Independent distributor DigiNext Films today announced that ‘Country Cares for St. Jude Kids’ has been named official charitable partner for the first-ever Grand Ole Opry feature film.
DigiNext is donating a portion of every movie theatre ticket sold for American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry to benefit Country Cares for St. Jude Kids, one of the most successful radio fundraising programs of all time, which has raised $550 million dollars for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The film offers audiences a virtual front row seat and VIP all-access pass, including live Opry performances and backstage conversations with Opry members, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker as well as The Band Perry and Brett Eldredge.
The movie’s official trailer was recently released at www.oprymovie.com.
• Advance tickets are available via partners MovieTickets.com and Fandango.
• A limited special engagement at select theatre locations begins December 4. Additional North American dates and theatres will be added in early 2016.
“We are delighted to partner with the Grand Ole Opry to bring cinemagoers and country music fans their first immersive, big-screen taste of the rich, 90-year tradition of ‘the show that made country music famous,’” said Bud Mayo, Managing Member of DigiNext and President of Carmike’s Alternative Programming and Distribution Division. “We are also proud to lend additional support to Country Cares for St. Jude Kids as our official charitable beneficiary, which has long been a favored charity of the cinema industry. The artists and the Opry already have a longstanding relationship with Country Cares for St. Jude.”
Since 1989 Country Cares for St. Jude Kids has raised $550 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, in partnership with approximately 200 radio stations and listeners that have generously pledged their support during radiothons. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Thanks to generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.