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Spotted at Chicago Cut Steakhouse on Monday, February 15 was Patrick Kane. He dined with his family after their game vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs, and enjoyed Bone-in Filet. Also, spotted separately was Niklas Hjalmarsson and Brandon Mashinter

Spotted at Chicago Cut Steakhouse on Saturday, February 13 was Corey Crawford and, separately, Teuvo Teravainen after their game vs. Anaheim Ducks

Spotted at Chicago Cut Steakhouse on Thursday, February 11 was Niklas Hjalmarsson. He stopped by after their game vs. the Dallas Stars, and enjoyed Filet Mignon and Chilean Sea Bass. Also spotted, separately, was Erik Gustafsson

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THE BOY / Chicago Fan Premiere

FANS OFFERED OPPORTUNITY TO SEE “THE BOY”

WITH THEIR FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA STARS

AT SPECIAL NATIONWIDE “THE BOY” HOMETOWN FAN PREMIERES 

IN 15 KEY CITIES ON JANUARY 20

-Tickets Now On Sale theboyfanpremiere.movie

- Star Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead”) Will Answer Fan Questions 

Live Before The One Night Only Event -

(Burbank, January 11, 2016) — STX Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment have arranged a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans to see the new horror movie The Boy at 15 exclusive red carpet screenings before the general public has an opportunity to see the film.  The PG-13 rated motion picture opens in theaters nationwide on January 22.

All 15 screenings will occur simultaneously and will take place on one night only – Wednesday, January 20, 2016 – starting at 6PM ET / 3PM PT. Tickets to this event are now available online at TheBoyFanPremiere.Movie. The announcement was made today by Jack Pan, President of Marketing for STX Entertainment.

Attendees will have the opportunity to walk the red carpet with their friends, mingle and engage in activities with other fans, meet and take photos with some of their favorite social media stars, and see the movie with them.  Each screening will be hosted by at least one of the country’s most popular social media personalities.

Each fan purchasing tickets to this special event will receive:

              A movie ticket for one person to see The Boy

              Free small popcorn & small drink

              A chance to walk on the red carpet

              A meet-and-greet photo opportunity with a social media star (full list below)

              A live stream before the movie starts with film star Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead”), who will                     be attending the Los Angeles premiere, and all 19 social media stars across the country

              Pre-show activities and photo booths

              Limited edition t-shirt, presented by Dolby Atmos

              Limited edition fan credential

              Chance to win Toshiba tablets & other prizes

The event will unfold over 4 hours:

6PM ET / 3PM PT – Red carpet opens and pre-show activities begin inside theater lobbies, including meet & greets with social media stars

7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT – Live stream with star Lauren Cohan, from the Los Angeles screening location

8PM ET / 5PM PST – The Boy screenings begin (run time: 97 minutes)

Joey Graceffa, Austin Mahone and JC Caylen headline a list of 19 top social media stars who will host these red carpet events. The screenings will be held in New York (with Madison Beer), Los Angeles (Joey Graceffa, Austin Mahone, JC Caylen, Jenna Ezarik & Justine Ezarik aka iJustine), Chicago (Kenny Holland), San Francisco/San Jose (Trevor Moran), Washington DC (Bea Miller), Dallas (Alex Lee), Houston (Maddie Welborn), Atlanta (Sam Pottorff), Tampa/St. Petersburg (Grant Landis), Miami (Sammy Wilk), Denver (Nick Bean), Seattle (Zach Clayton), San Diego (Daniel Skye), Knoxville (Luke Korns) and Kansas City (Rudan C).

Before the movie begins, a live stream will simulcast across all 15 theaters nationwide.  Attendees will see themselves, their social media host, and fellow fans from around the country on the big screen, and have the opportunity to ask questions to the film’s star, Lauren Cohan, who will answer in real-time.

STX Entertainment has tapped into a combined reach exceeding 90 million fans across social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Vine and Tumblr.

The Boy is a frightening PG-13 rated film directed by William Brent Bell (The Devil Inside). In the film, Greta (Lauren Cohan) is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, only to discover that the family’s 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that the parents care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their actual son 20 years prior. After violating a list of strict rules, a series of disturbing and inexplicable events bring Greta’s worst nightmare to life, leading her to believe that the doll is actually alive. Written by Stacey Menear, the film is produced by Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Roy Lee, Matt Berenson, Richard Wright and Jim Wedaa.

