Noël Coward’s “Private Lives” from London’s West End Comes to U.S. Cinemas for One Night

  Noël Coward’s “Private Lives” from London’s West End Comes to U.S. Cinemas
  for One Night

NCM Fathom Events, CinemaLive and Digital Theatre Announce the Second Title as
 Part of the West End Theatre Series in Select U.S. Movie Theaters on Dec. 11

Business Wire

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- November 11, 2013

NCM Fathom Events, CinemaLive and Digital Theatre present the second
production to be distributed as part of the West End Theatre Series — the
Chichester Festival Theatre production of Noël Coward’s “Private Lives,”
pre-recorded by Digital Theatre at London’s Gielgud Theatre. Directed by
Jonathan Kent and starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor,  Noël Coward’s
“Private Lives,” will be presented in select U.S. cinemas on Wednesday, Dec.
11 at 7:00 p.m. local time. In addition to the celebrated performance,
audiences will be treated to a behind-the-scenes West End experience with the
cast and crew discussing award-winning playwright and composer Coward’s
enduring significance.

Presented in nearly 400 select movie theaters around the country through NCM’s
exclusive Digital Broadcast Network, tickets for Noël Coward’s “Private Lives”
are available at participating theater box offices and online at For a complete list of theater locations and prices,
visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to

Noël Coward’s “Private Lives”  is a 1930’s comedy in three acts. Elyot Chase
(Stephens) and Amanda Prynne (Chancellor) are glamorous, rich and reckless
divorcées. Five years later, their love for one another is unexpectedly
rekindled when they take adjoining suites of a French hotel while honeymooning
with their new spouses. This chance encounter instantly reignites their
passion, and they fling themselves headlong into a whirlwind of love and lust
once more, without a thought for partners present or turbulences past.

Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor are joined in the cast by Anthony Calf as
Victor Prynne, Anna-Louise Plowman as Sibyl Chase and Sue Kelvin as Louise.
“Private Lives” has design by Anthony Ward, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound
by Paul Groothuis and music by Matthew Scott.

Following a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Coward’s dazzling and
irresistible comedy, blazed across the West End stage at the Gielgud Theatre,
where it played a limited season from June 22 to September 21, 2013, proving
Coward still has the power to thrill, provoke and delight. Media were
unanimous in their critical acclaim with the Daily Telegraph raving, “Their
chemistry proves spectacularly combustible” and The Mail on Sunday dubbing the
production a “scintillating and sexy revival.”

“Together with CinemaLive and Digital Theatre, Fathom Events kicked off the
West End Theatre Series with a superb ’Merrily We Roll Along’ event and we are
thrilled to bring ‘Private Lives’ to the U.S. this December,” said Shelly
Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “Noël Coward’s
tantalizing romantic comedy about rekindling love, lust and loathing is a

About National CineMedia (NCM)

National CineMedia (NCM) operates NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated
media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through
mobile technology. The NCM Cinema Network and NCM Fathom Events present cinema
advertising and events across the nation’s largest digital 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 183 Designated
Market Areas® (49 of the top 50) and includes approximately 19,700 screens
(approximately 18,900 digital). During 2012, over 710 million patrons 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 approximately 750 locations in 171 Designated
Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). The NCM Interactive Network
offers 360-degree integrated marketing opportunities in combination with
cinema, encompassing 41 entertainment-related websites, online widgets and
mobile applications. National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) owns a 47.2%
interest in and is the managing member of National CineMedia LLC. For more
information, visit or (NCMI-E)

About CinemaLive

CinemaLive is one of the world’s leading producers and distributors of premium
Event Cinema for cinemas and big screen venues worldwide. Parent company, The
Shooting Star Picture Company, has been producing high quality concerts and
events for over 20 years and has a reputation for quality and global
excellence. With offices in the UK and Australia, the CinemaLive subsidiary
has quickly become one of the fastest growing theatrical distributors since
establishing in 2008. It delivers the very best music, cultural and family
entertainment via satellite and hard drive to over 70 countries around the
world. For more information,

About Digital Theatre

Digital Theatre works in partnership with Britain's leading theatre companies
to capture live performance authentically onscreen and makes productions
available to a worldwide audience in high definition. Recent Digital Theatre
releases include the 2013 Olivier Award-winning revival of Eugene O'Neill’s
Long Day’s Journey into Night, the sell-out 2011 West End production of All My
Sons and Much Ado About Nothing starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate.

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