Beat the Summer Heat as Drum Corps International Marches Into Movie Theaters Nationwide Live on June 22 Only

For the Seventh Year in a Row, DCI Kicks Off Its Season with Top Competitive Drum Corps Performances Live on the Big Screen

DENVER – April 24, 2017 – Top ensembles of Marching Music’s Major League will come together for a night of dramatic, passionate and exceptional performances during “Drum Corps at the Cinema: 2017 DCI Tour Premiere.” The event will feature the season-opening debuts of six of Drum Corps International’s (DCI) groups: Blue Stars (La Crosse, WI), Bluecoats (Canton, OH), The Cadets (Allentown, PA), Carolina Crown (Ft. Mill, SC), The Cavaliers (Rosemont, IL) and Crossmen (San Antonio, TX).


Presented by Fathom Events and Drum Corps International, this exclusive live event will show in U.S. cinemas on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. ET/ 7:30 p.m. CT/ 6:30 p.m. MT/ 5:30 p.m. PT/ 4:30 p.m. AK/ 2:30 p.m. HI.

Tickets for Drum Corps at the Cinema: 2017 DCI Tour Premiere can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 300 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

From modest beginnings four decades ago, Drum Corps International (DCI) has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth activity with far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. Through the annual DCI Tour and DCI World Championships, Drum Corps International provides entertainment to millions through live performances and broadcast events as part of its partnership with Fathom Events. As Marching Music’s Major League, DCI continues a tradition of exceptionally high-quality performance ensembles, with membership in the top corps highly sought-after and extremely competitive.

“Every summer, each of the DCI corps brings original, exciting and mind-blowing performances to the field,” Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “Our longstanding partnership with DCI allows cinema audiences to see every vibrant color, dramatic expression and show-stopping formation in vivid detail larger-than-life and on the big screen.”

“The summer of 2017 marks Drum Corps International’s 45th anniversary season, and we’re very excited to share that milestone’s kickoff event with marching music, arts and music lovers live in movie theaters nationwide,” DCI Executive Director and CEO Dan Acheson said.

For artwork/photos related to “Drum Corps at the Cinema: 2017 DCI Tour Premiere,” visit the Fathom Events press site.

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like Copa America Centenario, concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series and inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Kirk Cameron’s Revive US. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit


About Drum Corps International (DCI) 
Drum Corps International (DCI) is the world leader in producing events for the world’s most elite and exclusive marching ensembles for student musicians and performers. Founded in 1972, Drum Corps International has developed into a powerful, nonprofit, global youth organization with far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence. Drum Corps International is Marching Music’s Major League. Learn more about the exciting world of Drum Corps International and its member corps on the Web at or call (317)-275-1212. Drum Corps International is located in Indianapolis, Ind.



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