UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Aug. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Hollywood's Master Storytellers(TM) in association with Universal Studios Home Entertainment, will host a groundbreaking public event on Monday, August 29th to celebrate the release of THE BLUES BROTHERS 25th Anniversary Edition DVD live from Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. Universal Studios Home Entertainment is releasing THE BLUES BROTHERS 25th Anniversary Edition DVD on August 30th.
In one of the most wide-reaching DVD launches in history, the entire program will be presented live via satellite beginning at 6:30 p.m. PT / 9:30 p.m. ET to 83 movie theatres from coast to coast by National CineMedia, a joint venture of AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark USA, Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) . This special Anniversary event will feature an exclusive, live Q&A discussion with director/writer John Landis and the film's star and co-writer, Dan Aykroyd (who will join via satellite from Toronto), followed by a first time screening of the film in High Definition and cinema surround sound.
Tickets are available online at www.BigScreenConcerts.com or at participating Regal, United Artists, and Edwards movie theatre box offices at the standard movie ticket price (prices vary by theatre location .- for a complete list of theatres, please visit the Web site.) Fans in the Los Angeles area who would like to be a part of the Hollywood's Master Storytellers audience at Mann's Chinese Theatre can purchase tickets for that location only at www.movietickets.com.
THE BLUES BROTHERS 25th Anniversary Celebration will be presented in markets including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, Seattle, Washington DC, and many more.
According to Gordon Meyer, the creator and host of Hollywood's Master Storytellers(TM), "THE BLUES BROTHERS is one of the most popular musical comedies of all time. It is a tremendous movie that combines performances by many of the greatest musical acts of all time with incredible comedy and mayhem."
"This is a collaboration never before seen that enables us to put a bold imprint on the launch of THE BLUES BROTHERS DVD and we are incredibly excited to be the first national edition of Hollywood's Master Storytellers(TM)," said Craig Kornblau, president, Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
"This is a great way to celebrate the 25th Anniversary and re-live the magic of THE BLUES BROTHERS on the big screen," said Dan Diamond, vice president of digital programming with National CineMedia. "This is exactly the type of event our exclusive Digital Content Network (DCN) was designed for, and we're thrilled to be 'putting the band back together' in theatres across the country."
Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80%-owned by General Electric, with 20% controlled by Vivendi Universal.
About National CineMedia, LLC
National CineMedia, LLC is a venture of AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark USA, Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) , three of the world's leading theatrical exhibition companies. The company develops pre feature entertainment; cinema and lobby advertising products; business communications and training services; and alternative forms of entertainment content for approximately 13,000 screens operated by its owner theatre circuits and other theatre affiliates. National CineMedia distributes its products and services across its Digital Content Network ("DCN"), the world's largest in-theatre digital distribution network. Once installation of its DCN technology is completed in Cinemark theatres, National CineMedia's network will comprise approximately 10,500 digital North American theatre screens in 150 markets (49 of the top 50), reaching 565 million movie patrons annually. For additional information, please go to www.ncm.com.
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