DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--America’s longest running summer television event, SHARK WEEK, is getting the big screen treatment as “SHARK WEEK at the Movies” hits U.S. movie theaters for a special one-night premiere event on Tuesday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. local time. Tickets are now on sale for this exclusive debut, featuring a special new episode from Shark Week 2017, “RETURN TO THE ISLE OF JAWS” along with a fan favorite from Shark Week 2016, “RETURN OF MONSTER MAKO.” SHARK WEEK, now in its 29th year, kicks off its television run on Sunday, July 23 at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery Channel.
Presented by Fathom Events and Discovery Channel, never has SHARK WEEK been experienced on the big screen with state-of-the-art surround sound, bringing audiences face-to-face with the sheer force of these magnificent creatures.
“This is an amazing and completely new way to experience Shark Week,” said Lara Richardson, Group Executive Vice President of Marketing for Discovery, Animal Planet and Science Channel. “Shark Week, a huge screen and hundreds of people who love sharks – what could be better?”
Tickets for “Shark Week at the Movies” can now be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 600 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Divers and scientists RETURN TO THE ISLE OF JAWS and risk their lives to unlock the mysteries of this new great white hot spot, just south of Western Australia. They make a startling discovery that causes a re-think of everything we thought we knew about great whites.
RETURN OF MONSTER MAKO follows professional shark tagger Keith Poe, and marine biologists Greg Stuntz, Matt Ajemain and their team as they use state-of-the-art technology to try and document a live-predation of a thousand-pound Mako shark.
SHARK WEEK brings educational and entertaining programming about sharks to TV screens across the world, focusing on conservation efforts and debunking common misconceptions. The now famous, weeklong TV programming block on the Discovery Channel premiered on July 17, 1988, and over time, SHARK WEEK has grown tremendously in popularity and become a huge hit for the network. Now broadcast globally, SHARK WEEK has become a pop culture phenomenon.
“As we head into the summer months, we know everybody eagerly awaits the kick-off of Shark Week,” Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “It’s with great excitement that we’re able to create a one-of-a-kind experience for fans and showcase Shark Week in a way that it’s never been seen before.”
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About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like Copa America Centenario, concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series and inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Kirk Cameron’s Revive US. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 897 locations and 1,387 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com