BEYOND FEST PARTNERS WITH AMERICAN CINEMATHEQUE FOR THE MEG-A-THON AND 35MM 3-D RARITIES
Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures’ THE MEG headlines a free triple-feature of cinemas most gargantuan sharks as part of American Cinematheque’s 3-D festival
Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, July 26, 2018 – Beyond Fest, the highest-attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce THE MEG-A-THON, a FREE night of mega-jawed cinema celebrating the biggest, baddest and bloodiest sharks ever committed to the big screen, featuring a special sneak preview of Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures’ THE MEG. Co-presented by 501c3 non-profit, American Cinematheque, the MEG-A-THON devours Hollywood’s famed Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, August 4th.
The sneak preview of Jon Turteltaub’s THE MEG will thrill audiences in eye-popping digital 3-D and will be joined by two of the most gleefully outrageous shark films ever committed to film: Joe Alves thoroughly ridiculous and wildly inventive JAWS 3-D, and Renny Harlin’s shark-science-gone-amock DEEP BLUE SEA. In keeping with the larger-than-life scale of the event, JAWS 3-D will be presented in ultra-rare 35mm over-under 3-D.
“As lifelong lovers of cinema’s meanest sea monsters, we couldn’t be more excited to bring the ocean’s most notorious prehistoric predator – Meglodon – to the big screen to headline the world’s first MEG-A-THON,” said Beyond Fest Co-Founder, Christian Parkes. “Presenting THE MEG in 3D along with two more of the ocean’s most fearsome foes is a dream come true and another reason to stay on dry land.”
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures and Gravity Pictures, the MEG-A-THON is completely free to attend and guests can RSVP here by entering the password: ACJAWDBS23.
Each RSVP will include a single plus one guest totaling two (2) tickets. Entry is not guaranteed and admittance will be on a first come, first served basis; all guests must be in attendance to enter. The line will begin at 5:30 PM PDT, doors open at 6:30 PM and the event will begin at 7:30 PM.
The MEG-A-THON is a centerpiece of American Cinematheque and LACMA’s 3-D festival celebrating 175 years of 3-D technology. Other films featured in the series include the iconic THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON and HOUSE OF WAX, seminal-shockers FRIDAY THE 13th PART III and AMITYVILLE 3-D, and sci-fi crowd pleasers SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE and METALSTORM: THE DESTRUCTION OF JARED – SYN.
FULL LIST OF FEATURED FILMS
(MEG-ATHON free screening)
2018, Warner Bros. 113 min, Dir. Jon Turteltaub
(MEG-ATHON free screening)
1983, Universal, 99 min. Dir. Joe Alves.
DEEP BLUE SEA
(MEG-ATHON free screening)
1999, Warner Bros., 105 min. Dir. Renny Harlin.
CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON
1954, Universal, 79 min, USA, Dir: Jack Arnold
1983, Park Circus/MGM, 105 min, USA, Dir: Richard Fleischer
FRANKENSTEIN’S BLOODY TERROR
1968, Garagehouse Pictures, 78 min, Spain/West Germany, Dir: Enrique López Eguiluz
FRIDAY THE 13TH PART III
1982, Paramount, 95 min, USA, Dir: Steve Miner
STARCHASER: THE LEGEND OF ORIN
1985, 107 min, South Korea/USA, Dir: Steven Hahn
SPACEHUNTER: ADVENTURES IN THE FORBIDDEN ZONE
1983, Sony Repertory, 90 min, USA/Canada, Dir: Lamont Johnson
METALSTORM: THE DESTRUCTION OF JARED-SYN
1983, Universal, 84 min, USA, Dir: Charles Band
ROTTWEILER AKA DOGS OF HELL
1983, 89 min, USA, Dir: Worth Keeter
HOUSE OF WAX
1953, Warner Bros., 88 min, USA, Dir: André De Toth
THE MAD MAGICIAN
1954, Sony Repertory, 72 min, USA, Dir: John Brahm
DIAL M FOR MURDER
1954, Warner Bros., 105 min, Dir: Alfred Hitchcock
MAN IN THE DARK
1953, Sony Repertory, 70 min, USA, Dir: Lew Landers
1953, 20th Century Fox, 83 min, USA, Dir: Roy Ward Baker
1953, Kino Lorber, 80 min, USA, Dir: William Cameron Menzies
1953, Kino Lorber, 75 min, USA, Dir: Owen Crump
MEG-A-THON tickets are available for free with RSVP using password: ACJAWDBS23.
Tickets for all other screenings are available for purchase through Fandango and the American
For Beyond Fest Requests to Cover Events:
CONTACT: Christian Parkes
For American Cinematheque Requests to Cover Events:
CONTACT: Margot Gerber
Beyond Fest is the highest attended genre film festival in the U.S. and exists to build the genre
community in Los Angeles. Based out of Hollywood’s legendary Egyptian Theatre, Beyond Fest is built in
partnership with the American Cinematheque, Meltdown Comics, Death Waltz Recording Co., Alamo
Drafthouse and Alamo Drafthouse’s, Fantastic Fest. A not-for-profit entity, Beyond Fest raises funds for
the 501C3 non-profit film institution, American Cinematheque. Its favorite film is JAWS.
Established in 1981, the American Cinematheque is a 501C3 non-profit viewer-supported film exhibition
and cultural organization dedicated to the celebration of the Moving Picture in all of its forms. The
American Cinematheque renovated and reopened (on Dec. 4, 1998) the historic 1922 Hollywood
Egyptian Theatre. This includes a state-of-the-art 616-seat theatre housed within Sid Grauman’s first
grand movie palace on Hollywood Boulevard. The exotic courtyard is fully restored to its 1922 grandeur.
The Egyptian was the home of the very first Hollywood movie premiere in 1922. In January 2005 the
American Cinematheque expanded its programming to the 1940 Aero Theatre on Montana Avenue in