“Licorice Pizza”: 27 locations defined for “pop-up” screenings added
Ahead of its grand opening on December 25, the already popular feature film by Paul Thomas Anderson is rolling out in a number of new cities.
Don’t wait any longer for Christmas: this Saturday, 17 cities in the United States (plus one in Canada) will host a single “pop-up” screening of Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, “Licorice Pizza”. This new list of cities includes three that were already hosting sold-out screenings last Saturday. Tickets are on sale now, although likely to be phased out quickly.
These one-night-only engagements come on top of the film’s very successful initial dates – three in New York City, one in Los Angeles. This weekend, the film is only about a third lower than last weekend, indicating a very strong response to the coming-of-age film, especially since these opening numbers included Thursday night previews as well as a bank holiday. Nearly complete sales occurred on numerous dates, bringing in a gross amount of $ 223,000. (To show just how exceptional this is: two other specialty releases, “Wolf” (Focus) and “Benedetta” (IFC), had roughly the same turnover in 510 theaters.)
“Licorice Pizza” will expand nationwide on December 25, tentatively around 2,000 national theaters. While the delay of a full-scale release rather than a slow or early full-scale rollout has surprised some, Christmas week is a much better time to reach moviegoers, and the choice to keep its original dates supports the idea that interest remains strong. These limited projections, likely to sell out immediately, will only underscore this interest.
Alana Haim, the film’s lead actress, surprised customers in Austin, Texas on Saturday night by attending screenings there. Increasing the number of screenings nationwide may increase the chances of similar events elsewhere.
While continuing their play at AMC Lincoln Square, City Cinemas Village East, Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn in New York, and Regency Village in Los Angeles, the following theaters will each have a single screening this Saturday at 7 p.m., including three who previewed the film last Saturday:
Atlanta: Landmark Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia
Austin: Alamo South Lamar, Austin, Texas
Boston: Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA
Chicago: Music Box, Chicago, Illinois
Dallas: AMC Northpark Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Dallas: Cinemark, West Plano, Texas
Houston: Grand Palais Regal Greenway, Houston, Texas
Los Angeles: Specter Regal Irvine, Irvine, CA
Los Angeles: Regal Sherman Oaks Galleria, Sherman Oaks, California
Los Angeles: AMC Burbank 16, Burbank, CA
Los Angeles: AMC The Grove, Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles: AMC Universal at Citywalk, Los Angeles, CA
Minneapolis-St. Paul: Landmark Lagoon, Edina, MN
Nashville: Belcourt Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee
New York: BAM Rose, Brooklyn, NY
Philadelphia: Landmark Ritz, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia: Regal UA King Of Prussia, Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix: Harkins Camelview, Phoenix, AZ
Portland: Hollywood 3, Portland, OR
Sacramento: City Tower 3, Sacramento, California
San Diego: Landmark Hillcrest, San Diego, California
San Francisco: Alamo New Mission 5, San Francisco, California
San Francisco: Regal Stonestown Galleria, San Francisco, California
San Francisco: Landmark Shattuck, Berkeley, California
San Francisco: Century Cinema 16 Mountain View, Mountain View, CA
Toronto: Bell Lightbox, Toronto, ON
Washington, DC: AFI Silver Theater, Silver Spring, MD
Tickets, as long as they last, are available on individual websites and via the United Artists website.