SATURDAY NIGHT: LIVE FROM THE GRAND OLE OPRY
Westfield, NJ, Nashville and Memphis - (January 28, 2016) — Independent distributor DigiNext Films today announced that ‘Country Cares for St. Jude Kids®’ has been named official charitable partner for the first-ever Grand Ole Opry feature film, which will have upcoming screenings beginning February 12 (additional playdates include February 13, 14 and 24 – cinemagoers should check local listings) in 200+ theatres at Carmike Cinemas and other North American locations. A portion of ticket sales from American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry will be donated by DigiNext to benefit Country Cares for St. Jude Kids.
For more information about the movie:
- Official trailer www.oprymovie.com
- Locations/times/advance tickets via MovieTickets.com and Fandango
- @DigiNextEvents @Opry #OpryMovie
In conjunction with the expanded movie release, a social media sweepstakes was recently launched that includes a Grand Prize trip to Music City, Nashville, TN including
- Accommodations for two at the Gaylord Opryland Resort
- Southwest Airlines plane tickets
- Tickets to the world-famous Grand Ole Opry and other Nashville attractions
No purchase is necessary to enter the Opry Movie Sweepstakes and entrants can increase their chances of winning by entering every day until the Sweepstakes ends on March 15, 2016.
To enter, visit www.facebook.com/DigiNextFilms and click the ‘Win a Trip’ tab.
Since 1989 Country Cares for St. Jude Kids has raised $600 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, in partnership with approximately 200 radio stations and listeners that have generously pledged their support during radiothons. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Thanks to generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
About DigiNext Films, LLC: The future of film distribution, DigiNext has developed a comprehensive worldwide, direct-to-consumer (DtoC) movie release platform. The platform showcases the talents of today’s most talented and passionate directors and producers of independent features as well as issue-based documentaries, providing them with a unique and customized way to drive additional value and recognition of their work. DigiNext offers filmmakers a domestic theatrical release, plus a global, targeted reach to worldwide audiences. Brands and marketers can also access pre-selected targeted audiences via DigiNext’s end-to-end platform. DigiNext is a joint venture partnership between Carmike Cinemas (NASDAQ: CKEC), the nation’s fourth largest theatrical exhibitor - with more 2900+ screens across 41 states - and Nehst Out, creator of a content distribution system reaching 70+ countries via electronic sell-through including digital downstream and DVDs.
About the Grand Ole Opry: The Grand Ole Opry® is country music’s most famous show and presents the best in the genre live every week from Nashville, Tenn. Celebrating nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). For more information, visit opry.com.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).