Sure, ratings for “The Walking Dead” have slumped a bit, but it’s still a juggernaut with some of the most hard-core fans in the world. Which is no doubt why Fathom Events and AMC have teamed up for Survival Sunday, a one-night-only theatrical screening of the Season 8 finale of “TWD” followed by the Season 4 premiere of its sibling, “Fear the Walking Dead,” taking place next month.
If you’re one of said “hard-core fans,” here are the details so you can start planning ahead.
From the Press Release:
Fans of “The Walking Dead” universe can now experience their favorite post-apocalyptic world on the big screen as Fathom Events and AMC announced today “Survival Sunday: The Walking Dead & Fear the Walking Dead,” a one-night fan event on April 15. Celebrating the highly-anticipated series crossover, “The Walking Dead” Season 8 finale and the “Fear the Walking Dead” Season 4 premiere will be screened commercial-free in more than 750 select movie theaters nationwide. The cinema event will also feature exclusive bonus content to be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets for “Survival Sunday: The Walking Dead & Fear the Walking Dead” can be purchased beginning Friday, March 16, at FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. Members of the “TWD Fan Rewards Club” can purchase their tickets starting Thursday, March 15, at TWDRewards.com and earn points for their fandom.
The screening event begins live at 8:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m. CT / 6:30 p.m. MT / 5:30 p.m. PT (and tape-delayed to 7:30 p.m. AK and 6:30 p.m. HI) through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“Sunday, April 15, marks an epic and highly-anticipated moment for these series, as worlds collide when Morgan crosses over from ‘The Walking Dead’ and into the new world of ‘Fear,’” said Theresa Beyer, SVP of Brand Activation for AMC. “We are thrilled to be working with our terrific partners at Fathom to provide fans from across the country the opportunity to experience this crossover moment in such a special way and among other members of one of television’s most passionate fan communities.”
“‘The Walking Dead’ and ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ have captivated audiences and kept them on the edge of their seats for many years,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “Self-proclaimed ‘Dead-heads’ will have the unique opportunity to come together to experience these two compelling dramas larger-than-life and commercial-free on the big screen for just one night this April.”
Produced by AMC Studios, “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead” are the #1 and #4 dramas on cable, respectively, among adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 in Nielsen Live+3 ratings.