BBC EARTH FILMS’ ‘ENCHANTED KINGDOM,’
NARRATED BY IDRIS ELBA, COMING TO U.S. THEATERS FOR A SPECIAL TWO-NIGHT EVENT AUGUST 10
TICKETS ON SALE JULY 3
BBC WORLDWIDE NORTH AMERICA PARTNERS WITH FATHOM EVENTS TO DISTRIBUTE GROUND-BREAKING NATURE FILM IN 3D
DENVER – June 23, 2015 – BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events announce a special two-day theatrical event of the most ambitious 3D nature film produced to date – ENCHANTED KINGDOM, coming to theaters August 10 and 11, 2015, with tickets going on sale Friday, July 3. Narrated by Emmy® nominated and Golden Globe award-winning actor Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Luther, American Gangster), ENCHANTED KINGDOM is a jaw-dropping immersive family cinema experience set to take moviegoers on a cinematic trip of a lifetime through seven distinct realms titled as: Mysterious Forest, Fiery Underworld, Alien Sands, Scorched Plains, Fantastical Seas, Frozen Spires, and the Mercurial Waters across Africa.
Tickets for “Enchanted Kingdom” can be purchased beginning July 3 online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Over the course of 573 days of filming in13 countries, with130 camera cases, 2.4 tons of camera equipment, 2 cars rammed by elephants, 2 sunk boats, 2 civil unrests, and 1 hippo attack, BBC Earth Films brings together cutting edge 3D technology, Hollywood production expertise, and the best of BBC’s nature filmmaking to create the ultimate immersive cinema experience.
“It’s a beautiful film that takes you around our world through the finest lens. I was compelled to lend my voice to guide you along the journey. Enjoy,” said Idris Elba, Golden Globe winning actor.
“Once again my colleagues at BBC Earth have blown my mind, capturing phenomenal footage in 3D, creating awe-inspiring adventures, and pushing filming and technology even further than they ever have before. Thanks to our partnership with Fathom Events, everyone in the U.S. will have an opportunity to share an experience of a lifetime,” states Soumya Sriraman, EVP Film, Home Entertainment and Licensing for BBC Worldwide North America.
“The outstanding team at BBC Worldwide North America has brought us some of our most successful events to date, and ENCHANTED KINGDOM will be no exception,” said John Rubey, Fathom Events CEO. “Audiences won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to experience the breathtaking sights and sounds of nature, all on the big screen.”
Produced by BBC Earth Films and Reliance Entertainment, and executive produced by Mike Newell (Great Expectations, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Donnie Brasco), ENCHANTED KINGDOM brings together a host of British film-making talent. The film is directed by Patrick Morris (Life, Wild Africa) and Neil Nightingale (Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie, Great Barrier Reef) with screenplay by acclaimed screenwriter, novelist, and playwright Nigel Williams (Charlie, Breaking Up, Scallagrig) and music by the celebrated Scottish composer Patrick Doyle (Brave, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Gosford Park).
ENCHANTED KINGDOM is a spectacular 3D journey for the entire family, taking the audience on an immersive adventure, transporting the viewer from grey urbanity to the vibrancy and vitality of nature. Experience Africa alongside the filmmakers and go on an astounding exploration through an enchanted land where nature weaves its incredible magic. Discover seven distinct realms in Africa, and see the continent at its most gorgeous and most harsh, most terrible and most beautiful – finally transforming into an abundant paradise. ENCHANTED KINGDOM is a thrilling, immersive journey depicting the wonders of the planet as never seen before-– and revealing the real world to be just as enchanting as any storybook.
ENCHANTED KINGDOM is a BBC Earth Films Production fully financed by Reliance Entertainment in association with IM Global and Evergreen Studios. It was produced by Myles Connolly, Amanda Hill, and Neil Nightingale, with Deepak Nayar, Stuart Ford, Marcus Arthur, Mike Newell, Mike Devlin, and Miles Ketley as executive producers, along with co-executive producers Martyn Freeman and Mike Gunton.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 820 locations in 177 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About BBC Worldwide North America
BBC Worldwide North America is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) operating in the U.S. and Canada. The company exists to maximize the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the UK license payer and invests in public service programming in return for rights. The company operates four businesses in the territory – linear and digital content sales and co-productions, consumer products, BBC.com, and BBC Worldwide Productions, the production arm responsible for the smash hit Dancing with the Stars. The company also owns a 50.1% share in cable channel BBC AMERICA through a joint venture with AMC Networks.
About BBC Earth Films
BBC Earth Films is the theatrical arm of BBC Earth, the global factual brand for BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s commercial arm. BBC Earth Films bring the most astounding stories from the natural world to the big screen using state of the art technology to create unforgettable cinema experiences. Combining Hollywood expertise with world-leading BBC filmmakers, BBC Earth Films seek to take audiences on a journey of discovery, uncovering earth’s wonders and revealing some of the most incredible characters to have shared our planet. Building on the BBC’s success with landmark film credits such as Deep Blue and Earth the movie, BBC Earth Films takes this ambition to the next level with One Life, an awe-inspiring story that shows how life connects us all and two 3D features in partnership with Evergreen Films and Reliance Entertainment Walking with Dinosaurs 3D takes audiences back 70 million years to the last great dinosaur era and is distributed by 20th Century Fox in the US and the majority of international territories, and Enchanted Kingdom 3D a journey through Earth’s wildest continent Africa, discovering unimaginable sights and stories.