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Palme d'Or Winner 'The Tree Of Life' Goes Wide July 8th; Full Rollout Release Dates Revealed

by Kevin Jagernauth
May 23, 2011 1:35 AM
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We have to admit, when it was announced yesterday that Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" walked away from Cannes with the Palme d'Or we were a bit surprised. The long-awaited film got a mixed reception on the Croisette and we expected a unanimous crowdpleaser like "The Artist" or "Le Havre" to walk away with the honor instead. But undoubtedly, nothing else at Cannes this year matched the ambition or scale of "The Tree Of Life" so on that basis alone the award fits. In any case, Fox Searchlight are definitely pleased as punch to be on able to add Cannes to their marketing campaign and it puts a fresh eye on the film in advance of the platform release that will start this weekend. But don't fret, it will be coming your way shortly.

Kicking off in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, "The Tree Of Life" will have a six week rollout to theaters across the country before finally going wide on July 8th (look out "Zookeeper" and "Horrible Bosses"!). A mix of cities big and small will get the film prior to that date, but if you're not on the radar for the limited release, it will hit your multiplex or local arthouse eventually.

"The Tree Of Life" is a unique event film, one that will definitely rely largely on word on mouth and in this busy summer season with plenty of easier to digest distractions (a two-and-a-half hour movie about spirituality and our place in the universe is a tough sell any time of year), so we'll be fascinated to see how the film builds (or doesn't) in the upcoming weeks. Check out the full slate of dates below. [Fox Searchlight]

5/27/11
NEW YORK
Lincoln Plaza, New York, NY
Sunshine Cinemas, New York, NY

LOS ANGELES
The Landmark, Los Angeles, CA
Pacific Arclight Hollywood, Hollywood, CA

6/2/11
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Embarcadero Center Cinemas, San Francisco, CA

6/3/11

NEW YORK, NY
Clairidge, Montclair, NJ
Bam Rose Cinemas, Brooklyn, NY
Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY

CHICAGO, IL
Century Centre Cinema, Chicago, IL

BOSTON, MA
Kendall Square Cinema, Cambridge, MA

WASHINGTON, DC
Bethesda Row Cinema, Bethesda, MD

ATLANTA, GA
Tara/Atlanta Theater, Atlanta, GA

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Uptown, Minneapolis, MN

AUSTIN, TX
Arbor Cinemas @ Great Hills, Austin, TX

DALLAS, TX
Angelika/Mockingbird Station, Dallas, TX

LOS ANGELES, CA
Pacific Arclight Sherman Oaks, Sherman Oaks, CA

UTC, Irvine, CA
6/10/11

NEW YORK, NY
AMC EMPIRE 25 with IMAX, New York, NY
First & 62nd Cinemas, New York, NY

BOSTON, MA
Boston Common & IMAX, Boston, MA

BALTIMORE, MD
Charles Theater, Baltimore, MD

WASHINGTON, DC
E-Street Cinema, Washington, DC

PHILADELPHIA, PA
Ritz Theaters East, Philadelphia, PA

CHICAGO, IL
Century 12, Evanston, IL

COLUMBUS, OH
Lennox Town Center, Columbus, OH

CLEVELAND, OH
Vedar Lee 6, Cleveland Heights, OH

ST. LOUIS, MO
Tivoli, St. Louis, MO

INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Keystone Art Cinema 7, Indianapolis, IN

DETROIT, MI
Main Art, Royal Oak, MI

AUSTIN, TX
Alamo/South Lamar Cinema, Austin, TX

DALLAS, TX
Angelika/Plano Film Center, Plano, TX

HOUSTON, TX
River Oaks Village Cinema, Houston, TX

DENVER, CO
Mayan, Denver, CO

PORTLAND, OR
Fox Tower, Portland, OR

PHOENIX, AZ
Harkins Camelview Plaza, Scottsdale, AZ

SAN DIEGO, CA
Hillcrest Cinema, San Diego, CA

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Kabuki, San Francsico, CA

6/17/11

BOSTON, MA
West Newton Cinema, W Newton, MA
Hollywood Hits Premiere, Danvers, MA

PHILADELPHIA, PA
Ambler, Ambler, PA
Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA
Country Theater, Doylestown, PA

