Ster-kinekor hosts special pre-release screenings of the new action film from Marvel, Ant-man


Sometimes, big heroes start small! The release of Marvel’s latest comic book super-hero,Ant-Man, brings one of the founding members of The Avengers to the big screen for the very first time. The film, just released in the USA, shot to the number one spot at the box office, and grossed US $57.23 million in its opening weekend!

Now it’s the turn of super-hero fans across South Africa. Being treated to one of this year’s most anticipated Marvel films - before its official release locally – and being able to watch it in 3D on the big screen, in the luxurious comfort of Cine Prestige or in the immersive IMAX® theatre, is a guaranteed five-star night out for any movie fan. Ster-Kinekor is giving you the opportunity to experience Marvel’s Ant-Man first - for one night – on Thursday, 30 July at 8pm

The film releases nationally in 3D and 2D at Ster-Kinekor cinemas countrywide – including Cine Prestige and IMAX theatres – on Friday, 31 July, and bookings are now open.

From Marvel Studios and director Peyton Reed comes Ant-Man. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang (aka Ant-Man) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr Hank Pym, to protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Having been forced out of his own company by former protégé Darren Cross (Corey Stoll), Dr Pym (Michael Douglas) recruits the talents of Lang (Paul Rudd), a conman just released from prison.

Lang becomes Ant-Man, trained by Pym and armed with a suit that allows him to shrink in size, possess superhuman strength and control an army of ants. The miniature hero must use his new skills to prevent Cross, aka Yellowjacket, from perfecting the same technology and using it as a weapon for evil.

Marvel’s Ant-Man also stars Evangeline Lilly as Hope van Dyne, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip ‘Ti’ Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale and Jordi Mollà as Castillo.

Peyton Reed directs Marvel’s Ant-Man with Kevin Feige producing and Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo, Edgar Wright and Stan Lee serving as executive producers. Marvel’s Ant-Man promises a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure as its blasts its way onto Ster-Kinekor cinemas across South Africa from Friday, 31 July. The running time of the film is 1hr 55 mins, and the classification is still to be confirmed.

Ant-Man, while based on a minor deity in Marvel’s pantheon, is not only one of the more entertainingly human fantasies to come out of the studio, but it also defies the bedrock fan-boy aesthetic that you don’t want to merely watch the superhero; you want to be the super hero…’ – Time

Watch the trailer here: 

Seeing Ant-Man in full-on, in-your-face 3D promises an amazing sensory viewing experience – but, be warned, you need to hurry and book your tickets now!  The exclusive pre-screening takes place in cinemas at all Ster-Kinekor sites across the country on 30 Julyfor the 20:00 show only.

Ant-Man releases nationally at Ster-Kinekor cinemas on Friday, 31 July. Die-hard IMAX® fans will be pleased to know that Ster-Kinekor is releasing the film in IMAX® 3D in all five of its IMAX® theatres: Gateway in Durban, The Gove in Pretoria, Cape Gate in Cape Town, Baywest in Port Elizabeth and Cradlestone in Krugersdorp.

For more information on the exclusive Ant-Man pre-screening and to make bookings, download the Ster-Kinekor App on your smart-phone. To find out what other exciting promotions Ster-Kinekor has on offer, visit or follow @sterkinekor on Twitter or Facebook at Ster-Kinekor Theatres. For queries, call Ticketline on 0861 MOVIES (668 437) or you can book at the box office.