Englewood, Colo., February 15, 2007 – Get out the beer, burgers and brats and gear up for Starz Entertainment’s “Black Tie Tailgate,” a multi-channel movie marathon beginning at 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 across Starz Cinema, Encore and their respective On Demand services, and also on RetroPlex. The all day blitz leads up to the 79th Annual Academy Awards® celebration and is hosted by Richard Roeper (“Ebert & Roeper”) and Doug Williams (“Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up”). The Aviator, Lost In Translation, Memoirs of a Geisha, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Thelma & Louise, All the King’s Men and Midnight Cowboy are just some of the 20 Academy Award® winning films that will be featured throughout the day, boasting a total of 57 Awards.
“Starz Entertainment’s mission is movies so we love to celebrate the Academy Awards®,” said Jonathan Shair, vice president of scheduling and original programming for Starz Entertainment. “By offering viewers this cross-platform movie event, they can take a look back at some of the classic Oscar® wins before this year’s honors are announced.”
Starz Cinema schedule:
· The Sea Inside at 6 a.m.
· Shakespeare in Love at 8:15 a.m.
· Sling Blade at 10:30 a.m.
· Lost In Translation at 12:50 p.m.
· The Aviator at 2:35 p.m.
· Memoirs of a Geisha at 5:30 p.m.
· The Woman in Red at 6 a.m.
· Who Framed Roger Rabbit at 7:35 a.m.
· Driving Miss Daisy at 9:30 a.m.
· Thelma & Louise at 11:15 a.m.
· My Cousin Vinny at 1:30 p.m.
· Wall Street at 3:35 p.m.
· Unforgiven at 5:45 p.m.
· The Apartment at 6 a.m.
· All the King’s Men at 8:10 a.m.
· In the Heat of the Night at 10:05 a.m.
· The French Connection at 12 p.m.
· M*A*S*H at 1:45 p.m.
· Raging Bull at 3:45 p.m.
· Midnight Cowboy at 6 p.m.
For more information, as well as interactive Oscar® movie trivia, visit www.starz.com and click on the “Black Tie Tailgate” button.
Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 14.9 million and 26.6 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Starz On Demand and VongoSM. Starz Entertainment (www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to Liberty Capital Group.