Press release: Referred to as "the ‘Citizen Kane’ of bad movies," The Room is receiving a remarkable resurgence due to the popularity of James Franco’s The Disaster Artist. Movie buffs across the nation will have the opportunity to see auteur Tommy Wiseau’s opus on the big screen when “Tommy Wiseau’s The Room” comes to U.S. movie theaters on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. local time. In addition to the full-length feature, moviegoers will enjoy a special look at the new Best F(r)iends trailer, starring Wiseau and Greg Sestero.
Tickets for “Tommy Wiseau’s The Room” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 500 select movie theaters. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Starring Tommy Wiseau, directed by Tommy Wiseau, written by Tommy Wiseau, screenplay by Tommy Wiseau, and produced by Tommy Wiseau, The Room follows the story of Johnny (Wiseau). Johnny is a bank employee who, seemingly, lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with Lisa, his fiancée. One day she gets bored with Tommy and seduces his best friend, Mark (played by Wiseau’s best friend, Greg Sestero, author of the award-winning 2013 memoir The Disaster Artist). Johnny screams, “You’re tearing me apart, Lisa!”- and, with that, nothing, or no one, will ever be the same.
“We’ve seen a tremendous response to The Room as a RiffTrax event,” said Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh. “With interest in the movie at a fever pitch, thanks to The Disaster Artist, we can’t wait to bring Wiseau’s creation back to the big screen to stand on its own unusual merits.”