After it’s highly successful launch in Mexico in 1993, Cinelatino was introduced as a U.S. signal in 1999, making it the nation’s first Spanish-language film channel.
“For the past 20 years, I have been honored and humbled by the overwhelming reception we have received from our viewers, positioning us as the second-highest Nielsen-rated Spanish-language cable channel in both total day and prime time viewing in the country,” said James M. McNamara, Vice Chairman of Hemisphere Media Group, Inc., Cinelatino’s parent company. “Twenty successful years on-air is a great cause for celebration, and we have lined up a three-day event that includes the biggest, best, and most loved movies that have aired on our network throughout the past two decades as a thank you to our loyal audience for helping us reach this remarkable achievement.”
Starting Friday, October 12th, Cinelatino will offer an unparalleled lineup of the network’s top-rated movies, among them: Nosotros los Nobles (We Are the Nobles), one of the top-grossing movies in Mexico’s box office history, featuring an all-star cast that includes Karla Souza, Gonzalo Vega, Luis Gerardo Méndez and Juan Pablo Gil; Guten Tag, Ramón (Good Day, Ramón), a heartwarming Mexican drama and winner of seven international awards; La Delgada Linea Amarilla (The Thing Yellow Line), the dramatic road trip comedy that’s won over 15 international awards, starring Damián Alcazar and Joaquín Cosio; and Ladrón que Roba a Ladrón (To Rob a Thief), an Ocean’s Eleven-style box-office hit starring Fernando Colunga, Miguel Varoni, Ivonne Montero and Gabriel Soto.
To complement the programming and reinforce Cinelatino’s long-standing relationship with the industry’s top Latino talent, Cinelatino will air a celebratory campaign featuring special messages and anniversary shout-outs from the biggest Latin movie stars, among them Maite Perroni, María Aura, Carlos Benavides, Christian Vázquez, Ximena Ayala, Iván Sánchez, Regina Orozco, Carlos Carrera, and Marina de Tavira, and many others.
“Over the past two decades, these wonderful and highly talented artists have been the reason why Cinelatino has done so well in the United States, which is why we invited them to celebrate our anniversary not as actors, but as family,” said Carolina Bilbao, VP of Programming and Development for Cinelatino.
Among the other major films that will air throughout the weekend include Ella es Ramona, Tacos al Carbón, Niñas Mal, El Pistolero, Recien Cazado, Dos Crímenes, and Sin Senos No Hay Paraíso, among others.