Press Release

April 14, 2015

Lincoln Center At The Movies Launches New "Great American Dance" Series

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Lincoln Center and Fathom Events Announce Collaboration for National Distribution of Performances By Four Leading American Dance Companies Beginning in Fall 2015


New York, NY (April 14, 2015) — Lincoln Center today announced a partnership with Fathom Events to distribute a new cinema series, Lincoln Center at the Movies. The series will launch in fall 2015 with Great American Dance featuring outstanding performances by four of America’s leading dance companies. Screenings will take place in hundreds of movie theaters nationwide. The participating companies and their programs, as well the screening schedule and movie theaters, will be announced this summer. Lincoln Center is the world’s leading performing arts center and Fathom Events the leading distributor of alternative entertainment in domestic cinema.


Lincoln Center at the Movies brings the best of the performing arts to national audiences through Fathom’s extensive network of movie theaters and will focus on the different art forms present on Lincoln Center’s campus.


Jed Bernstein, President of Lincoln Center, said, “We are thrilled to launch this collaboration with Fathom Events to bring incomparable performances representing a diverse range of American dance to audiences everywhere. As Peter Gelb and the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD program brilliantly enables hundreds of thousands to see great opera in movie theaters, our first project, the Great American Dance series, addresses the serious lack of American dance on our screens through this unprecedented initiative.”


John Rubey, CEO of Fathom Events, said, “We’re excited to add Lincoln Center at the Movies to our wide range of performing arts events in theaters. Not everyone has the ability to travel to major cities to see these productions live on stage, but now dance fans around the country can experience these astounding performances from the nation’s top dance companies right from their local movie theater.”


Great American Dance will be filmed in HD by the Emmy Award-Winning production team from Live From Lincoln Center, helmed by Executive Producer Andrew C. Wilk.  Now in its 40th season, Live From Lincoln Center is a cornerstone of performing arts broadcasting, seen by millions of viewers annually on PBS. Recent program highlights include the Tony-nominated hit Broadway play The Nance and the critically-acclaimed Curtain Up, featuring students of the world-renowned School of American Ballet performing at the School’s 50th Annual Workshop.


About Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts 

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA’s series and programs include American Songbook, Avery Fisher Artist Program, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Midsummer Night Swing, Martin E. Segal Awards, Meet the Artist, Mostly Mozart Festival, and the White Light Festival, as well as the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and 11 resident organizations: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theater, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the School of American Ballet and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. For more information:


About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 820 locations in 177 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit:


Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is made possible by Founding Partners Jody and John Arnhold, the Howard Gilman Foundation, and Stuart Coleman


Media contacts:

Lincoln Center:

Marian Skokan, 212-875-5386

[email protected]


Fathom Events:

Jessica Hanus, 720-262-2753

[email protected]



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