Commemorating Universal Pictures' 100th
Anniversary, NCM® Fathom Events
and TCM Presents a Newly Remastered Version of Steven Spielberg's
Unforgettable Classic Adventure in Select Movie Theaters on October 3
CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
This fall, movie theater audiences nationwide will "phone home" once
again as Steven Spielberg's beloved film "E.T. The
Extra-Terrestrial" returns to the big screen in honor of its 30th
Presents ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' 30th
Anniversary Event" will take place Wednesday, October 3
at 7:00 p.m. local time, with special matinee screenings in select
theaters at 2:00 p.m. local time. Presented by NCM®
Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Universal Pictures as
part of the studio's 100th Anniversary celebration, the event
features the all-new, digitally remastered feature film, as well as a
special taped introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, who will take
audiences through the making of this modern classic. Fans will discover
how Spielberg came up with the idea for "E.T." and learn what working on
the film was like for the film's three young stars. As an added treat,
Drew Barrymore, who plays Gertie in the film and who currently co-hosts
TCM's "The Essentials" showcase, shares what the film means to her 30
Tickets for "TCM Presents ‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' 30th
Anniversary Event" are available now at participating theater box
offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
The event will be presented using new digital cinema projection systems
in more than 560 select movie theaters around the country. For a
complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom
Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
"E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" stars Henry Thomas as Elliott, an
imaginative boy who meets a lost alien and forges of one of cinema's
most endearing friendships. With help from his older brother, Michael
(Robert MacNaughton), and little sister, Gertie (Barrymore), Elliott
sets out to help the visitor find his way back home before government
agents can capture him. Dee Wallace and Peter Coyote co-star.
Released in 1982, "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" became the biggest
blockbuster of the year, ranking No. 1 over 16 different weekends.
Today, "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial" remains the fourth most
successful movie of all time in the domestic box office1.
Nominated for nine Academy Awards®, including Best Picture,
Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Writing and Best Screenplay,
the film took home four Oscars® for Best Visual Effects, Best
Sound Effects Editing, Best Sound and Best Music for John Williams'
"Thirty years ago, Steven Spielberg introduced the world
to E.T. — the alien who stole our hearts with a timeless and endearing
story about friendship and courage," said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice
president of NCM Fathom Events. "Together with TCM and Universal
Pictures, Fathom Events invites audiences — young and old — to
experience the magic of ‘E.T.' once again in movie theaters."
Universal Studios Home Entertainment will celebrate the 30th
anniversary of "E.T. The Extra- Terrestrial" with the film's
Blu-ray™ release on Tuesday, October 9. Featuring an all-new, digitally
remastered picture, as well as all-new 7.1 surround sound, the "E.T. The
Extra-Terrestrial" Anniversary Edition Blu-ray™ Combo Pack
includes the 1982 theatrical movie, an all-new interview with Spielberg,
and "The E.T. Journals," featuring never-before-seen footage from the
set of the film.
1 Adjusted for ticket price inflation.
About National CineMedia (NCM)
operates NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated media company reaching
U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology.
Cinema Network and NCM
Fathom present cinema advertising and events across the nation's
in-theater network, comprised of theaters owned by AMC Entertainment
Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), Regal Entertainment Group
(NYSE: RGC) and other leading regional theater circuits. NCM's theater
advertising network covers 181 Designated Market Areas® (49 of the top
50) and includes over 19,000 screens (approximately 18,100 digital).
During 2011, approximately 680 million patrons (on an annualized basis)
attended movies shown in theaters in which NCM currently has exclusive,
cinema advertising agreements in place. The NCM
Fathom Events live digital broadcast network ("DBN") is comprised of
over 700 locations in 170 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the
top 50). The NCM
Interactive Network offers 360-degree integrated marketing
opportunities in combination with cinema, encompassing 42
entertainment-related websites, online widgets and mobile applications.
National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) owns a 48.6% interest in and is
the managing member of National CineMedia LLC. For more information,
About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
Turner Classic Movies is a Peabody Award-winning network that presents
great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries
in the world. Currently seen in more than 86 million homes, TCM features
the insights of veteran primetime host Robert Osborne and host Ben
Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests. As the
foremost authority in classic films, TCM offers critically acclaimed
original documentaries and specials, along with regular programming
events that include The Essentials with Robert Osborneand
Drew Barrymore, Essentials Jr. with Bill Hader, 31 Days of Oscar®
and Summer Under the Stars. TCM also stages special events and
screenings, such as the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the
TCM Classic Cruise; produces a wide range of media about classic film,
including books and DVDs; and hosts a wealth of materials on its
TCM is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company.
Academy Awards® and Oscar® are both registered trademarks and service
marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
About Universal Studios Home Entertainment
In honor of its Centennial anniversary, Universal Pictures proudly
salutes 100 years of unforgettable films that have entertained audiences
and touched the hearts of millions around the globe. In celebration of
our first 100 years, Universal Studios Home Entertainment is proud to
present a selection of our many beloved movies as part of an extensive
year-long program that underscores the studio's rich cinematic history
and indelible cultural impact.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment is a unit of Universal Pictures, a
division of Universal Studios (www.universalstudios.com).
Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading
media and entertainment companies in the development, production and
marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global
audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news
and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company,
significant television production operations, a leading television
stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast
Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE
holding a 49% stake.
For artwork/photos related to "TCM Presents E.T. The
Extra-Terrestrial 30th Anniversary Event,"
NCM Fathom Events
Michelle Portillo, 303-792-8651
Studios Home Entertainment
Michelle Slavich, 818-777-5344
Heather Sautter, 404-885-0746
Marketing for NCM Fathom Events
Erik Stein, 818-761-6100
Source: National CineMedia, Inc.
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