PROVIDENCE, RI
Avon, Providence, RI
Jane Pickens, Newport, RI

SPRINGFIELD/HOLYOKE, MA
Amherst Cinema Arts, Amhesrt, MA

NORFOLK, VA
Naro, Norfolk, VA

RICHMOND, VA
Westhampton, Richmond, VA

LOUISVILLE, KY
Baxter 8, Louisville, KY

KANSAS CITY, MO
Tivoli Cinemas Manor Square, Kansas City, MO

MADISON, WI
Sundance 608, Madison, WI

MILWAUKEE, WI
Oriental, Milwaukee, WI

ST. LOUIS, MO
Plaza, Frontenac, MO

CHARLOTTE, NC
Manor Theater, Charlotte, NC

RALEIGH, NC
Rialto/Raleigh Cinema, Raleigh, NC

WASHINGTON, DC
Shirlington, Arlington, VA

ROCHESTER, NY
Pittsford 9, Rochester, NY

HARTFORD/NEW HAVEN, CT
Palace 17/Cinema City, Hartford, CT
Criterion Cinemas, New Haven, CT

NEW YORK, NY
Bronxville, Bronxville, NY
Manhasset Tri, Manhasset, NY
Chelsea Cinemas, New York, NY
Garden Cinema, Norwalk, CT
Cinema Arts, Huntington, NY
Upstate Film, Rhinebeck, NY
Kew Gardens Cinemas, Kew Gardens, NY
Malverne Cinema and Art Center, Malverne, NY
Avon, Stamford, CT
UA E. 85th Street, New York, NY

CHICAGO, IL
Renassiance Place Cinema 5, Highland Park, IL

DETROIT, MI
Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Edina, Edina, MN

MIAMI/FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Gateway, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
South Beach Theater, Miami Beach, FL

ORLANDO, FL
Enzian Theater, Maitland, FL

ALBUQUERQUE/SANTA FE, NM
Century Downtown 14, Albuquerque, NM

DENVER, CO
Century 16, Boulder, CO

HONOLULU, HI
Kahala Mall, Honolulu, Oahu, HI

LAS VEGAS, NV
Village Square, Las Vegas, NV

LOS ANGELES, CA
Laemmle's Claremont 5, Claremont, CA
Monica, Santa Monica, CA
Laemmle's Fallbrook 7, West Hills, CA
Westlake Village Twin, Westlake Village, CA
Rancho Niguel, Laguna, CA

PALM SPRINGS, CA
Cinemas Palme D'or, Palm Desert, CA

SANTA BARBARA, CA
Riviera, Santa Barbara, CA

TUSCON, AZ
Century El Con, Tuscon, AZ

MONTEREY-SALINAS, CA
Nickelodeon, Santa Cruz, CA

SACRAMENTO, CA
Tower, Sacramento, CA

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
CineArts, Palo Alto, CA
CineArts, Pleasant HIll, CA
CineArts, San Jose, CA
California, Berkeley, CA
Rafael Film Center, San Rafael, CA

SEATTLE/TACOMA, WA
Lincoln Square Cinema, Bellevue, WA
Egyptian, Seattle, WA

SALT LAKE CITY, UT
Broadway Center, Salt Lake City, UT

6/24/11

ALBANY, NY
Specturm 8, Albany, NY

BUFFALO, NY
Amherst, Buffalo, NY

SYRACUSE, NY
Cinemapolis, Ithaca, NY

BOSTON, MA
Cape Cinema, Dennis, MA

SAN ANTONIO, TX
Bijou Theater, San Antonio, TX

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
Vinegar Hill, Charlottesville, VA

PITTSBURG, PA
Manor Theaters, Pittsburg, PA

CINCINNATI, OH
Esquie 6, Cincinnati, OH

KNOXVILLE, TN
Downtown West Cinema, Knoxville, TN

NASHVILLE, TN
Belcourt Theater, Nashville, TN

CHARLESTON, SC
Terrace Theater, Charleston, SC

ASHEVILLE, NC
Fine Arts Theater, Asheville, NC

RALEIGH, NC
Galaxy/Cary Cinema, Cary, NC
Chelsea Cinema, Chapel Hill, NC

MEMPHIS, TN
Ridgeway Cinema, Memphis, TN

NEW ORLEANS, LA
Canal Place Theater, New Orleans, LA

GAINSVILLE, FL
Gainsville Theater, Gainsville, FL

MIAMI/FT. LAUDERDALE, FL
Aventura IMAX, Aventura, FL
Sunset, South Miami, FL

TALLAHASSEE, FL
Miracle Theater, Thallahassee, FL

TAMPA, FL
Burns Courth Theater, Sarasota, FL
Tampa Theater, Tampa, FL

WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Juniper Theater, Juniper, FL

