Fandango is offering advance screenings of New Line Cinema’s Shazam! two weeks ahead of its widespread April 5 release date, according to Deadline. The screenings are set to take place March 23 in 1,200 North American theaters, and are exclusive to members of Fandango’s VIP rewards program.
Warner Bros. (the parent company of New Line Cinema) acquired an equity stake in Fandango back in 2016.
“We’re thrilled to work with Warner Bros. on our early access screening program, helping eventize movies and generate buzz before opening weekend,” said Fandango President Paul Yanover. “Shazam! is a film that appeals to the whole family, and we’re delighted that Fandango VIP fans will be among the first to see the film two weeks before it officially hits theaters.”
DreamWorks Animation/Universal Pictures’ How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden Years was offered to Fandango VIP members three weeks before its February 22 theatrical release.
“Fandango is a terrific partner and we’re excited to work with them to bring this film to their VIP members ahead of release,” said Warner Bros. Pictures’ Presidnet of Domestic Distribution Jeff Goldstein. “Shazam! is not only a great superhero action movie, but a really funny one, full of heart and charm, and we look forward to Fandango audiences being among the very first to experience it on the big screen.”
Warner Bros. partnered with Amazon in late 2018 to offer an early Aquaman screeening to Amazon Prime members.