ESPN, Cinemark Allow Fans to Watch College Football Playoff at Select U.S. Theatres
Cinemark is teaming up with ESPN to bring some of college football’s most exciting and prestigious games to the big screen, only at Cinemark theatres. This postseason, fans can catch the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic, the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl, and the biggest game of all, the College Football Playoff National Championship, at select U.S. theatres.
“We are thrilled to offer an incredible opportunity for college football fans to gather and cheer on their teams in our immersive auditoriums with larger-than-life screens and surround sound,” says Justin McDaniel, Cinemark SVP Global Content. “This collaboration with ESPN brings together the best in college football and exhibition for a one-of-a-kind viewing experience that will make people feel like they are part of the on-field action.”
No. 1 Alabama will square off against No. 4 Cincinnati in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on Friday, Dec. 31, at 3:30 p.m. ET. Immediately following, No. 2 Michigan will take on No. 3 Georgia at 7:30 p.m. ET in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl. The winners of the two games will go head-to-head for the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. ET. All showings will include ESPN’s live pre-game studio programming.
The local markets for all four CFP semifinalists will feature theatres providing this unique experience. The full list of markets includes:
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- Colorado Springs
- Baton Rouge
- New Mexico
- Las Vegas
- New York
- Oklahoma City
- El Paso
- Salt Lake City
Fans who don’t want to miss the chance of seeing the games in theatres can reserve their seat when they purchase a $10 concessions package. They will also score special prizes after each contest based on the winning team.