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‘Hanksfest’ Hitting Theatres to Celebrate Tom Hanks This Summer

June 22, 2018 10:04 AM | Entertainment

Forrest Gump

“Forrest Gump” is one of four Tom Hanks films being screened as part of Cineplex’s Hanksfest this summer. (HANDOUT)

Fans of actor Tom Hanks will get their fill this summer at a movie theatre event dedicated entirely to the legendary actor.

Hanksfest is hitting Cineplex theatres nationwide beginning July 6, showcasing a month of Hanks’ most iconic films on the big screen.

The four-week film celebration will each bring “A League of Their Own,” “Big,” “Apollo 13” and “Forrest Gump” to Cineplex theatres for a one-week run.

“Tom Hanks has consistently given acclaimed performances throughout his long career while remaining a relatable and admired individual off-screen,” said Brad LaDouceur, vice-president, Event Cinema, Cineplex.


“With such an impressive filmography, we thought it fitting to create Hanksfest as a tribute to his work that audiences across Canada can enjoy.”

The Canada-wide screenings also coincide with Tom Hanks’ 62nd birthday on July 9.

Hanksfest schedule:

  • A League of Their Own
    July 6-12, 2018
  • Big (30th anniversary)
    July 13-19, 2018
  • Apollo 13
    July 20-26, 2018
  • Forrest Gump
    July 27-August 2, 2018

For participating theatres and showtimes, visit Cineplex.com.