Cinépolis Handpicked is a carefully-curated weekly alternative programming series that features a wide variety of specialty content, including your favorite classic films, special concert events, documentaries, seasonal favorites, and more. This year, we conducted a survey with 38,000 guests to curate our 2019 lineup!

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2019 Schedule

 

THE WIZARD OF OZ 80TH ANNIVERSARY

THE WIZARD OF OZ 80TH ANNIVERSARY

"There's no place like home..." Entirely remastered, the colorful characters and unforgettable songs of Oz come alive as never before. This magical cinematic event finds Kansas farm girl Judy Garland caught in a tornado and magically transported to the Land of Oz. Needing help to return home, she is told to follow the Yellow Brick Road and find the powerful Wizard. On her perilous journey, she is befriended by the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion who help her battle the Wicked Witch of the West and her flying monkeys.The film had 5 Academy Award nominations.

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THE GOONIES

THE GOONIES

The combined talents of two of today's most prominent filmmakers - Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Steven Spielberg ("E.T.," "Jaws") and Richard Donner ("Superman," "Lethal Weapon") -- created this box office hit that delights the young and the young at heart. When a group of ordinary kids discover a secret treasure map, their sleepy seaport lives are suddenly transformed into a fun-filled, roller-coaster ride filled with heart-pounding adventure and peril.

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RUSH: CINEMA STRANGIATO 2019

RUSH: CINEMA STRANGIATO 2019

The Holy Trinity of Rock returns to the big screen on Wednesday, August 21, when the first "Annual Exercise in Fan Indulgence" Cinema Strangiato brings Rush fans together in movie theatres worldwide.  Featuring R40+, this global fan event will give audiences a special look into some of the best performances from R40 LIVE, including songs such as “Closer to the Heart", "Subdivisions", "Tom Sawyer" and more, as well as unreleased backstage moments and candid footage left on the cutting room floor.  R40+ also includes unseen soundcheck performances of the fan-favorite "Jacob's Ladder", exclusive new interviews with Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, Taylor Hawkins, producer Nick Raskulinecz, violinist Jonathan Dinklage and more.

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SOUNDGARDEN: LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN - IMAX

SOUNDGARDEN: LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN - IMAX

On February 17, 2013, Soundgarden concluded a sold-out U.S. Winter tour in support of King Animal, their first studio album in over sixteen years, with a special Live from the Artists Den taping at the Wiltern in Los Angeles. This concert production has become the all-time most requested Soundgarden show of their career. This nearly two-and-a-half-hour show encompasses the band's rich musical legacy. Soundgarden: Live from the Artists Den features 21 songs from a concert never before released as a film.

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BACK TO THE FUTURE

BACK TO THE FUTURE

The classic time travel adventure. Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travels to the 1950s in a Delorean built by Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd). After he inadvertently interferes with the flow of history, he must reunite his parents before he ceases to exist!

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GONE WITH THE WIND

GONE WITH THE WIND

Now completely remastered, revisit Margaret Mitchell's epic American classic, winner of 10 Academy Awards! On the eve of the American Civil War, rich, beautiful and self-centered Scarlett O'Hara has everything she could want - except the handsome Ashley Wilkes. When war devastates the South, Scarlett must concern herself with more important things than girlhood love. As the nation and the world changes around her, Scarlet finds an adult tenacity that carries her through all obstacles, still in pursuit of what she wants - the man that got away.

Ranked as the #2 Greatest Love Story of all time by AFI.

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ZZ TOP: THAT LITTLE OL' BAND FROM TEXAS

ZZ TOP: THAT LITTLE OL' BAND FROM TEXAS

ZZ TOP: THAT LITTLE OL’ BAND FROM TEXAStells the story of how three oddball teenage bluesmen -Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard –became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet, all while maintaining a surrealist mystique that continues to intrigue fans and entice onlookers 50 years after the band’s inception.

