Plano’s Cinemark Partners with ESPN

Cinemark will be bringing college football into the big screen after partnering with ESPN to let fans sit back and watch anticipated college football leagues across the country according to a Business Wire article from December 20 which reports, 


“Cinemark Holdings, Inc., one of the world’s largest and most influential movie theatre companies, today announced it is teaming up with ESPN to bring some of college football’s most exciting and prestigious games to the big screen, only at Cinemark theatres. 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 all, the College Football Playoff National Championship, at select U.S. theatres.


“We are thrilled to offer an incredible opportunity for college football fans to gather and cheer on their teams in our immersive auditoriums with larger-than-life screens and surround sound,” said Justin McDaniel, Cinemark SVP Global Content. “This collaboration with ESPN brings together the best in college football and exhibition for a one-of-a-kind viewing experience that will make people feel like they are part of the on-field action.”


More details regarding the highly awaited partnership of Cinemark and ESPN were provided in a CultureMap Dallas article from December 27 which reports, 


“All showings will include ESPN’s live pre-game studio programming.


The local markets for all four CFP semifinalists will feature theatres providing this unique experience


A $10 concession package allows attendees to reserve their seat. Fans will score special prizes after each contest based on the winning team.


Fortunately, these games are not among those that have been canceled due to a COVID-19 surge — specifically, players who’ve gotten COVID-19, which prevented the teams from having enough players. So far, five bowl games that were to have been played this week have been impacted.”


Schedules of the NCAA games are provided on their website.


For further information regarding the mechanics and for those interested in buying tickets, visit Cinemark’s website or their mobile app. 


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