Fathom Events and NBC Sports Group are bringing the famed Barclays Premier League 2014-15 soccer season to movie theatres nationwide. Every Saturday morning, catch your favorite English club soccer teams LIVE on the big screen.
Wait, WHAT!!!! Did that just say that they will be showing Premier League on movie screens!!!!!! Every Saturday.
For match information and participating theaters, visit http://bit.ly/BigScreenBPL
* So, it happened to be date night tonight and me and friend went to get a bite to eat at a local casual dining spot. While we were eating some avocado egg rolls and stuff mushrooms, waiting for the rest of our food to come out, we decided to see a flick as well. After a shot of Jack, we decided on going to see Lets Be Cops. That movie is funny as shit by the way, but its just background for this post.
As we were leaving, she
of course needed to make a stop in the restroom so it just happened to be me and the dude sweeping up, while I happened to see that commercial above playing on some monitors in the lobby. I didnt see the whole commercial, I just saw two guys doing the weekend at bernies dance and then I saw Timmy Howard. Then I asked dude sweeping what the hell I just watched and he proceeded to give me the stinkeye, pull his earbuds out, but then tell me that it was something about soccer games being shown at movie theatres starting on Saturday.
He didnt seem like he was up to having a conversation about it, so I just took a mental note and hopped on the computer when I got home.
Apparently, this is a thing and this is for reals. Every week, there will be a game chosen, and it will be shown at select movie theatres across America. How awesome is that? I thought it might be at some rinky dink movie theatres, but the one closest to me, is Universal CityWalk. If you know anything about SoCal, and the Hollywood area in general, Universal CityWalk is a maaaaaaaajor hub.
Thats a really big pull, and there are many other big movie theatres that they will be showing these games.
Games, special half time content, I’m sure there will be some sort of promotional stuff going on. This is going to be really good. I can’t wait to go check some of these games out. I love it, and I love how more and more push and more and more acceptance is coming around.
I’ve said it before, and I know I’m beating the drum a little bit, but as a soccer community, we HAVE TO support this kind of stuff. We are now getting the attention that we’ve always wanted. We get sportscenter, we get the cover of webpages, we get all of the facebook status updates. We are big shit. Think about it… when was the last time they showed a Patriots game or an Angels game or a Duke v. North Carolina baskeball game at a movie theatre?
To ensure that the best, most impactful match-ups are featured in the movie theaters, each week’s game will be announced the Tuesday before the Saturday playdate.
Fans are encouraged to visit FathomEvents.com and their social media pages each week to see which match-up is being featured.
* Why didnt we know about this before today though? Hmph.
* International spelling of “Premiere” by the way. That’s in the youtube title. TYVM