Overwatch cinematics may be headed to a theater near you

Blizzard has announced that a number of movie theaters will be showing a collection of Overwatch trailers, cinematics, and other videos on May 22. That's just two days before the MOBA shooter is released on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Blizzard stated:

For one night only, on May 22, selected theaters in the United States will dedicate their projectors to Blizzard's new team-based shooter, broadcasting a collection of Overwatch cinematics, hero trailers, and animated shorts—including two new episodes, featuring the Shimada brothers, Hanzo and Genji, and the masked vigilante, Soldier: 76. As an added bonus, attendees will also get a behind-the-scenes look at the game's lore and storytelling efforts during a special developer panel hosted by Michele Morrow (not to mention some pretty sweet swag).

Here's the list of theaters that are already confirmed to be showing the Overwatch videos:

  • Cinemark Mesa 16 (Mesa, AZ)
  • Century 16 (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Lincoln Square Cinemas (Bellevue, WA)
  • Century San Francisco Centre 9 (San Francisco, CA)
  • Cinemark 18 & XD (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Century Stadium 25 & XD (Orange, CA)
  • Cinemark Tinseltown 20 & XD (Pflugerville, TX)
  • Cinemark Legacy & XD (Plano, TX)
  • Century 12 Evanston/Cinearts 6 & XD (Evanston, IL)

If you want your local theater to show the Overwatch videos on May 22, you need to organize your friends and reserve at least 100 tickets at that location by the end of the day on Thursday, May 12.

Reserve your theater for the Overwatch event May 22

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  • The Overwatch story is interesting, too bad it won't play any role in the game. It's just going to be wasted.
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  • No 21:9 support on PC = no buy. I'm not going to hex edit the final game like I did the beta unless they assure us they won't ban for it.
  • My friend sent this to me last night, and all I saw were US cinemas, but when you click on the link saying where is your closest cinema, it then lists cinemas in London, England, I'm not a big Overwatch Fan, but I am impressed with the visuals, especially the shorts!!!!
  • there should be overwatch movie! i love the animated shorts. Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • "you need to organize your friends"
    Translation: We are too cheap to properly pay a PR team to do their job and we're hoping our fan base will do it for us.