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Dead Heads to Gather in Movie Theaters Nationwide August 1 for 8th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up

Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment present newly remastered 1989 JFK Stadium concert on what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 76th birthday.
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Press release: The Grateful Dead returns to cinemas this summer for its highly anticipated annual event, “8th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies.” For the eighth year in a row, a special concert presentation will bring fans together across the country for a unique celebration of the band. This year’s concert is a presentation of the July 7, 1989 show from Philadelphia’s John F. Kennedy Stadium, and highlights the band’s exuberant resurgence, a peak that rivals any that came before it. When this show was recorded, the band included guitarist Jerry Garcia, drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, bassist

Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks Hits U.S. Movie Theaters for a One-Night Event on June 11

Cinema event to include an exclusive interview with the fourth incarnation of the Doctor, Tom Baker.
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Press release: BBC Studios - Americas and Fathom Events are partnering to present the never-before-seen, 90-minute director’s cut of the hugely popular classic Doctor Who adventure, Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks, for a special one-night event on Monday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. local time in more than 750 select movie theaters nationwide through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). An exclusive interview with the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker will follow this special version. Tickets for Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations, visit

Fathom Events Presents The Cat Returns

Studio Ghibli Fest continues.
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A quiet and shy schoolgirl named Haru (Anne Hathaway) is having a bad day. She overslept and has to skip breakfast; she loses her shoe on the way to school. She is caught by her teacher sneaking into class, which makes all her classmates laugh at her, including the boy she likes who otherwise barely knows she’s alive. While walking home with her friend Hiromi (Kristen Bell), she saves a cat from getting run over by a truck and is nearly killed herself. Much to her surprise, the cat stands on two legs, thanks her, and mentions he’ll be back

Survival Sunday: The Walking Dead & Fear The Walking Dead Exclusive Fan Event Review

Not quite what you've come to expect from a Fathom Event, but was still worth attending.
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The Walking Dead (TWD) has been a ratings juggernaut for the last eight seasons. While it has declined some over time, it still finishes near the top every year. And with this success, AMC network continues to add to the franchise. First, it was an after show called The Talking Dead where host Chris Hardwick discusses with various cast members and fans about the episode that just premiered. Then, there was Fear The Walking Dead (FTWD), which is a show set in the same universe that follows another group of survivors. Along with these variations on a theme, the premieres

TCM and Fathom Events Present Grease for Its 40th Anniversary

Grease is still the word.
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Every month, Fathom Events and TCM present a classic movie for the big screen. Nearly every month, my wife and I go. Normally, I grab my passes without even asking her. When Grease was announced, I asked her if she wanted to see it. I was reluctant about it. She was excited. Passes were secured. On the day of, neither of us were particularly thrilled. We kept coming up with excuses to not go. I first caught Grease sometime in the mid 1980s as a junior high kid. I was flipping through the channels on the little TV in my

Fathom Events Presents Ponyo on Its Tenth Anniversary

And so the Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 begins.
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There is nothing like a Hayao Miyazaki movie. Released in 2008, Ponyo was the tenth film Miyazaki directed (his eighth for Studio Ghibli). To celebrate its tenth anniversary, GKIDS and Fathom Events gave it a limited theatrical run. A small goldfish wanders off from her four-flippered home, narrowly escapes a fishing trawler dredging up piles of garbage from the bottom of the sea, and gets stuck inside a glass jar. She is rescued by Sosuke, a five-year-old boy who places her in a bucket and shows her off to his mom and the old ladies at the retirement home where

TCM and Fathom Events Present Vertigo

Don't miss your chance to see this Alfred Hitchcock classic on the big screen.
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I started collecting movies sometime in college. Initially, I swore to only purchase really interesting movies - stone-cold classics and interesting arthouse films - but soon enough I was buying all sorts of horrible things if they were cheap enough (somewhere I still have a copy of To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, bought unseen from the used Blockbuster bin for less money than it would have cost to rent it). Whenever I had some extra money, I’d head to the mall to browse the aisles at the Suncoast Motion Picture Company. On one of those visits, I came across

