Universal is preparing for the ninth entry in the Fast & Furious franchise. The film saga that went from being a thrill ride of street racers to an over-the-top action series will continue on with a tough cast and fast cars once more when the film hits theaters this summer. But for those who want to get properly hyped for such a summer blockbuster, Universal is providing a great way for the theater crowd to get caught up on the series thus far.
Starting next week, every Fast & Furious movie will be hitting theaters weekly for an event called Fast Fridays. The first will film debut Friday, April 30th, and proceed from there, leading up to the debut of F9 in June.
Check out the full schedule below:
Friday, 4/30 – The Fast and the Furious
Friday, 5/7 – 2 Fast 2 Furious
Friday, 5/14 – The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Friday, 5/21 – Fast & Furious
Friday, 5/28 – Fast Five
Friday, 6/4 – Fast & Furious 6
Friday, 6/11 – Furious 7
Friday, 6/18 – The Fate of the Furious
And then you can catch Fast & Furious 9 on June 25th.
You can search for open theaters playing these films on the Fast Fridays website. The theaters participating will include AMC Theatres, Regal, Cinemark Theatres, Marcus Theatres, Harkins Theatres, Showcase Cinemas, Santikos Entertainment, B&B Theatres, Cinépolis USA, Georgia Theatre Company, Marquee Cinemas, Epic Theatres, EVO Cinemas, Megaplex Theatres, Maya Cinemas, Xscape Theatres, Silverspot Cinema, Golden Star Theaters, MovieScoop Cinemas, and Premiere Cinemas.
Jim Orr, Universal’s President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution, spoke about how great an event this will be:
“The Fast films are all about family, and Universal wanted to find a way to thank our huge family of Fast fans around the country for their passion and loyalty over the past 20 years. We’re grateful to our theater partners for their help in making this screening series possible and we are delighted to welcome audiences back to theaters to experience the wild Fast ride all over again. And we cannot wait to blow everyone’s minds with the release of F9 on June 25.”