Morristown, NJ & Los Angeles, CA - Phish 3D, the production of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), AEG NL and Action 3D, made a splash at its April 20th premiere at nine exclusive locations across the country this week, with dedicated Phish fans turning out in droves to experience the groundbreaking concert film. In eight of the nine theatres, the grosses for Phish 3D alone surpassed the combined total of all other movies playing at the same locations that night, proving that demand is high in advance of the film's April 30th official wide release nationwide.
"Phish fans have a passion for their band that is well known, and last night we got to witness it first hand," said Jonathan Dern, President of Cinedigm Entertainment Group. "Our Brooklyn location saw lines out the door a full hour before the showing. 3D adds a layer of realism to films that gives viewers the feeling that they are there at the concert, with the best seats in the house."
"This week's incredibly successful 4/20 sneak peak makes us even more excited to open Phish 3D with a wide release on April 30th," said Jeff Lewis, Action 3D Productions CEO and Vice Chairman. "The band's followers, as well as music fans and moviegoers in general, have made it clear they want more Phish 3D.
Shot in October 2009 at the band's Festival 8, Phish 3D gives viewers the sense that they are not only at the event, but on stage with the group that Entertainment Weekly has called "the biggest cult band in America." During Festival 8, more than 40,000 devoted fans watched as Phish combined two of their most beloved traditions - the multi-day festival and the Halloween album "costume." The band's highly anticipated "musical costumes" are concerts involving the performance of an entire album by another artist-in this case, Phish covered the Rolling Stones' album Exile on Main St. Phish 3D also features fan favorites, never-before-seen cover songs, intimate footage of the band backstage and in rehearsals, songs from the band's first ever full-length acoustic set, and performances taken from six additional sets of music.
Phish 3D will be in theatres for one week in more than 150 cities across the country. Fans are encouraged to check www.phish3dmovie.com for cities, ticketing and event news frequently. Limited seats are available.
Phish will kick off an extensive summer tour on June 11th at Toyota Park in Chicago, IL. An online ticket request period is currently underway here and will end on Friday, March 26th, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 2nd. For full details, click here.