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Published On: Tue, Sep 16th, 2014

James Franco, Chris O’Dowd star in ‘Of Mice and Men’ coming in November

Fathom Events, National Theatre Live (NT Live) and BY Experience announced the exhibition of thrilling performances captured live on stage, in select U.S. cinemas.

Due to unprecedented demand, theater fans are then invited to return to cinemas to see James Franco and Chris O’Dowd in the hit Broadway play “Of Mice and Men.”Fresh off its record-breaking run on Broadway and captured by National Theatre Live, this captivating performance will be broadcast to cinema screens nationwide on Thursday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. local time.

Tickets for “NT Live: Of Mice and Men,” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The events will be presented in more than 550 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit www.FathomEvents.com (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Chris O'Dowd and James Franco in "Of Mice and Men" photo/Richard Phibbs via Fathom

Chris O’Dowd and James Franco in “Of Mice and Men” photo/Richard Phibbs via Fathom

The critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men directed by Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro (August: Osage County), stars Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner James Franco (127 Hours), BAFTA and Tony Award nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), Leighton Meester (“Gossip Girl”) and Tony and Olivier Award winner Jim Norton, and was nominated for two 2014 Tony Awards and shattered the house record at the Longacre Theatre multiple times during its limited 19 week engagement.  Of Mice and Men tells the story of an unlikely pair of friends drifting from job to job across the farms and fields of California, holding fast to their dream of one day having an acre of land they can call their own.

“These stunning stage performances give local communities the chance to gather together for an experience in movie theaters like no other,” Fathom Events executive vice president Shelly Maxwell said.
 
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is owned by a newly formed entity called AC JV, LLC. Fathom 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. Additionally, Fathom events take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer unique extras – creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Co-owned by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States, AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom’s live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 750 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
 
About National Theatre Live (NT Live)
Now celebrating its 6th year broadcasting live performances to cinema screens internationally, National Theatre Live has now been experienced by over 3 million people worldwide. The first season began in June 2009 with the acclaimed production of Phédre starring Helen Mirren. Recent broadcasts have included the Young Vic / Joshua Andrews co-production of Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster and Vanessa Kirby in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, the award-winning original West End production of War Horse, NT’s 50th anniversary celebration Live from the National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage, Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear in Shakespeare’s Othello, and from outside the National Theatre, Tom Hiddleston in the Donmar Warehouse production of Coriolanus, Shakespeare’s Macbeth with Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston from the Manchester International Festival, and the record-breaking and award winning West End production of The Audience starring Helen Mirren as The Queen. Other broadcasts include Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan, Golden Globe Award winner Bill Nighy and Matthew Beard in David Hare’s Skylighton Thursday, October 23, 2014; Johnconceived and directed by Lloyd Newson on Tuesday, December 9, 2014; Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Islandin a new adaptation by Bryony Lavery and directed by Polly Findlay on Thursday, January 22, 2015. For more information, visit www.NTLive.com.

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