Cinemas around the world have been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, with many theaters shuttered throughout the country and small independent operations suffering greatly. To give back to movie theaters in need is the first annual International Cinema Day, which will take place this Saturday, September 12.
International Cinema Day (ICD) is a global event designed to celebrate the universal love for film and memorable cinematic experiences at historic theatres. ICD will provide audience members with opportunities to support theatres and attend more than 20 special screenings happening worldwide.
“Out of a global pandemic comes change and unity; we saw firsthand how many cinemas around the world were struggling with their doors closed,” says Dallas Jay Hunter, founder of ICD.
“International Cinema Day is a spark of hope to unite people through art as a universal language, to come together and recall the importance of these places that have truly inspired something within all of us.”
More than 50 independent cinemas across the world, including Rio Cinema, London and the Quad Cinema, New York are participating. They are offering limited screenings, exclusive merchandise, and new ways for cinephiles to show their support.
International Cinema Day patrons will have access to exclusive content, short films, articles, raffled artwork donated by renowned filmmakers such as David Lynch and other industry leaders. All proceeds will be donated directly to participating cinemas.
To learn more, go to: https://www.internationalcinemaday.com/
International Cinema Day
September 12, 2020