Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’ Comes to Select U.S. Cinemas this November Starring Dame Judi Dench
Fathom Events, Picturehouse Entertainment and Fiery Angel Present this Iconic Shakespeare Play in Movie Theaters on November 30 Only
DENVER – October 12, 2015 – Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s production of “The Winter’s Tale” comes to select U.S. cinemas for a special one-night event on Monday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. local time, presented by Fathom Events, Picturehouse Entertainment and Fiery Angel. “Branagh Theatre: The Winter’s Tale” will be broadcast to cinemas from London’s Garrick Theatre and stars a remarkable group of actors including Dame Judi Dench as Paulina, alongside Tom Bateman (Florizel), Jessie Buckley (Perdita), Hadley Fraser (Polixenes), Miranda Raison (Hermione) and Kenneth Branagh as Leontes.
Tickets for “Branagh Theatre: The Winter’s Tale” can be purchased 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 over 330 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (linked to theater list if available) (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Kenneth Branagh said, “I am very pleased indeed to be working with Picturehouse and Fathom to bring The Winter’s Tale live into cinemas in the US. This play has epic dimensions but also great intimacy, and I believe that, working with the talented director Benjamin Caron, we can bring the immediacy and excitement of the live stage production into cinemas. We will employ film techniques to make these broadcasts truly cinematic, without in any way compromising the theatrical experience.”
“The Winter’s Tale,” Shakespeare’s timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan. King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends, but jealousy sets in motion a chain of events with tragic consequences.
“We are excited to see Kenneth Branagh’s interpretation of this seminal play and it’s wonderful to be able to experience the high level of talent in this production in theaters across the U.S.,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh.
Marc Allenby, Director of Distribution at Picturehouse Entertainment said, “At Picturehouse we are huge admirers of the work of Ken and his collaborators, and it is with great pride that we look forward to bringing this exciting new production from the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company to cinemas across the US.”
Learn more about Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company at www.branahtheatre.com
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 Picturehouse Entertainment
Picturehouse Entertainment is the distribution arm of Picturehouse Cinemas, the owner and operator of 22 Picturehouse Cinemas and programming agent for a further 42 venues across the UK.
Since its launch in 2010, Picturehouse Entertainment has distributed an eclectic range of theatrical releases, including BAFTA winner The Imposter, Shane Meadows’ The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone, Ben Wheatley’s simultaneous multi-platform release A Field In England, Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin, the award-winning docudrama 20,000 Days On Earth featuring Nick Cave, Sundance Audience Award winner Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story Of Dream Alliance, The Connection starring Jean Dujardin, The Confessions of Thomas Quick directed by Brian Hill , Greenpeace doc How To Change The World by Jerry Rothwell. Still to come in 2015 is Palio by Cosima Spender, co-distributed with Altitude Film Distribution released on 25 September. The Lobster starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz from director Yorgos Lanthimos’ who brought you Dogtooth, will be released on 16 October.
Picturehouse Entertainment also distributes high-profile alternative content to cinemas throughout the UK and internationally, such as hit productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Bolshoi Ballet and the National Theatre; David Bowie is happening now transmitted from the V&A’s sell-out exhibition; Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary episode screened in cinemas; and Monty Python Live (mostly), beamed from the O2 to more than 570 cinemas in the UK and 2,000 worldwide. On 17 September, Picturehouse Entertainment released The Rocky Horror Show Live globally live from the West End for one night only. In April 2015 they announced the acquisition of the global rights to Roger Waters The Wall, a groundbreaking 4k Dolby Atmos capture of the highest-grossing tour by a solo artist of all time. Picturehouse Entertainment released Roger Waters The Wall on 29 September 2015.