Film Event Features Celebrity Tributes, Interviews with Betty, And Never-Before-Seen Clips at Nearly 900 Theaters Nationwide on January 17

LOS ANGELES - Jan. 1, 2022- In honor of what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday, the film Betty White: A Celebration offers an opportunity to come together to remember Betty's amazing life and career.


White granted exclusive access to filmmakers Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein in the making of this special movie event. It offers a revealing glimpse into her life—behind-the-scenes on set, working with her office staff, entertaining at home, and lending her voice as an animal advocate. Special guests include Ryan Reynolds, Carol Burnett, Valerie Bertinelli, and Jennifer Love Hewitt—and dozens of other celebrity friends who offer their tribute to this beloved icon.


Betty White: A Celebration will play in nearly 900 movie theaters nationwide on Monday, January 17 at 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. (all times local). Tickets can be purchased online at or at participating theater box offices. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (participating theaters are subject to change).


Betty White: A Celebration includes one particularly poignant exclusive—Betty’s final on-camera appearance, recorded just ten days before her passing. Its special message expresses Betty’s deep appreciation for her fans—and demonstrates that even in her final days, she never lost her sense of fun.


The film is packed with clips from some of Betty’s most famous roles, including the innocent Rose on Golden Girls, her celebrated host gig on Saturday Night Live (one of the highest rated SNL episodes ever,) her award-winning Super Bowl/Snickers commercial, the worldly Elka on Hot in Cleveland, and the bawdy Sue Ann on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and numerous other career highlights. Also included is a lost episode from Betty’s early sitcom from the 1950’s.


Betty herself looked forward to this party. The film’s producer and director, and a long-time chronicler of Betty’s life, Steven Boettcher, added “We didn’t want her birthday to pass without bringing together all the people that love her, from her co-stars and friends to her many millions of fans of all ages, to celebrate what made Betty a national treasure.”


“Betty White was a beloved cultural icon. We couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this coming together of her many fans,” said Daren Miller, Fathom Events VP, Programming, Strategy & Business Affairs.


While Betty ranks among the most cherished figures in America, her legacy is much deeper than most realize. She was the first woman to produce a national TV show; the first woman to star in a sitcom; the first producer to hire a female director; and the first woman to receive an Emmy nomination. In fact, she is the first woman to ever appear on television, given her performance on an experimental broadcast in the late 1930s.


For artwork/photos related to Betty White: A Celebration visit the Fathom Events press site.


About Fathom Events

Fathom is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal Cinemas, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L)., Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all of the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visit


About Boettcher+Trinklein Television

Founded by Steve Boettcher and Mike Trinklein, Boettcher+Trinklein Television is an Emmy-winning production company specializing in celebrity films for outlets including Netflix, PBS, Amazon Prime, YouTube, BBC, REELZ and 150 international networks. Projects include the four season Pioneers of Television series for PBS and biopic specials on Robin Williams, Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, and Carol Burnett.  




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