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Special Two-Night Event on October 19 & 23 Showcases the Film Marking Springsteen's Directorial Debut and Featuring His Performance of the 'Western Stars' Album in its Entirety - Backed by a 30-Piece Orchestra

On the heels of the successful world premiere of Bruce Springsteen’s “Western Stars” at the Toronto International Film Festival, Fathom Events announces that it will bring music legend Bruce Springsteen to cinemas across America in an exclusive two-night theatrical release of “Western Stars.” The Fathom screenings, which will be held on October 19 and 23, will also feature an exclusive look behind the scenes with Springsteen, including never-before-seen archival footage and previously unreleased music from the Springsteen vault.

“Western Stars,” the cinematic film version of his latest globally successful album, was directed by Thom Zimny, his longtime collaborator, and Springsteen, marking his directorial debut. Following the Fathom events, “Western Stars” is slated for release on October 25, 2019.

Tickets for “Western Stars” are available at FathomEvents.com and participating in theater box offices.

From Fathom Events and Warner Bros., this special two-day event will premiere in cinemas nationwide on Saturday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, October 23 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (all local times). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“Western Stars” offers Springsteen fans across the country a unique opportunity to see him perform all 13 songs from the critically lauded album—his first studio album in five years. Touching on themes of love and loss, loneliness and family and the inexorable passage of time, the documentary film evokes the American West—both the mythic and the hardscrabble—weaving archival footage and Springsteen’s personal narration with a song to tell the story of Western Stars.

In a first for Springsteen, his rendition of the album is backed up by a 30-piece…




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NBA Experience Grand Opening Is A Slam Dunk At Walt Disney World Resort
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It was a championship-worthy celebration Monday morning at Disney Springs for the grand opening of NBA Experience. Amid cheering fans and celebrity guests, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger unveiled the first-of-its-kind destination, joined onstage by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and several current and former NBA and WNBA players.


‘El Norte,’ the Acclaimed and Timeless Saga About Immigrants and the American Dream, Returns to Movie Theaters for One Day Only
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El Norte, the epic, widely acclaimed masterpiece about the dreams of immigrants from Central America and the promise of America, will return to movie theaters in select markets this September in a special one-day-only 35th anniversary presentation from Fathom Events and global content leader Lionsgate.

Directed by Gregory Nava from…

FCC Formally Approves Byron Allen’s Acquisition Of Bayou City Broadcasting For $165 Million
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Entertainment Studios, Inc., one of the largest independent producers and distributors of film and television, with 43 shows on the air, and owner of nine 24-hour HD television networks now serving nearly 160 million subscribers — including The Weather Channel television network and its streaming service Local Now –…

The First Ever ‘Star Trek’ Film Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary
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In 1979, the Starship Enterprise flew its very first big-screen mission in “Star Trek—The Motion Picture,” and to mark the film’s 40th anniversary, Fathom Events and Paramount Pictures will bring this awe-inspiring adventure back to movie theaters for two days only, on September 15 and 18.

Tickets to “Star Trek:…

Heating Up in The Mile High: Denver’s Summer Finale
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The Mile High City can never get enough summer, so as the season comes to a close, Denver maxes out the fun with not just one long weekend, but more than a month of celebrations as its unofficial summer finale. Visitors can soak up every last ray of summer…

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The Full Cast of Cagney, The Musical
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The Broadway production of Cagney will be produced by Riki Kane Larimer and Kate Edelman Johnson

The Broadway-bound production of Cagney, based on the life of Academy Award® winner James Cagney, launches the award-winning Pioneer Theatre Company‘s (PTC) 58th season, running September 20 through October 5. Tickets are available as part of a season subscription package by calling (801) 581-6961 or individually by visiting pioneertheatre.org.

Cagney played an award-winning off-Broadway run, presented first at the York Theatre, followed by a successful transfer to the Westside Theatre, and limited engagement in Los Angeles. The Broadway production of Cagney will be produced by Riki Kane Larimer (Enter Laughing, Smokey Joe’s Café, Gigi, On the Town) and Kate Edelman Johnson (Wyatt Earp: Return to Tombstone).

