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Myrtle Beach movie theater to host Shark Week at the Movies on July 18


America’s longest running summer television event, SHARK WEEK, is getting the big screen treatment as “SHARK WEEK at the Movies” hits U.S. movie theaters for a special one-night premiere event on Tuesday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Cinemark, Coastal Grand Mall. Tickets are now on sale for this exclusive debut, featuring a special new episode from Shark Week 2017, “RETURN TO THE ISLE OF JAWS” along with a fan favorite from Shark Week 2016, “RETURN OF MONSTER MAKO.” SHARK WEEK, now in its 29th year, kicks off its television run on Sunday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for kids.

Presented by Fathom Events and Discovery Channel, never has SHARK WEEK been experienced on the big screen with state-of-the-art surround sound, bringing audiences face-to-face with the sheer force of these magnificent creatures.

“This is an amazing and completely new way to experience Shark Week,” said Lara Richardson, Group Executive Vice President of Marketing for Discovery, Animal Planet and Science Channel. “Shark Week, a huge screen and hundreds of people who love sharks – what could be better?”

Tickets for “Shark Week at the Movies” can now be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 600 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Divers and scientists RETURN TO THE ISLE OF JAWS and risk their lives to unlock the mysteries of this new great white hot spot, just south of Western Australia. They make a startling discovery that causes a re-think of everything we thought we knew about great whites.

RETURN OF MONSTER MAKO follows professional shark tagger Keith Poe, and marine biologists Greg Stuntz, Matt Ajemain and their team as they use state-of-the-art technology to try and document a live-predation of a thousand-pound Mako shark.

SHARK WEEK brings educational and entertaining programming about sharks to TV screens across the world, focusing on conservation efforts and debunking common misconceptions. The now famous, weeklong TV programming block on the Discovery Channel premiered on July 17, 1988, and over time, SHARK WEEK has grown tremendously in popularity and become a huge hit for the network. Now broadcast globally, SHARK WEEK has become a pop culture phenomenon.

“As we head into the summer months, we know everybody eagerly awaits the kick-off of Shark Week,” Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “It’s with great excitement that we’re able to create a one-of-a-kind experience for fans and showcase Shark Week in a way that it’s never been seen before.”