The Hills are Alive with 50 Years of ‘The Sound of Music’ in Select U.S. Cinemas for Two Days This April
Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Twentieth Century Fox Present “The Sound of Music” 50th Anniversary April 19 and 22
DENVER – March 18, 2015 – Fathom Events invites you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the biggest movie musicals of all time, “TCM Presents: The Sound of Music,” in partnership with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Twentieth Century Fox, to select U.S. movie theaters on Sunday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. local time each day. This not-to-be-missed cinematic event will include a specially produced introduction by TCM host Robert Osborne.
The hit musical was originally released in 1965 and won five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Music, and has proven to remain a relevant and timeless classic. Hollywood recently paid tribute to the film and its landmark anniversary at the 2015 Oscars®, which included a medley of four songs from the film as performed by Lady Gaga. This year’s special two-day cinematic event will have people buzzing, humming and singing all the way to the box office.
Tickets for “TCM Presents: The Sound of Music” are now available for purchase at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 700 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations, please visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Originally written by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, “The Sound of Music” was a smash hit in its time, and throughout the 50 years since, it has become a cinematic staple beloved worldwide. In this true-life story, Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, a spirited young Austrian woman who leaves the convent to become a governess for Captain von Trapp’s (Christopher Plummer) seven unruly children. Her charm and songs soon win the hearts of the children – and their father.
“Fathom Events is thrilled to bring a movie that many of us have only seen in the comfort of our homes to the big screen in partnership with TCM,” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey. “There is something special about being able to experience The Sound of Music with the sound, picture and energy that comes with seeing it in a theater.”
For artwork/photos related to “TCM Presents: The Sound of Music,” visit the Fathom Events press site.
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 more than 775 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world. TCM, which is available in more than 85 million homes, features the insights of hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests. Currently in its 21st year as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials; film series like The Essentials, and Friday Night Spotlight; and annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar® in February, Summer Under the Stars in August and TCM Essentials Jr. during the summer. TCM also connects with movie fans through such events as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the TCM Classic Cruise, as well as through the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City and Los Angeles. In addition, TCM produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, and hosts a wealth of material online at tcm.com and through the Watch TCM mobile app.
TCM is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.