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Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Comes to U.S. Theaters Tonight


Fathom Events and Omniverse Vision partner to present "Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream" in select U.S. cinemas tonight, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. local time.

This production is directed by Julie Taymor (Frida, The Magic Flute, Across The Universe, Titus), the visionary director of the smash hit Broadway show The Lion King. Originally captured live at the Theatre For A New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center in Brooklyn, New York in 2014, it opened to rave reviews at last year's Toronto International Film Festival and boasts a stellar cast, including David Harewood (Homeland, Blood Diamond), Kathryn Hunter (Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix), Tina Benko (The Avengers) and Max Casella (Blue Jasmine).

Tickets for "Julie Taymor's A Midsummer Night's Dream" can be purchased online by visiting, or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in select movie theaters through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network.

For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

"This version of A Midsummer Night's Dream is a new hybrid of film and theater where the best of both worlds has the opportunity to join forces and create a unique new form of entertainment," Taymor commented on transforming the stage production into a film.

Of all Shakespeare's plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream is the most phantasmagorical, featuring fairies, spells, and hallucinatory lovers. Julie Taymor turns out a production that's visually breathtaking, funny, sexy and darkly poetic. Produced by Ealing Studios, Londinium Films, in association with Theatre for a New Audience Producers, Lynn Hendee (Ender's Game, The Tempest) and Ben Latham-Jones (Nina, The D-Train) joined forces with Taymor to create this exclusive filmed production. With cinematography by the Academy Award nominee, Rodrigo Prieto (The Wolf of Wall Street, Argo), and music by Academy Award-winning composer Elliot Goldenthal (Frida, Heat), this immersive, inventive cinematic experience brings Taymor's acclaimed production to the big screen, giving audiences from around the world the opportunity to see this critically lauded, sell-out show.

"This production is wonderful to watch on the big screen because of the many ways Taymor uses visual nuances, such as light and shadow, to create a bold and beautiful version of this famous play," said Fathom Events vice president of programming Kymberli Frueh-Owens.

This production will be released by Omniverse Vision in the UK, Fathom Events in the U.S. and Cineplex Front Row Centre Events in Canada.

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 820 locations in 177 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit

About Omniverse Vision

Omniverse Vision produces and distributes content for all digital media platforms with a particular focus on event cinema. Founded in 2010, Omniverse Vision has built a network of digital exhibition partners in over 65 territories, giving access to over 5,000 cinema sites around the world. Omniverse Vision has released more than 30 titles including the legendary Led Zeppelin concert "Celebration Day," "The Phantom of the Opera - 25th Anniversary Concert" and "Muse Live at Rome Olympic Stadium" the first concert film filmed and released in 4K Ultra HD. Cinestage is the Omniverse Vision label that brings the highest quality theatre productions and musicals from around the world direct to cinemas. For more information, about Cinestage and Omniverse Vision's other releases, visit

Photo courtesy of Fathom

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