Have the time of your life at ‘Dirty Dancing’ screenings in NEPA theaters on Jan. 29 and Feb. 1
From a press release:
The iconic story of Baby and Johnny’s summer love, “Dirty Dancing,” returns to the big screen on Sunday, Jan. 29 and Wednesday, Feb. 1 for a 30th anniversary presentation from Fathom Events and Lionsgate at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. both days. This screening will also treat fans to an exclusive never-before-seen 15-minute sneak peek of the brand new special feature “Happy 30th Birthday, Dirty Dancing” from the upcoming “Dirty Dancing” 30th Anniversary home entertainment release, available Feb. 7.
A worldwide box office sensation originally released in 1987 and generating over $213 million, “Dirty Dancing” captured hearts worldwide and took home the “Best Original Song” Oscar for “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” The beloved film, starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in their most iconic roles, remains one of Lionsgate’s top performing catalog titles with over 14 million DVDs and Blu-rays sold, and it is continually referenced in pop culture.
Tickets for “Dirty Dancing” can be purchased online by visiting fathomevents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fathom Events will bring “Dirty Dancing” into more than 550 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 the Digiplex Cinema Center of Williamsport (300 W. 4th St., Williamsport).
“’Dirty Dancing’ is one of the quintessential classics in our film library, and we are thrilled to commemorate its 30th anniversary by bringing it back to movie theaters,” said Michael Rathauser, SVP Marketing of Lionsgate Home Entertainment. “2017 will have an array of exciting activations for all fans with this big screen experience, specialty home entertainment release, television event, and more.”
“’Dirty Dancing’ is one of those really rare films that feels just as fresh and fun as it did the first time you saw it,” Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas added. “As an ’80s classic set in the ’60s, it’s a double-dose of cinematic nostalgia, and we couldn’t be more delighted to welcome Baby and Johnny back to the silver screen.”
Lionsgate will continue the year-long celebration with the “Dirty Dancing” 30th Anniversary Blu-ray, DVD, and limited edition Collector’s Edition box set; an ongoing North American tour of “Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage;” a new consumer products program; a new mobile game; and a network television presentation of a re-imagined, captured live “Dirty Dancing” musical event. In addition, Legacy Recordings will honor the 30th anniversary with celebratory editions of the original “Dirty Dancing” soundtrack, scheduled to be released in the spring of 2017.
The “Dirty Dancing” 30th Anniversary Limited Collector’s Edition box set includes the Blu-ray and DVD in collectible numbered packaging, along with exclusive memorabilia. The box set, Blu-ray, and DVD releases all feature over six hours of special features, including never-before-seen moments from Patrick Swayze’s last in-depth “Dirty Dancing” interview, “Patrick Swayze Uncut,” and interviews with celebrity fans reflecting on the anniversary. Additional special features include deleted and extended scenes, outtakes, cast interviews, music videos, filmmaker commentaries, and more.
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.