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“Best Movie Fest Ever’ coming to DFW

Posted 12:55pm on Friday, Jul. 11, 2014

Cinemark will launch “Best Movie Fest Ever,” a monthly film series, with two “My Favorite Musicals” marathons, each featuring a three-musical lineup.

The series will only run at 10 Cinemark theaters nationwide, including Cinemark West Plano, so a lot of people in DFW are going to have to drive a bit if they want to catch these movies. Making matters a little more difficult, one of the three-movie marathons begins on a Tuesday afternoon (July 29) -- not exactly convenient for daytime workers.

But there is also a Saturday lineup, on July 26, which will be hosted by DFW.com contributor and TheaterJones editor and co-founder Mark Lowry. The July 29 lineup will be hosted by Dallas Morning News theater critic Nancy Churnin.

The fest, launched in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox, will begin with a restored version of 1955’s Oklahoma!, as well as 1969’s Hello, Dolly! and 2001’s Moulin Rouge! (maybe this should be called “My Favorite Musicals With Exclamation Points in the Titles!”).

Movies should be seen on the big screen, and the restoration of Oklahoma! will be screened at 30 frames per second — identical to the frame rate of the film’s original release in 1955.

The price for each three-film fest is $15, which includes special guest introductions, in theatre promotions and giveaways, concession stand discounts, and a coupon good for savings on Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment purchases.

Here’s the schedule. Cinemark West Plano is at 3800 Dallas Parkway in Plano.

Saturday, July 26

11:15 a.m.: Hello, Dolly!

2:20 p.m.: Moulin Rouge!

5 p.m.: Oklahoma!

Tuesday, July 29

1 p.m. Hello, Dolly!

4:15 p.m. Moulin Rouge!

7 p.m. Oklahoma!

To purchase group and advance tickets, and for more information about additional in-theater offerings, visit the participating theater box office or www.Cinemark.com.

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