Newseum to screen “Zero Dark Thirty” days before national release

by Bob Deutsch

Newseum to screen

This blog has recently reported on the number of organizations that will be using movie screenings as a way to develop support from the surrounding community, as well as increase morale for the entity itself. One example of this is the United State’s Senate recent move to screen the Steven Spielberg film “Lincoln” starring Daniel Day-Lewis a week before Christmas.

Following in these footsteps, the Newseum in Washington, D.C. – a museum devoted to the history of news and journalism in the United States – is screening Academy Award winning director Kathryn Bigelow’s latest film “Zero Dark Thirty.”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film’s director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal will be in attendance at a special screening in Washington, D.C. The event will be held on January 8 to precede the nationwide release of the highly touted and anticipated film, which is being premiered in Los Angeles on December 10 and New York on December 19 to make the deadline for Academy Award consideration.

The film will be released nationwide on January 11.

The source also reports that while there is no initial guest list available, the event being held at the Newseum is expected to bring in a number of politicians, members of the Executive branch and “opinion-makers and journalists.”

With such a high-profile film being expected to screen to such important viewers, event organizers at the Newseum may need to invest in a larger screen and seating arrangements to support the demand.

Other entities, such as libraries, art museums or artistic groups can benefit from hosting outdoor movie screenings. These events are a great way to support a large community while also promoting the organization.

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