Woody Allen’s MIDNIGHT IN PARIS Heading Back To Theaters

If you missed catching Woody Allen’s latest comedy, Midnight In Paris, this summer amidst the glut of summer blockbusters at the local Cineplex you will get a second chance next weekend. Sony Pictures Classics is planning on releasing the film back on to 500 more screens.

The film is just passing the $50 million mark, making it Allen’s highest grossing movie of his career. The film, which stars Owen Wilson, had a platform release that started last May which ultimately saw it on a little more than 1,000 screens by June. Although the film scored high with critics (92% on Rotten Tomatoes) and with audiences, the studio feels that there is still enough buzz about the film to sell a few more tickets as the summer blockbuster season grinds down.

The re-release is also part of the studio’s strategy to begin positioning the film for an Academy Awards campaign.

“All the pundits seem to say that we’ve got a good chance to fare well, so we have an awards plan in the works for a lot of the categories, including best picture,” stated Sony Pictures Classics co-president Tom Bernard in a press release.

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