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K-12

K-12

Cry Baby, a strong and sensitive girl, is sent off to a disturbing sleepaway school that’s hidden underneath a grandiose façade. Luckily, she has a sweet and unapologetic best friend who sticks up for her when she gets bullied by the other students whose brains are under control by the Principal and his wicked staff. With the help of the magical friends they meet along the way, as well as an Angelic Spirit Guide, they are able to gain the strength they need to fight off the school's belligerent patriarchal conditioning.

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IRIS: A SPACE OPERA BY JUSTICE

IRIS: A SPACE OPERA BY JUSTICE

CineLife Entertainment® and Pathé Live present IRIS: A Space Opera by Justice, a unique live performance from Justice, the 2019 Grammy Winners for Best Dance/Electronic Album. This performance was created exclusively for cinema - recorded in the largest sound stage in France, without an audience, focusing on production and music for a total immersive visual and auditory experience. The show was adapted from the “Woman Worldwide” tour, widely considered to be one of the greatest electro concerts ever produced. IRIS: A Space Opera by Justice will be introduced with a 24-min “making-of” documentary featuring interviews with Justice and the creative team behind the show, giving fans a total experience of the event.

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GOODFELLAS

GOODFELLAS

Gangsters never refer to themselves as gangsters. They are made-men, wiseguys or Goodfellas. Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese exposes the fascinating, mysterious and violent underworld of New York's Mafia families through the life of insider Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) as he rises from smalltime thug to mobster under the guidance of Jimmy Conway (Academy Award winner Robert De Niro) in this searing, epic crime drama based on the chilling true-life best seller Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi.

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BACK TO THE FUTURE PART 2 30TH ANNIVERSARY

BACK TO THE FUTURE PART 2 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Picking up precisely where they left off, Marty and Doc launch themselves to the year 2015 to fine-tune the future and inadvertently disrupt the space-time continuum. Now, their only chance to fix the present is by going back to 1955 all over again before it is too late.

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SHAUN OF THE DEAD 15TH ANNIVERSARY

SHAUN OF THE DEAD 15TH ANNIVERSARY

Get ready for a gut-busting, bone-mashing good time in this hilarious horror comedy about two slackers out to save their friends and families from flesh-eating zombies.

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT

A skid-row florist's "mean green mother" of a monster plant is the center of "the looniest, nuttiest, most outrageous movie musical comedy in years" (Jeffrey Lyons, Sneak Preview). Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, Ellen Green, Billy Murray and other comedy greats star.

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ROGER WATERS: US + THEM

ROGER WATERS: US + THEM

Roger Waters, co-founder, creative force and songwriter behind Pink Floyd, presents his highly anticipated film, Us + Them, featuring state-of- the-art visual production and breath-taking sound in this unmissable cinema event. Filmed in Amsterdam on the European leg of his 2017 - 2018 Us + Them tour which saw Waters perform to over two million people worldwide, the film features songs from his legendary Pink Floyd albums (The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here) and from his last album, Is This The Live We Really Want? 

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PSYCHO (1960)

PSYCHO 1960

From director Alfred Hitchcock, the "Master of Suspense," this psychological thriller is the tale of a woman on the lam (Janet Leigh) who checks into the mysterious Bates Motel. The property appears to be deserted, except for the proprietors Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) and his mother. Psycho gave audiences a whole new perspective on taking showers and became Hitchcock's biggest hit. "A boy's best friend is his mother."

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METALLICA AND SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PRESENT: S&M2

METALLICA AND SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PRESENT: S&M2

On October 9, 2019, Trafalgar Releasing presents S&M2, a must-see celebration of the 20th anniversary of Metallica’s groundbreaking S&M concerts and album recorded with the San Francisco Symphony.  See them once again perform with the Symphony as legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads a portion of the show, kicking off his final season in San Francisco.  Recorded live on September 6th and 8th, the shows also commemorate the opening of the state-of-the-art Chase Center, a historic addition to the city’s waterfront.

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AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON

AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

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CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON 65TH ANNIVERSARY

CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON 65TH ANNIVERSARY

One of the most iconic science fiction movies of all-time, Creature From the Black Lagoon is a groundbreaking classic showcasing Hollywood magic at its best. When scientists exploring the Amazon River stumble upon a 'missing link' connecting humans and fish, they plan to capture it for later study. The creature has plans of his own, however, inspired by the lead scientist's (Richard Carlson) beautiful fiancée (Julie Adams). Well-acted and directed, and with Bud Westmore's brilliantly designed monster, Creature From the Black Lagoon remains a masterpiece not only of the genre, but of all time.