Fathom Events and GKIDS Present Mary and the Witch's Flower

Studio Ponoc, heir apparent to Studio Ghibli, proves they have taken the animated torch and ran with it.
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In September 2013, famed director and Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement. He had made such proclamations before but this time he promised he was serious. A few months later, the studio announced there would be a brief pause in production in order to re-evaluate where the company would go without their founder and creative leader. Speculation was that they would never produce a new movie but might venture into releasing films made by other companies. Amongst all of this, Yoshiaki Nishimura, a lead producer for Ghibli, started a new company, Studio Ponoc. Soon after, many animators from

'Best F(r)iends' Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero Reunite Onscreen This Spring for the First Time Since The Room

Fathom Events brings Wiseau and Sestero’s bizarre two-volume road trip adventure to U.S. cinemas for four nights - March 30, April 2, June 1 and 4.
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Press release: Best F(r)iends, starring cult-movie heroes Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero (The Room), debuts in movie theaters nationwide this spring. The new Wiseau-Sestero dark comedy thriller is written by Sestero, the New York Times best-selling author of The Disaster Artist, which was adapted into an Oscar-nominated Hollywood film. Inspired by a road trip made by Sestero and Wiseau after the production of The Room in April 2003, Best F(r)iends will be released in two volumes, for two nights each. Best F(r)iends comes to cinemas nationwide on Friday, March 30 and Monday, April 2, with Best F(r)iends: Volume Two following

TCM and Fathom Events Present The Philadelphia Story

You've got one more chance to see this classic on the big screen.
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Playwright Phillip Barry wrote a play called The Philadelphia Story specifically for Katherine Hepburn to star in. After it was a success, Hepburn bought the movie rights to the play and sold it to MGM for the relatively small sum of $250,000 in return for her being able to pick the producer, screenwriter, and costars. She chose Joseph Mankeiwicz to produce (and many decades later his great-nephew Ben Mankeiwicz would inform me of all this trivia in his introduction to this Fathom Events showing), George Cukor (with whom she had worked with in A Bill of Divorcement and Little Women

TCM and Fathom Events Present The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Go see it on the big screen while you can.
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Based upon the book by B. Traven, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre is generally considered one of the greatest movies ever made. Interestingly, Traven was such a recluse, he would only make notes on the script via letter. Eventually, he did send his representative, a man named Hal Croves, to the set as technical advisor. It was greatly suspected Croves was in fact Traven, but never proven. Mostly shot in Mexico over six months, it was one of the first American films to be shot on location, much to the chagrin of Jack Warner who was footing the bill.

Fathom Events Presents Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time

Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat get a nice send-off while paving the way for a new generation.
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Having the Doctor regenerate when he "dies" was nothing short of a genius idea. In other television programs, replacing a main character with a different actor is a doomed idea, but in Doctor Who, it's just another day at the office. Regeneration has allowed the series to run (almost) uninterrupted for over 50 years, periodically injecting new life blood into it as new actors take on the role. That isn't to say regeneration isn't without its challenges or controversies. Whenever a new Doctor appears, there is much outcry from fans. When Jodie Whitaker (the first female Doctor ever) was announced,

Tommy Wiseau's Infamous Indie The Room Returns to U.S. Cinemas for One-Night Event on January 10

Fathom Events brings the cult classic to big screens nationwide for one night, featuring new trailer for 'Best F(r)iends'.
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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

Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal Returns for Two Nights Only This February

