Want to see “CODA” on the big screen? After its big night at the Oscars, the Massachusetts-shot movie is coming to a theater near you.
Starting April 1, the Best Picture winner will be re-released in more than 600 theaters across the country for a limited time, according to a statement from Apple TV+.
“As our industry recognizes ‘CODA’ with its highest honor, we are thrilled once again to bring this moving film to theaters so that audiences can share in the experience of watching it together,” said Erica Anderson of the Apple Original Films cast team. in a report. “As with previous theatrical releases, all screenings will have open captions, so the film is accessible to deaf and hard of hearing communities.”
Some of the participating Boston-area theaters include the West Newton Cinema, the Landmark Embassy Cinema in Walthamand the Gloucester cinema — located in the city where the film was shot almost three years ago.
Tickets at the Gloucester Cinema are currently available for showtimes April 1-14 – the theater has added a second week of screenings to meet demand, owner John Williams said.
“It just took off like wildfire,” Williams said of sales for the reissue of “CODA,” which the theater announced Monday night on its Facebook page. “We sold twice as many tickets for this weekend as for the opening weekend.”
The Gloucester Cinema was also the site of the de facto premiere of ‘CODA’ ahead of its August release in theaters and on the Apple TV+ streaming platform. After the cancellation of the Los Angeles premiere last summer, the North Shore theater held an advanced screening of the film in July, intended for the inhabitants who contributed to its realization. Director Sian Heder, who won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, was present.
“There’s such excitement in town,” Williams said of the film’s Oscar triumphs. “Everybody talks about it.”
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