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‘The Dark Crystal,’ Jim Henson’s Epic Fantasy Classic Celebrates 40 Years with a Return to the Big Screen

The 1982 film, from Directors Jim Henson and Frank Oz, Returns to U.S. Cinemas for Two Days Only – December 4 and 7

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The 1982 film, from Directors Jim Henson and Frank Oz, Returns to U.S. Cinemas for Two Days Only – December 4 and 7

DENVER – Fathom Events, Universal Pictures and The Jim Henson Company are excited to announce that “The Dark Crystal” is returning to the big screen in celebration of its 40th Anniversary.  The movie is a masterful, live-action fantasy starring some of the most imaginative creatures ever put on film.  

Tickets for “The Dark Crystal” are on sale now at www.fathomevents.comor at participating theater box offices.  For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters are subject to change).

View Trailer HERE.

Fathom’s special anniversary event will feature a brand-new introduction from Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company.  She will reflect on the making of this groundbreaking film and its dedicated fandom, as well as the legacy of her father, Jim Henson.

Another world, another time… in the age of Wonder. From genius filmmaker Jim Henson comes “The Dark Crystal.” Many years ago, the mysterious Crystal was cracked and an age of chaos began, led by the evil race of Skeksis who rule over the land of Thra. Meanwhile, raised in solitude by a gentle race of creatures called the Mystics, the Gelfling orphan Jen is sent on a quest to find the missing shard that will heal the Dark Crystal and restore balance to the universe.

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About “The Dark Crystal” 40th Anniversary

The fandom of Jim Henson’s groundbreaking feature, The Dark Crystal, has only grown since the film’s release in 1982, and there are lots of ways to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of this fantasy classic. The Jim Henson Company has partnered with Thames Con for the Los Angeles premiere of The Great Con-Junction fan convention in November, and Fathom Events and Universal Pictures for two special movie theater screenings in December. Commemorative products, books, and collectibles are also planned from partners like Wētā Workshop, Boom! Studios, Quidd, and RSVLTS. Follow @DarkCrystal on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for details and announcements.  

Source: Fathom Events

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ION, Bounce & Scripps News launch on YouTube TV in new agreement with Scripps Networks

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ATLANTA /PRNewswire/ — The popular networks ION, Bounce and Scripps News will launch on YouTube TV as part of its base service offering this week.

As part of the multi-year distribution partnership with Scripps Networks, the national television network division of  The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP), YouTube TV will also continue its existing carriage of Court TV and has the option to launch Grit, ION Mystery, and Laff in the future.

“We believe our diversified portfolio of networks will help strengthen YouTube TV as a pay tv option for consumers and are excited to be part of their continued growth in the marketplace. We look forward to growing our relationship with YouTube TV and their parent company Google,” said Jeffrey Wolf, chief distribution officer, Scripps Networks.

ION features a lineup of popular off-network series, original and holiday movies and more. Bounce features a programming mix of original series and movies, theatrical motion pictures, off network series, specials and events designed for African American audiences. Scripps News, formerly Newsy, is the nation’s only free 24/7 broadcast news network, serving viewers opinion-free national news from 16 news bureaus across the U.S. Court TV is devoted to live gavel-to-gavel coverage, in-depth legal reporting, and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials.

YouTube TV subscribers will now have the ability to watch Bounce’s newest original series, “Act Your Age,” produced in partnership with MGM, premiering in March. The multiple-camera, half-hour comedy tells the story of three vibrant, successful Washington D.C./Northern Virginia-area women in their 50s who are each at a personal crossroads and who decide the best way forward in life is together. “Act Your Age” stars Kym Whitley (“Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Next Friday,” “Young and Hungry”) and Tisha Campbell (“Uncoupled,” “My Wife and Kids,” “Dr. Ken”) with special guest star Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community,” “The Mayor,” “Big Shot”).

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YouTube TV is a subscription streaming service that lets viewers watch live and on-demand TV from over 100 channels through a simple and award-winning experience. Viewers have access to local and national live sports, breaking news, shows, movies and more, and can tune in on any screen (phone, tablet, TV, computer). With over 5 million subscribers and trialers, YouTube TV offers features such as unlimited cloud DVR storage space, the ability to view key sports plays, hide spoilers and check out real-time stats.

