(JamBase) In celebration of what would have been the 70th birthday of the Grateful Dead‘s Jerry Garcia, NCM Fathom Events and Rhino Entertainment will present “A Birthday Celebration: The Grateful Dead Movie Event” on Wednesday, August 1 at 7:00 p.m. local time. During this special in-theater gathering, fans will be treated to the 1977 cinematic concert journey “The Grateful Dead Movie,” as well as a special birthday commemoration on Garcia directed by Justin Kreutzmann featuring the Dead’s Bob Weir and other surprise guests.
Tickets for “A Birthday Celebration: The Grateful Dead Movie Event” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.fathomevents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, click here (theaters and participants are subject to change).
The pre-show birthday commemoration features Weir and other luminaries reflecting on Garcia and also gives fans an inside look at Weir’s new state-of-the-art multimedia studio, the Tamalpais Research Institute (TRI). Audiences will also see a slideshow of rare photos of the band set to a previously unreleased live track.