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‘The Iron Giant’ re-released ‘Signature Edition’ screening in Dickson City theater on Sept. 30 and Oct. 4

‘The Iron Giant’ re-released ‘Signature Edition’ screening in Dickson City theater on Sept. 30 and Oct. 4
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From a press release:

Warner Bros. Pictures and Fathom Events have announced that tickets are now on sale for the animated action adventure “The Iron Giant,” which is being re-released in theaters for a limited engagement, remastered and enhanced with two all-new scenes as “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition.” This special screening comes to U.S. movie theaters on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m., with an encore event on Sunday, Oct. 4 at noon.

Tickets for “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition” can be purchased online at or by visiting participating cinema box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 500 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network, including Regal Dickson City Stadium 14 & IMAX (3909 Commerce Blvd. Dickson City).

When “The Iron Giant” arrived in theaters, it was hailed as an “instant classic” by Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal. “Imagine E.T. as a towering metal man – that’s the appeal of this enchanting animated feature,” Roger Ebert wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times. And the world soon learned that another “giant” had arrived as well: filmmaker Brad Bird, who made his stunning directorial debut with this film and has gone on to win two Oscars, as well as worldwide acclaim for his work on both animated and live-action features.

Winner of nine Annie Awards, “The Iron Giant” is the tale of an unlikely friendship between a rebellious boy named Hogarth (voiced by Eli Marienthal) and a giant robot, voiced by a then little-known actor named Vin Diesel. The voice cast also included Jennifer Aniston and Harry Connick, Jr.

Directed by Brad Bird, “The Iron Giant” was produced by Allison Abbate and Des McAnuff, adapted from poet Ted Hughes’ book “The Iron Man,” with the screen story by Bird and the screenplay written by Tim McCanlies and Bird. “The Iron Giant” was first released in the summer of 1999 by Warner Bros.

Following the re-release in theaters, a high-definition version of “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition” will be available to purchase from digital retailers in the fall of 2015.

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. It takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 820 locations in 177 designated market areas.