Sight & Sound Theaters® production of iconic biblical story ‘JONAH’ swims from stage to cinemas for a special overnight event
DENVER – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Following an acclaimed scene where over a million people watched ‘JONAH’ live, this signature show – based on one of the most famous Bible stories ever told – comes to life on a breathtaking scale on the big screen for one night. Filmed in front of an audience at the Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa., “JONAH: On stage!”Arrives in 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 performances have been seen by over 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 across the United States will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 600 theaters via Fathom’s Digital Broadcasting Network (DBN). For a full list of theater venues 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 “getaway” ship is on the verge of destruction in the midst of a terrible storm. To save themselves, the ship’s crew throws Jonah overboard and into the waiting mouth of a gigantic fish.
“JONAH: On stage!”Brings the journey of this lovable but stubborn prophet to life. This spectacular performance features light humor, cinematic music, massive sets, colorful costumes and a breathtaking underwater scene featuring a 40-foot whale.
Sight & Sound is the largest such theater company in the country – with one of the biggest stages of any theater – focusing exclusively on stories from the Bible, produced on an epic scale. Last year, 1.4 million people from around the world came to watch a production at one of Sight & Sound’s locations in Lancaster, Pa., And Branson, Missouri. Lancaster’s location is one of the country’s top three theatrical destinations.
“Sight & Sound has entertained audiences of all ages at their theater performances for decades,” said John Rubey, CEO of Fathom Events. “We are delighted to bring this one-of-a-kind stage production to families across the country in the widest possible way – on big screens across the country. ”
“Over a million people come to see one of our shows each year,” said Matt Neff, CEO of Sight & Sound. “And now, for the very first time, instead of the audience coming to us, we’re going to them.”
For illustrations / photos related to “JONAH: On stage!», Visit the Fathom Events press site.
About Fathom events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading national distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in the Top 100 Designated Market Areas®, and ranks among the largest global distributors of content for theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (collectively known as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety -unique entertainment events such as live performances in high definition from the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theater productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and the National Theater Live, sporting events like the Copa America Centenario, concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the year-long TCM Big Screen Classics film series and inspiring events such as Kirk Cameron’s To Joey With Love and Revive US. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and features unique extras including audience Q&A, behind-the-scenes footage, and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ Digital Live Broadcasting Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, broadcasting live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About picture and sound
Sight & Sound® takes theater to a whole new level. Each show is an epic experience with a meaningful message. Action at the edge of your seat 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 living animals – on stage and in the aisles.