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Cineplex rebrands Great Digital Film Festival

The 8th Annual, Coast-to-Coast Festival Returns With fan favourites, cult classics and a fresh look.
Cineplex Events today announced the launch of the Flashback Film Fest, which brings sci-fi, fantasy and fan favourite movies back to the big screen. Canada's only coast-to-coast festival, Flashback Film Fest will run at Cineplex theatres in 24 cities across the country from February 3-9, 2017. (CNW Group/Cineplex)

Cineplex Media Release

TORONTO, Jan. 5, 2017 /CNW/ - (TSX: CGX) - Cineplex Events has today announced that the widely popular Great Digital Film Festival will now be known as Flashback Film Fest.  The event is Canada's only coast-to-coast festival, bringing a line-up of sci-fi, fantasy and fan favourites back to the big screen.  This year, Cineplex Events and renowned film critic, Richard Crouse, curated a line-up of 17 of the most blood-pumping, thrill-inducing and heart-warming films in cinema that will screen in over 24 cities across the country from February 3-9, 2017.  

Please click here to view this year's Flashback Film Fest trailer.

"We wanted to give the festival a new name that better reflects how it has evolved and why it has been so popular over the years," said Brad LaDouceur, Vice President, Event Cinema. "Flashback Film Fest fits perfectly with our Event Cinema business which offers guests exciting, unique content that ranges from classic films to renowned stage productions.  We take them on tours of famous galleries and put them courtside at sporting events without them ever having to set foot on a plane, or in this case, a time machine."  

"The great thing about this festival is that audiences will have a chance to relive these movies in the way they were meant to be seen; on a big screen, with an audience," said author and film critic, Richard Crouse.  "The best and most powerful way to see a movie is to fully immerse yourself in the theatre experience, surrounded by people who are enjoying it just as much as you are.  I'm personally looking forward to seeing films like Fight Club, Blade Runner – The Final Cut, Pulp Fiction and Shallow Grave in all their glory."

The 2017 Flashback Film Fest Line-up includes:

    Air Force One (1997) *20 year anniversary
    Blade Runner - The Final Cut (2007) *10 year anniversary/35 year anniversary of original
    Blood Simple (1984)
    Fargo (1996)
    The Fifth Element (1997) *20 year anniversary
    Fight Club (1999)
    The Fugitive (1993)
    Groundhog Day (1993)
    Heat (1995)
    Jurassic Park (1993)
    Legend (1985)
    The Princess Bride (1987) *30 year anniversary
    Pulp Fiction (1994)
    The Running Man (1987) *30 year anniversary
    Shallow Grave (1994)
    Starship Troopers (1997) *20 year anniversary
    Trainspotting (1996)

Tickets for festival films cost $7.99, $6.99 for 5 or more films and new this year film fanatics can buy the "I Want It All" pass for $69.99 allowing them access to all 17 films for a price of $4.11 per admission. For a complete list of show times, or to purchase tickets, visit