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THE EXORCIST: DIRECTOR’S CUT

THE EXORCIST: DIRECTOR'S CUT

Controversial and popular from the moment it opened, The Exorcist endures as a defining classic that influenced movies afterward and still shocks and haunts today. The frightening and realistic tale of an innocent girl inhabited by a terrifying entity, her mother's frantic resolve to save her and two priests -- one doubt-ridden, the other a rock of faith -- joined in battling ultimate evil always leaves viewers breathless. In the Extended Director's Cut, director William Friedkin and producer/screenwriter William Peter Blatty integrated over 10 minutes of footage deleted before the film's 1973 release. A phenomenon of its time and for all time, The Exorcist astonishes and unsettles like no other movie.

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THE DEER HUNTER 40TH ANNIVERSARY

THE DEER HUNTER 40TH ANNIVERSARY

Winner of five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Director, and one of AFI's Top 100 Films of All Time, The Deer Hunter follows a group of Pennsylvania steelworkers from their blue-collar lives, hunting in the woods of the Alleghenies, to the hells of Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Academy Award® winners Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken star in this unforgettable saga of friendship and courage. Experience the brutality of war and the depths of emotional strain on the human spirit in this extraordinarily powerful film classic.

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CITIZEN KANE

CITIZEN KANE

Orson Welles' masterwork (#1 in the American Film Institute's list of Best American Movies) dazzles anew in a superb 70th-anniversary digital transfer. It's grand entertainment, sharply acted (starting many of Welles' Mercury Players on the road to thriving film careers) and directed with inspired visual flair. Chronicling the stormy life of an influential publishing tycoon, this Best Original Screenplay Academy Award winner (1941) is rooted in themes of power, corruption, vanity -- the American Dream lost in the mystery of a dying man's last word: "Rosebud."

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GREMLINS 35TH ANNIVERSARY

GREMLINS 35TH ANNIVERSARY

Horror and humor combine seamlessly in this monstrous box-office hit from Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Steven Spielberg ("Munich," "War of the Worlds") and director Joe Dante ("Innerspace," "Twilight Zone: The Movie"). A small town is besieged by some furry and not-so-cute little creatures after a young man ignores the warnings of a wise elder regarding their care and feeding.

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ELF

ELF

As a baby, Buddy crawls into Santa's toy bag and is whisked off to the North Pole, where he is raised as an elf. A misfit who grows to be three times the size of his elf family, Buddy ultimately heads to his birthplace of New York City to seek out his roots. Unfortunately, they turn out to be a "Scrooge"-like father and a cynical ten-year-old stepbrother who doesn't believe in Santa. Worst of all, everyone seems to have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas. But using his simple elf ways, Buddy sets out to single-handedly win over his family and save Christmas in New York, hoping to at last find his true place in the world.

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NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION

The comic misadventures of the beleaguered Griswold family continue in this latest "Vacation" outing, the third and most successful of the series. This time America's most dedicated dad (Chevy Chase) is determined to stay at home to create "the most fun-filled old fashioned family Christmas ever" -- but life has a particular way of throwing wet logs on Clark Griswold's fire.

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THE POLAR EXPRESS

THE POLAR EXPRESS

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

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A CHRISTMAS STORY

A CHRISTMAS STORY

A Christmas Story, a nostalgic view of Christmastime in Indiana during the 1940s, stars Peter Billingsley as Ralphie, a nine-year-old who has only one thing on his Christmas list: a Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Air Rifle. With his parents unwilling to buy him the gun because he might “shoot his eye out,” Ralphie decides to mount a full-scale, hint-dropping, Santa-begging campaign. He also endures a slew of calamities from snowsuit paralysis to the dreaded tongue-on-a-frozen-flagpole gambit. The New York Times calls A Christmas Story, “maybe the best Christmas movie ever.”

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