To share the premiere announcement to your own social media followers on Facebook, click HERE or Instagram, click HERE or Twitter, click HERE.

About STX Entertainment

STX Entertainment is a fully-integrated global media company specializing in the production, marketing, and distribution of talent-driven films, television programming and digital content. It is the first major entertainment media company to be launched at this scale in Hollywood in more than twenty years.

STX Entertainment’s motion picture division recently released their first feature films, the critically-acclaimed box office success The Gift, and the mystery thriller Secret in Their Eyes. The company will next release the horror film The Boy; the epic action-drama Free State of JonesHardcore, an adrenaline-fueled action film; Desierto, a gripping and suspense-filled thriller; the interplanetary adventure The Space Between Us; and the coming-of-age comedy Besties. Additionally, STX has five films set to start production over the next 6 months.

About Lakeshore Entertainment

Lakeshore Entertainment is one of the leading independent production, finance and international sales and distribution companies. Founded in 1994 by Chairman and CEO Tom Rosenberg, Lakeshore has produced more than 60 films including the Academy Award® winning Million Dollar Baby as well as the Underworld franchise, The Lincoln Lawyer, Runaway Bride, The Ugly Truth, The Mothman PropheciesExorcism of Emily Rose, Crank, The Gift, Autumn in New York and Arlington Road.  Lakeshore recently released The Age of Adaline, starring Blake Lively, Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn.  Upcoming releases include The Boy, which will be released with STX Entertainment.  Lakeshore is currently in post-production on American Pastoral starring Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning as well as the fifth installment of the Underworld franchise, starring Kate Beckinsale and Theo James.

Win 2 VIP tickets (valued at $320) to a Chicago tradition: HighSight’s 22nd Annual Eve of the Eve! The Eve of the Eve takes over Chicago’s Union Station on December 30 and has an open bar, great food, live music and dancing, a DJ, silent auction and a raffle.

To win, enter your email at ShowbizShelly.net/giveaways

The last day to submit your entry will be December 23rd. One winner will be selected at random.  This is one of my favorite events all year!  I hope you get to enjoy it with me!  Good luck!

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Meet Janice Goldman. She’s a local financial advisor and author.
She’s coming out with a book called Let’s Talk about Money: The Girlfriend’s Guide to Protecting your ASSets.
The book is not your usual female financial book teaching on budgets and how to get out of debt. Instead, it provides women with the insight and information they need to feel confident and empowered to have financial discussions with everyone from partners to employers to parents. Here are some of the top money mistakes women make:

  1. Not knowing they’re responsible for their spouse’s financial decisions/mistakes.
  2. Accepting the first salary offer without negotiation.
  3. Waiting until they’re in their 30s or 40s or later to start saving for retirement.
  4. Putting their kids’ students loans in their name, and single mother guilt
  5. Fearing they might be perceived as greedy if they ask to play an active role in their parents’ estate.

Irv took this picture at the Union League Club downtown on October 7 during a luncheon where Cindy spoke about her career and the reason for writing her new book.  He said she’s still looking great while approaching 50.  If you’ve met a celebrity around Chicago and have a pic, send it to me at showbizshelly@gmail.com.

 

 

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Did you know the Oscar and Emmy awards are made right here in Chicago? I had a really cool experience last week where I got a tour of the factory where it happens! The factory is off of Elston in Chicago and is called RS Owens. They have been producing the Emmy and Oscar Awards since 1983. They also make several other awards for things like Nascar and American Idol. The first step is liquid zinc is poured into a mold.

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Then, once the zinc cools, it’s taken out of the mold.

Then they let it cool and take it out of the mold…#RSOwens #oscars #emmys

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Then it’s dipped in copper and all other types of metals until it becomes the finished product!


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Through Partnership with Marcus Theatres, Immersive Movie Experience Debuting in Third U.S. Market; Gurnee Cinema Installation to Open by End of the Year

 

LOS ANGELES AND SEOUL (September 1, 2015) – CJ 4DPLEX, the world’s first 4D cinema company, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Marcus Theatres®, the fifth-largest theatre chain in the United States, to bring 4DX technology to the Chicago market for the first time. After having its U.S. debut in Los Angeles last year, and announcing plans to be available in two New York theatres later this year, this new relationship paves the way for the immersive five-sense cinematic experience to its third U.S. market.

