George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical will play in select theaters across Canada thanks to Cineplex Events.
Inspired by the true-life experiences of George Takei, Allegiance realtes the emotional story of a Japanese American family whose lives re upended by the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII.
The event will include an introduction by Takei as well as a look behind the scenes.
George Takei’s Allegiance will have one screening on December 13th. Details follow the break.
Cineplex Events Brings Broadway Production of George Takei’s Allegiance to the Big Screen
Toronto, ON, (TSX: CGX), November 22, 2016 – Cineplex Events proudly presents George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical on the Big Screen, in select theatres across the Canada for one night only on December 13, 2016. Straight from Broadway and loosely inspired by the true-life experiences of George Takei, “Allegiance” tells the emotional story of a family whose lives are upended by the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII.
The event will feature an exclusive introduction from Takei, as well as special behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and creators.
“Allegiance has been a passion project from the beginning,” says Takei. “This deeply-moving story based on my family’s experiences could not be more timely, or poignant, considering the current political climate. So many people around the globe have never heard about this dark part of our nation’s history, and it is an honor and privilege for me to help tell this story, so that we can avoid repeating the mistakes of the past. I am deeply grateful that almost 120,000 people experienced the Broadway production during its run, an eerie reflection of the number of Japanese Americans who were directly impacted by the events depicted in Allegiance. This event – with Allegiance coming to cinema screens all around the country – will give to so many more the opportunity to experience and see this musical, which I consider my legacy.”
•Toronto – Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas & VIP
- Vancouver – The Park Theatre
- Halifax – Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane
- Ottawa – Cineplex Odeon South Keys Cinemas
- Calgary – Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinemas
For showtimes visit cineplex.com/Events