Drum Corps International Season Opening Competition Returns to the Big Screen This June
NCM Fathom Events and DCI Showcases Marching Music's Major League's™ Top Competitive Drum Corps Performances in Select U.S. Movie Theaters on June 24
CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The country's best-of-the-best marching music ensembles will kick off Drum Corps International's (DCI) summer season with "Drum Corps at the Cinema: 2013 DCI Tour Premiere" in select U.S. cinemas nationwide on Monday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. local time. This exclusive in-theater event will feature the performances of six of the world's top drum and bugle corps ensembles pre-recorded live during their season-opening competition on Saturday, June 22 in Akron, Ohio. The competitive spirit will be in full force as six rivals - Bluecoats (Canton, Ohio); Boston Crusaders (Boston, Mass.); The Cadets (Allentown, Pa.), The Cavaliers (Rosemont, Ill.); Phantom Regiment (Rockford, Ill.); Spirit of Atlanta (Atlanta, Ga.) - compete for top honors in one of the very first of more than 100 competitions on DCI's 53-day summer tour.
Tickets for "Drum Corps at the Cinema: 2013 DCI Tour Premiere" are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. Presented by NCM Fathom Events and DCI, this event will be broadcast to more than 440 select movie theaters across the country through NCM's exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of participating theater locations and prices, please visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants may be subject to change).
"DCI fans are some of the most enthusiastic in the country. Over the past 10 years, tens of thousands of fans have faithfully attended DCI events in cinemas," said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. "This year is no exception as fans will again have a front-row seat to all of the electrifying performances by the country's most talented young musicians."
From modest beginnings four decades ago, Drum Corps International has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth activity with far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. Participation in a DCI corps provides a life-changing experience for youth through the art of marching music performance. Their competitive summer tour, consisting of DCI-sanctioned competitions (known as the Drum Corps International Tour) throughout the United States, culminates in August with the week-long DCI World Championships. Through the annual DCI Tour and World Championships, Drum Corps International provides entertainment to millions through live performances and other events. DCI continues a tradition of exceptionally high-quality performance ensembles, with membership in the top corps highly sought-after and extremely competitive, attracting the interest of potential members from many countries.
About National CineMedia (NCM)
National CineMedia (NCM) operates NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology. The NCM Cinema Network and NCM Fathom Events present cinema advertising and events across the nation's largest digital in-theater network, comprised of theaters owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYS: CNK) , Regal Entertainment Group (NYS: RGC) and other leading regional theater circuits. NCM's theater advertising network covers 183 Designated Market Areas® (49 of the top 50) and includes approximately 19,300 screens (over 18,400 digital). During 2012, approximately 710 million patrons attended movies shown in theaters in which NCM currently has exclusive, cinema advertising agreements in place. The NCM Fathom Events live digital broadcast network ("DBN") is comprised of over 740 locations in 172 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). The NCM Interactive Network offers 360-degree integrated marketing opportunities in combination with cinema, encompassing 41 entertainment-related websites, online widgets and mobile applications. National CineMedia, Inc. (NAS: NCMI) owns a 46.9% interest in and is the managing member of National CineMedia LLC. For more information, visit www.ncm.com or www.FathomEvents.com. (NCMI-E)
About Drum Corps International (DCI)
Drum Corps International (DCI) is the world leader in producing events for the world's most elite and exclusive marching ensembles for student musicians and performers. Founded in 1972, Drum Corps International has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth organization with far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. Drum Corps International is Marching Music's Major League™. Learn more about the exciting world of Drum Corps International and its member corps on the Web at www.DCI.org or call (317)-275-1212. Drum Corps International is located in Indianapolis, Ind.
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