Showcase Cinema de Lux Springdale to Spotlight Concert Movies

The national Showcase Cinemas chain recently announced the launch of Showcase Arena, which will feature music-focused programming of movies starring Elvis, Shakira, Roger Waters, Metallica and more

click to enlarge Shakira in the film 'Shakira in Concert: El Dorado World Tour.' - Xavi Menos/shakira.film
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Shakira in the film 'Shakira in Concert: El Dorado World Tour.'

The national Showcase Cinemas chain recently announced the launch of Showcase Arena, its new music-focused programming that was initiated in response to a spike in concert movie attendance over the past three years.

According to a press release, since 2016, the theaters have seen a "482 percent increase in music-related event attendance, and in the past year alone, a 15.27 percent increase." The successes included such one-night-only "event cinema" screenings (done on the same day in theaters across the country and sometimes world) of Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration and BTS's Bring the Soul: The Movie.

"Showcase Cinemas is, and has always been, a supporter of music and the arts, and we continue to place an emphasis on this expressive platform in all of our theatres and through our programming," said Mark Walukevich, Senior Vice President of Film and Event Cinema Worldwide, in the press release. "We recognize the power of music and the ability it has to bring people together, which is why we are thrilled to continue to offer this genre of film through Showcase Arena."

Fans in Greater Cincinnati will be able to hit up the Showcase Cinema de Lux in Springdale to catch regular screenings of new concert films. Advanced tickets can be purchased at showcasecinemas.com.

Initial offerings over the next few months include:

IRIS: A Space Opera (Sept. 10), a unique film featuring Electronic duo Justice performing in an empty film studio with their full concert production.

Roger Waters: Us & Them (Oct. 2 and 6), featuring the Pink Floyd legend running through the classics with his band in Amsterdam last year.

Elvis Unleashed (Oct. 7 and 10), with footage from the iconic singer's '68 Comeback Special.

Metallica S&M2 (Oct. 9 and 14), the metallers' reunion with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of their first concert together.


Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tour  (Nov. 13 and 17), which follows the Latin Pop superstar on her 22-country world tour.


UPDATE: Showcase has added concert films from Slayer, Depeche Mode, INXS, John Fogerty and more to its schedule.

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