Morristown, NJ & Los Angeles, CA - April 22, 2010 - Phish 3D, the production of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. (NASDAQ: CIDM), AEG NL and Action 3D, made a splash at its April 20th premiere at nine exclusive locations across the country this week, with dedicated Phish fans turning out in droves to experience the groundbreaking concert film. In eight of the nine theatres, the grosses for Phish 3D alone surpassed the combined total of all other movies playing at the same locations that night, proving that demand is high in advance of the film's April 30th official wide release nationwide.
"Phish fans have a passion for their band that is well known, and last night we got to witness it first hand," said Jonathan Dern, President of Cinedigm Entertainment Group. "Our Brooklyn location saw lines out the door a full hour before the showing. 3D adds a layer of realism to films that gives viewers the feeling that they are there at the concert, with the best seats in the house."
"This week's incredibly successful 4/20 sneak peak makes us even more excited to open Phish 3D with a wide release on April 30th," said Jeff Lewis, Action 3D Productions CEO and Vice Chairman. "The band's followers, as well as music fans and moviegoers in general, have made it clear they want more Phish 3D.
Shot in October 2009 at the band's Festival 8, Phish 3D gives viewers the sense that they are not only at the event, but on stage with the group that Entertainment Weekly has called "the biggest cult band in America." During Festival 8, more than 40,000 devoted fans watched as Phish combined two of their most beloved traditions - the multi-day festival and the Halloween album "costume." The band's highly anticipated "musical costumes" are concerts involving the performance of an entire album by another artist-in this case, Phish covered the Rolling Stones' album Exile on Main St. Phish 3D also features fan favorites, never-before-seen cover songs, intimate footage of the band backstage and in rehearsals, songs from the band's first ever full-length acoustic set, and performances taken from six additional sets of music.
Phish 3D will be in theatres for one week in more than 150 cities across the country. Fans are encouraged to check www.phish3dmovie.com for cities, ticketing and event news frequently. Limited seats are available.
Phish will kick off an extensive summer tour on June 11th at Toyota Park in Chicago, IL. An online ticket request period is currently underway at http://phish.portals.musictoday.com/ and will end on Friday, March 26th, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 2nd. For full details, visit phish.com
Since forming in Vermont in 1983, Phish has developed a large following dedicated to their legendary live shows of eclectic, free-form rock, jazz, country, bluegrass and pop. The band has sold more than 8 million albums and DVDs in the United States, including fourteen studio albums and a multitude of live shows. The ceaseless touring of guitarist/vocalist Trey Anastasio, drummer Jon Fishman, bassist Mike Gordon and keyboardist Page McConnell helped make them one of the top concert draws in the nation until their indefinite hiatus in the summer of 2004. Phish officially reunited in March 2009 and later released their fourteenth album, Joy, with producer Steve Lillywhite. Phish headlined the Bonnaroo Festival in June 2009 and performed a 4-night New Year's Eve run at Miami's American Airlines Arena.
About Action 3D:
Action 3D Productions-A3D-is a privately held production company with a unique approach to capturing live alternative content events (music, sports, and theater) in digital 3D. While technology is key to the process, people are the main ingredients to creating immersive experiences for presentation in cinemas and location-based entertainment venues. A3D's biggest asset is its know-how. The company's management team has decades of worldwide experience in entertainment presentation, business management and film production. While this team's individual accomplishments are impressive, the complementary backgrounds and skills have enabled A3D to quickly advance in creating, developing and marketing sought-after 3D entertainment for the rapidly developing suite of 3D distribution channels. Recently, for "We Are The World 25 For Haiti," Action 3D Productions led both the 2D and 3D video production. For more information, visit www.action3dproductions.com.
Cinedigm is the leader in providing the services, experience, technology and content critical to transforming movie theaters into digital and networked entertainment centers. The Company is a technology and services integrator that works with Hollywood movie studios, independent movie distributors, and exhibitors to bring movies in digital cinema format to audiences across the country. Cinedigm's digital cinema deployment organization, software, unique combined satellite and hard drive digital movie delivery network; pre-show in-theater advertising services; and distribution platform for alternative content such as CineLive®3-D and 2-D sports and concerts, thematic programming and independent movies provide a complete suite of services required to enable the digital theater conversion. Cinedigm™ and Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp.™ are trademarks of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. www.cinedigm.com [CIDM-G]
About AEG Network LIVE: Network LIVE is the industry's largest provider of live digital entertainment, offering fans unparalleled access to the artists they want-when and how they want it-via broadband, TV, radio, wireless, theatrical and retail. AEG Network LIVE has completed successful tour and album launch campaigns for AEG Live clients including Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Prince, Linkin Park, Garth Brooks, and many others. More information on AEG Network LIVE can be found at http://www.networklive.com.
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