Dead Heads Unite on April 20 to Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of ‘The Grateful Dead Movie’ in Cinemas Nationwide

This Cult Favorite Returns to the Big Screen for a Special One-Night
Celebration, Including an Exclusive Bonus Documentary from 1977

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dead Heads are in for a treat as “The
Grateful Dead Movie 40th Anniversary
” returns to movie theaters
nationwide for one night on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. local time,
from Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment, in celebration of the 40th
anniversary of the film’s release.

Co-directed by Jerry Garcia and shot on 16mm film during October 1974’s
five-night “farewell” run at San Francisco’s iconic Winterland, this
concert-film captures incredible live performances from the revered band
(Jerry GarciaBob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey HartBill
Donna Godchaux and Keith Godchaux).
In addition to the feature presentation, cinema audiences will also
enjoy an exclusive look at footage from the upcoming Grateful Dead
documentary, “Long Strange Trip,” executive produced by Martin Scorsese
and directed by Amir Bar-Lev. Audiences will also see a
never-before-seen mini-documentary about the band’s legendary May 8,
1977 show at Cornell University, including new interviews with fans who
were in attendance.

Tickets for “The Grateful Dead Movie 40th Anniversary” can be
purchased online by visiting
or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will
be able to enjoy the event in more than 500 select movie theaters
through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of
theater locations visit the Fathom Event’s website
(theaters and participants are subject to change).

This special anniversary serves as an opportunity for lifelong fans to
reconnect, as well as a chance for new fans to experience the
exhilaration of what it would have been like to see one of the Dead’s
legendary live shows.

“Grateful Dead fans across the country share a special connection with
each other and with their favorite band,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey
said. “Gathering these dedicated fans together to experience exciting
content from their favorite artists is at the core of what we do, and
this event is a great example of that.”

For artwork/photos related to “The Grateful Dead Movie 40th
,” visit the Fathom Events press

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event
cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top
Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall
distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment
Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal
Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC),
Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events
such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera,
dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National
Theatre Live, sporting events like Copa America Centenario, concerts
with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM
Big Screen Classics film series and inspirational events such as To Joey
With Love and Kirk Cameron’s Revive US. Fathom Events 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. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network
(“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America,
bringing live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens
in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit

About Rhino Entertainment

Based in Burbank, California, Warner Music Group’s Rhino Entertainment
was founded in 1978 and is the world’s leading pop culture label.
Emphasizing flawless sound quality, bonus tracks, informative liner
notes, award-winning creative packaging, an offbeat sense of humor, and
a strong social conscience, Rhino continues to set the standard for
excellence in the reissue business it pioneered in both the physical and
digital worlds. Rhino is also expanding the definition of what a catalog
music company is, as evidenced by the label’s name and likeness
representation deal with Frank Sinatra and its multi-faceted
relationship with Grateful Dead. The vast Rhino catalog of more than
5,000 titles features material by Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, The
Doors, Chicago, Black Sabbath, John Coltrane, Yes, Alice Cooper, Linda
Ronstadt, The Ramones, The Monkees, Carly Simon, Curtis Mayfield, among
many others.


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Marketing for Fathom Events
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