Saturday, May 24, 2008

Rent This Theater

The Tony Award winning musical sensation Rent is returning to movie theaters ... sort of. The final performance of the long-running Broadway show (scheduled for September 7) will be filmed for future screenings in movie theatres around the country.

Per "The filming is part of a new business venture launched by Sony Pictures Releasing, which is entitled The Hot Ticket. The Hot Ticket, according to a press release, will "distribute event programming, including popular music concerts, the performing arts, and sporting events in high definition digital projection to select movie theaters nationwide."

Original and past cast members of the groundbreaking rock opera are expected to return for the final curtain as well. These special closing night extras will also be included in the "Hot Ticket" screenings.

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