‘Peter Pan’ broadcasts live from National Theatre in London to NEPA theaters on June 11
From a press release:
Following its hugely successful run at the National Theatre, “NT Live: Peter Pan” will hit cinemas nationwide for a special one-day event. Directed by Sally Cookson and co-produced by Bristol Old Vic, the wondrously inventive production of J.M. Barrie’s cherished tale will be shown at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 11 from Fathom Events, BY Experience, and National Theatre Live.
When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy (Madeleine Worrall, “Jane Eyre”) helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily, and the vengeful Captain Hook (Anna Francolini, “wonder.land”) await.
Tickets for “NT Live: Peter Pan” can be purchased online by visiting fathomevents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 300 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network, including Cinemark 20 (40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic) and Cinemark Stroud Mall (160 Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg).
“Known for unforgettable stage performances, we are thrilled to present National Theatre Live’s performance of the enchanted adventure ‘Peter Pan,’” Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “With a mix of magic and mischief, this event is a must-see spectacle that audiences of all ages will enjoy.”
National Theatre Live launched in June of 2009 with a broadcast of the National Theatre production of “Phèdre” with Helen Mirren. The company has since broadcast more than 50 other productions live, from both the National Theatre and from other theatres in the U.K. NT Live broadcasts have now been experienced by over 6.5 million people in over 2,500 venues around the world, including over 700 venues in the U.K. alone. The biggest single broadcast to date is “Hamlet” with Benedict Cumberbatch at the Barbican, which has been seen by over 600,000 people. In 2014, the National Theatre recorded its first production on Broadway, “Of Mice and Men” with James Franco and Chris O’Dowd, captured at the Longacre Theatre.
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 30 million tickets have been sold worldwide for cinema events BY Experience has distributed globally. BY Experience has executive produced and/or distributed several diverse programs for cinema, including numerous rock concerts, radio programs, fine art exhibits, and other special content events, including national theatrical re-releases of classic and in some cases fully restored films. BY Experience distributes to over 70 countries to over 3,000 movie screens.
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., 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.
Fathom Events also 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 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.