You may not be included on Hollywood’s red carpet invite list, but you’ll feel like part of the action Monday, Aug. 11, at AMC Ahwatukee 24, where, thanks to Fathom Events, you’ll enjoy a feed — streaming to 250 movie theaters nationwide — of the theatrical premiere of “The Giver,” broadcast live from the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City at 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, with a tape delay for all other time zones.
You’ll be able to experience the glamorous red carpet as though you were an invited guest with the cast and crew, scheduled to include Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Brenton Thwaites and many others. Attendees will also have the opportunity to witness exclusive interaction with the film’s stars, only available on-screen at this event, as they speak directly to theater audiences from the red carpet. Cinema guests will then enjoy the full-length feature film four days before its official public release on Aug. 15.
The story of “The Giver” centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined — a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all — a challenge no one has ever successfully accomplished. “The Giver” is based on Lois Lowry’s young adult novel, which won the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
“Readers around the world are so excited to see their favorite book on the big screen, and we’re thrilled to be bringing them right to the red carpet, front and center,” said Stephen Bruno, president of marketing at The Weinstein Company.
Tickets for “The Giver: World Premiere Red Carpet Event” are available at participating theater box offices, which include AMC Ahwatukee 24, AMC Westgate 20 and AMC Desert Ridge 18, and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
If you go
What: ‘The Giver: World Premiere Red Carpet Event’
When: 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11
Where: AMC Ahwatukee 24, 4915 E. Ray Road, Phoenix
Cost: $22 for adults, $18 for children