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DCI returns to the big screen Aug. 11!

DCI returns to the big screen Aug. 11!

by Dave Wilson

On the heels of the great success of both the DCI Classic Countdown and last summer's DCI Cinema Live telecast, DCI is returning to the big screen on Aug. 11 with a telecast of Division I quarterfinals! If you can't make it to Foxboro for finals, this is absolutely the next best thing. Imagine taking in the power, precision and pageantry of drum corps while enjoying popcorn and Skittles in the friendly confines of your local theater! Tom Blair, longtime executive producer of the DCI World Championships DVDs as well as the DCI television broadcast, put it simply: "Grab your popcorn, put your feet up, grab on to the armrests and prepare to be blown away," Blair said. Blair said he wants to emulate the World Championships experience closer to home. "The whole idea is to give the fans the in the theater an experience similar to being at the World Championships site. I'm going to gear this to people who wish they could be there, and give these people a flavor of the championships experience," Blair said. Blair noted that the cinema broadcast is another opportunity for fans who can't fly to Foxboro to enjoy an awesome drum corps evening. "I think this part of the big picture, another one of the unique of ways that we can now present the World Championship experience to a whole different fan. We've got the DVDs that are the ultimate experience in the home, for the aficionado, who wants to know every detail for a corps' performance. The theater experience gives us the opportunity to take 35,000 people who can't come to Foxboro, take them into that stadium and give them the same experience that they might have being at World Championships. It's another way to expand into different audiences," Blair said. Stay tuned to DCI.org for further details. Go HERE to see a list of participating Regal, United Artists, Georgia Theaters or Edwards Cinemas that are showing DCI Cinema Live Quarterfinals event on Aug. 11. Buy tickets for the DCI Cinema Live quarterfinals event.

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