The 2019 edition of “Grateful Dead Meet-Up At The Movies” is going global for the first time ever this year. Announced on Tuesday, screenings for the 2019 “Meet-Up At The Movies” one-night event will take place on August 1st, Jerry Garcia’s birthday, at cinemas throughout North America, Europe, and Australia.
The ninth annual installment of the concert film event will keep the tradition of playing a specially selected concert from the Grateful Dead‘s career in movie theaters. The archival show is chosen in a collaborative effort by Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux and Rhino Entertainment. The selected concert for the 2018 event was that of the band’s well-known 1989 performance at Washington’s RFK Stadium. This year’s concert will be announced by June 13th when tickets go on sale.
In addition to being screened at major movie cinemas, this year’s event will also take place at a mix of independent and art-house theaters.
In the past, Rhino had partnered with Fathom Events to help produce the large-scale screenings, but chose to team up with Trafalgar Releasing for distribution in hopes of establishing an international draw in 2019.
“It’s been incredibly exciting to watch the ‘Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies’ evolve over the last eight years, with the audiences growing larger and more eclectic with each installment,” Rhino Entertainment president Mark Pinkus mentioned in a statement to go with Tuesday’s announcement. “Partnering with Trafalgar Releasing will now take us to the next step in this evolution, with even more diverse cinema offerings and worldwide distribution.”
The announcement on Tuesday comes just a few days after Dead & Company kicked off their 2019 spring/summer tour in California over the weekend.