Ahead of the release of F9, Aka Fast & Furious 9, Universal Pictures will re-release every entry in the Fast and Furious franchise in theaters this summer. The catch (and it’s a good catch) is that all of these screenings will be free. This is all about spicing up the latest entry in the franchise, and since Dom and his Fast Family are away for a while, the studio is offering moviegoers the chance to re-acquaint themselves.
The Fast Friday Screenings series starts on April 30 with The Fast and the Furious. Another entry from the series will hit theaters every week leading up to the release of Fast & Furious 9. All eight feature films in the series are included. The only omission is the spin-off Hobbs & Shaw. Jim Orr, Universal’s president of domestic theatrical distribution, had this to say.
“The Fast movies are all about family and Universal wanted to find a way to thank our huge family of Fast fans across the country for their passion and loyalty over the past 20 years. We are grateful to our theater partners for their help in making this screening series is possible and we are delighted to welcome audiences back to theaters to experience the wild Fast ride all over again. And we can’t wait to blow everyone away with the release of F9 on June 25th. ”
The tickets are available one week before each screening. Those wishing to attend can simply go to the event’s website and make a reservation at the desired theater. It will be on a first come, first served basis. Tickets for The Fast and the Furious goes up today for next week’s screenings.
Fast Friday will be launched in more than 500 cinemas, and the series will eventually expand to 900. Quite a few chains are also participating. They include AMC Theaters, Regal, Cinemark Theaters, Marcus Theaters, Harkins Theaters, Showcase Cinemas, Santikos Entertainment, B&B Theaters, Cinépolis USA, Georgia Theater Company, Marquee Cinemas, Epic Theaters, EVO Cinemas, Megaplex Theaters, Maya Cinemas, Xscape Theaters, Silverspot Cinema, Golden Star Theaters, MovieScoop Cinemas and Premiere Cinemas.
Meanwhile, F9 will finally make its way to theaters after more than a year of delay. In the sequel, Justin Lin returns to the director’s chair, having previously directed four submissions, starting with Tokyo Drift. Vin Diesel is once again leading the way as Dom, with John Cena joining the cast as his estranged brother, Jakob. Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel and Sung Kang also star. F9 will hit theaters on June 25. Tickets and information for the screenings are available at FastFridayScreenings.com. We’ve also included a full event schedule below for you to check out.
- Fast schedule for Friday screening
- Friday, 4/30: The Fast and the Furious
- Friday 5/7: 2 Fast 2 Furious
- Friday, 5/14: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
- Friday 5/21:Fast & Furious
- Friday 28/05: Fast five
- Friday, 6/4: Fast & Furious 6
- Friday, 6/11: Furious 7
- Friday 18/18: The fate of the enraged
Subjects: Fast and Furious 9, Fast and Furious