Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Alternative Content to Start This August 2012 in Digiplex PA Theaters

Hello DigiFriends,
We hope you are excited for the Midnight Premiere of 'The Dark Knight Rises' this coming Thursday July 19 at 12:01am. And besides seeing the biggest film of the summer (perhaps the year!), we want to let you know that starting August 1st, 2012, our Digiplex theaters in Pennsylvania will start showing alternative content events and here are a couple of them:

1.The Grateful Dead Birthday Celebration Event 
   Wed. Aug. 1, 2012 at 7PM
In celebration of Jerry Garcia’s 70th birthday, NCM Fathom Events brings "The Grateful Dead Movie" back to select movie theaters nationwide for a special one night event on Wednesday, August 1 at 7:00 PM (Eastern time). This Grateful gathering will include a special commemoration of Jerry brought to you by notable director (and Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann's son) Justin Kreutzmann and an exclusive interview with guitarist and Grateful Dead co-founder Bob Weir, who will take fans behind the scenes of his state-of-the-art studio, the Tamalpais Research Institute.
2. Rifftrax LIVE 'Manos' The Hands of Fate
    Thursday, Aug. 16t, 2012 at 8PM
The stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 are coming back to select movie theaters nationwide for only one night to take on one of the worst films of all time: "Manos" The Hands of Fate. Join Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett of RiffTrax.com on Thursday, August 16th for hilarious all-new riffing on a not-so-classic movie!  This one night event will be your only chance to see the guys fire their wisecracking commentary at "Manos" The Hands of Fate on the big screen. 

3. Ballet: Coppelia from the Bolshoi Ballet
    Sunday, Sept. 9t, 2012 at 12:30pm
 A doll come to life, love triangles, illusions, doubles - the story of Coppelia is just as intriguing and fanciful today as it was in 1870! From the Bolshoi Ballet; Original choreography by Marius Petipa recreated by Sergei Vikharev.
Rating: NR
Runtime: 2 hr. 38 min.
Director: Leo Delibes
Genre: Program
Cast: Natalia Osipova

  4. Glen Beck's Unelectable II LIVE
      Thurs. Sept. 20, 2012 at 8PM
Glenn Beck has reinvented talk radio, changed the face of cable news, and started his own online network. But…until you’ve seen him perform live on stage, you haven’t seen the real Glenn Beck. Glenn’s hitting the road with his comedy tour, Unelectable 2
It’s your chance to see one of the most dynamic and unique live performers of his generation. If politicians said the kinds of things that Glenn does—you know, the truth—they’d never get into office. That’s why Glenn Beck is unelectable—he can’t help but tell it like it is. No one is spared Glenn’s wrath…Democrats, Republicans, law makers and law breakers…everybody gets what’s coming to them in this incredible live comedy show. Election Day is coming whether we like it or not, so you might as well laugh before you cry. Join Glenn for an unforgettable night comedy that will have you wishing he ran for office if for no other reason than to be the first politician that got laughed at on purpose!

And this is just the beginning! Please check our website for more and email us at info@digiplexdest.com for inquiries.


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Digital Conversion Completed at our PA Theaters!

Greetings Digi Friends! 
We wanted to let you know that our Pennsylvania theaters (former Cinema Centers) are now ALL DIGITAL! From the press release:

Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (NasdaqCM: DCIN), a fast-growing motion picture exhibitor dedicated to transforming movie theaters into digital entertainment centers, today announced the completed installation of 54 Barco digital cinema projectors in the remaining Pennsylvania-based auditoriums acquired from Cinema Centers in April 2012. As of June 30, 2012, Digiplex’s total theatre circuit of 73 screens is 100 percent digital.
Digiplex Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bud Mayo stated, “Digiplex Destinations is a theater circuit built for the digital era from top to bottom. Our conversion of all Cinema Centers’ 54 screens to Digiplex’s integrated digital cinema network was completed earlier than forecast and on budget with the help of the Barco Digital Cinema team and our own best-of-breed tech department. We make a complex job look easy. I’m grateful to have them at our side as we prepare to use the enabling technology to bring our customers many more choices of entertainment from sports and pop music to Broadway plays and opera. That was always the promise when so many of us started this industry changing journey more than a decade ago. Now it’s a reality, and our customers are the winners.”
“We are thrilled with the continued success of Digiplex and are proud to support its efforts with market- leading technology,” commented Patrick Lee, VP Digital Cinema for Barco North America. “Bud and the Digiplex team have made huge strides with this successful conversion, and we look forward to exploring new and exciting ways to differentiate their theaters.”
Some of the alternative content coming soon to a Digiplex screen near you (visit www.digiplexdest.com for specific dates/times/locations) this month includes:
  • Kidtoons: The Wiggles Big Birthday (numerous dates in July)
  • Bolshoi Ballet: Raymonda ENCORE (7/10)
  • Met (Opera) Summer Encore: Les Contes d'Hoffmann (7/11)
  • TCM Presents Singin' in the Rain 60th Anniversary Event (7/12)
  • The Who - Quadrophenia: The Complete Story(7/24)