Thursday, October 26, 2017

See Little Shop of Horrors This Halloween ...with a NEW Ending

For the first time ever, the cult-hit musical “Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented in movie theaters nationwide with its original, spectacular ending during a special two-day-only in-cinema event on October 29 and 31 from Fathom Events and Warner Bros

In addition to the elaborate, 23-minute finale, which has been digitally restored to the acclaimed 1986 musical, this special theatrical presentation of “Little Shop of Horrors,” written by the Oscar®-winning team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, will also include a brand-new, exclusive interview with the film’s visionary director Frank Oz.

“Little Shop of Horrors” will be presented on Sunday, October 29, and Wednesday, October 31, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time each day.  Tickets for “Little Shop of Horrors” can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Moviegoers throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy this event in more than 600 select movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Originally released in December 1986 and based on the off-Broadway musical adaptation of Roger Corman’s low-budget 1960 horror comedy, “Little Shop of Horrors” stars Rick Moranis as Seymour Krelborn, a loveable loser whose fortunes change when he discovers a mysterious plant he calls “Audrey II” after the demure love of his life, Audrey (Ellen Greene).  But as Audrey II (Levi Stubbs) grows, Seymour discovers the plant has a taste for blood, preferably human … and a lust for power.

“Little Shop of Horrors” was nominated for two Academy Awards®, including the high-energy “Mean Green Mother From Outer Space,” which Ashman and Menken wrote specifically for the film.  “Little Shop of Horrors” received widespread acclaim from critics upon its initial release, and became a perennial best-seller on home-entertainment formats.  Its loyal following has grown over the years, and while the film’s original ending has been released on DVD and Blu-ray, this special presentation by Fathom Events and Warner Bros. marks the first time it has been shown to a large-scale audience in cinemas.

“Little Shop of Horrors” combines a stunning visual flair with a remarkable score by Ashman and Menken, who would go on to create such classic movie musicals as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin.  The film’s iconic supporting cast includes Steve Martin, Vincent Gardenia, James Belushi and Bill Murray, along with a unique trio of Tichina Arnold, Michelle Weeks and Tisha Campbellas “Greek chorus” Crystal, Ronette and Chiffon.

“This special presentation of Little Shop of Horrors will delight longtime fans and also offer them a new sense of discovery in an ending that the studio and Frank Oz have allowed us to present for the very first time,” Tom Lucas, Fathom Events VP of Studio Relations, said. “For fans of movies and musicals, this is truly a cinematic event.”

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