Movie Fans Dreaming of a ‘White Christmas’ Get Their
Wish Fulfilled as the Beloved Holiday Classic Returns to Cinemas for Two Days Only: December 14 and 15
Fathom Events and Paramount Home Media Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Timeless Irving Berlin Musical
For a list of participating theater locations click here.
DENVER – November 17, 2014 – Ring in the holiday season with the treasured classic Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS when it returns to the big screen for a special two-day celebration on December 14 at 2 pm and 7 pm and December 15 at 7 pm. Fans of all ages will gather together to experience the full splendor of this special theatrical presentation which features Berlin’s phenomenal music – including the title song that was, for decades, the best-selling single ever – and stars Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. In addition to the film, the theatrical event will include a featurette of backstage stories, a retrospective of Irving Berlin’s timeless song “White Christmas,” as well as the original theatrical trailers.
Tickets for Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com The event will be presented in more than 600 movie theaters around the country 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).
Crosby and Kaye star as a pair of army buddies who set out to save the inn run by their former commanding officer by putting on a musical show. WHITE CHRISTMAS was directed by Michael Curtiz (“Casablanca”) and features a host of memorable songs including “Snow”, “Sisters”, “The Old Man,” “The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing,” and, of course, the immortal classic “White Christmas.”
“For 60 years, fans have enjoyed and sung along to White Christmas, which features some of Irving Berlin’s most enduring melodies, and we at Fathom Events are very happy to have the opportunity to bring this classic back to the big screen for families to enjoy together during this holiday season,” said Fathom Events Executive Vice-President Shelly Maxwell.
The theatrical showings of Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS coincide with the release of a spectacular new Diamond Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack of the film from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes new special features such as five classic Christmas television show appearances by Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, an optional sing-along subtitle track, new photo galleries, and a limited quantity of Christmas music CDs. The Blu-ray Combo Pack also includes the documentary Assignment Children, which details Danny Kaye’s experience traveling the world as UNICEF’s first Goodwill Ambassador. The film will also be available on DVD and Digital HD.
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 Paramount Home Media Distribution
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and CBS and applicable licensing and servicing of certain DreamWorks Animation titles. PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.