DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BY Experience, in association with Fathom Events, is proud to present the opening night of TED’s flagship annual conference – broadcast live to select cinemas nationwide for the first time in the organization’s history. “TED2016: Dream ‘Opening Night’ Live in Cinemas” will debut in movie theaters on Monday, February 15, 2016 live in North America at 5 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. MT / 7 p.m. CT / 8 p.m. ET, time shifted to 7 p.m. local time in HI/AK, and the following evening, February 16 (captured live on February 15) for the rest of the world. Cinema audiences will have the previously unimaginable opportunity to experience the complete opening night session of TED’s legendary annual conference along with the live audience watching from the TED theater in Vancouver, Canada.
Tickets for “TED2016: Dream ‘Opening Night’ Live in Cinemas” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the United States will be able to enjoy the event in more than 615 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of U.S. theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Hosted by TED Curator Chris Anderson, the cinema event will feature world-renowned thinkers, artists and storytellers who will share their “ideas worth spreading” about the greatest dreams we are capable of dreaming. What emerges is a spirit of wonder and optimism that represents the world at its best. Featured speakers will be announced in early 2016.
“We’re excited to partner with BY Experience to premiere the opening session of TED2016 in cinemas and share their ‘ideas worth spreading’ live with the entire country,” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey. “Don’t miss this chance to experience it all from the comfort and convenience of your local movie theater.”
“Providing local communities around the world a chance to watch the first speakers take the TED stage at our main event is an intriguing new experiment in radical openness,” said Deron Triff, Head of Media Partnerships and Format Innovation for TED. “We are hoping this special night will be a great way to give curious people everywhere an opportunity to experience the conference as it’s happening, and immerse themselves in new ideas that are filling the world with wonder and a new sense of possibility.”
“The most spectacular evening awaits millions of TED fans across the country in cinemas next February,” said Julie Borchard-Young, co-president of BY Experience. “TED2016: Dream ‘Opening Night’ Live in Cinemas’ will provide fans unprecedented access to the groundbreaking and very coveted opening session, featuring inspiring talks by some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers.”
For more information about “TED2016: Dream ‘Opening Night’ Live in Cinemas” including worldwide locations and showtimes, visit www.TEDTalksinCinemas.com.
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About Fathom Events
Fathom Events 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. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 875 locations in 179 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About BY Experience
BY Experience kicked off the digital revolution of live events to movie theaters and other locations globally with David Bowie’s 2003 Reality album launch and since then, over 23 million tickets have been sold worldwide for cinema events BY Experience has distributed globally. Current cinema series credits: Distribution Representative, The Met: Live in HD (Worldwide; since 2006), the UK’s National Theatre Live (Ex-UK; since 2009), Bolshoi Ballet (North America; since 2014). BY Experience has executive produced and/or distributed several diverse programs for cinema including numerous rock concerts, radio programs, fine art exhibits other special content events. Earlier this year, BY Experience began partnering with major motion picture studios on national theatrical re-releases of classic and in some cases fully restored films. In March, the company distributed Universal Pictures' 30th anniversary screenings of the seminal John Hughes film “The Breakfast Club.” Theatrical re-releases in 2015 also include “My Fair Lady” (50th), “Oklahoma!” (60th) and “Fantasia” (75th). BY Experience distributes to over 60 countries, to over 2,000 movie screens. www.byexperience.net.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, its TEDWomen conference and its TEDGlobal conferences—then made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the TED Radio Hour on NPR; TED-Ed, a service that pairs educators with animators to create lessons worth sharing; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.