Rob Zombie’s ‘3 from Hell’ adds one more unrated screening in NEPA theaters on Oct. 14
From a press release:
“3 from Hell,” the new film by horror icon and heavy metal mastermind Rob Zombie that follows up his cult hits “House of 1,000 Corpses” and “The Devil’s Rejects,” earned $1.92 million when it was shown on a limited number of screens across the United States for three nights last week, including local cinemas.
That success has led to Lionsgate, Saban Films, and Fathom Events adding an encore presentation in many of those same theaters on Monday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m., though this comes after some sad news.
Actor Sid Haig, who played Captain Spaulding in all three installments of the Firefly family trilogy, was forced to take a reduced role in “3 from Hell” due to his declining health and passed away on Sept. 21 at the age of 80.
“‘3 from Hell’ is back! After the loss of our dear friend Sid, the success of ‘3 from Hell’ is bittersweet. This the Captain’s last ride, and he did us proud,” Rob Zombie said.
“For those of you who missed it the first time, you can now see it once again on the big screen.”
This event includes a 30-minute behind-the-scenes documentary following the screening and a free poster.
The select movie theaters showing this blood-soaked unrated film include Cinemark 20 (40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic), Regal Dickson City Stadium 14 & IMAX (3909 Commerce Blvd., Dickson City), and Cinemark Stroud Mall (160 Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg). Tickets can be purchased online by visiting fathomevents.com or at participating theater box offices.
“3 from Hell” will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K, and digital the following day, Oct. 15.
After barely surviving a furious shootout with the police, Baby Firefly (Sheri Moon Zombie), Otis Driftwood (Bill Moseley), and Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig) are behind bars. But pure evil cannot be contained. Teaming up with Otis’ half-brother Winslow “Foxy” Coltrane (Richard Brake), the demented Firefly clan are back to unleash a whole new wave of death and depravity. A firestorm of murder, madness, and mayhem will be unleashed in this terror ride to hell and back.
“The journey of these characters has always been special to me, and I am thrilled to finally let the fans experience the next episode of the Firefly madness. This project was a true labor of love for everyone involved, and we know we have created something amazing for the loyal followers of these films,” Zombie stated.
Ron Schwartz, president of Worldwide Home Entertainment at Lionsgate, added, “We are excited to collaborate again with Rob Zombie. With ‘House of 1,000 Corpses’ and ‘The Devil’s Rejects,’ Rob Zombie delivered thrills and high doses of gore to genre fans. We look forward to bringing this next chapter to screens with Saban Films and Fathom.”
“Whether it’s creating visionary music or epic opuses of horror on the screen, Rob Zombie is a master at giving his loyal fans what they want,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “We’re pleased to continue to partner with Rob and share this long-anticipated final chapter of the trilogy with audiences nationwide.”
Saban Films and Zombie previously partnered with Fathom Events in a successful theatrical event for Rob Zombie’s “31.” “3 from Hell” was also written and directed by Zombie, who produced alongside CC Capital Arts Entertainment’s Mike Elliot. Greg Holstein and Saban Films Senior Vice President of Distribution, Sales, and Marketing Jonathan Saba are executive producers.
“In 2003, a bold new cinematic voice emerged with ‘House of 1,000 Corpses.’ And with the sequel, ‘The Devil’s Rejects,’ Rob Zombie cemented his legacy as one of the most influential and important modern-day genre filmmakers,” Saba said.
“Now nearly 15 years later, Rob returns to the Firefly family in an audacious and wholly singular new chapter in this gory saga. I can’t wait for audiences to see this film on the big screen thanks to our partners at Lionsgate and Fathom.”
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all the top 100 DMAs (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc., and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group, Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters, such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events, and popular anime franchises.
Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras, including audience Q&As, backstage footage, and interviews with the 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 1,010 locations and 1,628 screens in 182 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events, and new product launches.
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