Fan-Favorite Western-Style Anime Series RWBY to Debut Volume 5 Chapter 1 in Movie Theaters Nationwide October 12 Only
Fathom Events and Rooster Teeth Animation Present One-Night Cinema Event Featuring Behind-The-Scenes Footage and Interviews With the Cast
DENVER – September 13, 2017 – RWBY (pronounced “Ruby”) fans are about to get the exclusive opportunity to be the first to see the newest episode of the storied franchise, all on the big screen. “RWBY Volume 5 Premiere” brings the hit, global, western-style anime series from Rooster Teeth Animation to cinemas nationwide. This one-night event will feature the theatrical premiere of “RWBY Volume 5 Chapter 1” and is also the first time that select RWBY Volume 4 episodes will be shown theatrically.
Fathom Events and Rooster Teeth present “RWBY Volume 5 Premiere” for one night on Thursday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m. local time. Additionally, moviegoers will enjoy an exclusive featurette, including interview footage with talent and crew as well as other exclusive narratives.
Tickets for “RWBY Volume 5 Premiere” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 500 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
RWBY, created by the late Monty Oum for Rooster Teeth, is set in Remnant, a fictional future-fantasy world filled with horrific monsters bent on the destruction of humanity. Fortunately, the kingdoms of Remnant have risen to combat these forces by training powerful Huntsmen and Huntresses at academies around the planet. Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long are four such Huntresses in training whose journeys will take them far past the grounds of Beacon Academy. Though each may be powerful on their own, these four girls must come together to work as a team if they truly hope to become the next generation of Remnant's protectors. But can they succeed at each other's side when dark forces gather to divide and destroy humanity?
The first episode of RWBY was released on Rooster Teeth’s website in July of 2013, with following episodes released nearly weekly. RWBY became a viral hit, and Volume 2 was released a year later in July 2014. Volume 3 followed in October of 2015 with the fourth volume released in October 2016. RWBY has since spawned a video game titled "RWBY: Grimm Eclipse," a manga adaptation and a comedic animated spin-off called "RWBY Chibi."
“Rooster Teeth is thrilled for this opportunity to celebrate RWBY with all the fans, new or old,” said Gray G. Haddock, Head of Rooster Teeth Animation. “Getting to see key moments from Volume 4, the new character shorts, and sharing laughs from RWBY Chibi is a wonderful way to get ready for the new volume. No comment section online can replace what it’s like to share the laughs and tears with fellow fans, live, in a theater. I love that we have this chance to bring the whole community together, to experience this on the big screen.”
“Fathom Events is proud to partner again with Rooster Teeth and bring this popular anime series to local movie theaters,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “RWBY has legions of followers in the U.S., and we are pleased to give them opportunity to view the Volume 5 Premiere alongside fellow passionate fans.”
For artwork/photos related to “RWBY Volume 5 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 “Canelo Álvarez vs. Julio César Chávez, Jr.,” concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series, inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Facing Darkness, and anime titles such as Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. 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 897 locations and 1,387 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Rooster Teeth
Rooster Teeth is a pioneering studio responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 38 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub and 2 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is now a subsidiary of Fullscreen Media, a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com.
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