Hard to believe it’s been nearly 17 years since Grateful Dead founder and front man Jerry Garcia passed away, just a few days after his 53rd birthday. And still the legions of Deadheads have remained loyal to the music.
Well, here’s a treat for fans: NCM Fathom Events is sponsoring a nationwide viewing of “The Grateful Dead Movie” one week from today, an event that will include new features as the flick airs at movie theaters all over the country. The event will mark Garcia’s birthday – he would have turned 70 on Aug. 1.
The movie will air at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, with tickets at most venues already on sale. More info on that later.
New features include a new tribute to Garcia by director Justin Kreutzmann, son of Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann. There’s also an exclusive interview with Grateful Dead co-founder Bob Weir, which will include a behind-the-scenes look at Weir’s Tamplais Research Institute, his state-of-the-art studio.
Tickets may go fast, so reach out to your local venue. Locally, the movie is scheduled to be shown at the City Center movie theater in White Plains, and at the IMAX theater at New Roc City in New Rochelle. For a complete list of theaters nationwide check out this link.
And for more information check out NCM Fathom Events’ info page through this link.
Sounds like a must-do event for Deadheads.
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