First time Filmed for IMAX Concert release, INDOCHINE – CENTRAL TOUR IN CINEMA, will debut exclusively at select IMAX venues through Europe on November 23, 2022
NEW YORK, June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Pathé Live today announced a new partnership to bring together a French pop-rock group INDOCHINA on IMAX screens this fall. This week, the full concert of INDOCHINE – CENTRAL TOUR at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon, France on June 25, 2022will be shot with 22 IMAX-certified cameras – the first concert ever broadcast via the Filmed for IMAX camera program.
The event cinema release will launch exclusively at IMAX theaters across France and select markets on November 23, 2022, before screening a single night in non-IMAX theaters the following day. Apart from Francethe exclusive theatrical release of the event will be shown in Belgium, Swiss and other select markets, with additional details to be announced in the coming weeks.
Let’s celebrate 40e anniversary of the most popular French group, the CENTRAL TOUR sold more than 400,000 tickets over its 6 stadium performances. It was launched at the Stade de France on May 21st in front of 97,036 fans, a record number of attendances among all the events organized at this location (sporting events and concerts combined). The spectacular live show features a 147-foot-tall (45-meter) central tower and the largest purpose-built LED screen ever used in a live concert (27,000 square feet / 1,400 LED panels).
The film-concert INDOCHINE – CENTRAL TOUR IN CINEMA is produced by Hans Pannecouckeproduced by KMS, Sony Music and JYL Productions and distributed exclusively in theaters by Pathé Live.
“IMAX continues to be a global destination for fans of all kinds, and INDOCHINA is a perfect example of how we create unique and immersive entertainment events on the international stage,” said Megan Colligan, President of IMAX Entertainment. “We are grateful to have had the opportunity to work with INDOCHINE during their sold-out CENTRAL TOUR and to be able to provide their legions of loyal fans with an unforgettable experience.”
“Pathé Live is extremely excited and proud to bring this spectacular show from France’s most popular and acclaimed band to our exhibiting partners and cinema audiences. This first-ever Filmed for IMAX concert will provide fans with the most immersive and immersive experience incomparable only in movie theaters,” said Thierry FontainePresident of Pathé Live. “We are so grateful to be working with IMAX, JYL Productions, Sony Music and the band itself on this ambitious and innovative cinematic event.”
INDOCHINA is a French pop-rock and new wave band formed in Paris in 1981. They enjoyed success in the Francophonie, Europeand Latin America in the 1980s, with songs like “L’Aventurier” and “Canary Bay”. The band have sold over 13 million albums and singles, making them the best-selling French band of all time. IMAX currently has 17 theaters across Francewith its first theater opening in the country in 2005.
Tickets for INDOCHINA IMAX Previews (November 23, 2022) offered for sale on July 4, 2022and tickets for the main exit (November 24, 2022) offered for sale on July 7, 2022. More information will be announced in the coming weeks.
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About Pathe Live
Pathé Live is a pioneer and leader in broadcasting special events only in cinemas. Over the past 10 years, Pathé Live has distributed more than 200 events in cinemas such as operas, ballets, rock and pop concerts, including LOVE YOURSELF IN SEOULBTS’s first concert of 2019 to be distributed to 4,500 theaters worldwide (including 1,000 in the United States alone) in 107 territories for a one-day event only.
Pathé Live is also the exclusive producer and worldwide distributor of the Théâtre National de France in cinematographic series (Comédie-Française), live from Paris.
Pathé Live strives to give the widest audience the possibility of accessing and discovering the great universal classics and masterpieces of prestigious places and to allow them to live entertaining, common and immersive experiences only on the big screen. with the best picture, sound and comfort.
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