‘Buttons: A New Musical Film’ Comes to Movie Theaters Nationwide This Holiday Season for One Night

Featuring an Exclusive Viewing of “An Homage to the Great American Musical Hosted by Patricia Ward Kelly”

DENVER – October 16, 2018 – From creator/director Tim Janis comes “Buttons: A New Musical Film.” This heartwarming, family-friendly feature takes audiences on a journey to discover that sometimes believing can be the greatest adventure of all!

During a time of robber barons, mills, and rising industry, two orphan children meet two unexpected visitors (Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury) who turn the tide of events and change their lives forever.

Narrated by Robert Redford and Kate Winslet, the film also features actors Abigail Spencer, Jane Seymour, Roma Downey, Ioan Gruffudd, Katie McGrath, Robert Picardo, Charles Shaughnessy, Paul Greene, John de Lancie, and "Nova" a song written by Sir Paul McCartney.


After the feature content, join Patricia Ward Kelly, wife and biographer of legendary dancer, director, and choreographer, Gene Kelly, on the set of “Buttons” as she shares intimate, behind-the-scenes stories about some of her husband’s most popular and universally beloved movies: Singin’ in the Rain, An American in Paris, On the Town, and more.

Tickets for Buttons: A New Musical Film can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.


Fathom Events brings “Buttons: A New Musical Film” in more than 500 select movie theaters on December 8 at 12:55 p.m. (local time), through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).


“I’m very excited to share this heartwarming film with audiences on the big screen through this special in-theater event partnership with Fathom Events,” director Tim Janis said. This family- friendly film brings together such extraordinary talents and is a great way to kick off the Christmas season.”


“We could not be more excited to bring this delightful holiday feature to movie theaters nationwide,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “‘Buttons’ provides cinematic audiences with the joy of music, a heartwarming story and the nostalgia of old Hollywood.”  

For artwork/photos related to “Buttons: A New Musical Film,” visit the Fathom Events press site.


About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for 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 941 locations and 1,496 screens in 181 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.




Katherine Schwappach                                             

Fathom Events                        


Carol Bennett

Cranberry Island Films