BOISE, ID
The Flicks, Boise, ID

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
AMC Quail Springs, Oklahoma City, OK

TULSA, OK
Southroads, Tuklsa, OK

ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Devargas, Santa Fe, NM

SANTA BARBARA, CA
Palm, San Luis Obispo, CA

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Summerfields Cinemas, Santa Rosa, CA

SEATTLE/TACOMA, WA
Grand, Tacoma, WA

7/1/11
SYRACUSE, NY
Manilus Art Cinema, Manilus, NY

PORTLAND, ME
Nickelodeon Cinemas, Portland ME

CHAMPAIGN, IL
Art Theater, Champaign, IL

DES MOINES, IA
Fleur Cinemas and Cafe, Des Moines, IA

WASHGINTON, DC
AFI Silver Theater, Silver Springs, MD

DAYTON, OH
Neon 2, Dayton, OH

LEXINGTON, KY
Kentucky 2, Lexington, KY

BIRMINGHAM, AL
Vestavia Hills Theater, Vestavia Hills, AL

WINSTON-SALEM, NC
Aperture Cinema, Winston-Salem, NC

GREENVILLE, SC
Cherrydale Grande Cinema, Greenville, SC

WILMINGTON, NC
Mayfaire Cinemas, Wilmington, NC

GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Celebration Cinema North, Grand Rapids, MI

LINCOLN, NE
The New Mary Riepma Ross, Lincoln, NE

OMAHA, NE
Film Streams, Omaha, NE

EL PASO, TX
Premieres, El Paso, TX

RENO, NV
Riverside 12, Reno, NV

EUGENE, OR
Bijou Art Cinema, Eugenr, OR

SEATTLE/TACOMA, WA
Pickford Cinema, Bellingham, WA

7/8/11
National wide release

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8 Comments

  • Richard Ecker | June 27, 2011 11:11 AMReply

    When will "The Tree of Life" open in SW Florida...specifically Port Charlotte? Movies seem to take forever to arrive there and never stay very long at all!

  • Enigma | May 31, 2011 10:48 AMReply

    I am so fucking happy more people can check this out. Just saw it yesterday and it was absolutely magnificent.

  • Lucy | May 23, 2011 11:38 AMReply

    Yay!! I am so happy I get to see it June 24th I guess I should be thankful that Regal Cinema headquarters is in my hometown. :)

  • Jill Kennedy | May 23, 2011 5:43 AMReply

    I don't think the commercial prospects are very strong - but it is guaranteed to get a Best Picture nomination. Guaranteed.

    Here's a funny review of Tree of Life by a Finnish film reviewer who is attempting to write in English.

    http://mankabros.com/blogs/btp/

  • Lord Hoffman | May 23, 2011 3:47 AMReply

    I am glad Tree of Life is getting a nationwide release. Now we will find out how it will do commercially nationwide. It will be interesting to see how a smaller film for Brad Pitt and Sean Penn will do commercially.

  • Mark | May 23, 2011 2:28 AMReply

    Looks like the UK release will be in 2028.

  • BradZuhl | May 23, 2011 2:21 AMReply

    I totaly agree, Lincoln Plaza is one of the worst places to see a movie in NYC. Especially for something like Tree of Life that's supposed to be seen on a big screen!

  • Peter Labuza | May 23, 2011 2:18 AMReply

    Shame that Searchlight is going with those two theaters for New York. Lincoln Plaza has some of the smallest screens in the city and the Landmark is only slightly better. Wondering why Searchlight isn't also going with the Regal Union Square theater--I saw Black Swan opening weekend there and part of the experience was how immersive the screen was. Whatever hate you want to put on the big chains, they defintley have the best quality for epic films.

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