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George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical on the Big Screen – Dec 13, 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 show times visit cineplex.com/Events
About the Author
Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.