Comedy Classic ‘National Lampoon’s® Animal House’ Joins ‘TCM Big Screen Classics’ Series Lineup for
Two-Day Theatrical Event this August
The Raucous Comedy Hits More Than 600 Movie Theaters
Nationwide on August 14 and 17 Only
DENVER – April 11, 2016 – It’s time to grab your toga and return to Faber College for the wildest frat party ever when “National Lampoon’s Animal House” joins the year-long lineup of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies’ TCM Big Screen Classics series. The event will take place at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time on Sunday, Aug. 14, and Wednesday, Aug. 17, and includes specially produced commentary from a TCM host before and after the feature.
“National Lampoon’s Animal House” joins a slate of timeless classics returning to the big screen nationwide all year long. Upcoming events include Marlon Brando’s incendiary performance in “On the Waterfront” in theaters on April 24 and 27, followed by a 30th anniversary celebration of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” on May 15 and 18.
Tickets for the “TCM Big Screen Classics” series can be purchased online at www.FathomEvents.com or at over 600 participating movie theater box offices. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, “National Lampoon’s Animal House” stars comedy legend John Belushi and is the ultimate college movie filled with food fights, fraternities and toga parties. Follow the uproarious escapades of the Delta House fraternity as they take on Dean Wormer (John Vernon), the sanctimonious Omegas, and the entire female student body. Directed by John Landis (“The Blues Brothers”), the most popular college comedy of all time also stars Tim Matheson, Donald Sutherland, Karen Allen, Kevin Bacon, Tom Hulce and Stephen Furst along with Otis Day and the Knights performing their show-stopping rendition of “Shout.”
“National Lampoon’s Animal House is one of those iconic classic comedies that is best enjoyed on the big screen with your friends,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas. “It remains today a box office success replete with memorable movie quotes, inspired comedic-acting and a high-energy soundtrack. It is a great addition to our TCM Big Screen Classics series.”
For artwork/photos related to the “TCM Big Screen Classics” series, visit the Fathom Events press site.
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 875 locations in 179 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world highlighting the entire spectrum of film history. TCM, which is available in more than 85 million homes, features the insights of hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover destination. Currently in its 22nd year as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed series like The Essentials, hosted by Robert Osborne and Sally Field, along with annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar® in February and Summer Under the Stars in August. TCM also directly connects with movie fans through events as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the TCM Classic Cruise, as well as through the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City and Los Angeles. In addition, TCM produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, and hosts a wealth of material online at tcm.com and through the Watch TCM mobile app.
TCM is part of Turner, a Time Warner company. Turner creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is 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. NBCUniversal 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. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.