“Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet” Reunites Richard Madden and Lily James as One of Theatre’s Most Iconic Love Stories Comes to Cinemas Nationwide for a One-Night Event

Fathom Events, Picturehouse Entertainment and Fiery Angel Bring Romeo
and Juliet
, Performed by London’s Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company,
to Life – From the Stage to the Big Screen in High-Contrast Black and
White

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#RomeoAndJuliet–The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company continues to bring outstanding stage
productions to cinema screens with a new vision of Shakespeare’s
heartbreaking tale of forbidden love. Presented in high-contrast black
and white, “Branagh
Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet
,” comes to select U.S. movie
theaters for a spectacular one-night event on Thursday, July 7 at 7:30
p.m. local time. Reuniting the stars of the celebrated film
“Cinderella,” Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh co-direct Richard Madden
and Lily James as Romeo and Juliet, Derek Jacobi as Mercutio, and Meera
Syal as The Nurse in this contemporary take on the ageless love story.

Tickets for “Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet” 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 270 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital
Broadcast Network
. For a complete list of theater locations visit
the Fathom Events website
(theaters and participants are subject to change).

“‘Romeo and Juliet’ was the first Shakespeare I directed. It was 30
years ago and it’s been a privilege to go back to that play again and
experience its dynamism and volatility. It has such a rare intensity
that translates powerfully to the big screen,” said Kenneth Branagh.

Directors Branagh and Ashford present this modern, passionate version of
the Bard’s classic tragedy. A longstanding feud between Verona’s
Montague and Capulet families brings about devastating consequences for
two young lovers caught in the conflict.

“’Romeo and Juliet’ is a timeless classic, and we are thrilled to
continue our partnership with the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company to
bring this story to life,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “With such
bright and talented stars whose chemistry is undeniable, this production
is sure to impress.”

James Merchant, Marketing Manager for Picturehouse Entertainment said,
“Following the success of last year’s ‘The Winter’s Tale,’ we are
thrilled to be bringing ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to American audiences with
Fathom Events. This dazzling production has been met with acclaim from
both press and audiences in London’s West End and features an incredible
cast of new stars and legendary performers. With this year being the
400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is not to
be missed.”

For artwork/photos related to “Branagh Theatre Live: Romeo and Juliet,”
visit the Fathom Events press
site
.

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event
cinema, 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 that include live, high-definition
performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions
such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting
events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and
One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based
events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. 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 885 locations and 1,348 screens
in 181 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more
information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

About Picturehouse Entertainment

Picturehouse Entertainment is the distribution arm of Picturehouse
Cinemas, the owner and operator of 23 Picturehouse Cinemas and
programming agent for a further 42 venues across the UK.

Since its launch in 2010, Picturehouse Entertainment has worked with
renowned British directors such as Shane Meadows and Ben Wheatley, and
has distributed an eclectic range of theatrical releases including BAFTA
winner The Imposter; award-winning docudrama 20,000
Days On Earth
, featuring Nick Cave; 2015 BIFA winner Dark
Horse: The Incredible True Story Of Dream Alliance
; and The
Lobster
, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, directed by Yorgos
Lanthimos. 2016 has already seen the release of Green Room,
starring Patrick Stewart; French dramedy Marguerite, based
on the true story of singer Florence Foster Jenkins; and the second
adaptation in the Department Q series, The Absent One.
Recent film acquisitions have included Wiener-Dog, the latest
comedy by Todd Solondz, and Jim Hosking’s debut comedy The
Greasy Strangler
.

Picturehouse Entertainment also distributes high-profile alternative
content to cinemas throughout the UK and internationally, such as hit
productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Bolshoi Ballet and
the National Theatre; Monty Python Live (mostly), beamed
from the O2 to more than 570 cinemas in the UK and 2,000 worldwide; The
Rocky Horror Show Live
, broadcast to cinemas globally from London’s
West End; and Roger Waters The Wall, a groundbreaking 4k
Dolby Atmos capture of the highest-grossing tour by a solo artist of all
time. 2015 saw the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s debut with The
Winter’s Tale
, starring Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh, broadcast to
cinemas worldwide. The season continues in 2016 with Romeo And
Juliet
and The Entertainer. Picturehouse Entertainment
is now the international distributor for the Royal Opera House, moving
into the 2016–17 season with 12 new broadcasts around the world.
Picturehouse Entertainment is working with Nick Cave once again on the
international event One More Time With Feeling, a new film
directed by Andrew Dominik, which will include the first-ever chance to
hear Cave’s new album, Skeleton Tree. Glyndebourne returns
in 2016 with two new live broadcasts, including Béatrice Et
Bénédict
, inspired by Much Ado About Nothing; and the
new Discover Arts strand continues with Leonardo Da Vinci: The
Genius In Milan
.

Contacts

Fathom Events
Jessica Nelson, 720-262-2753
jnelson@fathomevents.com
or
Katherine
Schwappach, 720-262-2713
kschwappach@fathomevents.com

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