Cagney features music and lyrics by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern, book by Peter Colley (I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, The War Show, The Donnellys), and additional materials by Chuck Tatham (“Modern Family,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Arrested Development”). Following the success of the 2015 off-Broadway engagement, director Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, Storyville, Ionescopade) and Tony-nominated choreographer Joshua Bergasse (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Gigi, On the Town) return to the helm the Broadway-bound production at PTC.

Broadway’s Robert Creighton (Disney’s Frozen, The Mystery of Edwin Drood,…

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PHOTO FILE: A group of traveling pandas arrive at Citi Field before a press conference announcing the first-ever Hello Panda Festival, which will illuminate the upcoming holiday season, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 in New York (Credit: Jason DeCrow)
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First-ever Hello Panda Festival to illuminate the holiday season with giant lantern exhibits, global cuisines by The World's Fare and immersive cultural experiences

New York City will shine even brighter this winter with the debut of the Hello Panda Festival (December 6, 2019, to January 26, 2020), the largest international lantern, food and arts extravaganza celebrating culture and diversity. Held at Citi Field and spanning 700,000 square feet, the multisensory event will showcase over 120 Instagrammable lantern exhibits, 60 international food vendors curated by The World’s Fare and numerous cultural arts experiences including live performances, modern art exhibits, a holiday market, and traditional crafts. Produced by CPAA North America, this year’s festival will be the first of an ongoing annual holiday tradition at Citi Field, chosen for its location in the heart of Queens and its status as an iconic New York City landmark.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Thursday, September 12. Ticket prices are $22 – $28 (tax and service fees not included). For more information, visit hellopandafest.com or follow @hellopandafest on Instagram and Twitter and Facebook.

Below are details of Hello Panda’s main attractions:

  • The Lanterns

Utilizing over 10 million lights and featuring various interactive elements, Hello Panda’s…

REI Co-op Announces Two New Efforts To Bolster Environmental And Outdoor Journalism
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REI Co-op is launching a new venture to lift up environmental and outdoor journalism through the debut of its own print magazine this fall, and a new partnership to channel matching funds directly to local, nonprofit newsrooms covering crucial issues facing the outdoors.

The 81-year-old retailer will retire its full-price…

PBS’ 39th Annual A CAPITOL FOURTH, The Longest Running Live National July 4th TV Tradition, Hosted By TV Legend John Stamos!
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This July 4th, A CAPITOL FOURTH continues its 39-year tradition of celebrating our nation’s independence on the West Lawn of the United States Capitol building. Two-time Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer John Stamos (Netflix’s YOU, FULLER HOUSE, ER) returns to host the country’s longest-running live…

“Seriously Funny: From the Desk of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Exhibit Now Open
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Today, the Newseum unveiled its newest exhibit, “Seriously Funny: From the Desk of ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.'” This furiously funny exhibit explores the impact Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” had on American politics and the press…

The Producer and Actor Mohamed Aly Presents in Barcelona “The Other Land,” an Exceptional Film About the Tragedy of Illegal Immigration in the Mediterranean
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The Egyptian producer and actor Mohamed Aly presents in Barcelona The Other Land, a social content film, which narrates the odyssey of three young Egyptians trying to illegally emigrate to Italy, fleeing from their disadvantages lives. The screening will begin the week of the World Refugee Day (June 20)…

The Film Detective Steers into Summer with Drive-In Classics
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The Film Detective (TFD), a classic media streaming network available on multiple platforms and film archive that restores classic films for today’s cord cutters, is welcoming the summer season with the return of its Drive-In Classics category and new restorations from The Three Stooges.

Summer and drive-in theaters have long…

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Cirque du Soleil in Cinema Presents LUZIA
Fathom Events to Bring the Thrills and Wonder of Cirque du Soleil to Cinemas Across the Country for a One-Night Event This Fall
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Cirque du Soleil continues its partnership with Fathom Events to bring the internationally acclaimed Cirque du Soleil show LUZIA to cinemas across the country on October 29, following a successful nationwide in-cinema broadcast of Cirque du Soleil’s KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities last year. Cinema audiences of all ages will enjoy a front-row seat to the larger-than-life show, with never-before-seen angles that can only be experienced on the big screen. The special one-night event will be presented in hundreds of movie theaters and will feature a special Cirque du Soleil program.

