Celebrate Jerry Garcia’s birthday with Grateful Dead concert screening in NEPA theaters on Aug. 1
From a press release:
For the seventh year in a row, beloved rock group Grateful Dead returns to the big screen for its highly-anticipated annual event “Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2017.” The meet-up in movie theaters across the United States features the Grateful Dead (Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Brent Mydland, and Bob Weir) in concert, performing to a sold-out crowd of 40,000+ fans in Washington, D.C.
The one-night-only event is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m., which would have been Garcia’s 75th birthday.
Presented by Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment, this special cinema event features the Dead’s previously unreleased July 12, 1989 concert from RFK Stadium.
Tickets for “Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies 2017” 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 450 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network, including Regal Dickson City Stadium 14 & IMAX (3909 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City), R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 (24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre), and Cinemark Stroud Mall (160 Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg).
The Meet-Up provides an annual occasion for Dead Heads to reconnect with fellow fans, as well as a chance for new devotees to experience the excitement of what it would have been like to see one of the Dead’s legendary shows live. This year’s concert features a rare first set that contains at least one song sung by each of the four lead singers and a terrific show-opening rendition of the band’s biggest hit, “Touch of Grey.” The show’s second set begins with a very uncommon second-set opener, “Sugaree,” two songs with Bruce Hornsby sitting in (“Sugaree” and “Man Smart [Woman Smarter]”), plus one of the only video recorded versions of “Black Muddy River.”
“Earlier this spring, Dead Heads gathered in cinemas nationwide for ‘The Grateful Dead Movie 40th Anniversary,’” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “We’re pleased to present them with another opportunity to ‘Meet-Up’ at the movie theater this year.”
Grateful Dead setlist, July 12, 1989, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.:
Touch of Grey
New Minglewood Blues
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Tom Thumb’s Blues
Far From Me
Friend of the Devil
Man Smart (Woman Smarter)
Ship of Fools
Eyes of the World
I Need a Miracle
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Turn on Your Love Light
Black Muddy River
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.