‘Samurai Jack’ premiere movie screens for one night only in Moosic and Stroudsburg on Oct. 16
From a press release:
Created by famed animation director Genndy Tartakovsky, the fully remastered Emmy-nominated premiere movie from the acclaimed first season of the Adult Swim series “Samurai Jack” will debut for the first time in remastered HD when “Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Event” arrives in select movie theaters nationwide for one night only on Monday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.
Offering fans the ultimate Samurai Jack experience, this exclusive cinema event will captivate audiences with special content filmed for this event and never-before-seen bonus material from the highly anticipated complete series box set prior to its release on Tuesday, Oct. 17, alongside other special surprises. Fans will get to hear directly from Tartakovsky on the beginnings of “Samurai Jack” and what the show means to him.
Tickets for “Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Event” 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 500 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).
“Samurai Jack: The Premiere Movie Event” follows a young samurai after he is sent to the future by the evil wizard, Aku. Determined to undo his destruction, Jack sets off on a daring journey to return to the past and defeat Aku once and for all. Gathering allies and combating other villains along the way, Jack battles to accomplish his mission and restore the peace of the past.
“Although the beloved Samurai Jack series has concluded, the action-packed fun isn’t over yet,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “Our partnership with Adult Swim was created to ensure that audiences have the opportunity to get the ultimate Samurai Jack experience alongside other fans in a community setting.”
“We’re excited to partner with Fathom Events to bring Samurai Jack fans an event they’ll never forget,” Erik Resnick, SVP, business development and commercial strategy for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, and Boomerang said. “Not only will they be able to relive the action-packed premiere that ignited their love for the series, but they’ll be able to experience Samurai Jack like never before, alongside others who share their excitement.”
Adult Swim, launched in 2001, is a Turner’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m.-6 a.m., Adult Swim is basic cable’s No. 1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49 and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes.
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.