Fathom Events and Cirque du Soleil will present LUZIA in nearly 800 select movie theaters on Tuesday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. local time, through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website on Saturday, September 14 (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Tickets for “Cirque du Soleil in Cinema Presents LUZIA” can be purchased beginning Saturday, September 14 at FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.

“Cirque du Soleil in Cinema Presents LUZIA” invites audiences to escape on a surrealistic journey through a sumptuous and vibrant world suspended somewhere between dreams and reality. Through a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity.

“Fathom Events is in the unique position to share a wide variety of stories and events with our audiences,” said Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events. “We look forward to…


Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Makes Thrilling Debut at Walt Disney World Resort
This will be a day-long remembered at Disney’s Hollywood Studios,
Jonas Brothers Sign Book Deal With Macmillan
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Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum powerhouse trio Joe Jonas, Kevin Jonas, and Nick Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers have signed a book deal with Macmillan imprint Feiwel and Friends. The book, BLOOD, is a memoir that will detail the incredible true story of the Jonas Brothers, from the band’s creation, phenomenal rise…

Rémy Martin Launches Sixth Season of Rémy Producers Competition in Collaboration with Grammy-Award Winning Producer Jermaine Dupri
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Today, Rémy Martin announces season six of Rémy Producers, a program designed to discover and celebrate upcoming and aspiring music producers as they compete for the chance to win a co-sign with Grammy Award-winning producer, Jermaine Dupri, of SO SO Def Records to create the…

Jeep® Brand’s Record-breaking Video ‘More Than Just Words’ Featuring OneRepublic Will Air on NBC’s ‘Songland’ on Tuesday, May 28
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The Jeep® brand will air its record-breaking video, “More Than Just Words,” for the first time ever on television during the premiere of NBC’s new series, “Songland.” The two-minute “More Than Just Words,” a visual narration of the “The Star Spangled Banner,” features music performed…

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New 14-acre land at Disney's Hollywood Studios will invite guests to live their own Star Wars adventures beginning Aug. 29

This will be a day-long remembered at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as the park took its first step into a larger world with the grand opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, was flanked by the mighty Chewbacca and other Star Wars characters Wednesday morning as fireworks exploded overhead during the land’s dedication ceremony. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge officially opens to the public Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.

“With the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, we’ve set a new standard for the most immersive storytelling in the galaxy,” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products. “Every experience in Batuu – from piloting the Millennium Falcon to building your own droid – puts guests deeper into their own Star Wars story.”

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, which opened at Disneyland Park in California on May 31, 2019, is the largest and most technologically advanced single-themed land expansion ever in a Disney park. The 14-acre land transports guests to the remote planet of Batuu, full of unique sights, sounds, smells, and tastes.

Guests become part of their own Star Wars stories as they experience galactic food and beverages, such as iconic Blue Milk and Green…



Saturday Night Live Comedians Help Raise Money for Stomach Cancer Research at DDF’s 5th Annual New York Night of Laughter

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Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer (DDF) will host its 5th Annual New York Night of Laughter at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York, New York on Sunday, October
BET Networks Announces Official Nominations For The 2019 “BET Awards”
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The 2019 “BET AWARDS” returns live from the Microsoft Theater at LA Live on June 23rd, to celebrate the brightest stars across music, television, film, sports, and philanthropy. Today, BET Networks announces the 2019 nominees with Cardi B leading the pack. The starlet earned an impressive seven nominations, including…

Mary McCormack Joins As Co-Host For 30th Anniversary Broadcast Of PBS’ National Memorial Day Concert Live From The West Lawn Of The U.S. Capitol Building
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PBS’ NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT announced today that Tony-nominated actress and star of TV’s THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, Mary McCormack will be joining Tony Award-winner and long-time concert host Joe Mantegna to co-host the multi-award winning live show for its 30th anniversary broadcast, Sunday, May 26th. Also added to…

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Hotel Mumbai
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A heart-stopping yet inspiring take on a tragic factual event showcases the power of human connection in Hotel Mumbai, available on Digital and the digital movie app Movies Anywhere on June 11, 2019, and on Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on June 18, 2019, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment….