It’s back by popular demand, according to promoters. The Grateful Dead Movie, originally filmed in 1974 and released in 1977, is coming back to theaters.
The encore presentation of the movie on the big screen is brought to you by Fathom and Rhino Entertainment in select theaters nationwide for one final night on Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. (local time).
The special event will include exclusive, never-before-seen interviews with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir conducted during the filming of this legendary Winterland concert more than 35 years ago.
The Grateful Dead Movie , a combination of cinematic rockumentary and concert film which takes a look at the Dead Head phenomenon, hasn’t been available in wide theatrical distribution since its original release in 1977.
Originally recorded at San Francisco’s Winterland Arena in 1974, the feature has taken its stony place in cinematic and musical history with its stellar performances of “U.S. Blues,” “One More Saturday Night,” “Casey Jones,” “Playing In The Band” and “Sugar Magnolia,” among other Dead favorites.
Not to be missed is Phil Lesh’s trippy bass solo and the surreal nitrous oxide sequence.
Tickets are on sale now in “select locations.” The promoters’ advice is to “CHECK BACK OFTEN if ticketing is not yet available for your nearest theater location as updates are being made throughout the next few days.”
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