As The New Face of Fathom, Lyons will Host the Event Cinema Leader’s Pre-Event Content, Monthly Event Round-Up Series and Select Live Events
DENVER – April 14, 2016 – Fathom Events, the recognized leader in event cinema, has named seasoned film critic and sports and entertainment correspondent, Ben Lyons, as The Official Host of Fathom Events.
Marking a first for the award-winning distributor of alternative content to cinemas, Lyons will engage audiences in person, providing a historical retrospective on the evolution of cinemas and appearing in Fathom’s original pre-show content. As the new brand ambassador, Lyons will also present a monthly series reporting on recent Fathom Events and will host and curate Q&A’s and special live events.
“Fathom is providing something truly unique for audiences and I’m thrilled to be a part of their evolving entertainment platform,” said Lyons. “Passionate film, sports, and entertainment fans can experience the content they love in a whole new way with Fathom’s diverse programming lineup.”
Fathom is best known for in-theater entertainment events including recently celebrated classic re-releases such as Pretty in Pink, live broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera, major sporting events, music concerts, art exhibitions and more.
“Fathom has always celebrated industry personalities and with Lyons’ experience covering pop culture and his enthusiasm as an entertainer, we’re able to bring our fans a more immersive experience,” said John Rubey, CEO of Fathom Events. “Ben is an entertainment expert and a dedicated fan, which speaks to the core of Fathom’s brand.”
For more information and a calendar of upcoming events, visit the Fathom Events website.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the event cinema distribution arm of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the U.S., and is recognized as the leading distributor of alternative content. It offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide 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 also 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. In addition, 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, visitwww.fathomevents.com.