FREE Movie – Flash Gordon
Flash Gordon Special Screening on Friday, June 30
|Friday, June 30, 2017||8:30 pm||10:00 pm|
(LOS ANGELES and ROSWELL, NM) – May X, 2017 – COMET TV , the leading 24/7 science fiction digital broadcast network and partnership between Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), is landing at the 2017 UFO Festival in Roswell, New Mexico. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the legendary UFO crash of 1947, COMET TV will hold an outdoor screening of the 1980 cult classic Flash Gordon starring Sam Jones, Timothy Dalton and Max von Sydow. The screening will take place Friday, June 30 at 8:00PM at the Spring River Park and Zoo.
The 2017 UFO Festival takes place June 29-July 2, 2017 in Roswell, NM. The UFO Festival hosts thousands of UFO, science fiction enthusiasts and skeptics alike who come to celebrate one of the most debated incidents in extraterrestrial history. The four-day event is the longest running and most widely supported event dedicated to UFOs and is thus a haven to share new and exciting theories on the topic.
“COMET TV is dedicated to science fiction programming and partnering with the 2017 UFO Festival to celebrate the genre with our fans could not be more perfect,” said John Bryan, MGM’s President, Domestic Television Distribution.
“We could not be happier to have COMET TV represented at this year’s festival. For believers or not, the festival is one of the most intriguing events in the science fiction space and is a glorious opportunity for both brands and the community to celebrate the legendary incident,” stated Juliana Halvorson, UFO Festival’s Vice President, Marketing.
COMET TV’s presence will be elevated during the UFO Festival with companion coverage broadcast on KFOX based in El Paso, TX, a Sinclair Broadcast Group station. KFOX will be covering the Festival and its many events and activities throughout the weekend.
About Comet TV
A partnership between Sinclair and MGM, is the first-ever 24/7 science fiction digital broadcast network and features more than 1,500 hours of premium MGM content. Currently the network is carried in over 100 markets, reaching over 94 million households. In addition, COMET TV is available online and for free at comettv.net, and on Roku and Apple TV. COMET TV offers popular favorites, cult classics and undiscovered gems on a daily programming schedule. The network is also the exclusive broadcast home of the “Stargate” Franchise.
About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI)
Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Pro forma for the Tribune acquisition (before any related divestitures) and all previously announced pending transactions, the Company will own, operate and/or provide services to 233 television stations in 108 markets. The Company has multiple emerging networks as well as being affiliated with all the major networks. Sinclair is a leading local news provider in the country and a producer of live sports content. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network EPIX, which is available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors. In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels and digital platforms. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.
About the UFO Festival
The UFO Festival is held annually in Roswell, New Mexico and is a gathering of UFO enthusiasts and skeptics alike, who join in the celebration of the much-debated 1947 incident that many believe involved a UFO crashing on a ranch in the Roswell area of southern New Mexico. The annual event features guest speakers, authors, live entertainment and activities for all ages. For more information, visit www.ufofestivalroswell.com
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