Grateful Dead Returns to Cinemas with a Never-Before-Seen 1972 Bremen Beat Club Studio Performance this July

  Grateful Dead Returns to Cinemas with a Never-Before-Seen 1972 Bremen Beat
  Club Studio Performance this July

Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment Continue the Successful “Meet-Up at the
Movies” Series with an Epic One-Night Event in Select U.S. Cinemas on July 17

Business Wire

CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- June 9, 2014

Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment are excited to present the annual
“Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies: Beat Club 4/21/72” in cinemas nationwide
on July 17 at 7:30 p.m. local time. The event will feature a complete rare
live studio performance of the Grateful Dead captured during their legendary
European tour in 1972 with audio remastered from the original analog tapes.
Never officially released and never before seen in its entirety, the Bremen,
West Germany’s Beat Club TV program studio performance features the classic
1972 lineup, and captures the Dead in their prime, playing at the height of
the powers and tearing through a condensed version of a typical Europe '72
concert. The event offers a unique view of the band, allowing fans in cinemas
to hear fly-on-the-wall chatter and get up-close and personal with band
members in one of their most intimate studio performances.

Tickets for “Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies: Beat Club 4/21/72” are
available at participating theater box offices and online at The event will be presented in more than 360 select
movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network.
For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events
website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

The event features stand-out versions of set staples like “Bertha,” “Sugaree,”
"Playing In The Band" (two versions!) and a classic "Truckin'>Drums>The Other
One." This performance is one of the last known video captures of Ron “Pigpen”
McKernan, a founding member of the Grateful Dead. Pigpen was legendary for his
blues influence on the band’s sound.

“To see such outstanding footage of some of the Grateful Dead's most important
songs from 1972, including a 20 minute version of ‘The Other One’ and two
way-out-there renditions of ‘Playing In The Band’ is a truly remarkable
experience,” said Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux. “There's never been a
show from this era filmed so clearly in its entirety, and this audiovisual
document captures the band at arguably their creative zenith. As a Dead Head
and an archivist, this is some of the most exciting footage of the Dead I've
ever come across. It's thrilling to know thousands will now be able to enjoy
it on July 17.”

“Our annual meet-up events give Grateful Dead fans a chance to get together
and celebrate their favorite band through iconic and rare Dead content,” said
Dan Diamond, senior vice president of Fathom Events. “Fans will take a trip
down memory lane and experience this historic studio session from 1972, all
from the comfort of their local theater.”

About AC JV, LLC

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

About Rhino Entertainment

Based in Burbank, California, Warner Music Group’s Rhino Entertainment was
founded in 1978 and is the world’s leading pop culture label. Emphasizing
flawless sound quality, bonus tracks, informative liner notes, award-winning
creative packaging, an offbeat sense of humor, and a strong social conscience,
Rhino continues to set the standard for excellence in the reissue business it
pioneered in both the physical and digital worlds. Rhino is also expanding the
definition of what a catalog music company is, as evidenced by the label’s
name and likeness representation deal with Frank Sinatra and its multi-faceted
relationship with Grateful Dead. The vast Rhino catalog of more than 5,000
titles features material by Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, The Doors, Chicago,
Black Sabbath, John Coltrane, Yes, Alice Cooper, Linda Ronstadt, The Ramones,
The Monkees, Carly Simon, Curtis Mayfield, among many others.


Fathom Events
Jessica Hanus, (303) 792-8766
Scoop Marketing for Fathom Events
Erik Stein, (818) 761-6100
Rhino Entertainment
Jason Elzy, (818) 238-6220
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