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See special early showing of Rob Zombie’s new horror film ’31’ in Moosic and Stroudsburg on Sept. 1

See special early showing of Rob Zombie’s new horror film ’31’ in Moosic and Stroudsburg on Sept. 1
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From a press release:

From the visionary mind of Rob Zombie, who will perform at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sept. 15, comes the horrific story of five carnival workers who are kidnapped on Halloween night and held hostage in an industrial hell. The captives are then forced to play the terrifying game called “31.”

Zombie’s highly-anticipated seventh feature, “31,” made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m., horror fans nationwide can catch the film during a special one-night event. Presented in cinemas by Fathom Events and Saban Films, “Rob Zombie’s 31” will also include two exclusive music video premieres: “The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore” and “Get Your Boots On! That’s the End of Rock and Roll,” along with a never-before-seen making-of “31” featurette and a Q&A with Rob Zombie filmed specifically for the cinema event. This event will keep audiences across the country on the edge of their seats as the five-some must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs on Halloween.

Tickets for “Rob Zombie’s 31” can be purchased online now by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in 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).

“I think this is the one the Zombie-heads have been waiting for – a nonstop barrage of insane characters trapped in an intensely violent situation,” said Zombie. “I am thrilled to finally get this out to the fans.”

A rock icon and filmmaker with a unique vision, Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of both music and film. He has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide and is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of six feature films with a worldwide gross totaling more than $150 million. Zombie’s “Halloween,” released in 2007, earned the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend, and his first two films, “House of 1,000 Corpses” and “The Devil’s Rejects,” have become cult favorites among critics and fans. Zombie is currently on tour to support his sixth studio album, “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser,” which was released on April 29 via UMe/T-Boy Records.

“Rob Zombie continues to both scare and impress with his filmmaking. His latest project, ‘31,’ is no exception – it has all the fans talking and ready to be terrified,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “We are excited to partner with Saban Films to bring this chilling thriller to movie theaters nationwide.”

Following this one-night event, “31” will have a wide theatrical release on Oct. 21.

“Rob Zombie is a creative visionary like no other,” said Bill Bromiley, president of Saban Films. “We are thrilled to have Fathom Events as a partner in providing a preview of ‘31’ to horror fans with this extraordinary one-night event.”

Launched in 2014, Saban Films is a boutique North American acquisition and distribution company based in Los Angeles, California that has built an impressive slate of high-quality feature films that they distribute in conjunction with their studio partner, Lionsgate. Focusing on commercial, talent-driven films, the company looks at projects in all stages of production for strategic release across multiple platforms. Saban Films tailors each release based on the unique characteristics of their films, ranging from day-and-date VOD releases to mid-scale traditional theatricals. Saban Films was established by Haim Saban and is led by Bill Bromiley, who serves as president, and Shanan Becker as chief financial officer.

Fathom Events is the event cinema distribution arm of AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc., and Regal Entertainment Group, the three largest movie theater circuits in the U.S., and is recognized as the leading distributor of alternative content. It offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance, and theatre productions, such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s “Hamlet;” sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico; concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction; the TCM Presents classic film series; and faith-based 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. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 885 locations and 1,348 screens in 181 Designated Market Areas, including all of the Top 50.