The Incomparable Berlin Philharmonic Debuts in Select U.S. Cinemas on Saturday, March 19 With ‘The Beethoven Project’
Fathom Events and BY Experience Present the Berlin Philharmonic on the Big Screen Performing Two of Beethoven’s Most Beloved Symphonies
DENVER – February 22, 2016 – One of the greatest conductors of all time, Sir Simon Rattle, leads the Berlin Philharmonic in showcasing Beethoven’s masterful brilliance with two tremendously expressive works: the inspired Symphony No. 4 and the impassioned Symphony No. 7. Presented by Fathom Events and BY Experience, “Berlin Philharmonic: The Beethoven Project” will be in select movie theaters across the U.S. for a one-day event on Saturday, March 19 at 12:55 p.m. local time. The event will also take cinema audiences behind the scenes, with a never-before-seen documentary offering an intimate portrait of Beethoven’s nine symphonies and an overview of the Berlin Philharmonic’s approach to the composer’s genius works, featuring exclusive interviews with Rattle and members of the Philharmonic.
Tickets for “Berlin Philharmonic: The Beethoven Project” 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 more than 215 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).
“It is a privilege to bring these incredible musicians and this phenomenal music to a new kind of stage on the big screen. We are thrilled to work with BY Experience, offering cinema audiences across the country access to the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle with two of Beethoven’s outstanding compositions.” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey.
Creating an unforgettable evening of musical expression directed by one of today’s most outstanding conductors, The Beethoven Project features the juxtaposition between the more classical and cheerful Symphony No. 4 and the powerful, almost ecstatic Symphony No. 7.
“The Berlin Philharmonic is the world’s preeminent orchestra, and it is an honor to be presenting them to U.S. cinema audiences with ‘The Beethoven Project,’” said Julie Borchard-Young, co-President of BY Experience. “We are very proud to be working with the Berlin Philharmonic and conductor Sir Simon Rattle, to share the experience of Beethoven’s brilliant symphonic masterpieces in U.S. cinemas for the first time ever.”
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the event cinema distribution arm of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the U.S., and is recognized as the leading distributor of alternative content. It offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 875 locations in 179 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About BY Experience
BY Experience kicked off the digital revolution of live events to movie theaters and other locations globally with David Bowie’s 2003 Reality album launch and since then, over 25 million tickets have been sold worldwide for cinema events BY Experience has distributed globally. Current cinema series credits: Distribution Representative, The Met: Live in HD (Worldwide; since 2006), the UK’s National Theatre Live (Ex-UK; since 2009), Bolshoi Ballet (North America; since 2014). TED 2016: Opening Night (February 2016), Women of Faith: An Amazing Joyful Journey (February 2016). BY Experience has executive produced and/or distributed several diverse programs for cinema including numerous rock concerts, radio programs, fine art exhibits other special content events. In 2015, BY Experience began partnering with major motion picture studios on national theatrical re-releases of classic and in some cases fully restored films. In March 2015, the company distributed Universal Pictures’ 30th anniversary screenings of the seminal John Hughes film “The Breakfast Club.” Theatrical re- releases in 2015 also included “My Fair Lady” (50th), “Oklahoma!” (60th) and “Fantasia” (75th). BY Experience distributes to over 70 countries, to over 2,000 movie screens. www.byexperience.net.