WELCOME TO MONSTER HIGH Hits Big Screens Nationwide Today
Join Draculaura and her best ghoulfriends as they travel the world rescuing monsters in hiding and bringing them to a place where everyone is welcome and belongs. Fathom Events and Mattel bring this inspiring story to life in movie theaters across the U.S. for one day only on Saturday, August 27 at 10:00 a.m. local time. "Welcome to Monster High," featuring a new look at your favorite characters, will also include an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the partnership between MONSTER HIGH and Lady Gaga's BORN THIS WAY Foundation, and a chance to boogie down with the "ghouls" with a special DanceOn routine.
Tickets for "Welcome to Monster High" can be purchased online starting Friday, July 29 by visiting www.FathomEvents.com 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).
The monsters live in hiding, even from each other, out of fear of being found out by humans. However, Draculaura, the daughter of Dracula, along with her best ghoulfriend, Frankie Stein, the daughter of Dr. Frankenstein's Monster, dreamt of a school where everyone was welcome and accepted for who they are. Determined to make their dream come true, the ghouls travel the world on an epic adventure to recruit new students. The origin story of MONSTER HIGH reveals how all monsters in hiding came together to form a place where they belong and their uniqueness can be celebrated.
"Mattel has created a fun story with powerful messages of tolerance and acceptance, which is so critical in today's society," Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. "It will be a great experience for kids to see this event on the big screen and participate in the monster dance class with their friends!"
"We are thrilled to partner with Fathom Events to bring the origin story of MONSTER HIGH to the big screen for fans all over the country," said Andrea Carpenter, Senior Director of Global Content Distribution, Programming & Marketing, Mattel. "We know families will enjoy this MONSTER HIGH movie celebrating inclusivity and acceptance."
For artwork/photos related to "Welcome to Monster High," visit the Fathom Events press site.
About Fathom Events Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live's Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events' live digital broadcast network ("DBN") is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 885 locations and 1,348 screens in 181 Designated Market Areas (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Mattel Mattel is a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Our mission is to be the recognized leader in play, learning and development worldwide. Mattel's portfolio of global consumer brands includes American Girl, Barbie, Fisher-Price, Hot Wheels, MONSTER HIGH and Thomas & Friends, among many others. Mattel also creates a wealth of lines and products made in collaboration with leading entertainment and technology companies. With a global workforce of approximately 31,000 people, Mattel operates in 40 countries and territories and sells products in more than 150 nations. Visit us online at www.mattel.com.
About BORN THIS WAY Foundation Led by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta, BORN THIS WAY Foundation was founded in 2012 to support the wellness of young people and empower them to create a kinder and braver world. BORN THIS WAY Foundation achieves this by shining a light on real people, quality research, and authentic partnerships. Working with more than 50 non-profit organizations, BORN THIS WAY Foundation has connected more than 150,000 young people with services and programing in their communities. BORN THIS WAY Foundation has also partnered with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the National Council for Behavioral Health, and the National Association of School Psychologists to collect data from more than 2,500 young people. This research, presented before the American Psychological Association, improved our understanding of young people's views of mental-health services and delivery methods. Visit us at bornthisway.foundation.