MORRISTOWN, NJ -- Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), the leader in the digital cinema industry, today announced the success of the live virtual Q&A the company hosted following the premiere of the critically-acclaimed movie The Narrows on June 19th. Fans submitted over 100 questions originating from 20 theatres across the country via text message and the movie's Facebook page. Questions ranged from how the actors prepared for their respective roles to what it was like working with reputed "method" actor D'Onofrio.
The live virtual session, made possible only by digital cinema and Cinedigm's unique digital broadcasting technology CineLive®, was the first-of-its-kind and a smash hit with audiences around the country. The actors' natural chemistry jumped off the screen as they shared their thoughts on the screen adaptation of Tim McLoughlin's novel Heart of the Old Country and behind-the-scenes experiences working on location in New York City with director Francois A. Velle.
"Audiences at our theatres loved being a part of this first virtual premiere and live Q&A with the actors from The Narrows," said Tom Stephenson, CEO of Rave Motion Pictures. "As Cinedigm continues to provide innovative ways to distinguish ourselves to the consumer, Rave's partnership with Cinedigm becomes more valuable to us," he continued.
Bud Mayo, CEO of Cinedigm said, "We were delighted to make this first-ever event possible for fans around the country. Cinedigm remains the only company that can distribute live programming to digital cinema-equipped theatres on a national scale, and if the audience participation on Friday night is any indication, there is a decided interest to see many similar events in the future. This is clearly a huge opportunity for actors and studios to forge deeper connections with their audiences as well as a terrific new feature for digitally-enhanced theatres to offer their customers. Cinedigm is primed to take advantage of these opportunities and plans to continue providing patrons more of the content they love in the most innovative ways possible."