Screenings Set For 100 Theaters Nationwide Beginning Aug. 3
LOS ANGELES (July 30, 2007) – New Line Cinema will present a series of special sing along screenings of its hit musical comedy Hairspray, in 100 theaters nationwide beginning on Aug. 3.
The screenings, to be held in more than 30 cities including New York and Los Angeles, will feature special prints of the film that include lyric subtitles for each song.
"Audiences leave the theater singing and dancing," says Russell Schwartz, New Line’s President of Domestic Marketing. “This is another great way to celebrate the spirit of the film.”
Sixteen years after the release of the original film, New Line Cinema is bringing a feature film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Hairspray to life. Featuring new and original material based on John Waters’ 1988 cult classic about star-struck teenagers on a local Baltimore dance show, the comedy features a remarkable collection of talent including John Travolta, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, Allison Janney, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Chicago), and director Adam Shankman (Bringing Down The House). The new screenplay for Hairspray was written by Leslie Dixon (Freaky Friday, Outrageous Fortune).