Grateful Dead Returns to Cinemas with Never-Before-Seen 1989 Concert

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Sun, 04/08/2012 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

This spring Grateful Dead Second Annual Meet-Up At The Movies 2012 will take audiences on a flashback trip to the summer of 1989 for a one-night in-theater concert event on April 19 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Recorded July 18 1989 at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre this never-before-seen concert is directly from the Grateful Dead vault. This iconic concert featuring Jerry Garcia Bob Weir Brent Mydland Phil Lesh Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart was recorded the night after the Dead’s legendary Downhill from Here performance in East Troy Wisconsin. Dead Heads in attendance will experience the two-and-a-half hour concert in its entirety including fan favorites as well as a rare split of Sugar Magnolia Dear Mr. Fantasy and Hey Jude Medley. Before the start of the concert movie theater audiences will also be treated to a slideshow of rare photos of the band by Jim Anderson and John Cantamessa along with a previously unreleased live track recorded in Hartford Connecticut in July of 1974. Additionally before the show time Fathom will feature a handful of the top submissions from the recent Dead Covers Project which encouraged fans to upload videos of their covers of Dead tracks to This is the second annual Grateful Dead fan meet-up following last year’s successful event which sold out in several locations across the U.S.

Tickets for Grateful Dead Second Annual Meet-Up At The Movies 2012 are available at participating theater box offices and online at

 Presented by NCM Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment Grateful Dead Second Annual Meet-Up At The Movies 2012 will be broadcast to more than 550 select movie theaters across the country through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. NCM Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment also teamed up for the highly successful cinema presentation of The Grateful Dead Movie Event in April 2011.

 “During this second annual Dead Head meet-up fans can re-experience this never-before-released live performance recorded at one of the band’s favorite tour stops ” says Shelly Maxwell executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “This unique concert event in movie theaters will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Grateful Dead fans.”