DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Backstreet’s back and up on the big screen with a behind-the-scenes look into the world-famous boy band plus a very special performance from the Dominion Theatre in London. Fathom Events, More2Screen and Gravitas Ventures are thrilled to bring “Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of” to select cinemas nationwide on Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. local time. The cinema event will give fans a retrospective look into the lives and careers of band members Nick Carter, AJ McLean, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough and Brian Littrell, as well as a never-before-seen acoustic set from London that spotlights the depth of the band’s talent.
“Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of”
Tickets for “Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 400 movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
The Backstreet Boys, formed in 1993, have sold over 130 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling boy band in history. Twenty-two years later, the boys, now husbands and fathers, reunited to share their journey in this one-night event. Additionally, cinema audiences will be treated to a special acoustic set by the band filmed at the Dominion Theatre in London on February 26 which includes fan favorites: “I Want It That Way,” “As Long As You Love Me,” “Shape Of My Heart,” “Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of)” and “In A World Like This.”
“Gravitas is excited to be partnering again with Fathom on this exclusive event. The film really lends itself to a theatrical audience and when coupled with bonus concert footage we know the evening will be a memorable one for fans across the country,” said Michael Murphy, President of Gravitas Ventures.
Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh-Owens said, “We are thrilled to give Backstreet fans a deeper look into the lives of one of the best-selling boy bands ever. It’s exciting to watch the journey of the band members, their rise to the top and where they are now.”
“Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of” is presented as a part of the “Fathom Events Classic Music Series.” The series has previously included successful events from Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 775 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
More2Screen is a leading global event cinema distributor with more than seven years of experience distributing world-class opera, ballet, music concerts, theatre and special event films to 4,000 cinemas in 50+ international territories – including 38 live broadcasts and over 100 different 3D and 2D recorded productions. Based in London, it is the UK’s leading event cinema distributor according to IHS Screen Digest (2011 and 2012). www.more2screen.com
About Gravitas Ventures
Gravitas Ventures specializes in the aggregation of entertainment content by connecting independent filmmakers, producers, and distribution companies with leading cable, satellite, telco and online distribution partners. In the last five years, Gravitas has released more than 2,000 films on Video on Demand (VOD). Through its relationships with studios and VOD operators, Gravitas can distribute a film into over 100 million North American and 1 billion worldwide homes. Today, Gravitas Ventures releases over 500 films a year on VOD in all of its forms including transactional, subscription, and ad sponsored. As technology improves and new VOD opportunities arise, Gravitas will continue to stay at the forefront, bringing exceptional independent film to audiences the world over. www.gravitasventures.com