Fathom Events: “Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies: Beat Club 4/21/72"

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Fathom Events and Rhino
Entertainment are excited to present the annual “Grateful Dead
Meet-Up at the Movies: Beat Club 4/21/72” in cinemas nationwide on July 17 at 7:30 p.m. local time. The
event will feature a complete rare live studio performance of the
Grateful Dead captured during their legendary European tour in 1972
with audio remastered from the original analog tapes. Never officially
released and never before seen in its entirety, the Bremen, West
Germany’s Beat Club TV program studio performance features the
classic 1972 lineup, and captures the Dead in their prime, playing at
the height of the powers and tearing through a condensed version of a
typical Europe '72 concert. The event offers a unique view of the
band, allowing fans in cinemas to hear fly-on-the-wall chatter and get
up-close and personal with band members in one of their most intimate
studio performances.

Tickets for “Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies: Beat Club
4/21/72” are available at participating theater box offices and
online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in more
than 360 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s
Digital Broadcast Network (
). For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the
Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to

The event features stand-out versions of set staples like
“Bertha,” “Sugaree,” "Playing In The Band" (two versions!) and
a classic "Truckin'>Drums>The Other One." This performance is one of
the last known video captures of Ron “Pigpen” McKernan, a founding
member of the Grateful Dead. Pigpen was legendary for his blues
influence on the band’s sound.

“To see such outstanding footage of some of the Grateful Dead's most
important songs from 1972, including a 20 minute version of ‘The
Other One’ and two way-out-there renditions of ‘Playing In The
Band’ is a truly remarkable experience,” said Grateful Dead
archivist David Lemieux. “There's never been a show from this era
filmed so clearly in its entirety, and this audiovisual document
captures the band at arguably their creative zenith. As a Dead Head
and an archivist, this is some of the most exciting footage of the
Dead I've ever come across. It's thrilling to know thousands will now
be able to enjoy it on July 17.”

“Our annual meet-up events give Grateful Dead fans a chance to get
together and celebrate their favorite band through iconic and rare
Dead content,” said Dan Diamond, senior vice president of Fathom
Events. “Fans will take a trip down memory lane and experience this
historic studio session from 1972, all from the comfort of their local


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