(Stadium) LIGHTS, (TV) CAMERAS, (Drum Corps) ACTION! The Drum Corps International Tour returns this summer to movie theaters nationwide for two ultra-exciting one-night-only cinema events. 2012 DCI Tour Premiere Monday, June 18 • 6:30 p.m. local time DCI will once again team up with National Cinemedia's Fathom Events for the second-annual DCI Tour Premiere which will be shown in movie theaters on Monday, June 18. Taped at the kickoff event of the 2012 DCI Tour on Saturday, June 16, in Akron, Ohio, the broadcast will give fans across the country a complete look at the debut performances of six of last summer's top 12 World Class corps. Taking the field at the University of Akron's InfoCision Stadium and just two days later taking their spot up on the "big screen," will be the defending World Champion Cadets, Bluecoats, Cavaliers, Carolina Crown, Phantom Regiment and the Blue Stars. "More than 23,000 drum corps fans joined us at the beginning of last summer in movie theaters for the inaugural Tour Premiere," DCI Director of Sales and Business Development John DeNovi said. "Our list of participating theaters for this year's event has grown to more than 500 locations in 48 states, which will give even more drum corps fans across the country the opportunity to share in the excitement of the fresh new drum corps season ahead of us." The inclusion of Phantom Regiment in the Tour Premiere lineup will be an additional treat to fans, as the corps will depart following its June 16 performance for a long cross-country haul to the West Coast to compete in early-season DCI Tour events with the Blue Devils, Santa Clara Vanguard and Boston Crusaders, among others. A complete list of participating theaters and ticket information for the Tour Premiere is available on FathomEvents.com. DCI World Championship Prelims: Big, Loud & Live 9 Thursday, August 9 • 6:30 p.m. ET DCI's popular Big, Loud & Live cinecast will return for its ninth season on Thursday, Aug. 9. Broadcast in high definition to movie theaters nationwide, this event will capture the action live from the 2012 World Championship Prelims at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. With some 40,000 in attendance at nearly 550 movie theaters nationwide in 2011, annually the "Big, Loud & Live" series continues to grow. Since its debut in 2004, the event continues to bring fans who are unable attend the World Championships into the stadium from the comfort of their local movie theater. All while experiencing and enjoying the thrills and drama of the world's best drum corps at the climax of the competitive summer season. Additional details about this year's Big, Loud & Live broadcast including a complete list of participating theaters will be released in June on DCI.org and at FathomEvents.com.
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