LOS GATOS, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) , the world's largest online movie rental service, today announced that Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and television personality Lisa Loeb takes on a new role this summer as host of the 2006 "Netflix Rolling Roadshow."
The 10-city movie tour will screen 10 modern day classics at the locations they helped make famous. Taking place throughout the month of August, the tour will visit such iconic film locations as the baseball field in Dyersville, Iowa, that served as the centerpiece of "Field of Dreams," the spooky Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo., that was the inspiration for "The Shining," and the infamous Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay, where "Escape from Alcatraz" was made. More information on the tour can be found at www.netflix.com/roadshow.
Ms. Loeb will accompany the "Netflix Rolling Roadshow" as its spokesperson and ambassador. "We are thrilled to have Lisa on the road with us," said Leslie Kilgore, chief marketing officer for Netflix. "Her effervescence, style and pop-culture acumen will no doubt enrich the tour experience and bring great energy and wit to this national event."
A movie lover and pop-culture aficionado, Ms. Loeb will play tour-guide for audiences as the "Netflix Rolling Roadshow" treks through communities large and small across the United States.
"I am very excited to be working with Netflix to host the unique and creative events that make up the 'Netflix Rolling Roadshow'," said Ms. Loeb. "I am looking forward to traveling around the country and sharing my passion for movies with everyone who will attend the screenings. It'll be a great night out with a date, friends and family, or at least a bucket of popcorn."
Ms. Loeb made a big splash on the music scene in the early '90s with her Grammy-nominated song "Stay." Featured in the 1993 film "Reality Bites," the song went on to become a #1 hit on the Billboard charts. During the following decade, Ms. Loeb was a constant on the radio airwaves with such hits as "I Do" and "How." She has released a total of 8 CDs, including the "Best of Lisa Loeb" earlier this year. In addition to her musical career, Ms. Loeb's television credits include the weekly culinary series "Dweezil and Lisa" on the Food Network and, most recently, the unscripted series "#1 Single" on E! Entertainment Television. Ms. Loeb's complete credits can be found at www.lisaloeb.com.
Netflix teamed up with Austin's Alamo Drafthouse to produce the "Netflix Rolling Roadshow." Named by "Entertainment Weekly" as the nation's number one movie theater in 2005, the Alamo specializes in unique movie watching experiences.
Netflix, Inc. is the world's largest online movie rental service, providing more than four million subscribers access to over 60,000 DVD titles. The company offers a variety of subscription plans, starting at $9.99 a month. There are no due dates, no late fees and no shipping fees. DVDs are delivered for free by the USPS from regional shipping centers located throughout the United States. Netflix can reach more than 90 percent of its subscribers with generally one business-day delivery. Netflix offers personalized movie recommendations to its members and has more than one billion movie ratings. Netflix also allows members to share and recommend movies to one another through its Friends(SM) feature. For more information, visit www.netflix.com.
Source: Netflix, Inc.