As the King of Pop is laid to rest, movie theaters across the country will be broadcasting what is bound to be a memorable memorial service.
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. and AEG Network LIVE announced today that they are partnering to bring Michael Jackson’s Memorial Service to Cinedigm digital cinema equipped theatres in 31 states live on Tuesday, July 7 at 10am PT/1pm ET. The live feed direct from the Staples Center in HD Digital Cinema with stereo sound will be made possible via Cinedigm’s nationwide CineLive digital cinema network of theaters and will be commercial free in all theatres.
Limited tickets to attend are free and will be available online for most locations on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The following locations will be participating:
Mobile, Wynnsong 16, 725 Schillinger Road
AR: Little Rock, Rave Colonel Glenn 18, 18 Colonel Glenn Plaza Drive
CA: Los Angeles, Mann Chinese 6, 6801 Hollywood Blvd.
CA: Monrovia, Krikorian 12-Monrovia, 410 South Myrtle Ave
CA: Tulare, Galaxy 10-Tulare, 1575 Retherford Street
CO: Colorado Springs, Chapel Hills 15, 1710 Briargate Blvd.
FL: Pensacola, Rave Bayou 15, 5149 Bayou Blvd.
GA: Columbus, Carmike 15, 5555 Whitlesey Parkway
GA: Conyers, Carmike Conyers Crossroads 16, 1536 Dogwood Dr SE
GA: Savannah, Carmike Wynnsong 11 Savannah, 1150 Shawnee St.
IA: Johnston, Carmike Wynnsong 16-Johnston, 5233 NW 84th St.
IL: Champaign, Beverly Center 18, 910 Meijers Drive
IL: Dekalb, Carmike Market Square 10, 2160 Sycamore Rd
IN: Evansville , East 18 Evansville, 4250 W Jefferson Blvd
KS: Manhattan, Seth Childs 12, 2610 Farm Bureau
MI: Lansing, NCG Lansing Eastwood, 2500 Showtime Drive
MO: Warrensburg, Carmike University 8-Warrensburg, 727 N. Charles
MT: Missoula, Carmike 10-Missoula, 3640 Mullan Road
NC: Asheville, Carmike 10-Asheville, 299-1 Swannanoa River Road
NC: Fayetteville, Carmike Market Fair 15, 1916 Skibo Road
NC: Jacksonville, Carmike 16-Jacksonville, 350 Western Blvd.
NC: Raleigh, Marquee Wakefield 12, 10600 Common Oak Drive
NM: Las Cruces, Telshor 12 (Las Cruces, NM), 2811 North Telshore Blvd.
NV: Las Vegas, Rave Town Square 18, 6857 Las Vegas Blvd South
NY: Brooklyn, Pavillion Digital Showcase Theatre, 188 Prospect Park W
NY: New York, Chelsea, 260 West 23rd Street
NY: New Hartford, Marquee Orchard 14-New Hartford, 20 Ellinwood Drive.
TN: Franklin, Thoroughbred 20, 636 Frazier Drive
TN: Johnson City, Johnson City 14, 1805 North Roan Street
TN: Dyersburg, Carmike 9-Dyersburg, 528 Green Village Shopping Ctr.
TN: Knoxville, Carmike Wynnsong 16-Knoxville, 200 North Peters Road
TX: Austin, Galaxy Highland 10, 6700 Middle Fiskville Rd
TX: Edinburg, Carmike 20, 3003 S. Expressway 281
TX: Hurst, RMP North East Mall 18, 1101 Melbourne Rd
VA: Roanoke, Carmike 10, 4494 Electric Road
VA: Fredericksburg, Marquee Southpoint 9, 5800 Southpoint Boulevard
WV: Charleston, Marquee Southridge 12, 331 Southridge Boulevard
“We are truly honored to use Cinedigm’s national digital cinema network to acknowledge and share this momentous event with moviegoers across the nation,” Cinedigm Chairman and CEO, Bud Mayo said in an official statement. “Our deepest sympathies go to the Jackson family and to the millions of mourners who will join us in saying farewell to a great icon. We feel certain Michael would have appreciated the technology that makes an experience like this bigger than life-just the way he was,” he added.
“Bringing fans together in cinemas allows them to participate in the historic passing of Michael Jackson as part of a community. We are pleased to be providing that opportunity,” said John Rubey, president, AEG Network LIVE. “We appreciate the permission of AEG Network LIVE and the Jackson family to bring the service to theatres.”
Since his death on June 25, there has been an enormous surge of interest in the legendary pop star. Jackson's most popular albums such as
Off the Wall
are selling thousands upon thousands of physical copies, while digital downloads have easily crossed the two million plateau according to music industry sources.