Drum Corps International Brings Its Celebrated World Championship Quarterfinals to Movie Theatres for a Fifth Year in “Big, Loud & Live 5”

2008-07-17 10:52:00

Drum Corps International Summer Tour Culminates with World

Championships in One-Night-Only Annual Theatre Event

CENTENNIAL, Colo.–(EMWNews)–Precision marching, resounding percussion and the ability to rock the

stadium1 are once again featured in the Drum

Corps International (DCI) World Championship Quarterfinals in its

exclusive, annual in-theatre event, Big,

Loud & Live 5, on Thursday, Aug. 7th.

Celebrating its fifth anniversary in bringing the best-of-the-best

marching music ensembles to the big screen, the 2008 DCI World

Championship Quarterfinals will be seen in more than 340 movie

theatres this year nearly triple the number

of venues from last year.

Tickets for Big,

Loud & Live 5, presented by NCM Fathom in

High Definition with 5.1 audio, are available at presenting theatre box

offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.

For a complete list of presenting theatre locations and prices please

visit the website (theatres are subject to change).

Fans can experience these powerful corps performances from Indiana

Universitys Memorial Stadium LIVE on the big

screen on Thursday, Aug. 7th at 6:00 p.m.

Eastern / 5:00 p.m. Central / 4:00 p.m. Mountain / 3:00 p.m. Pacific

exclusively at more than 340 select AMC Entertainment Inc., Celebration!

Cinema, Cinemark USA Inc., Goodrich Quality Theaters, Georgia Theatre

Co., Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres, Marcus Theatres, Malco Theaters,

National Amusements and Regal Entertainment Group movie theatres, as

well as the Penn Cinema (Lititz, PA) through NCMs

exclusive Digital Broadcast Network North

Americas largest cinema broadcast network.

Hosting more than 35 World Championships in 16 North American cities

since its founding in 1972, DCI continues the in-theatre tradition again

this year with the 2008 World Championship Quarterfinals

featuring the top 15 World Class drum corps performing their competitive

programs in their entirety. The event will also include highlight clips

of the first five corps that performed earlier in the day preceding the

live simulcast. Drum corps competing in the 2008 DCI World

Championship Quarterfinals include:

-- The Academy - Tempe, AZ          -- Glassmen - Toledo, OH

-- Blue Devils - Concord, CA        -- Madison Scouts - Madison, WI

-- Blue Knights - Denver, CO        -- Mandarins - Sacramento, CA

-- Blue Stars - La Crosse, WI       -- Pacific Crest - Diamond Bar, CA

-- Bluecoats - Canton, OH           -- Phantom Regiment - Rockford, IL

-- Boston Crusaders - Boston, MA    -- Pioneer - Milwaukee, WI

-- The Cadets - Allentown, PA       -- Santa Clara Vanguard -

-- Carolina Crown - Ft. Mill, SC       Santa Clara, CA

-- The Cavaliers - Rosemont, IL     -- Spirit - Jacksonville, AL

-- Colts - Dubuque, IA              -- Troopers - Casper, WY

-- Crossmen - San Antonio, TX

Our fans asked for it, and were

thrilled to have tripled the number of theaters that will showcase the

worlds most elite and exclusive marching

music ensembles, said Dan Acheson, executive

director and CEO of Drum Corps International. There

are now more opportunities than ever for fans across the United States

to experience Marching Musics Major League

on the big screen.

DCI fans have continued to come out to

theatres to see and support their favorite drum corps live in this

electrifying annual competition, said Dan

Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom. DCI

continues to attract fans of all interests from across the country who

cant travel to the event in Indiana the

opportunity to experience spellbinding performances, all from the

comfort of their local air conditioned movie theatre. We are proud to

once again bring this family event to local communities and give them a

front-row view of the exciting competition on the field.

About National CineMedia

National CineMedia (NCM) LLC operates the largest digital in-theatre

network in North America through long-term agreements with its founding

members, AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark USA Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal

Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest theatre operators in

the U.S., and through multi-year agreements with several other theatre

operators. NCM LLC produces and distributes its FirstLook pre feature

program; cinema and lobby advertising products; comprehensive meeting

and event services and other entertainment programming content. NCM

LLC’s national network includes over 17,000 screens of which over 14,500

are part of the company’s Digital Content Network (DCN). NCM LLC’s

network covers 170 Designated Market Areas®

(49 of the top 50). During 2007, approximately 685 million patrons

attended movies shown in theatres currently included in our network.

National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) owns a 42.3% interest in and is

the managing member of NCM LLC. For additional information, visit www.ncm.com

or www.FathomEvents.com.

About Drum Corps International

Drum Corps International (DCI) is the world leader in producing events

for the worlds most elite and exclusive

marching ensembles for student musicians and performers. Founded in

1972, Drum Corps International has developed into a powerful, nonprofit,

global youth organization with far-reaching artistic, educational and

organizational influence. Drum Corps International is Marching Musics

Major League. Learn more about the

exciting world of Drum Corps International and its member corps on the

Web at DCI.org, or call 317-275-1212. Drum Corps International is

located in Indianapolis, Ind.

1DCI b-roll is available to media for

free download at: www.thenewsmarket.com/nationalcinemedia

For free registration, log on to http://www.thenewsmarket.com/ 
today.

Preapproved registration is required in order to access footage.

NCM Fathom
Michelle Portillo, 303-792-8651
michelle.portillo@ncm.com
or
Scoop

Marketing for National CineMedia
Hannah Kampf, 213-639-6159
hkampf@solters.com
Eve

Samuels, 213-639-6166
esamuels@solters.com
or
Drum

Corps International
Chris Weber, 317-275-1227
media@dci.org

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