“The Runaways” official release dates announced

From The Runaways Movie official Facebook page, The Runaways will open in 10 US cities and 3 Canadian cities on March 19th, and the rest of North America on April 9th:

THE RUNAWAYS OFFICIAL RELEASE DATES
Today at 4:01pm
The Runaways will open on March 19th in:

New York
Los Angeles
Chicago
Philadelphia
Dallas
Phoenix
Seattle
Minneapolis
Austin
San Francisco
Toronto
Vancouver
Montreal

The movie will open in theaters everywhere across North America April 9th.

Other international cities to be announced shortly.

Source: http://www.facebook.com/notes/the-runaways-movie/the-runaways-official-release-dates/342800271635

US release dates for “The Runaways” clarified further

Last week, it was announced that The Runaways would be in limited release in the US on March 19, 2010, and would expand to wide release on April 9, 2010.

IndieWire has a quote from Bob Berney at Apparition that further clarifies the release schedule:

Then there’s a new round of press for Apparition’s The Runaways, which is now opening in two phases: 220 screens in ten cities on March 19, followed by another 1000 on April 9. Berney has always had a good nose for when to book theaters: he’s basically slowing the pace of the release. “It’s R-rated, not typical. Dakota Fanning gives a great performance, but it’s different from what she’s done,” says Berney.  “I had to make sure we had the buzz by the time we went wide.”

Read the rest HERE.

They want buzz, huh? So let’s give them buzz! If you’re on Twitter, follow @RunawaysFilm, and nag the heck out of them. It’s the official twitter for the movie itself, and it’s run by the film people to market the movie. Let them know you need to see this movie. They also have a Facebook page and a YouTube channel. Join them, if you like that sort of thing.

There’s no word yet on which cities will get The Runaways on March 19th, but I signed up for a FanAlert on Fandango so they will email me when tickets go on sale. If you start seeing advertisements for the movie in your area, could you please let me know? Thanks!

UPDATE: US release date change for “The Runaways”

Larry Richman (@larry411) and comingsoon.net are now reporting that, in the United States, The Runaways will be in limited release on March 19, 2010, expanding to a wide release on April 9, 2010*.  Larry has said, via Twitter, that the movie business calls this a “platform release”. Larry also mentions the release date info on his website HERE. (If you’re on Twitter, follow this guy. He knows his stuff.)

This information is mostly being publicized on the paid-membership portions of popular movie sites, which Larry  has access to. The official Runaways movie website and regular IMDB page are not showing this information yet. But our good Jetthead friend Wasted1 found it mentioned on a Hollywood Stock Exchange board also.

You can sign up for a FanAlert at Fandango for The Runaways HERE. Fandango will email you when tickets for The Runaways go on sale in your area.

*FYI: April 9th is Kristen Stewart’s birthday. 🙂