In celebration and preparation for the upcoming re-release of the animated Disney Classic Beauty and the Beast in a Diamond Edition Blu-ray™ and DVD Combo Pack, Fathom Events is planning to show the digitally remastered movie in true High Definition for two showings only.
Playing in select theaters nation-wide, the classic will be shown on September 29 at 6:30 PM and on October 2 at 12 PM (both at local time). Fans will have only these two opportunities to re-live the Beauty and the Beast experience, or have to wait a few more days and buy the new Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack.
Fathom Events is known for its unique movie-going experiences. It offers many diverse opportunities for fans of many different genres to attend events in their local theaters. A quick look at some of the up-coming events scheduled through Fathom include a Rolling Stones concert, the Mosley vs. Mora Fight Live and a re-showing of the horror classic The Exorcist. These are in addition to a staple of the Fathom Events line-up – the Metropolitan Opera.
Beauty and the Beast opened on November 15 of 1991 to widespread acclaim. Playing on both the interests of the kids as well as the adults in the audience, the movie quickly proved to be popular. It went on to garner an estimated $171 million domestically and $206 million internationally. That total of $377 million still ranks the movie as the 142nd best movie of all-time worldwide.
Characters in the movie were voiced by such well-known talent as Angela Lansbury, David Ogden Stiers and Jerry Orbach. It revolves around the plot of a handsome prince who was turned into a hideous creature for his selfish acts. The only way to reverse the dreadful magic is for the Beast to find true love before the last petal on a magical rose falls. Cue the beautiful village girl Belle, who promises to stay with the Beast in exchange for letting her father go.
Tickets for the Beauty and the Beast showings from Fathom Events went on sale this last Friday, August 27th. Go to their website of www.fathomevents.com for more information. A list of the theaters showing the classic can be found here.
The new Beauty and the Beast Blu-Ray and DVD Combo Pack will be released on October 5th.
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