Universal Pictures has announced “Fast Fridays,” a free event that will see a Fast & Furious movie air in theaters each week for eight weeks leading up to the release of F9.
Fast Fridays begins on April 30 when The Fast and the Furious hits over 500 U.S. theaters. The event will eventually expand to over 900 theaters nationwide and the Friday after April 30, 2 Fast 2 Furious will hit the silver screen. The following Friday, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift will play in theaters and so on.
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All of this leads directly into the release of F9 on June 25. F9 technically isn’t a part of Fast Fridays — it’s just releasing the Friday after the eighth movie, The Fate of the Furious, hits theaters. Expect to pay the standard cost of a ticket when going to see F9. Tickets for each movie will be available the Friday before each weekly screening.
It’s important to note that there is still a global pandemic happening and while more and more people are getting vaccinated every day, not everyone has been vaccinated. Keep that in mind when going out to a theater where you’ll likely be joined by strangers who may or may not be vaccinated and, because the pandemic is still ongoing, you should wear a mask.
Participating theaters include the following: AMC Theatres, Regal, Cinemark Theatres, Marcus Theatres, Harkins Theatres, Showcase Cinemas, Santikos Entertainment, B&B Theatres, Cinépolis USA, Georgia Theatre Company, Marquee Cinemas, Epic Theatres, EVO Cinemas, Megaplex Theatres, Maya Cinemas, Xscape Theatres, Silverspot Cinema, Golden Star Theaters, MovieScoop Cinemas, and Premiere Cinemas.
“The Fast films are all about family, and Universal wanted to find a way to thank our huge family of Fast fans around the country for their passion and loyalty over the past 20 years,” Universal’s president of domestic theatrical distribution, Jim Orr, said. “We cannot wait to blow everyone’s mind with the release of F9 on June 25.”
While waiting for F9 to hit theaters, check out this story about how director Justin Lin decided to repair the Han-sized hole in the franchise and then read about how the movie brings the series’ women “into the forefront.” Watch this official trailer for the movie after that.