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‘Little Shop of Horrors’ screens with original ending in NEPA theaters Oct. 29-31

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ screens with original ending in NEPA theaters Oct. 29-31
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From a press release:

For the first time ever, the cult hit musical “Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented in select movie theaters nationwide with its original spectacular ending during a special two-day-only cinema event on Sunday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day.

In addition to the elaborate, 23-minute finale, which has been digitally restored to the acclaimed 1986 musical, this special theatrical presentation of “Little Shop of Horrors,” written by the Oscar-winning team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, will also include a brand new exclusive interview with the film’s visionary director, Frank Oz.

Tickets for “Little Shop of Horrors” can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Moviegoers 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 AMC Classic Bloomsburg 11 (1799 Columbia Blvd., Bloomsburg).

Originally released in December 1986 and based on the off-Broadway musical adaptation of Roger Corman’s low budget 1960 horror comedy, “Little Shop of Horrors” stars Rick Moranis as Seymour Krelborn, a lovable loser whose fortunes change when he discovers a mysterious plant he calls “Audrey II” after the demure love of his life, Audrey (Ellen Greene). But as Audrey II (Levi Stubbs) grows, Seymour discovers the plant has a taste for blood, preferably human… and a lust for power.

“Little Shop of Horrors” was nominated for two Academy Awards, including the high-energy “Mean Green Mother from Outer Space,” which Ashman and Menken wrote specifically for the film. “Little Shop of Horrors” received widespread acclaim from critics upon its initial release and became a perennial bestseller on home entertainment formats. Its loyal following has grown over the years and, while the film’s original ending has been released on DVD and Blu-ray, this special presentation by Fathom Events and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment marks the first time it has been shown to a large-scale audience in cinemas.

“Little Shop of Horrors” combines a stunning visual flair with a remarkable score by Ashman and Menken, who would go on to create such classic movie musicals as “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Aladdin.” The iconic supporting cast includes Steve Martin, Vincent Gardenia, James Belushi ,and Bill Murray, along with a unique trio of Tichina Arnold, Michelle Weeks, and Tisha Campbell as the “Greek chorus” Crystal, Ronette, and Chiffon.

“This special presentation of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ will delight longtime fans and offer them a new sense of discovery with an ending that the studio and Frank Oz have allowed us to present in movie theaters for the very first time,” Tom Lucas, Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations, said. “For fans of movies and musicals, this is truly a not-to-be-missed cinematic event.”

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.