About Scripps
The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world. As one of the nation’s largest local TV broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Scripps News and popular entertainment brands ION, Bounce, Defy TV, Grit, ION Mystery, Laff and TrueReal. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington, D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.”

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Splash Mountain at Disneyland is Closing… What’s next?

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As Splash Mountain closes, it will undergo a transformation into Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, a whimsical attraction inspired by The Princess and the Frog.

Splash Mountain at Disneyland By Cd637 at English Wikipedia, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=58648866

Splash Mountain is a log ride at Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland. It was formerly located in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom before closing in January 2023. The ride is based on the animated sequences of the 1946 Disney film Song of the South. Although there are variations in the story and features between the two locations, each installation begins with a peaceful outdoor float-through that leads to indoor dark ride segments, with a climactic steep drop into a “briar patch” followed by an indoor finale. The drop is 52.5 feet.

In June 2020, it was announced that the U.S. versions of the ride would be receiving a new theme based on Disney‘s 2009 film The Princess and the Frog. The new ride, which will be titled Tiana’s Bayou Adventure, is scheduled to open at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom in late 2024. The Magic Kingdom version of Splash Mountain closed on January 23, 2023. The closing date for the Disneyland version has yet to be announced. (wikipedia)

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splash_Mountain

https://ktla.com/news/california/when-will-disneylands-splash-mountain-close-for-good-theme-park-bloggers-weigh-in/

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MOVIE STARS AND FILM FEST VIPS SHOWED UP FOR THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RETURN OF THE IN-PERSON UTAH INDIE FILM FESTIVAL

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Zooz Cinema Center by Marbl Toronto hosted A-list Events opening weekend of the film fest from Friday, January 20 – 22, 2023.


    PARK CITY, UT /24-7PressRelease/ — After two years of predominantly virtual activity, celebrities, media, and film enthusiasts returned to the chilly and snow-filled Sundance Mountains for the return of in-person film festival events held in Park City, UT for the nation’s top Indie film festival. As such, Zooz Group, a leading global social media technology, and influencer management agency, and partners, Marbl Toronto, Collider.com, Saratoga® Spring Water, Hendrick’s Gin, Emsculpt NEO, and EMFACE, Sommsation, Fisker, mou and Stella Artois all aligned to host the top media and hospitality pop-up, the “Zooz Cinema Center by Marbl Toronto” on Main Street, Park City.

For the opening weekend, the Zooz Cinema Center by Marbl hosted the annual Collider Interview Studio by Collider.com, which this year was partnered with Saratoga Sprint Water to conduct exclusive video interview content with the top stars. casts and filmmakers of the film festival, all of which fans can follow on Collider. Video will start rolling out on January 25th featuring discussions on films by talent including Emilia Clarke, Anne Hathaway, Ben Platt, Will Forte, Daisy Ridley, Adam Lambert, Scoot McNairy, Gael Garcia Bernal, Alexander Skarsgard, Brandon Cronenberg, Randall Park, Omari Hardwick, Emilia Jones, Stephen Dorf, Bella Thorne, Will Pullen, and dozens more.

Each evening, the Zooz Cinema Center by Marbl Toronto hosted an impressive schedule of festival premiere receptions for:
• “FAIRYLAND” featuring producer Sofia Coppola, Emilia Jones (Coda), Adam Lambert (Queen), and Scoot McNairy (Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile).
• Confluential Films Festival Mixer celebrating “FANCY DANCY”, “YOUNG, WILD, FREE”, “GOING TO MARS: THE GIOVANIA PROJECT”, “TO LIVE, DIE AND LIVE” with cast members Omari Hardwick (Kick-Ass, Army of the Dead), Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country, Loki), Lily Gladstone (The Last Manhunt, First Cow), Algee Smith (Euphoria, Judas & The Black Messiah), Cory Hardrict (All American: Homecoming; American Sniper), and Sierra Capri (On My Block).
• Pinky Promise Productions & “STARLING GIRL” with Lewis Pullman (Top Gun:Maverick), Eliza Scanlen (Little Women; Sharp Objects), Austin Abrams (Euphoria), and Wrenn Schmidt (For All Mankind).
• “SHORTCOMINGS” Film Premiere Party with Randall Park (Fresh Off The Boat; WandaVision), Justin H. Min (Umbrella Academy), Sherry Cola (Good Trouble, Turning Red), Debby Ryan (Spin Me Around), and Ally Maki (Wrecked, Toy Story 4).
• The Creative Coalition & Hendrick’s Gin hosted the #NextGen Young Hollywood Celebration that harnesses millennial and Gen Z voices to amplify and deliver social good and advocacy messages to the next generation of engaged citizens. 2023 Guests included Callie Haverda (That 90s Show),Eliza Scanlen (Starling Girl), Ana Scotney (Bad Behavior), Will Pullen (A Little Prayer), David Jonsson (Industry) and Bobbi Salvör Menuez (My Animal).

