Kansas City, Mo. (April 5, 2012) - AMC Theatres® announced today that advance tickets for MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS, which is the culmination of The Ultimate Marvel Marathon, have sold out at 10 AMC locations across the country, a month ahead of the event. Based on the high demand AMC is adding additional marathon shows at participating theatres. The definitive fan experience features six movies, including the May 4 midnight debut of the highly anticipated MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS.
"In just three weeks since advance tickets went on sale, the response from Marvel fans and AMC guests has been tremendous - selling out screenings across the country. We are thrilled to meet the demand by adding additional shows of The Ultimate Marvel Marathon leading up to the midnight release of MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS at participating AMC Theatres," said Robert J. Lenihan, President of Film Programming at AMC Theatres.
Tickets have sold out in the following locations:
AMC Empire 25, New York
AMC Downtown Disney 24, Orlando
AMC Sunset Place 24, Miami
AMC Downtown Disney 12, Los Angeles
AMC Burbank 16, Los Angeles
AMC Ontario Mills 30, Los Angeles
AMC Loews Boston Common 19, Boston
AMC Garden State 16, New Jersey
AMC Loews Metreon 16, San Francisco
AMC Courtney Park 16, Toronto
The Ultimate Marvel Marathon begins May 3 at 11:30 a.m. and will feature the following films in order:
THE INCREDIBLE HULK
IRON MAN 2
THOR (presented in RealD 3D)
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER (presented in RealD 3D)
MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS (presented in RealD 3D) [at 12:01 a.m. May 4]
For just $40, fans can experience the marathon, including MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS. Guests will receive an event lanyard and may receive a pair of limited-edition Avenger character RealD 3D glasses, while supplies last. Due to demand, not all guests may receive limited-edition glasses. AMC Stubs members who purchase a ticket prior to May 3 will receive $5 Bonus Bucks on their AMC Stubs account, valid the day of the event.
Tickets for The Ultimate Marvel Marathon are on sale now at select participating locations. For more information about The Ultimate Marvel Marathon, including participating locations, or to purchase tickets, visit go.amctheatres.com/marvel. To purchase tickets to the midnight premiere of MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS, visit amctheatres.com/movies/marvel-s-the-avengers. To learn more about AMC Stubs, visit amcstubs.com.
About AMC Theatres
AMC Theatres delivers distinctive and affordable movie-going experiences in 347 theatres with 5,048 screens across the United States and Canada. The company operates 24 of the 50 highest grossing theatres in the country, including the top three. AMC has propelled industry innovation and continues today by delivering premium sight and sound, enhanced food and beverage, and diverse content. AMCTheatres.com.
About MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS
Marvel Studios presents "Marvel's The Avengers"-the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.
Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hiddleston, with Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, directed by Joss Whedon, from a story by Zak Penn and Joss Whedon with screenplay by Joss Whedon, "Marvel's The Avengers" is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when "Marvel's The Avengers" assemble in summer 2012.
"Marvel's The Avengers" is presented by Marvel Studios in association with Paramount Pictures. The film is being produced by Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige and executive produced by Alan Fine, Jon Favreau, Stan Lee, Louis D'Esposito, Patricia Whitcher, Victoria Alonso and Jeremy Latcham. The film releases May 4, 2012, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com. Super Hero(es) is a co-owned registered trademark.
Ryan Noonan, (816) 480-4724