Classic Romance Dirty Dancing Returns to the Cinemas for Two Nights Only to Kick-Off 30th Anniversary Celebration

2017 Highlights Include a 30th
Anniversary Home Entertainment Release, Stage Production, Live
Television “Music Event” and New Consumer Products Program

DENVER & SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#DirtyDancing30th–The iconic story of Baby and Johnny’s summer love, Dirty Dancing
returns to the big screen on January 29 and February 1, 2017 for a 30th
anniversary presentation from Fathom Events and Lionsgate. This
memorable experience will also treat fans to an exclusive
never-before-seen 15-minute sneak peek of the brand-new special feature
“Happy 30th Birthday, Dirty Dancing,” from the
upcoming Dirty Dancing 30th
home entertainment release, available February 7, 2017.

A worldwide box-office sensation originally released in 1987, and
generating over $213 million, Dirty Dancing captured
hearts worldwide and took home the Best Original Song Oscar®
for “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” The beloved film, starring
Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze in their most iconic roles, remains one
of Lionsgate’s top performing catalog titles with over 14 million DVDs
and Blu-rays sold, and is continually referenced in pop culture.

In January, Fathom Events will bring Dirty
30th Anniversary
more than 550 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast
Network. Tickets for the Dirty Dancing 30th
screenings, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time both
days, can now be purchased online by visiting,
or participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater
locations, visit the Fathom
Events website
(theaters and participants are subject to change).

Dirty Dancing is one of the quintessential classics in our film
library, and we are thrilled to commemorate its 30th
anniversary by bringing it back to movie theaters,” said Michael
Rathauser, SVP Marketing of Lionsgate Home Entertainment. “2017 will
have an array of exciting activations for all fans with this big screen
experience, specialty home entertainment release, television event and

Dirty Dancing is one of those really rare films that feels just
as fresh and fun as it did the first time you saw it,” Fathom Events
Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas added. “As an Eighties
classic set in the Sixties, it’s a double-dose of cinematic nostalgia
and we couldn’t be more delighted to welcome Baby and Johnny back to the
silver screen.”

Lionsgate will continue the year-long celebration with the Dirty
th Anniversary Blu-ray, DVD
and limited edition Collector’s Edition box set; an ongoing North
American tour of “Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage”; a
new consumer products program; a new mobile game and a network
television presentation of a reimagined, captured-live Dirty
musical event. In addition, Legacy Recordings
will honor the 30th anniversary with celebratory editions of
the original Dirty Dancing soundtrack, scheduled to be released
in the spring of 2017.

The Dirty Dancing 30th
Limited Collector’s Edition box set includes the Blu-ray
and DVD in collectible, numbered packaging along with exclusive
memorabilia. The box set, Blu-ray and DVD releases all feature over six
hours of special features including never-before-seen moments from
Patrick Swayze’s last in-depth Dirty Dancing interview, “Patrick
Swayze Uncut,” and interviews with celebrity fans reflecting on the
anniversary. Additional special features include deleted and
extended scenes, outtakes, cast interviews, music videos, filmmaker
commentaries and more.

For artwork/photos related to the Dirty Dancing 30th
screening, visit the Fathom
Events press site

For artwork and additional information about the home entertainment
release visit the Lionsgate
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

About Lionsgate

Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a
diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution,
television programming and syndication, home entertainment,
international distribution and sales, branded channel platforms,
interactive ventures and games, and location-based entertainment. The
Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning
its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses. These
include the ground-breaking hit series Orange is the New Black,
the fan favorite drama series Nashville, the syndication success The
Wendy Williams Show
, the hit drama series The Royals, the
Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual and the breakout success

The Company’s feature film business spans eight labels and includes the
blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the Now You See
and John Wick series, Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea
, the critically-acclaimed Hacksaw Ridge, Nerve,
CBS Films/Lionsgate’s Hell or High Water, Sicario, Roadside
Attractions’ Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Codeblack
Films’ Addicted and breakout concert film Kevin Hart: Let
Me Explain
and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included,
the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box
office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate
handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000
motion picture and television titles that is an important source of
recurring revenue and serves as a foundation for the growth of the
Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain
synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets
around the world.


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