Screenvision Media to present Balanchine's 'Nutcracker' in cinemas nationwide
Screenvision Media, in association with event cinema producers KAOS Connect, and Lincoln Center at the Movies will bring New York City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker to over 100 movie theatres nationwide for a limited-time run.
New York City Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker premiered to extraordinary success in February 1954, establishing the ballet and its score as perennial favorites around the world. This holiday season, for three days only, families will have the chance to experience the iconic holiday classic on the big screen. The production will be shown in cinemas across the country on Saturday, Dec. 2, Sunday, Dec. 3, and Tuesday, Dec. 5.
Additionally, Lincoln Center will be partnering with the American Forces Network to present free screenings to active military personnel, veterans and their families stationed overseas, and with New York City public schools to offer free screenings for school groups.
“The Nutcracker is an iconic holiday production for many, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring it to the big screen for fans of the ballet to experience in an entirely new way,” said Darryl Schaffer, executive VP of operations and exhibitor relations at Screenvision Media. “This performance is a magical way for children to experience the ballet and see their peers performing onstage at an early age.”
“The Nutcracker is a beloved holiday tradition for children and families across the country,” said Andrew Carl Wilk, executive producer of Lincoln Center at the Movies. “We are thrilled to bring New York City Ballet’s stunning production to movie theatres this holiday season, for audiences to revisit the enchanting story, phenomenal score and breathtaking performances—or experience the masterpiece for the very first time.”
Theatre information and tickets can be found at www.nutcrackerincinema.com.