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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie’ screens in NEPA theaters Nov. 5-7 for 30th anniversary

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie’ screens in NEPA theaters Nov. 5-7 for 30th anniversary
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From a press release:

Cowabunga, dudes! It has been 30 years since “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie” debuted, so the live-action feature film adaptation of the cult comic book series and the popular animated television show is returning to theaters.

Everyone’s favorite crime-fighting heroes in a half-shell are making a special three-day appearance on the big screen to celebrate three decades of action, adventure, and the art of ninjutsu with the 1990 blockbuster hit.

Fathom Events and Warner Bros., along with Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael, invite moviegoers to come out of their shells and experience their favorite turtle-powered moments on Thursday, Nov. 5; Friday, Nov. 6; and Saturday, Nov. 7.

The film will be presented at hundreds of select movie theaters nationwide through Fathom Events’ Digital Broadcast Network, including Cinemark 20 and XD (40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic), R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 (24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre), Cinemark Stroud Mall and XD (160 Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg), and AMC Classic Bloomsburg 11 (1879 Columbia Blvd., Bloomsburg).

Times and dates vary at each theater. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices.

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ screening schedule

Cinemark 20 and XD: Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.; and Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14: Nov. 7 at 1 p.m

Cinemark Stroud Mall and XD: Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

AMC Classic Bloomsburg 11: Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.

Adapted from the early “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” comics with characters created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, the movie achieved the then-seemingly impossible feat of bringing its reptilian heroes to full live-action with a team of puppeteers and a voice cast led by Brian Tochi as Leonardo, Corey Feldman as Donatello, Josh Pais as Raphael, Robbie Rist as Michelangelo, and Kevin Clash as Splinter, the Turtles’ master. The film also features Judith Hoag as April O’Neil and Elias Koteas as Casey Jones.

After prolonged exposure to radiated ooze, four pet turtles – Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, and Donatello – have mutated while living in the sewers of New York City. Under the guidance of a ninja master Splinter the rat and television reporter April, the turtles embark on a mission to run crime out of the city and battle the warlord Shredder.

Directed by Steve Barron; produced by Kim Dawson, Simon Fields, and David Chan; with a story by Bobby Herbeck and screenplay by Todd W. Langen and Bobby Herbeck; the film opened on March 30, 1990 and immediately became the No. 1 film at the domestic box office, holding that spot for four consecutive weekends. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” would become one of the highest-grossing independent films to date.

“We are excited to celebrate 30 years of a film that brings families together in a fun, entertaining, and hilarious way,” said Fathom Events’ Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas. “As audiences discovered in 1990, the adventures of the heroic turtles are truly meant to be seen on a giant screen in a darkened theater, so we hope audiences of all ages will make Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael part of their entertainment plans.”

Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all the top 100 DMAs (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc., and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group, Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters, such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events, and popular anime franchises.

Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras, including audience Q&As, backstage footage, and interviews with the cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 1,091 locations and 1,901 screens in 184 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events, and new product launches.