David Bowie, Vatican Museums in 3D and Vikings Headline New 'In The Gallery' Series

David Bowie, Vatican Museums in 3D and Vikings Headline New 'In The Gallery' Series

TORONTO, ONTARIO(Marketwired - Sept. 2, 2014) - Matisse in a movie theatre? It's happening this fall, as Cineplex's new In the Gallery series provides a cinematic tour of some of the top international art exhibits from around the globe.

Event films included in this ground-breaking series include: David Bowie is, The Vatican Museums in 3D, Vikings from The British Museum, and Hermitage Revealed: 250 Years in the Making, which features the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. In The Gallery also includes the popular Exhibition: Great Art On Screen event films, and showcases artists such as Matisse, Vermeer, Rembrandt, van Gogh, and the Impressionists: Monet, Cezanne, Degas and Renoir.

"Nowhere in North America will you find such a vibrant and comprehensive celebration of art and culture on the big screen," said Pat Marshall, Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations, Cineplex Entertainment. "With In The Gallery, art lovers can access some of the greatest exhibitions from around the globe - from the comfort of their local cinema."

Tickets for In the Gallery event films are on sale now at Cineplex.com/gallery. Discounts are available on ticket purchases to three or more films in the series.

David Bowie is (September 25, 27 and November 6, 2014)

This is a documentary film of the groundbreaking David Bowie is exhibition created by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The film takes the audience on an extraordinary journey through the David Bowie is exhibition with special guests, including legendary Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, Pulp front-man Jarvis Cocker, and other collaborators, to explore the stories behind some of the key objects that document Bowie's artistic career. The exhibition curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh, provide fascinating insight into the most memorable music videos and original costumes, as well as more personal items such as never-before-seen handwritten lyrics, album cover artwork, set designs and diary entries, which reveal the creativity and evolution of Bowie's ideas. The documentary was filmed on the closing night of the V&A exhibition in London and directed by Hamish Hamilton, the BAFTA winning director of the Academy Awards and the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Vatican Museums 3D (October 2 and 19, 2014)

Shot in the museum at night, using a mix of native 3D and with the most advanced dimensional techniques ever used in cinema, The Vatican Museums 3D is an extraordinary voyage of discovery though the most impressive and rare collection of art in the world, spanning all cultures, and all epochs, and built up over two thousand years of history. Thanks to a unique mix of native 3D and the most advanced dimensional techniques used in cinema today, audiences will immerse themselves in the greatest masterpieces of art history, experience the paintings of Caravaggio and, with unprecedented realism, touch Laocoön and the Belvedere Torso, and feel swathed by the figures in the Sistine Chapel.

VIKINGS from The British Museum (November 2 and 5, 2014)

This is the first major exhibition of Vikings at the British Museum in more than 30 years, featuring many new archaeological discoveries and objects never seen before in the UK, alongside important Viking Age artifacts from the British Museum's own collection and elsewhere in Britain and Ireland. This exhibition will be the first in The Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery, part of the new World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre that opened in 2014. The exhibition has been developed with the National Museum of Denmark and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin) and focuses on the core period of the Viking Age from the late 8th century to the early 11th century.

Hermitage Revealed: 250 Years in the Making (November 16 and 19, 2014)

The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world, holding more than three million treasures and boasting more curators than any other art institution. To mark the momentous occasion of its 250th anniversary, the museum opened its doors for the filming of Hermitage Revealed, a cinematic must-see for all fans of art, architecture and the culture and history of Russia. Hermitage Revealed takes audiences on a thrilling journey through the museum's tumultuous history from imperial palace to state museum and offers unprecedented access to special collections. From Rembrandt to Russian masterpieces, from prehistoric artifacts to the private gemstone collection of Catherine The Great, from Michelangelo to Matisse and much, much more, the exquisite treasures the Hermitage has to offer are seemingly endless.


MATISSE From the Tate Modern (December 11 and 14, 2014)