Edmond Town Hall Theatre (ETH) will be presenting a virtual screening of the movie “Bacurau” beginning Friday, May 1st and running through May 14, allowing ETH supporters to enjoy the movie from the comfort and safety of their home.
The program, known as Kino Marquee, is part of an effort developed by movie distributor Kino Lober, Inc. to help independent theaters such as ETH continue to offer movies and generate revenue during the COVID-19 closure.
Kino Lober has created a virtual screening room for ETH and will share 50 percent of gains, or about $6 after costs. Tickets will cost $12 and buyers will be able to view the movie on their smart TVs or mobile devices for a total of five days. Theater supporters will be able to purchase tickets to the virtual screening room by clicking on this link or going to the Edmond Town Hall Facebook page.
“Bacurau” is an art house mystery thriller western set in Brazil. It has won many awards and has been seen by millions. The film has English subtitles and is unrated, but it is intended for mature audiences since the content includes violence, nudity and sex scenes.
“We don’t see this as a video-on-demand option, but rather as an extension of, or temporary alternative to a brick and mortar theatrical engagement,” said Chris Mason Wells, director of Theatrical Sales at Kino Lober.
“We miss seeing our patrons and look forward to the day when we can have everyone in our theater again and we can once again host milestone celebrations for our community. The Kino Marquee is one way that we can keep a connection with our audience and supporters during the COVID-19 closure,” said Jennifer Chaudhary, chairman of the Board of Managers, which has oversight over Edmond Town Hall.