Goal! Cinemark teams up with ESPN to bring college football playoff games to the big screen
Cinemark Holdings, Inc., one of the world’s largest and most influential motion picture companies, today announced that it is partnering with ESPN to bring some of the biggest and most exciting matches to the big screen. prestigious college football game, only at Cinemark Cinemas. This postseason, fans can catch the college football playoff semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, the college football playoff semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl, and the biggest game of them all, the Championship. National College Football Playoffs, in select US theaters.
“We are thrilled to provide an incredible opportunity for college football fans to come together and cheer on their teams in our immersive auditoriums with larger-than-life screens and surround sound,” said Justin McDaniel, SVP Global Content of Cinemark. “This collaboration with ESPN brings together the best of college football and exposure for a one-of-a-kind viewing experience that will have people feeling like they’re part of the on-field action.”
Alabama’s No. 1 will face Cincinnati’s No. 4 in the college football playoff semifinals at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on Friday, Dec. 31 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Immediately after, No. 2 Michigan will face No. 3 Georgia at 7:30 p.m. ET in the college football playoff semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl. The winners of both games will face off for the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. ET. All screenings will include live programming from ESPN’s pregame studio.
The local markets for the four CFP semi-finalists will include theaters offering this unique experience. The full list of markets includes:
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- New Mexico
- New York
- El Paso
Enthusiasts who don’t want the chance to see the games in theaters can reserve their spot when they purchase a $10 concessions package. Fans will score special prizes after each contest based on the winning team. Sales start TODAY. For more information on participating theaters and to purchase concession packages, visit Cinemark.com/LINK or the Cinemark mobile app.
About Cinemark Holdings, Inc.
Based in Plano, TX, Cinemark (NYSE: CNK) is one of the largest and most influential motion picture companies in the world. Cinemark’s circuit, made up of various brands that also include Century, Tinseltown and Rave, operates 524 theaters (324 US, 200 South and Central America) with 5,897 screens (4,440 US, 1,457 South America and Central) in 42 national states and 15 countries across South and Central America. Cinemark consistently delivers an extraordinary customer experience, from initial ticket purchase to closing credits, including Movie Club, the first subscription program launched by US exhibitors; the highest Luxury Lounger reclining seat penetration among major players; XD – the exhibitor’s No. 1 high-end large format; and plenty of food and drink options to further enhance the cinematic experience. For more information, visit https://investors.cinemark.com/.
ESPN, Inc., is the world’s leading multinational multimedia sports entertainment brand, with an unrivaled portfolio of sports assets. It is made up of nine 24-hour US television networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, ESPN Classic, ESPN Deportes, Longhorn Network, SEC Network and ACC Network; five with HD simulcast services – ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS and ESPN Deportees). Other businesses include ESPN+ direct-to-consumer video service, ESPN Audio (broadcast, satellite, digital, podcasts), a range of digital services (ESPN.com and many other sites, ESPN App, fantasy games and more), multi -screen ESPN3, ESPN International (26 networks, syndication, radio, digital), consumer products, ESPN Events and espnW. Based in Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN is 80% owned by ABC, Inc., which is an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. Hearst owns a 20% stake in ESPN.