Fandango is offering another early preview for users. The company is partnering with Universal Pictures and Illumination to offer exclusive advance screenings on May 25th of “The Secret Life of Pets 2.” The movie is the sequel to the 2016 blockbuster hit, which shows you what your pets are doing when you are not looking.
Tickets for this limited engagement go on sale today, exclusive to Fandango customers. The new promotion will allow fans to see the film almost two-week early. “The Secret Life of Pets 2” is scheduled to premiere nationwide on June 7th.
Animated-comedy fans and members of Fandango VIP, can get a first look at the film at select AMC Theatres, Regal Cinemas, Cinemark Theatres, Marcus Theatres, Harkins Theatres, Southern Theatres, National Amusements, B & B Theatres, Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas, and other select locations. Fandango stated that over 1,200 theaters nationwide are participating in the promotion.
Back in February, Fandango offered early screenings for Universal and DreamWorks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”; and in March, Fandango hosted advance screenings for Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Shazam!”. On May 18th, is offering first-look screenings for Paramount Pictures’ “Rocketman,” also two weeks before its release date.
“We are thrilled to work with our partners at Universal and Illumination to provide families with early access to Illumination’s ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2,’ one of the summer’s most-anticipated movies,” says Fandango President Paul Yanover. “Our Early Access Screening program has been a hit with moviegoers, with previous screenings generating great buzz for ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’ and ‘Shazam!,’ and our upcoming ‘Rocketman’ screening already seeing brisk ticket sales. We think Fandango VIP members will be delighted with the special perk of seeing Illumination’s ‘Pets 2’ two weeks before its release date.”
Illumination’s “The Secret Life of Pets 2” is directed by Chris Renaud, who also directed the first movie. “The Secret Life of Pets 2” continues the story of Max (Patton Oswalt) and his pet friends – including Duke (Eric Stonestreet), Snowball (Kevin Hart), Gidget (Jenny Slate), Chloe (Lake Bell) — and introduces new cast members including Tiffany Haddish, who plays a fearless Shih Tzu named Daisy, and Harrison Ford, in his first animated film role, as a veteran farm dog named Rooster.
In the story, Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) is coping with some major life changes. His owner (Ellie Kemper) is now married and has a toddler, Liam. Max is so worried about protecting the boy that he develops a nervous tic. On a family trip to a farm, Max and mutt Duke (Eric Stonestreet) encounter canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes, and a terrifying turkey, all of which only elevates Max’s anxiety. Luckily, Max gets some guidance from veteran farm dog Rooster (Harrison Ford, making his animated-film debut), who pushes Max to ditch his neuroses, find his inner alpha, and give Liam a little more freedom.
Meanwhile, while her owner is away, plucky Pomeranian Gidget (Jenny Slate) tries to rescue Max’s favorite toy from a cat-packed apartment with a little help from her feline friend, Chloe (Lake Bell), who has discovered the joys of catnip. Crazy-but-cute bunny Snowball (Kevin Hart) gets delusions of grandeur that he’s an actual superhero after his owner Molly starts dressing him in superhero pajamas. When Daisy (Tiffany Haddish), a fearless Shih Tzu, shows up to ask for Snowball’s help on a dangerous mission, he’ll have to summon the courage to become the hero he’s only been pretending to be.
You can find more information on the early screenings at Fandango.com, or through the mobile app.
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