Marcus Midtown Cinema in Midtown Crossing will be stoking the equine excitement when Omaha welcomes the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping & FEI World Cup™ Dressage Finals Omaha 2017, March 29-April 2. The theater was chosen to host the Omaha stop of the 4th annual EQUUS Film Festival, a unique touring event that features a wide selection of equine films.
“It is the first time the EQUUS Film Festival has been involved with the FEI World Cup™ Finals and the first time Omaha has hosted a global sports world championship,” said Mike West, CEO of the Omaha Equestrian Foundation, which is organizing the FEI World Cup™ Finals Omaha 2017.
Marcus Midtown Cinema will offer two matinees daily on Thursday, March 30, thru Saturday, April 1, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Shuttle service will be provided from the front entrance to CenturyLink Center Omaha.
Films will be shown in two-hour blocks, pairing one feature and a few shorter films each time. Among the features are Unbridled, Slow and Steady Wins the Race: The Story of Laura Graves and Diddy, Horse Shelter Diaries, The Four Horsemen, Dancing with Mustangs, Christmas Ranch, Albion the Enchanted Stallion, American Cowgirl, Hordur and others.
“We’re thrilled the EQUUS Film Festival is coming to Marcus Midtown Cinema and agree that this festival is a perfect way to add to the excitement of the FEI World Cup™ Finals Omaha 2017. The excitement surrounding this event is felt throughout the community and at Midtown Crossing, and we welcome the opportunity to host guests from around the country and the world,” said Molly Skold, Midtown Crossing’s vice president of marketing and communications.
The EQUUS Film Festival is the first-of-its-kind to highlight and reward the diverse, creative efforts of those who pay artistic homage to the horse. A collection of EQUUS Film Festival shorts will also be shown at CenturyLink Center Omaha.
“We are delighted to have the EQUUS Film Festival in Omaha be a part of this global championship jumping and dressage competition,” said West. “Our goal is to raise the standards for the fan experience at this premier equestrian event, and having these outstanding films available to fans from around the world is helping us do that.”
The FEI World Cup™ Finals Omaha 2017 will attract the world’s best horses and riders in two Olympic disciplines to the CenturyLink Center. It is the first-time Omaha has hosted a World Cup and, by extension, an international professional championship. Riders are expected to represent at least 25 different countries.