Sight & Sound Theatres®’ Production of Iconic Bible Story ‘JONAH’ Swims From Stage to Cinemas for a Special, One-Night Event
February 7, 2017
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Following an acclaimed stage run where more than one million people saw ‘JONAH’ live, this signature show – based on one of the most well-known Bible stories ever told – springs to life in jaw-dropping scale on the big screen for one night. Filmed before a live audience at Sight & Sound’s Lancaster, Pennsylvania theater, “ JONAH: On Stage!” comes to movie theaters nationwide on Tuesday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. local time, from Fathom Events and Sight & Sound.
In addition to this incredible production, audiences will get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the history of Sight & Sound, whose live stage shows have been seen by more than 22 million visitors worldwide.
Tickets for “JONAH: On Stage!” can 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 nearly 600 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).
When God calls Jonah to offer mercy and forgiveness to the people of Nineveh, Jonah runs straight in the opposite direction. As is often the case, one bad choice leads to another and soon Jonah’s “get-away” ship is on the verge of destruction amidst a terrible storm. To save themselves, the ship’s crew tosses Jonah overboard and into the waiting mouth of one ginormous fish.
“JONAH: On Stage!” brings to life the journey of this lovable, yet stubborn, prophet. This spectacular performance offers light-hearted humor, cinematic music, massive sets, colorful costumes and a breath-taking underwater scene featuring a 40-foot whale.
Sight & Sound is the largest theater company of its kind in the country – with one of the largest stages in any theater – exclusively focusing on stories from the Bible, produced in epic scale. Last year, 1.4 million people from around the world came to experience a production at one of Sight & Sound's locations in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Branson, Missouri. The Lancaster location is one of the top three theater destinations in the country.
“Sight & Sound has entertained audiences of all ages at their live theater shows for decades,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “We are thrilled to bring this one-of-a-kind stage production to families across the country in the biggest way possible – on big screens nationwide.”
“More than a million people come to see one of our shows every year,” Sight & Sound CEO Matt Neff said. “And now for the very first time, instead of audiences coming to us—we’re going to them.”
For artwork/photos related to “JONAH: On Stage!,” visit the Fathom Events press site.
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 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Sight & Sound
Sight & Sound® takes theater to a whole new level. Every show is an epic experience with a meaningful message. Edge-of-your-seat action meets heartfelt drama on a panoramic stage. Surround yourself with uplifting Bible stories brought to life by an exceptional cast, spectacular special effects, massive sets and live animals — on stage and in the aisles.
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