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‘Fast Fridays’ Leading Up to “F9” Release in June

When “F9,” the ninth installment in the massively successful “Fast and Furious” saga is released this summer, it’s likely to reignite the global box office back to levels we haven’t seen since before the pandemic.

In the meantime, Universal Pictures and theatrical chains across the country are offering up a free nationwide screening series of all eight previous films.

Some of you may have already noticed this as it kicked off officially last week, but participating theaters are ramping up and there should soon be over 900 locations screening every Friday into mid-June.

“The Fast films are all about family, and Universal wanted to find a way to thank our huge family of Fast fans around the country for their passion and loyalty over the past 20 years,” said Jim Orr, Universal’s President of Domestic Theatrical Distribution. “We’re grateful to our theater partners for their help in making this screening series possible and we are delighted to welcome audiences back to theaters to experience the wild Fast ride all over again. And we cannot wait to blow everyone’s minds with the release of F9 on June 25.”

Major chains including AMC, Regal, EVO, Santikos, and many more are part of the program and you can check out the Fast Friday website for more information on how to access screenings at a theater near you.

The full schedule of remaining screenings is as follows:

Friday, 5/7 – 2 Fast 2 Furious

Friday, 5/14 – The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Friday, 5/21 – Fast & Furious

Friday, 5/28 – Fast Five

Friday, 6/4 – Fast & Furious 6

Friday, 6/11 – Furious 7

Friday, 6/18 – The Fate of the Furious

In addition to the screenings, Entertainment Weekly’s Binge Podcast is hosting special episodes dropping every Friday with exclusive conversations with director Justin Lin and stars Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel, and more!

“F9” opens in theaters on June 25th.

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