Don’t You Forget About The Breakfast Club – The Film Celebrates Landmark 30th Anniversary
in Select U.S. Cinemas for 2 Nights Only This March
Fathom Events, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and BY Experience Bring the
Film that Defined a Generation Back to Movie Theaters in a Newly Remastered Version March 26 and 31
DENVER – February 12, 2015 – The Brat Pack returns to the big screen March 26 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. local time with “The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary,” presented by Fathom Events, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and BY Experience. Longtime fans and newcomers alike will be able to gather their friends and head to the cinema for a true fan tribute honoring one of John Hughes’ most memorable and recognizable films.
This 30th anniversary release is the first nationwide big screen event of the newly restored version and will be introduced by a bonus featurette that takes a look back at the film that defined a genre and a generation. In addition, fans will hear personal insights from cast members Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Anthony Michael Hall and John Kapelos as well as contributions from filmmakers Diablo Cody, Amy Heckerling and Michael Lehman.
Tickets for “The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com, beginning 12:01a.m. (MT) Friday, February 13. The event will be presented in more than 430 movie theaters around the country 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).
Widely considered one of the best coming-of-age films of all time, The Breakfast Club includes iconic performances from Molly Ringwald (“the princess”), Anthony Michael Hall (“the brain”), Emilio Estevez (“the athlete”), Judd Nelson (“the criminal”) and Ally Sheedy (“the basket case”) as they endure a Saturday detention under a power-hungry principal (Paul Gleason). Each has a chance to tell his or her story, making the others see them a little differently — and when the day ends, they question whether school will ever be the same.
“The Breakfast Club resonates with teenagers of all ages,” said Julie Borchard-Young, co-President of BY Experience. “We are thrilled to work with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Fathom Events to showcase beloved director John Hughes’ exemplary and timeless film on cinema screens across the country for its 30th Anniversary.”
“Both long-time fans and new audiences now have the chance to see this iconic film return to its original home of the big screen,” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey. “Viewers also have the exclusive opportunity to get the inside scoop straight from the film’s well-known and cherished cast.”
In addition to the in-theater celebration, The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary Edition will also be available on Blu-ray™, including Digital HD with UltraViolet™, and DVD on March 10, 2015.
The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary Edition includes an all-new trivia track and comes with an array of bonus features and extras that will remind viewers of Hughes’ uncommon understanding of the trials and triumphs of young adulthood.
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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 775 locations in 171 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 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 cinema series (from 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 over 2,000 movie screens. For more information, visit: www.byexperience.net.
About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com). Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.