When tickets went on sale last week for KANK, I heard rumors that there was going to be a midnight showing on Thursday night at Cineplaza 13 in North Bergen, NJ, on six of their screens, but since then cannot get anyone at the theater to confirm or deny that. (Good luck getting through by phone. No one answers and the two voicemail boxes the recording directs callers to are full.)
I checked with the the ImaginAsian theater if they are planning a midnight show and was told the following by Dylan Marchetti, Director for ImaginAsian’s Programming and Acquisitions:
“At this point we are not planning to do this, due to the length of the film (203 minutes with intermission). Plus, due to print security, we can’t guarantee we’ll get the print in time to do a test run. We always run through it before we show it to the public to make sure everything’s perfect.”
Update (5.40pm): A female staffer at Cineplaza 13 has just confirmed that there will not be any midnight shows at their theater this Thursday night.
So, it looks like the press screening Thursday night in Manhattan will be the only opportunity for KANK dekho, by invitation only.
Further update (Tuesday 8.30am): Mr. Vijay Shah, owner of Cineplaza 13, explained in an email sent last night: “The producer has refused to permit any shows on Thursday.”