Photo Selects from all events are available for editorial and social media use are linked here: https://www.photagonist.ca/Sundance23ThickSkin/n-TLqK5t

On-site, guests were treated to gourmet food catered by Marbl Toronto’s hottest dining sensation, Marbl Toronto (http://marbltoronto.com/), owned by restaurateur, Peter Girges, who flew in head Chef Ryan Morrison and lead staff to cater gourmet food and beverage experience emphasizing the restaurant’s modern American bistro dishes sourced from the most sustainable, local and fresh products available. Mixologists from Marbl also featured cocktails by official spirits partner, Hendrick’s, the unusual gin created from eleven fine botanicals famously infused with rose and cucumber that imbues the spirit with its uniquely balanced flavor resulting in an impeccably smooth distinct gin. Cocktails being featured will include the classic “Hendrick’s & Tonic”, “Hendrick’s Cucumber Mule”, and the cold weather favorite “Hot Tropic Gin Punch.” Hendrick’s is imported by William Grant & Sons, Inc., an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887.

Luxury transportation to and from the Cinema Center was provided by the all-electric Fisker Ocean, “The World’s Most Sustainable Vehicle”. The zero-emissions SUV demonstrates the world-class quality and future-forward user experiences, reinforced by global demand and industry-leading carbon-neutral manufacturing. Stars including Will Forte, Phoeby Dynevor, Alden Ehrenreich, Debby Ryan, Adam Lambert, Scoot McNairy, Tim Daly, Harry Hamlin, and Lewis Pullman got to be one of the first guests to ride in the Fisker Ocean and experience its all-wheel drive luxury and zero emissions minimizing their carbon footprint.

Saratoga Spring Water kept guests hydrated and elevated at the Collider studio with a distinct branded set experience inspired by the iconic look of the cobalt blue Saratoga® glass bottle. In addition, its vintage hydration cart keeps guests refreshed with Saratoga® Still and Sparkling spring water as well as with coffee and tea made special with Saratoga Spring Water.

The popular wine pairing and pouring at the lounge was provided courtesy of Sommsation, a trusted wine experience brand and direct-to-consumer marketplace bringing together independent wineries and sommeliers who curate access to limited-production wines. Sommsation invites wine enthusiasts to explore their online shop of exceptional and one-of-a-kind wine offerings that ship directly to your door.

Beer sponsor, Stella Artois was the exclusive beer serving its award-winning lager as the official beer of the Zooz Cinema Center and also hosted a special Apres-Ski Patio Happy Hour in a toast to Latinx filmmakers of the festival.

mou, a sumptuous, cult London, hand-crafted footwear label, also partnered by generously gifting attending actors and influencers with its highly coveted winter boots and winter jackets.

Additionally, BTL Aesthetics, the leader in non-invasive body and facial sculpting therapies, had their inaugural Park City activation that offered exclusive treatments of the innovative new EMFACE, the first and only needle-free procedure that simultaneously contours facial skin and lifts muscles, and EMSCULPT NEO, the revolutionary device that sculpts muscle while simultaneously reducing fat. Talent including Jonathan Bennett, Sally Brooks, Theo Perkins, and various media editors got to experience both EMFACE (retail value of $1,500 per session) and EMSCULPT NEO (retail value of $1,000 per session) within a private Emsuite Spa at PureVida On Main Salon and Spa, located at the nearby luxury Main & Sky Hotel Park City.

Social Media Tag: @CinemaCTR

**This program, its sponsors, and producers are an independent program operating in Park City in support of specific filmmakers and are not affiliated or sanctioned with an official Film Festival nor its trademarks and should not be aligned as such in any coverage**

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Source: Red Light PR

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