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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Directed by: Tina Gordon
Story By: Tracy Oliver
Screenplay By: Tracy Oliver and Tina Gordon
Produced by: Will Packer, Kenya Barris, James Lopez
Executive Producers: Marsai Martin, Josh Martin, Regina Hall, Preston Holmes
Cast: Regina Hall, Issa Rae, and introducing Marsai Martin
Girls Trips Regina Hall and Black-ishs Marsai Martin both star as Jordan Sanders - Hall as the take-no-prisoners tech mogul adult version of Jordan and Martin as the 13-year-old version of her who wakes up in her adult selfs penthouse just before a do-or-die presentation.
Insecures Issa Rae plays Jordans long-suffering assistant April, the only one in on the secret that her daily tormentor is now trapped in an awkward tween body just as everything is on the line. Little is an irreverent new comedy about the price of success, the power of sisterhood and having a second chance to grow up - and glow up - right.
Will Packer, blockbuster producer of Girls Trip, the Ride Along franchise, and ten movies that have opened No. 1 at the U.S. box office, including Night School, No Good Deed and Think Like a Man, brings an all-new perspective to the body-swap comedy.
Little is directed by Tina Gordon (writer, Drumline) with a story by Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip) and a screenplay by Oliver and Gordon, based on an idea by teen actress Martin. The film is produced by Packer and his producing partner James Lopez and by Kenya Barris (Girls Trip, Black-ish), and is executive produced by Preston Holmes (Night School), Hall, Marsai Martin and Josh Martin.
Official Website: www.littlethemovie.com
Cast: Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Craig Ferguson, F. Murray Abraham
Directed by: Dean DeBlois
Written by: Dean DeBlois
Produced by: Cressida Cowell
From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown…and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives. Welcome to the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they've known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destines are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together—to the very ends of the Earth—to protect everything they've grown to treasure.
For How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, series director Dean DeBlois returns alongside the all-star cast. The film is produced by Brad Lewis (Ratatouille, ANTZ) and Bonnie Arnold (Toy Story, How to Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2).Official Website: www.dragonshiddenworld.com
Cast: Steve Carell, Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Merritt Wever, Janelle Monáe, Eiza González, Gwendoline Christie, Leslie Zemeckis, Neil Jackson
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Screenplay By: Robert Zemeckis and Caroline Thompson
Producer: Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Steve Starkey, Cherylanne Martin
Executive Producers: Jeff Malmberg, Jacqueline Levine
This holiday season, Academy Award® winner Robert Zemeckis - the groundbreaking filmmaker behind Forrest Gump, Flight and Cast Away - directs Steve Carell in the most original movie of the year. Welcome to Marwen tells the miraculous true story of one broken man's fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.
When a devastating attack shatters Mark Hogancamp (Carell) and wipes away all memories, no one expected recovery. Putting together pieces from his old and new life, Mark meticulously creates a wondrous town where he can heal and be heroic. As he builds an astonishing art installation - a testament to the most powerful women he knows - through his fantasy world, he draws strength to triumph in the real one.
In a bold, wondrous and timely film from this revolutionary pioneer of contemporary cinema, Welcome to Marwen shows that when your only weapon is your imagination... you'll find courage in the most unexpected place.
The epic drama is produced by Oscar®-winning producer Steve Starkey (Forrest Gump, Flight), Jack Rapke (Cast Away, Flight), and Cherylanne Martin (The Pacific, Flight) of Zemeckis' Universal-based ImageMovers banner produce alongside the director. It is executive produced by Jacqueline Levine, as well as Jeff Malmberg, who directed the riveting 2010 documentary that inspired the film.Official Website: www.welcometomarwen.com
Written and Directed by: Jordan Peele
Producer: Jordan Peele, Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Ian Cooper
Executive Producer: Daniel Lupi, Bea Sequeira
Cast: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, Evan Alex, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon
After sending shockwaves across contemporary culture and setting a new standard for provocative, socially-conscious horror films with his directorial debut, Get Out, Academy Award-winning visionary Jo<>rdan Peele returns with another original nightmare that he has written, directed and produced.
Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, Us, from Monkeypaw Productions, stars Oscar® winner Lupita Nyong'o as Adelaide Wilson, a woman returning to her beachside childhood home with her husband, Gabe (Black Panther's Winston Duke), and their two children (Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex) for an idyllic summer getaway. Haunted by an unexplainable and unresolved trauma from her past and compounded by a string of eerie coincidences, Adelaide feels her paranoia elevate to high-alert as she grows increasingly certain that something bad is going to befall her family.
After spending a tense beach day with their friends, the Tylers (Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon), Adelaide and her family return to their vacation home. When darkness falls, the Wilsons discover the silhouette of four figures holding hands as they stand in the driveway. Us pits an endearing American family against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.
Writer and director Peele produces for his Monkeypaw Productions alongside Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, and Monkeypaw's Ian Cooper. Us will be released by Universal Pictures on Friday, March 15, 2019.Official Website: www.usmovie.com
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