Focus 15, the initiative commemorating the founding 15 years ago of worldwide film company Focus Features, has partnered with Fandango, the leading digital network for all things movies, and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles for a special outdoor zombie screening of Shaun of the Dead the week of Halloween on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, Shaun of the Dead was the first film in The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, and was followed by Hot Fuzz and The World’s End.
Guests are encouraged to come in costume as their favorite Shaun of the Dead character. All attendees will receive a special Shaun of the Dead t-shirt while supplies last. Tickets go on sale today through Ticketmaster for $12 and can be purchased here.
Focus 15 kicked off last spring with a party at the Cannes International Film Festival, and continued over the summer with screenings around the world of classic Focus films. Fans have come together throughout the spring and summer to watch some of Focus Features’ most iconic titles including Beginners and Brick as part of the Rooftop Cinema Club open-air screenings, Milk with Academy Award® winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black in London; Brokeback Mountain at Brooklyn’s Alamo Drafthouse Cinema; Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at Gurney’s Montauk Resort; and Sin Nombre as part of an IndieWire screening with director Cary Fukunaga in New York, just to name a few.
Over the past 15 years, Focus Features movies have garnered 105 Academy Award nominations and won 21 Oscars.
The event is also part of Fandango’s multi-year partnership with The Greek, designed to create memorable experiences for movie fans throughout the year.
ABOUT FOCUS FEATURES
Focus Features (www.focusfeatures.com) acquires and produces specialty films for the global market, and holds a library of iconic movies from fearless filmmakers. Current and upcoming domestic releases from Focus include Victoria & Abdul, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Judi Dench as Queen Victoria; Darkest Hour, directed by Joe Wright and starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill; the Untitled Entebbe Project, a gripping political thriller directed by José Padilha and starring Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl; Jason Reitman’s new comedy Tully, starring Charlize Theron and written by Diablo Cody; Lenny Abrahamson’s atmospheric thriller The Little Stranger; Joel Edgerton’s coming-of-age and coming-out drama Boy Erased starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe; Mary, Queen of Scots with Saoirse Ronan as Mary and Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I; and the untitled new film from Paul Thomas Anderson starring Daniel Day-Lewis.
Focus Features is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
Fandango is the ultimate digital network for all things movies, serving consumers with best-in-class movie information, ticketing to 29,000 screens, movie trailers and original video content for movie discovery, and home entertainment. Its portfolio reaches more than 60 million unique visitors per month, according to comScore, with 205 million app downloads, and includes popular movie properties Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes and the Tomatometer™ rating, and Fandango Movieclips, the No. 1 movie trailers and content channel on YouTube. Its new premium on-demand video service, FandangoNOW offers new release and catalog movies and next-day TV shows on a wide variety of connected, over-the-top (OTT) and mobile devices. Also part of the Fandango family are Latin America’s leading online ticketers, Ingresso.com and Fandango Latin America, formerly Cinepapaya. Movie fans can find Fandango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango, Twitter @Fandango, and many other social platforms.