From co-directors Jim Henson and Frank Oz, the film returns to U.S. cinemas February 25 and 28, featuring an exclusive interview with Lisa Henson.
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Press release: Thirty-five years after it first stunned audiences and critics with its unprecedented visions and mythic storytelling, Jim Henson’s 1982 epic fantasy-adventure The Dark Crystal, co-directed by Henson and Frank Oz, will return to big screens nationwide in a special two-night presentation from Fathom Events, The Jim Henson Company and Universal Pictures. Newly restored in 4K (at select theaters), The Dark Crystal is a visually spectacular tale of a young hero who must find a legendary relic in order restore harmony to the universe. A watershed in fantasy filmmaking produced by Gary Kurtz (Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back),

Fathom Events Unveils 2018 TCM Big Screen Classics Lineup

Audiences can experience 60 years of movie magic in the yearlong cinematic celebration.
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Press release: Six decades of Hollywood hits will fill movie theaters across the country in 2018 as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) present stars like Humphrey Bogart, Bing Crosby, James Dean, Tom Hanks, Katharine Hepburn, Kim Novak, James Stewart, Gloria Swanson, John Travolta, Gene Wilder, Bruce Willis, Natalie Wood - and dozens more - in the yearlong “TCM Big Screen Classics” series. For the third consecutive year, the “TCM Big Screen Classics” series will present 13 unforgettable films spanning the 1930s to the 1990s, each accompanied by insightful, specially produced commentary from favorite TCM hosts. The 2018 “TCM

TCM and Fathom Events Present Casablanca

Round up the usual suspects and come watch the greatest movie ever made on the big screen.
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At lunch when I told a friend of mine that I was going to go see Casablanca on the big screen, I could barely contain my excitement. When I told him it was my favorite movie, he, in all sincerity, asked why. He liked the movie, sure, but it was a long ways from his favorite movie so he wondered why it was mine. Genuinely confused as to how anyone could not love Casablanca as much as I do, the only answer I could come up with was, “because it's awesome”. And it is. But now having watched it again,

Fathom Events Presents Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

The best movie musical about a flesh-eating plant from outer space hits the big screen again for a limited engagement.
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When I was in college, I worked for the university dinner theater. It was a small university and a small dinner theater with a very small storage space. Sometime before my time, they had launched a production of Little Shop of Horrors. They still had the giant foam-rubber man-eating plant from outer space. Because there was no place to store it during normal days, we just kept it in the auditorium, but when we were putting on a show, we had to carry its large, awkward-tohandle, and very heavy bulk through a small door and into one of the classrooms.

Fathom Events and GKids Present Spirited Away

Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar-winning animated classic is a delight on the big screen.
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Spirited Away was my first exploration into the world of Hayao Miyazaki, and it was also the first time I was able to fully appreciate an anime feature. Before then, I had always been kind of hesitant when it came to the genre, since my first exposure was to shows such as Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Dragon Ball Z, and Sailor Moon, none of which captured my interest. It wasn’t until watching Spirited Away in a film class that I saw how anime can be as captivating as many of the great American animated features, and, in some cases, have more depth

The Princess Bride 30th Anniversary Fathom Events Review: A Fun Experience

A welcome return to the big screen after all these years.
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Thirty years ago, director Rob Reiner brought to the silver screen a film based on the 1973 novel written by William Goldman. Not only was Reiner a huge fan of the author but felt this novel was the best thing he had written and did everything he could to turn it into a movie. While the screenplay was being kicked around Hollywood by different people, Reiner managed to snag it after he had a one-on-one with the author and received backing from Norman Lear. Keeping to the original idea of having the film feel more like a novel, the story

Doctor Who Comes to the Big Screen with 'Twice Upon a Time' on December 27

Event to include exclusive content featuring Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat.
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Press release: Doctor Who fans are getting a special gift this Christmas from Fathom Events with BBC AMERICA’s Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time. The epic finale to the Peter Capaldi era of Doctor Who is coming to U.S. movie theaters for one night on Wednesday, December 27 at 7:00 p.m. local time, featuring the return of Pearl Mackie and special guests Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) and David Bradley (Game of Thrones). The event will also introduce the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker (Broadchurch), who is the first woman to assume the role. The cinema event will also feature two
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