Fan-favorite movies return to theaters for Disney+ Day
Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok and Disney’s Magical Musical Encanto are some of the fan-favorite movies returning to theaters to celebrate Disney+ Day. New content will be added to the Disney+ streaming service on September 8, including the Disney+ Original Movie Pinocchio and the streaming premiere of Thor: Love and Thunder, which opened exclusively in theaters in July. From September 8 to 19, Disney will reissue RagnarokDisney and Pixar Cars1992 News, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Walt Disney Animation Studios Encanto at select AMC theaters. A Disney+ subscription is not required to purchase tickets, which go on sale Sept. 1 for $5 per screening.
Attendees of AMC Theaters Disney+ Day screenings will receive a free Disney+ poster while supplies last, and Disney+ subscribers will have access to a special concessions offer, according to a statement.
Directed by Taika Waititi and starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Cate Blanchett as Hela, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie and Mark Ruffalo as Hulk, Thor: Ragnarok revitalized the god of thunder and smash at the box office to gross $854 million worldwide in 2017.
The Oscar Winner Encanto, which was named Best Animated Feature and featured the much-talked-about “We’re Not Talking About Bruno” chart-topper, opened last November for an exclusive 30-day window before dropping on Disney+ the Christmas Eve. After surging in popularity and spending weeks at the top as the most streamed movie, Disney’s animated musical returned to theaters in February, ending its box office with 256 million worldwide.
Descriptions of the films participating in the AMC Theaters Disney+ Day screenings follow below. All films returning to theaters are currently available to stream on Disney+.
Thor must race against time to stop the seemingly impending Ragnarok, a cataclysmic event that could end the entire Asgardian civilization. Across the universe and without his mighty hammer, Thor must overcome obstacles to ensure Asgard does not fall into the hands of the ruthless Hela. But first, he must face another Avenger in a gladiator fight.
Walt Disney Animation Studios Encanto, featuring brand new songs by award-winning songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda, tells the story of the Madrigals, an extraordinary family living in a magical house in the Colombian mountains. But when Mirabel, the only ordinary member of the family, discovers that the magic surrounding their home is in danger, she may be her family’s last hope.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
From Lucasfilm comes an epic adventure – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together to steal the plans for the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction.
Race car Lightning McQueen lives in the fast lane…until he takes a detour and gets stranded in Radiator Springs, a forgotten town on Route 66. There he meets a bunch of hilarious characters who help her discover that there is more to life than fame.
In 1899, a brave group of New York newsboys become unlikely heroes when they team up to battle an unscrupulous newspaper mogul.
See it all streaming September 8 on Disney+ Day 2022.