National CineMedia’s Fathom and Mercury Radio Arts Present Glenn Beck’s Comedy Tour in Select Theatres on July 17th
Centennial, Colorado (RUSHPRNEWS) July 8, 2008 — NCM Fathom and Mercury Radio Arts bring Headline News political commentator and talk radio host Glenn Beck’s touring one-man stage show, “Beck 08,” LIVE in high-definition on the world’s largest cinema broadcast network for the first time ever to select movie theatres nationwide this July. Beck, known for his no-holds-barred style, says exactly what’s on his mind about the world today, including this political season, during this ground-breaking comedy event LIVE from the Majestic Theatre in Dallas.
Tickets for the “Beck 08 — LIVE” (http://glennbeck.fathomevents.com) in-theatre event on Thursday, July 17th at 8:00 p.m. ET / 7:00 p.m. CT / 6:00 p.m. MT / 8 p.m. PT (tape delayed) are available at presenting theatre box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theatre locations and prices, please visit the website (theatres are subject to change).
Host of the third most listened to radio show in the country, “The Glenn Beck Program,” and his self-titled Headline News television show, Beck’s stage performance is equal parts storytelling and stand-up with a satirical look at politicians and the Democratic process. The show takes aim at an election season unlike any other, including Beck’s “stump speech” — what a politician might say if he told the truth and reflected the real values of real Americans.
“Touring the country and performing in front of our loyal listeners and viewers is my favorite time of the year,” said Beck. “So I’m especially grateful to be reaching fans in over 250 cities around the country all at once during this in-theatre event.”
Presented by NCM Fathom and Mercury Radio Arts, “Beck 08 — LIVE” (http://glennbeck.fathomevents.com) appears on the big screen in high-definition with Cinema Surround Sound in more than 320 select AMC, Celebration! Cinema, Cinemark USA Inc., Clearview Cinemas, Goodrich Quality Theaters, Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres, National Amusements and Regal Entertainment Group movie theatres, as well as the Penn Cinema (Lititz, PA) and State Theatre (State College, PA), through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.
“Glenn Beck is an insightful political commentator, as well as a terrific entertainer. His ‘pull-no-punches’ comedic style is sure to attract fans to their local movie theatres during this special in-theatre event,” said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom.
About National CineMedia, LLC
National CineMedia (NCM) LLC operates the largest digital in-theatre network in North America through long-term agreements with its founding members, AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark USA Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest theatre operators in the U.S., and through multi-year agreements with several other theatre operators. NCM LLC produces and distributes its FirstLook pre feature program; cinema and lobby advertising products; comprehensive meeting and event services and other entertainment programming content. NCM LLC’s national network includes over 17,000 screens of which over 15,500 are part of the company’s Digital Content Network (DCN). NCM LLC’s network covers 170 Designated Market AreasÂ® (49 of the top 50). During 2007, approximately 685 million patrons attended movies shown in theatres currently included in our network. National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) owns a 42.3% interest in and is the managing member of NCM LLC. For additional information, visit www.ncm.com or www.FathomEvents.com.
About Mercury Radio Arts
Mercury Radio Arts is Glenn Beck’s production company. Beck is the host and star of the third most listened-to radio show in America, as well as Headline News’ Glenn Beck, one of the fastest-growing TV shows in cable news. Beck is author of two books, including the recent #1 New York Times Best Seller “An Inconvenient Book.” Known for his quick wit and engaging personality, Beck has attracted millions of viewers and listeners. His radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, is heard on over 300 stations nationwide and on XM Satellite Radio. For more information, visit http://www.glennbeck.com.
michelle.portillo @ ncm.com
Hannah Kampf or Eve Samuels
Scoop Marketing for NCM Fathom
(213) 639-6159 / (213) 639-6166
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For Glenn Beck
mhiltzik @ hstrategies.com
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