One Direction Live Concert Film Set for Global Cinema Release
Distributor Arts Alliance plans more than 10,000 screenings in 50-plus territories of "Where We Are — The Concert Film," saying it will be the biggest global "event cinema" release ever.
LONDON – Parents of teenage daughters, beware: Even if the rampaging juggernaut of One Direction’s world tour has passed through town, the boys will be returning for a one-off cinema event almost guaranteed to result in another frantic dash for tickets.
In a deal with the U.K. boy band’s management team, Syco, Modest!, and Sony Music Entertainment, Arts Alliance has announced the limited big-screen release of One Direction: Where We Are – The Concert Film, to be shown for just one weekend, Oct. 11-12. More than 10,000 screenings across 3,000 cinemas and 50-plus territories are set to be announced.
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“If you haven’t had a chance to come see us at our Where We Are stadium tour this year, or you simply just want to relive it again, we’ve got a very, very special announcement for you,” band member Niall Horan said in a promotional video for the announcement.
Where We Are – The Concert Film was recorded at Milan’s San Siro soccer stadium during the Italian leg of the band’s 69-date global tour, which is still underway. Aside from the live concert, the film will feature a never-before-seen 15-minute interview cut with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.
Like One Direction’s previous cinematic release, 2013's This Is Us, the film is produced by Fulwell 73, with Simon Cowell among the executive producers. This time, however, it won’t be in 3D.
Tickets will go on sale starting July 28.