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Fathom Announces 'Greatest Team' Event

29 Jan, 2018


Today, moviegoers can relive the excitement of the most memorable team in sports history, the 1985 Chicago Bears (15-1), with the exclusive premiere of “’85: The Greatest Team in Football History.” The “Monsters of the Midway” dominated on and off the field in ’85 with a colorful cast of characters, led by Walter Payton, Jim McMahon, William “The Refrigerator” Perry, and Coach Mike Ditka. Coming to U.S. cinemas on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. local time, the documentary chronicles the team’s journey to their Super Bowl XX victory and pop culture fame, just days before the biggest game of the current football season.

Presented by Fathom Events and Screen Media Films, the documentary features interviews with football legends Mike Singletary, Dan Hampton, Phil Simms, and Dan Marino, as well as famous Chicagoans from all walks of life, including former President Barack Obama, Bill Murray, Jesse Jackson and more. Audiences will also be treated to an exclusive introduction and interviews with members of the 1985 Bears at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, including Matt Walsh (comedian/actor from VEEP and narrator of the documentary), linebacker Otis Wilson, quarterback Jim McMahon and defensive lineman and Hall of Fame member, Dan Hampton.

Tickets for “’85: The Greatest Team in Football History” 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 more than 200 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).

“The 1985 Chicago Bears’ fame went beyond just sports - the team was a true cultural phenomenon and inspiration to understanding what it takes to be a team. ‘’85: The Greatest Team in Football History’ is a thrilling documentary that captures this flashback in time wonderfully,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “Along with our partners at Screen Media, we are proud to bring this iconic team to sports fans all across the nation."

About Fathom Events: Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with participating 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 in theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top stage productions including Newsies! The Broadway Musical and George Takei’s Allegiance, major sporting events such as Mayweather vs. McGregor, epic concerts with artists like Grateful Dead and Dixie Chicks, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events such as Steve McQueen: American Icon and In Our Hands, and beloved anime titles like Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for 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 Screen Media: Screen Media Films acquires the rights to high quality, independent feature films for the US and Canada. Recent and current titles include “Drone” with Sean Bean and Mary McCormack; Michel Gondry’s “Microbe & Gasoline”; “Zoom” starring Gael Garcia Bernal, Alison Pill, and Tyler Labine; “Colonia” starring Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl; Mickey Keating’s “Darling” starring Lauren Ashley Carter, Sean Young, Larry Fessenden and Brian Morvant; “Ten Thousand Saints,” starring Ethan Hawke, Emile Hirsch, Asa Butterfield and more; Helen Hunt’s “Ride” starring Brenton Thwaites, Luke Wilson, and David Zayas; Chris Messina’s “Alex of Venice” starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Don Johnson, Derek Luke; “Faults,” starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Leland Orser, and Lance Reddick; “Stephen King’s A Good Marriage” starring Joan Allen and Antony LaPaglia; and “About Alex,” starring Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield, Nate Parker, Max Minghella, Jason Ritter, Maggie Grace, and Jane Levy. Screen Media Films is a division of Screen Media Ventures, LLC.  With a library of over 1,500 motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high quality motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. For more information, visit www.screenmediafilms.net, www.facebook.com/screenmediafilmwww.twitter.com/ScreenMediaFilm, or www.instagram.com/screenmediafilms.

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