The first 4DX location in the Chicago DMA will be Marcus Gurnee Cinema. It is expected to begin construction shortly, to open in November.

“We have seen incredible success in the U.S. thus far, beginning with the premiere of 4DX in Los Angeles just over a year ago. With this agreement, our immersive cinema technology will be in three of the top four U.S. cinema markets by the end of the year, and we see this momentum continuing into 2016,” said Mark W. Shaw, CEO of CJ 4DPLEX America.  “Marcus Theatres is an ideal partner as we look to expand into new locations, and we can’t wait for fans in the Windy City to experience movies in a unique, new way later this year.”

The 4DX technology from CJ 4DPLEX enhances the on-screen visuals of action-packed blockbusters, stimulating all five senses through special effects such as motion, wind, fog, rain, lighting, vibrations and scents, to enable a completely immersive event that transcends the traditional cinema experience. The result is that 4DX, going far beyond 3D, offers a complete visual, aural, olfactory and tactile experience to the latest blockbusters, and lends itself perfectly to high-action movies.

“It is important that we continue to bring options to guests that help create the ultimate movie-going experience,” said Rolando Rodriguez, president and chief executive officer of Marcus Theatres. “We have invested in a wide variety of amenities across many of our theatres, including seating, food and beverage options and premium large format screens. Now we are excited to bring another unique, experiential offering to guests at Gurnee Cinema through 4DX.”

CJ 4DPLEX’s 4DX technology was first launched in America at AEG-owned Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14 in June 2014. During its first year, the 104-seat Regal LA Live’s 4DX Auditorium has generated $1.7 million in revenue, which is triple the total from the previous year, and attendance has doubled during the same period since the conversion. Also, the theatre moved up nearly 40 spots in overall U.S. box office rankings. As previously announced, two Manhattan locations are slated to open in the fourth quarter of this year: Regal Union Square Stadium 14 and Regal E-Walk 13.

Since debuting with a 4D screening of Avatar in 2010, there are now more than 26,000 4DX seats operating in 187 theatres in 34 countries – opening approximately one new screen every two weeks as theatres recognize the power of being able to offer a wider range of formats and experiences to moviegoers. To date 4DX has been introduced around the world in such countries as Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Hungary, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Venezuela, among others.

A sampling of blockbuster movies that have recently screened in 4DX theatres range from Transformers: Age of Extinction, Furious 7 and Avengers: Age of Ultron, to Jurassic World, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and San Andreas.

About CJ 4DPLEX

CJ 4DPLEX is the world’s first 4D-technology based cinema for feature films. Headquartered in Seoul and with international offices in Los Angeles and Beijing, the company provides immersive cinematic experience through 4DX auditoriums for exhibition partners along with 4DX codes of major Hollywood blockbusters and local titles. Each auditorium incorporates motion-based seating synchronized with over 20 different effects and optimized by a team of skilled editors, maximizing the feeling of immersion within the movie. A visit to the 4DX brings a virtual journey through an all-encompassing experience not limited to just audio and video. 4DX presents an all-five-senses immersive cinematic experience allowing everyone to connect with the movie and experience special effects through motion, vibration, water, wind, lighting, scents and more that enhance the visuals on-screen. Since 2010, more than 200 Hollywood titles were screened in 4DX. As of July 2015, there are more than 26,000 4DX seats across 187 sites in 34 countries. For more information, please visit www.cj4dx.com or www.facebook.com/4dplex.

About Marcus Theatres

Marcus Theatres®, a division of The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS), is the fifth largest theatre circuit in the United States and currently owns or operates 681 screens at 55 locations in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Ohio. For more information, please visit www.marcustheatres.com and follow the company on Facebook and Twitter (@Marcus_Theatres).

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Media Contacts:

Matt Biscuiti (primary contact)                       Lindsey Weix

The Lippin Group for CJ 4DPLEX                  Marcus Theatres

Phone: 212-986-7080                                     Phone: 414-459-3943

Email: matt@lippingroup.com                        Email: lindseyweix@marcustheatres.com

Sean Hwang

Marketing Specialist

CJ 4DPLEX
Phone: +822-371-6847

Email: seanhwang@cj.net


 

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