DENVER, July 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The stoner icons, who first hit the screen 25 years ago in Clerks, are back in movie theaters with their long-awaited adventure, "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot." The new film sees Mewes and Smith return to the roles they created in 1994's Clerks. This time around, the New Jersey duo discover that Hollywood is rebooting an old movie based on them and embark on another cross-country mission to stop it all over again.
Fathom Events and Saban Films present the full-length "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot" in more than 600 U.S. movie theaters on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. local time with a special pre-recorded video introduction from Mewes and Smith. The first 50 people at each location on October 15 will receive a limited-edition poster (while supplies last). Then on Thursday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m. local time, audiences will see a special double feature of Miramax's "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back" and "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot." Both evenings will also feature exclusive bonus content.
Tickets for "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot" can be purchased online beginning Thursday, July 18 at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Check back often as movie theaters continue to set up ticketing.
"We are huge fans of Kevin Smith and his work, and are privileged that he and his team had faith in us as a partner on 'Jay and Silent Bob Reboot,'" said Jonathan Saba, Saban Films' Senior Vice President of Distribution, Sales and Marketing, and Executive Producer on the film. "This has been a passionate initiative for us at Saban Films, and an honor to work with Kevin. In Fathom, we have a partner who shares our vision to give fans in every corner of the country the opportunity to catch their counter-culture heroes on the big screen in a true theatrical event."
"Smith and Mewes' loyal fans have waited long enough to see them reprise their title role in this new chapter," said Ray Nutt, Fathom Events CEO. "We're pleased to be partnering with them, along with Saban Films, to deliver this exclusive two-night event to fans across the country."
"Jay and Silent Bob Reboot" was written and directed by Smith. Liz Destro and Smodco's Jordan Monsanto produced.
Following the big screen debut, Smith and Mewes will tour the film in select markets as The Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow, starting in Chicago on October 20. Created by Smith, the characters Jay and Silent Bob have appeared throughout his cult film catalog in movies including "Clerks," "Mallrats," "Chasing Amy," "Dogma," Miramax's "Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back," and "Clerks 2."
Watch the trailer for "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot" here.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for 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 1,010 locations and 1,628 screens in 182 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events, and new product launches. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.
About Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith first came to attention as the writer/director of a film called Clerks. It's been all downhill ever since.
About Saban Films
Saban Films, an affiliate of Saban Capital Group ("SCG"), is a film acquisition and distribution company which acquires high-quality, feature films to distribute in North America. Focusing on commercial, talent-driven films, the company looks at projects in all stages of production for release across multiple platforms, including a day and date theatrical/VOD release strategy. Based in Los Angeles, Saban Films was established by Haim Saban, SCG Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, and is led by Bill Bromiley who serves as President, Shanan Becker, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, and Ness Saban, Vice President of Business Development.
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