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This is the Night - Release Update

This is the Night, the coming-of-age drama from writer/director James DeMonaco (The Purge franchise) is set for an exclusive one-week theatrical run starting Friday, September 17 at Village East by Angelika in New York City. Find tickets here Yours to own or rent on Digital everywhere September 21 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

“I conceived this film as a love-letter to cinema. This is the Night is a passion project I’ve been waiting to make. A story based in my hometown of Staten Island, the film serves as a PSA: Movies bring us--people, families--together. There’s no time like the present to celebrate movies and how they inspire us,” said James DeMonaco.

“James has a real knack for prescient storytelling, and working with him on this picture - which is such a departure from our usual type of collaborations on The Purge franchise - has been a fun and fulfilling departure,” said producer Jason Blum. “Especially now, it’s a compelling time to look at the cultural significance of theatrical movie-going and remind ourselves why it’s so critical to our society.”

The film is set in 1982, as all of Staten Island anticipates the opening of the blockbuster film, Rocky III, and an Italian American family must confront their greatest challenges just like their onscreen hero does. In the end they realize that there is only one way to live: Like there’s no tomorrow. This is the Night stars Naomi Watts, Frank Grillo, Lucius Hoyos (Heroes Reborn), Jonah Hauer-King (Little Women, Howards End), River Alexander (The Way Way Back), Chase Vacnin (The Little Rascals Save the Day) and Bobby Cannavale. Jason Blum and Sebastien K. Lemercier are producers on the film. Naomi Watts and Kate Driver are executive producers. This is the Night is produced by Blumhouse Productions and Man in a Tree Productions.

This is the Night will have a limited theatrical release at the Angelika Theater in New York on September 17, 2021. Find tickets here It’s yours to own or rent on Digital September 21 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.