Thurber, Hiram Garcia
Executive Producers: Dany Garcia, Wendy Jacobson, Eric McLeod, Eric Hedayat
Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary's Skyscraper as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer, who now assesses security for skyscrapers. On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building...above the fire line.
Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence, We're the Millers), the 3D action-thriller is produced by Beau Flynn (San Andreas, Baywatch), Johnson, Thurber and Hiram Garcia (San Andreas, Central Intelligence).
Skyscraper's executive producers are Dany Garcia (Baywatch, Ballers), Wendy Jacobson (San Andreas), Eric McLeod (Kong: Skull Island, Pirates of the Caribbean series) and Eric Hedayat (The Great Wall, Real Steel). The film will be released by Universal Pictures.Official Website: www.SkyscraperMovie.com
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Max Martini, Callum Keith Rennie, Bruce Altman, Arielle Kebbel, Robinne Lee, Brant Daughterty, with Kim Basinger and Marcia Gay Harden
Screenplay by: Niall Leonard
Based on the Novel by:: E L James
Produced by: Michael De Luca, E L James, Dana Brunetti, Marcus Viscidi
Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson return as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Freed, the third chapter based on the worldwide bestselling "Fifty Shades" phenomenon. Expanding upon events set in motion in 2015 and 2017's blockbuster films that grossed almost $950 million globally, the new installment arrives for Valentine's Day 2018.
Fifty Shades Freed is directed by Fifty Shades Darker's James Foley (Fear, House of Cards) and once again produced by Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Marcus Viscidi, alongside E L James, the creator of the culture-spanning blockbuster series. The screenplay is by Niall Leonard, based on the novel by James.Official Website: www.fiftyshadesmovie.com
Cast: Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Ajiona Alexus, Levi Meaden, Jason George, Seth Karr and Christa Miller
Directed by: James McTeigue
Screenplay by: Ryan Engle
Produced by: Will Packer, Gabrielle Union, James Lopez, Craig Perry, Sheila Hanahan Taylor
Executive Producers: Jaime Primak Sullivan, Valerie Bleth Sharp, Jeff Morrone
Next Mother's Day, Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on Breaking In.
Producers Will Packer (No Good Deed, Obsessed) and Union (Almost Christmas, Being Mary Jane) reunite for this original thriller directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Sense8). Written by Ryan Engle (Non-Stop), Breaking In co-stars Billy Burke (Twilight series), Richard Cabral (End of Watch), Ajiona Alexus (Empire), Levi Meaden (Pacific Rim Uprising), Jason George (Grey's Anatomy), Seth Carr (Black Panther) and Christa Miller (Cougar Town).
Joining Union and Packer as fellow producers are Will Packer Productions' James Lopez (Girls Trip, Think Like a Man), and Practical Pictures' Craig Perry and Sheila Hanahan Taylor (American Pie and Final Destination series). Jaime Primak Sullivan, whose story the screenplay is based upon, serves as an executive producer alongside Valerie Bleth Sharp and Jeff Morrone.Official Website: www.breakinginmovie.com
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