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Local movie theaters to feature ‘8th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up’ Aug. 1
June 8, 2018

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Calling all Dead Heads!

Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment will present the "8th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up," which will hit 500+ select movie theaters Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m.

This year's concert is a presentation of the band's July 7, 1989, show from Philadelphia's John F. Kennedy Stadium and marks the final concert at that historic venue as the band storms through an epic set on one of the hottest days of the summer.

When this show was recorded, the band included guitarist Jerry Garcia, drummers Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, bassist Phil Lesh, keyboardist Brent Mydland and guitarist Bob Weir.

In addition to the concert, which captures every note of the epic show, attendees will also get an inside look at the 2018 Limited Edition Boxed Set.

"For nearly a decade now, fans have looked forward to the summer to get together with 'family' in movie theaters across the nation for the annual 'meet-up,'" Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. "We're proud to partner with Rhino again this year to bring this special event, featuring one of America's most treasured rock bands, to some of the world's most devoted fans."

The Philadelphia concert offers a snapshot of the Dead's 1989 tour, where the band played to some of its biggest audiences ever, a result of the group's only Top 40 hit, "Touch of Grey" from 1987's In The Dark. During this tour, the band was recording the follow-up to that album, Built To Last, which is an important reason why the jamming heard here is particularly fluid and concise.

In fact, the band played a pair of songs from the upcoming album, the aching ballad "Standing On The Moon" and the poignant "Blow Away," a song co-written by keyboardist Brent Mydland, who sadly died a year later. The show closed with another Dylan cover, "Knockin' On Heaven's Door," the last song ever performed at JFK Stadium.

Tickets for "8th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies" can be purchased online at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.

The film will be shown at the following local theaters:

Silverspot Cinema

Silverspot Cinema @ Coconut Creek

4441 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Regal

Coconut Point Stadium 16

8021 Cinema Way, Estero, FL 33928

Regal

Belltower 20

13499 Belltower Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33907

Regal

Hollywood 20 - Naples

6006 Hollywood Drive, P.O. 7697, Naples, FL 34109

Silverspot Cinema

Silverspot Cinema @ Naples (Mercato)

9118 Strada Place, Suite 8205, Naples, FL 34108

Regal

Town Center 16 - Port Charlotte

1441 Tamiami Trail, Unit 701, Port Charlotte, FL 33948

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