(May 10, 2016 – Burbank, CA) – Director James Wan, New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. Pictures are giving horror movie fans a special treat this Friday, May 13 with encore, big screen showings of Wan’s chilling 2013 box office hit “The Conjuring” in 13 cities across the U.S. and Canada.
These free screenings will take place at haunted or “spooky” venues in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, Miami, Washington, DC, Salem (MA), Vancouver, Dallas, Austin, Detroit, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Sacramento/Ione (CA). In addition to seeing “The Conjuring,” audiences will be treated to a special, taped greeting from Wan as well as a behind-the-scenes, sneak peek from his new film, “The Conjuring 2.” All attendees at these Friday the 13th showings will receive a “The Conjuring 2” mini movie poster and 13 “lucky” winners selected at random at each showing will receive passes to attend a local preview screening of “The Conjuring 2,” prior to the new film’s nationwide release on June 10 (June 8 Philippine release).
In Los Angeles, fans will see “The Conjuring” at an outdoor screening at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. In Chicago, fans will see the film at the haunted Music Box Theater and in Sacramento/Ione it will be screened at Preston Castle, a reform school for boys built in 1894, just to name a few examples.
New Line Cinema’s supernatural thriller “The Conjuring 2,” with James Wan once again at the helm following the record-breaking success of “The Conjuring,” brings to the screen another real case from the files of renowned demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren. Reprising their roles, Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (“Up In the Air,” TV’s “Bates Motel”) and Patrick Wilson star as Lorraine and Ed Warren, who, in one of their most terrifying paranormal investigations, travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits.
Rounding out the cast are Frances O’Connor, Madison Wolfe, Simon McBurney and Franka Potente. The screenplay is by Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes & James Wan and David Leslie Johnson, story by Chad Hayes & Carey W. Hayes & James Wan. Peter Safran and Rob Cowan, who previously collaborated on “The Conjuring,” are producing with Wan. The executive producers are Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter.
New Line Cinema presents a Safran Company/Atomic Monster Production, a James Wan film, “The Conjuring 2.” Scheduled for release on June 8, 2016, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. This film has been rated R by the MPAA for terror and horror violence.