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Tickets now available for September 9th theatrical screening of Rush Cinema Strangiato Director's Cut

Tue, Aug 17, 2021@10:51AM | comments

UPDATE - 8/18@11:14AM: Finally an official announcement from the band.

Rush's Cinema Strangiato theatrical film experience first hit theaters 2 years ago, premiering on August 21, 2019. The film brought Rush fans together for a special look into Rush's R40 Live tour, with new backstage footage, special guests, and performances. A few weeks ago, Rush announced that a new Director's Cut of the film would be coming to theaters worldwide on Thursday, September 9th in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Moving Pictures, and tickets for the event went on sale in the US on August 3rd. However, when fans purchased tickets, they were almost immediately refunded and the showings removed from movie ticketing websites, with folks receiving messages from theaters like this: "Due to COVID concerns, the studio decided to cancel the September 9th release". It's still not clear what happened, but it looks like things are back on (or were they even "off" to begin with?). Earlier today Rush posted an updated trailer to YouTube announcing that tickets were currently available, along with a new live video excerpt of Red Barchetta from the film. You can watch both videos below, and purchase tickets via (be sure to do a "hard refresh" of the site since they just updated it).