Jackson Memorial To Hit Cinema Screens Across U.s.
Michael Jackson's memorial service will be beamed into movie theatres in 20 U.S. states.
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. bosses will broadcast the event live to an estimated 17,000 people in theatres equipped with digital projection systems and satellite dishes. In total, 37 cities will air the footage of the memorial ceremony on the big screen.
The company will be using the same feed sent out from Staples Center in Los Angeles to TV networks and displaying it in high definition on big screens.
One cinema which will not be showing the footage is the Mann Chinese Six Theatre in Los Angeles. The planned showing there has been cancelled due to security concerns.
The cinema is yards away from the site of Jackson's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The memorial ceremony will also be broadcast live on big screens in New York's Times Square and at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, where Jackson performed in his early years as part of the Jackson 5.