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Cult classic disasterpiece ‘The Room’ screens in NEPA movie theaters on Jan. 10

Cult classic disasterpiece ‘The Room’ screens in NEPA movie theaters on Jan. 10
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From a press release:

Referred to as “the ‘Citizen Kane’ of bad movies,” “The Room” is receiving a remarkable resurgence due to the popularity of James Franco’s new film “The Disaster Artist,” which chronicles the making of this cult classic.

Movie buffs across the nation will have the opportunity to see auteur Tommy Wiseau’s opus on the big screen when “The Room” comes to select U.S. movie theaters on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. In addition to the full-length feature, moviegoers will enjoy a special look at the new “Best F(r)iends” trailer starring Wiseau and Greg Sestero.

Tickets for “The Room” 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 nearly 500 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network, including Cinemark 20 (40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic), Regal Dickson City Stadium 14 & IMAX (3909 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City), and Cinemark Stroud Mall (160 Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg).

Starring Tommy Wiseau, directed by Tommy Wiseau, written by Tommy Wiseau, and produced by Tommy Wiseau, “The Room” follows the story of Johnny (Wiseau). Johnny is a bank employee who, seemingly, lives happily in a San Francisco townhouse with Lisa, his fiancée. One day, she gets bored with Tommy and seduces his best friend, Mark, played by Wiseau’s best friend, Greg Sestero, author of the award-winning 2013 memoir “The Disaster Artist”. Johnny screams, “You’re tearing me apart, Lisa!” and, with that, nothing, or no one, will ever be the same.

“We’ve seen a tremendous response to ‘The Room’ as a RiffTrax event,” said Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh. “With interest in the movie at a fever pitch thanks to ‘The Disaster Artist,’ we can’t wait to bring Wiseau’s creation back to the big screen to stand on its own unusual merits.”

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.