(Reno, Nevada--August 18, 2012) 3D Entertainment Distribution today announced an agreement with Cinemark Holdings, Inc. to present Air Racers 3D, narrated by actor Paul Walker (The Fast and the Furious, Takers), in Reno (Nevada) exclusively at Cinemark Century Theatres from the 7th to the 20th of September. The two-week theatrical engagement will coincide with the 2012 National Championship Air Races at Reno-Stead Airport, which will see the intrepid young star of the 3D film, pilot Steven Hinton, in competition for the fourth consecutive time.
Air Racers 3D will play twice daily in 3D in the evening at Cinemark Century Theatres' four locations in Reno-Sparks: Century Riverside 12, Century Park Lane 16, Century Sparks and Century Summit Sierra. For online tickets, please go to http://www.cinemark.com
"Up to 200,000 aviation fans from across the country will gather in northern Reno on September 12-16 to attend these legendary air races," said Francois Mantello, Chairman and CEO of 3D Entertainment Distribution. "Air Racers 3D unquestionably delivers a unique and visually-stunning 3D movie-going experience that is enhanced by the great narration by Paul Walker. It's the perfect, not-to-be-missed evening attraction for all those attending the Races."
"We are truly thrilled to have this special limited-time engagement for Air Racers 3D in Reno, which has been home to the National Championship Air Races since 1964," said Air Racers 3D co-directors Christian Fry and Jean-Jacques Mantello. "To present it for the very first time to all the pilots, racing teams, race organizers and fans that make this celebration of flight one of the greatest events in motorsports is something we have dreamt of for a very long time."
With stunning aerial photography filmed entirely in 3D and unprecedented access granted to the course, Air Racers 3D takes audiences into the Valley of Speed to experience the intensity and high-speed thrills of a sports event like no other combined with spectacular air show entertainment. Moviegoers will discover this ultra-competitive world through Steven Hinton's eyes and experience the power of flight in his P-51 Mustang fighter plane, Strega.
Air Racers 3D is currently playing at select IMAX theatres and Digital 3D cinemas across the US, including in Washington, DC at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, National Naval Aviation Museum (Pensacola, FL), USS Lexington Museum on the Bay (Corpus Christi, TX), US Space and Rocket Center (Huntsville, AL) and the National Museum of the US Air Force (Dayton, OH), among other locations. Internationally, the film recently made its debuts in Denmark at Copenhagen's Tycho Brahe Planetariet, at Kaohsiung's National Museum of Science and Technology in Taiwan and in China's Hangzhou Low Carbon Museum of Science and Technology. For a complete list of theatres, please visit http://www.AirRacers-theFilm.com
Air Racers 3D, which was three years in the making with a USD 5 million budget, is produced by 3D Entertainment USA and Pretend Entertainment in association with Stereoscope, and distributed worldwide by 3D Entertainment Distribution. Directed by Christian Fry and Jean-Jacques Mantello (Sharks 3D, Ocean Wonderland 3D), principal photography in 4K & 3D took place during the 2009 and 2010 Reno National Championship Air Races and was completed at Reno Stead Field Airport in June 2011. The film is recommended for all audiences.
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With a helicopter mounted Pictorvision gyro-stabilized aerial 3D camera rig, a wing-mounted camera, and cameras inside the cockpit, viewers will travel visually at speeds exceeding 500 MPH at heights at times of merely 50 feet off the ground.
For Creative COW's behind the scenes look at the film: http://magazine.creativecow.net/article/air-racers-3d-flying-to-an-imax-near-you
About 3D Entertainment Distribution
3D Entertainment Distribution is the theatrical sales and marketing arm of 3D Entertainment Films, a vertically-integrated company founded in 2001 and focused on the production, post-production, sales and distribution of innovative 3D films for IMAX theatres and Digital 3D cinemas worldwide. The cornerstone of the company's film catalogue is a unique underwater film trilogy presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau that has grossed over USD 86 million at the box office. In 2010, the company successfully launched its first acquisition, the USD 16 million-grossing Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World, which was named Best Earth Sciences Program at the 2011 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival. To follow up on this year's Air Racers 3D, narrated by Paul Walker, the next film in the Company's current line-up to be released will be Kenya 3D: Animal Kingdom (March 1, 2013). The Company has offices in London (UK), Los Angeles (California) and Paris (France). For more information, please visit http://www.3DEfilms.com
About Cinemark Holdings, Inc.
Headquartered in Plano, TX, Cinemark Holdings, Inc. Cinemark is a leader in the motion picture exhibition industry with 461 theatres with 5,207 screens in 39 U.S. states, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and 10 other Latin American countries as of June 30, 2012. For more information go to http://www.cinemark.com