The long anticipated movie about Tupac Shakur, “All Eyez on Me,” is scheduled to open in theaters nationwide Friday.
But the Fresno area is among those getting a little head start to see the biopic about the controversial rapper from the 1990s.
“All Eyez on Me” showings are scheduled for the majority of Fresno theaters beginning Thursday night.
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The movie comes nearly two years since “Straight Outta Compton,” another movie about star rappers from the ’90s, was released and topped $200 million at the worldwide box office.
“All Eyez on Me” tells Shakur’s life story while capturing the essence of ’90s hip hop and gangsta rap, highlighted by the famed East Coast-West Coast rivalry.
Actor Demetrius Shipp Jr. plays Shakur, who was responsible for songs such as “California Love,” “How do you want it,” and “Dear Mama.”
Other real-life figures portrayed in the movie include Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Biggie Smalls and Suge Knight.
A few Fresno fans got a chance to see the Tupac movie on a Cine-Transformer last month.
Boxer Floyd Mayweather is among those who already have given their endorsement.
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THE TUPAC SHAKUR MOVIE SHOWINGS THURSDAY
- Edwards Fresno Stadium 22: 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10:25 p.m. and 10:50 p.m.
- Regal Manchester Stadium 16: 7 p.m, 8 p.m., 9:15 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
- Sierra Vista Cinemas 16: 7 p.m., 10 p.m.
- UA Broadway Faire Stadium 10: 7 p.m., 10:20 p.m.