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FAQs about the Regal Cinema telecast

FAQs about the Regal Cinema telecast

by Drum Corps International

We've been asked a couple consistent questions regarding the DCI quarterfinals telecast that will be shown at Regal Cinemas around the nation on Aug. 5. Here are some of those frequently asked questions and the answers to them. Why isn't the telecast going to be shown in my hometown? Although Regal Cinemas are located in many major cities around the U.S., they are not located in every single market. Why isn't the telecast going to be shown at the Regal Cinema in my hometown? This telecast is going to be projected in a high-definition format. Not every Regal Cinema around the country is high-definition capable. However, in some markets, the telecast will be shown on multiple screens at the same theater. According to Deb McKenney of Regal Cinemedia, 41 of the 53 high-defintion Regal Cinema theaters around the U.S. will be airing the telecast, which adds up to almost 32,000 individual seats. When will tickets go on sale? Group ticket sales ($12 per ticket -- and 25 people or more constitutes a group) start on Monday, May 3 and run through June 15. Group sales are only available by phone, 800.792.8244. Individual seat sales ($15 per ticket) go on sale on June 22, at participating theaters and on Fandango.com, according to McKenney. Day-of tickets will cost $18. Why are quarterfinals from Thursday night of World Championships being shown and not finals from Saturday night? The movie industry's biggest nights are typically Fridays and Saturdays, so it makes more business sense from Regal's point of view to telecast DCI quarterfinals on Thursday evening. Nonetheless, DCI executive director Dan Acheson is excited about the quarterfinals telecast opportunity. Acheson said, "Although we can't reach every market we would like to, we're very excited to be able to reach potentially tens of thousands of more people with the quarterfinals performances."

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