Roadshow Films has announced that Joss Whedon’s “Cabin in the Woods” will not be getting a full cinema release anymore. But fans in Melbourne and Sydney will still have the chance to see it in a limited release. According to this update from Roadshow Films, it will screen at Cinema Nova (Melbourne) and Chauvel Cinema (Sydney) from June 14.

Cabin in the Woods (CITW) provides a new twist on the classic young-people-stranded-in-the-woods horror trope, when a group of college kids spend a weekend at a mysterious cabin in the woods. The film features Australian actor Chris Hemsworth (currently riding high on the success of The Avengers) and NZ actress Anna Hutchison as well as the Whedonverse’s Amy Acker and Fran Kranz.

Roadshow previously announced that CITW would be released in cinemas on 21 July 2012 (some 3 months after the US release), but then announced that fans will have to rely on an (as-yet-not-announced) DVD release.

We’re very sorry to confirm that Cabin In The Woods will not be getting an Australian cinema release. Many of you have been asking for reconsideration, but unfortunately CITW won’t be released in Australian cinemas, and will be released straight to DVD instead. We know that this confirmation is disappointing news, but hopefully this means you’ll be able to see it on DVD sooner than originally scheduled.

Fans and critics expressed their disappointment on Roadshow’s Tumbler, Facebook and Twitter, and Roadshow have listened to the pleas and granted a limited release – but only in Melbourne and Sydney.

Dear Cabin In The Woods fans,
Your response has been overwhelming. We’ve been listening since the beginning, but wanted to wait until we could confirm the good news before updating you. We are pleased to announce that you will have the opportunity to see the film on the big screen! Cabin will playing from June 14th in Sydney and Melbourne for a limited season at these venues: Sydney – Chauvel Cinema; Melbourne – Cinema Nova. We genuinely appreciate all of your posts and comments, and we have been working hard behind the scenes to try and secure these dates. Thank you for being so passionate about The Cabin In The Woods. We hope you enjoy watching the film on the big screen!

To read more about this, check out these links:
Twitch Film: OZ BEAT: CABIN IN THE WOODS Is Not Getting Released In Australian Cinemas”
The Vine: “Cabin In The Woods to go straight to DVD in Aus/NZ”
Facebook: “Give Cabin in the Woods a Theatrical Release in Australia and New Zealand”

One Response to Limited Australian Cinema Release for Joss’s Cabin in the Woods from June 14

  1. Jen@ says:

    Hi everyone! If you’d like to join New Melbourne Browncoats at the screening on June 15 (and want discounted $15 tickets!) email us at events@newmelbournebrowncoats.com with your name, contact number and the number of tickets you want (payment will be taken on the day) we will be able to reserve those tickets for you. You can also pre-purchase them from us at the Continuum Convention this weekend at Rydges on Swanston (Swanston St, Carlton)