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LONDON—Sep 20, 2007
Arts Alliance Media, Eagle Rock Entertainment and Empire Cinemas Join Forces to Bring “Queen Rock Montreal” Concert Film to the Big Screen in Digital Cinema
“Hello Montreal…you wanna get crazy?” (Freddie Mercury, 1981)
In a move which highlights the benefits of digital cinema, Arts Alliance Media (AAM), Europe’s leading provider of digital distribution services, has teamed up with Eagle Rock Entertainment and Empire Cinemas to exclusively release the film “Queen Rock Montreal”, at high resolution 2K digital cinema-equipped sites across the UK.
“Queen Rock Montreal” was filmed at the height of the band’s worldwide popularity at two concerts in Montreal on November 24 and 25, 1981. Only previously seen on the big screen when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1984, the film has been specially re-mixed and will be released on new digital cinema prints, produced by Arts Alliance Media. It will play from Friday 21st September to Tuesday 25th September, at selected Empire cinemas, including the Empire Leicester Square (London), Empire Wigan, Empire Swindon, Empire Slough and Empire High Wycombe. The film will be released on DVD and CD (Eagle Vision and EMI/Parlophone) on October 29th.
"Digital cinema opens up a new world of alternative content to cinema audiences. We are delighted to be able to be part of bringing this incredible concert to life again,” said Paul Chesney, AAM’s Director of Business Development. of-a-kind “For music fans, this is one of the greatest concerts of all time and this film will take them right back to 1981 and give them the chance to experience the excitement of actually being there. ” said Ian Rowe, UK Marketing Manager, Eagle Rock Entertainment.
“We’re thrilled to be able to take advantage of our digital screens and offer our audiences new and different types of programming. We know our customers will enjoy this one-of-a-kind show and the unique opportunity to see Queen at their very best, in the comfort of a cinema with great picture and sound.” said Jon Nutton, Empire Cinemas Marketing Manager.
Tickets for all these showings are now on sale at the Empire Cinemas website: www.empirecinemas.co.uk or by calling 08 714 714 714.
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About Arts Alliance Media:
Arts Alliance Media (AAM) is the global leader in digital cinema software and services. It offers a wide range of software solutions to exhibitors which allow them to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and grow revenues, and improve the cinematic experience for their customers. Its software touches over 25,000 digital screens globally, while AAM’s network operations centre (NOC) supports several thousand screens. Clients include Cinépolis, Wanda, Hoyts and Odeon UCI. AAM’s latest offering is Thunderstorm – a unique online marketplace for cinema where exhibitors can browse the latest technologies to enable them to increase revenues and improve customer interaction.
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About Empire Cinemas:
Empire Cinemas is the largest independently-owned cinema chain in the UK. Currently operating 185 screens in 18 cinemas across the United Kingdom, Empire Cinemas screens everything from mainstream blockbusters to art-house classics in quality cinemas, staffed by individuals who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about film. Its flagship London location, Leicester Square, was the first cinema in Europe to launch IMAX's new laser projection system this September.
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About Eagle Rock Entertainment:
Founded in 1997, Eagle Rock Entertainment is the leading independent source for high quality audio and audio/visual music programming. Eagle develops, acquires and produces visual music programming for a wide range of notable and high profile artists, which it distributes on a worldwide basis. The company is based in London, with an office in New York and representatives in Los Angeles, Canada, France and Germany.
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