Focus Features is transforming the Landmark Theatres Sunset in Los Angeles into a real-life Asteroid City for an exclusive two-week immersive experience. The pop-up will be open to the public beginning with 7:45 p.m. preview screenings of Asteroid City on Thursday, June 15th, with all five screens at the theater showing Wes Anderson’s newest film for the first two weeks of its theatrical run.
Asteroid City takes place in a fictional American desert town circa 1955, when the itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events. The film stars Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Wright, Tilda Swinton, Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Liev Schreiber, Hope Davis, Stephen Park, Rupert Friend, Maya Hawke, Steve Carell, Matt Dillon, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, Margot Robbie, Tony Revolori, Jake Ryan, and Jeff Goldblum.
Brimming with vibrant colors and the unique aesthetic that has come to represent a Wes Anderson film, this singular experience will transport fans into another world. Patrons will have the opportunity to explore the fictional town of Asteroid City in person while capturing photos with set re-creations, props from the film, and costume displays. The theater’s concession area will be transformed into the 1950’s luncheonette seen in the movie, and interactive elements inspired by the film’s fictional town will be featured throughout the space.
Kevin Holloway, President of Landmark Theatres, commented, “Landmark Theatres is proud to have innovative and collaborative studio partners like Focus Features, that like us, remain committed to celebrating specialty films like Wes Anderson’s latest, Asteroid City. We’re excited to unveil our latest Landmark location by dedicating our entire Sunset complex to this fully immersive experience.”
Lisa Bunnell, President of Distribution at Focus Features, added, “Watching a Wes Anderson movie is an incredibly unique experience that can often feel like you’re stepping into an entirely new universe. We’re excited to partner with our friends at Landmark Theatres to bring his newest film to life with this pop-up and give fans the opportunity to experience a bit of Wes’ magic in person.”
In addition to standard admission tickets, fans can also purchase a premium experience ticket which will include a movie ticket, an exclusive t-shirt, and concessions.
Located at the Landmark Theatres Sunset at 8000 W Sunset Boulevard, the pop-up experience will be open from June 15 to June 30.
Asteroid City will premiere in select theaters June 16 and in theaters everywhere June 23. Get your tickets now!
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