Centennial, Colo. -- The critically acclaimed cinematic concert rockumentary, The Grateful Dead Movie Event will take audiences back to the ‘70s for a one-night in-theater event on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. local time. Under the direction of the band's lead guitarist Jerry Garcia and co-directed by Leon Gast, these legendary 1974 concerts capture the Grateful Dead at the pinnacle of their psychedelic worldwide fame while documenting the Dead Head experience. During this NCM Fathom event, theater audiences will be the first to see exclusive, never-before-seen interviews with both Garcia and Bob Weir that were captured during the filming of this historic production.
Tickets for The Grateful Dead Movie Event are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations, prices and additional information, visit the Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Presented by NCM Fathom and Rhino Entertainment, The Grateful Dead Movie Event will be broadcast in nearly 540 movie theaters across the country through NCM's exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.
The Grateful Dead Movie was shot during the legendary band's concerts at Winterland Arena in San Francisco in October 1974, prior to the Grateful Dead taking a two-year sabbatical. The Grateful Dead Movie debuted in New York City on June 1, 1977, and chronicles several different facets of the original Dead Head phenomena. The Grateful Dead Movie includes band performances of "U.S. Blues," "One More Saturday Night," "Casey Jones," "Playing in the Band" and "Sugar Magnolia," among other Dead classics. The Grateful Dead Movie played throughout the summer of 1977 in San Francisco and select markets across the U.S. NCM Fathom brought the concert event to 19 markets in 2003, but it has not been available in wide theatrical distribution since its initial release in 1977.
"This flashback concert is a chance for Dead Heads to relive the experience of one the band's most famous performances," said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom. "The never-before-seen interview with Jerry Garcia is definitely a must-see, and Dead fans may just see themselves or their friends on the big screen who were at the 1974 concerts. This event will be big fun for Dead fans of all ages."