Drum Corps International Marches Into U.S. Cinemas for a Live One-Night Event this Summer to Kick-Off Its 2015 Tour
Fathom Events and Drum Corps International (DCI) Showcase Top Competitive Drum Corps Performances from Marching Music’s Major League™ in Select U.S. Cinemas on June 17 Only
DENVER – April 20, 2015 – Six of Drum Corps International’s elite teams will kick-off Marching Music’s Major League™ 2015 season with “Drum Corps at the Movies: 2015 DCI Tour Premiere” coming to select U.S. cinemas nationwide on Wednesday, June 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET/ 7:30 p.m. CT/ 6:30 p.m. MT/ 5:30 p.m. PT. For the first time in the event’s five year history it will be presented LIVE in theaters from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN, and will showcase DCI’s top marching music ensembles for its season-opening competition. This year’s event will again feature performances from some of nation’s fiercest competitors–Blue Stars (La Crosse, Wis.), Bluecoats (Canton, Ohio), Carolina Crown (Ft. Mill, S.C.), Madison Scouts (Madison, Wis.), The Cadets (Allentown, Pa.), and The Cavaliers (Rosemont, Ill.)–as they compete for top honors in the first of over 100 competitions in more than 35 states on DCI’s 53-day summer tour.
Tickets for “Drum Corps at the Movies: 2015 DCI Tour Premiere” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com, or at participating theater box offices. The event will be presented in over 550 select movie theaters in the U.S. through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
From modest beginnings four decades ago, Drum Corps International (DCI) has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth activity with far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. Its competitive summer tour, consisting of DCI-sanctioned competitions throughout the United States (known as the Drum Corps International Tour), culminates in August with the week-long DCI World Championships. Through the annual DCI Tour and more than 40 World Championships in 19 North American cities, Drum Corps International provides entertainment to millions through live performances and broadcast events. DCI continues a tradition of exceptionally high-quality performance ensembles, with membership in the top corps highly sought-after and extremely competitive, attracting the interest of potential members from many countries. Drum Corps International is Marching Music’s Major League™.
“The DCI events are extremely attention-grabbing and an amazing segment of our performing arts events that we bring to the big screen. Being able to watch these events live in theaters allows the audience to fully experience the talent of these teams,” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is owned by a newly formed entity called AC JV, LLC. Fathom 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. Additionally, Fathom events take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer unique extras – creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Co-owned by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States, AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom’s live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 750 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Drum Corps International (DCI)
Drum Corps International (DCI) is the world leader in producing events for the world’s most elite and exclusive marching ensembles for student musicians and performers. Founded in 1972, Drum Corps International has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth organization with far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. Drum Corps International is Marching Music’s Major League™. Learn more about the exciting world of Drum Corps International and its member corps on the Web at www.DCI.org or call (317)-275-1212. Drum Corps International is located in Indianapolis, Ind.