BY Experience, pioneers of global live cinema events, is thrilled to present the cinematic debut of Big Apple Circus with their new show, “METAMORPHOSIS” on Saturday, November 8 at 12:30PM (Eastern)

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October 16, 2014



Presents the cinematic debut of New York’s


Performances Start Tomorrow, October 17 at New York’s Lincoln Center




I liked all of it! It was awesome! The camels! The flying acrobats! The two girls in the teeny tiny box! The trampolines! Everybody turning into butterflies! The doggies!

The clown! The high-flying trapeze!” – Kids & Families Rave About Big Apple Circus



BY Experience, pioneers of global live cinema events, is thrilled to present the cinematic debut of Big Apple Circus with their new show, “METAMORPHOSIS” on Saturday, November 8 at 12:30PM (Eastern). Kids and families alike are raving about Big Apple Circus’ latest Big Top spectacle following the premiere at Dulles Town Center in Sterling, VA. BY Experience will broadcast the performance live from the circus’ Big Top Tent in New York’s Lincoln Center via satellite to more than 650 cinema screens across the U.S., Canada and the U.K., from Los Angeles (CA), Chicago (IL) and Philadelphia (PA) to independent movie houses in Amherst (MA), Providence (RI) and Millerton (NY). New York families can catch New York’s original one-ring circus from the Big Top at Lincoln Center starting Friday, October 17.


“METAMORPHOSIS” is a show for all ages, featuring performers from around the world, and an array of classical circus artistry such as clowning, juggling, acrobatics, aerial trapeze and music. The show’s acts are completely animal-friendly.


Cinema audiences will be thrilled by the high definition circus appearing before their very eyes, all set to the rhythm of the Big Apple Circus Band. In “METAMORPHOSIS”, the magnificent Ringmaster will summon the spirits of the circus universe to immerse you in the wonder, the joy and the astounding magic of the Big Apple Circus: New York’s original one-ring circus.


“METAMORPHOSIS” will be available at movie theaters throughout the U.S. and Canada on Saturday, November 8 at 12:30 pm Eastern/11:30 am Central/10:30 am Mountain and tape delayed to 12:30 pm Pacific. In addition to select independent cinemas and performing arts centers, the event will be broadcast to select movie theaters across the country through Fathom Events’ exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. The program will also be seen internationally on varying dates beginning November 15.


For more information about participating cinemas, or to purchase tickets to performances at the Big Top at Lincoln Center, visit


Broadcast information:

The running time for the live broadcast of “METAMORPHOSIS” will be approximately 2 hours, including one 15 minute intermission during which audiences will be treated to “making of” mini-documentary about the creation of the circus show. Ticket prices vary.


The Big Apple Circus is a not-for-profit performing arts institution, founded in 1977 to introduce American audiences to the intimate environment of a one-ring circus under a Big Top Tent. Since its inception, The Big Apple Circus has produced 37 original shows, each created around a specific theme integrating aspects of traditional theater (e.g. original music compositions, lighting, choreography, sets and costumes) with classical circus artistry. A small core company of performers returns each year with new acts and are joined by guest artists selected from the top ranks of international circus stars. For more information, visit


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


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 20 million tickets have been sold worldwide for cinema events BY Experience has distributed globally.  Credits: Worldwide HD Distribution Representative, The Met: Live in HD series (2006 to present); International (ex-UK) Distribution Representative, the U.K.’s National Theatre Live series (2009 to present); North American Distributor, Bolshoi Ballet (2014); Executive Producer for Cinema Leonardo Live (February 2012) and the series Exhibition: Great Art on Screen (2013), the public radio shows Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me! Live (2013), This American Life – Live! with Ira Glass (2008, 2009, 2012) and A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor (February and October 2010), the Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest (June 2011), Red Hot Chili Peppers Live: I’m With You (August 2011); The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax (June 2010), St. Olaf Christmas Festival (2007 and 2011), the New York Times speaker’s series TimesTalks LIVE (2009), David Gilmour: Remember That Night — Live from the Royal Albert Hall (September 2007), Distributor to Cinema Westlife: The Farewell Concert (June 2012), the classic music celebration BBC Last Night of the Proms (2009 – 2012), BBC Electric Proms: Robbie Williams (October 2009). BY Experience distributes to over 60 countries, to 2,000 movie screens. For more information, visit                                                                                        


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