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The Met: Live in HD in Cranford

Digiplex Cranford Theater Hosts Stunning Performances for the Holidays

 

            CRANFORD, NJ  (Oct. 21, 2011) – Tickets are on sale now for live, high definition showings of the Metropolitan Opera at the Digiplex Cranford Theater (25 North Avenue) as part of The Met: Live in HD. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Westfield Memorial Library, or on-line at www.digiplexdest.com, or at the box office. Part of the proceeds of sales at the Library go to the Westfield Library Foundation.

            Mozart’s Don Giovanni will be performed live on Oct. 29, followed by Siegfried, the third of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Nov. 5. Philip Glass’ imagining of the life of Ghandi, Satyagraha, comes to Cranford on Nov. 19. December opens with George Frideric Handel’s masterpiece, Rodelinda, on the third, and Gounod’s Faust, in which a man sells his soul to the Devil, Dec. 10. The operas star Stephanie Blythe, David Daniels, Natalie Dessay, Joyce DiDonato, and Plácido Domingo, among others. Show times vary between noon and 1 p.m.

            Check www.digiplexdest.com  for a complete schedule of encore replays of these classics for a reduced price of $20 per person.

            The Metropolitan Opera in New York is one of the most popular and well respected operas in the world, with over 800,000 attendees per season. The Met: Live in HD is now in its sixth and largest season, being broadcast to 1,600 theaters in 54 countries. More than 2.6 million tickets were sold to Live in HD performances around the world last season.

Digiplex Destinations, a new movie theater chain in northern New Jersey and Connecticut, uses all digital streaming and HD projection to bring these performances by the Met to theater audiences in real time with big, theater quality sound.

“We’ve tapped into a vast network of fans who love live opera but aren’t so crazy about fighting their way into New York,” says A. Dale “Bud” Mayo, Digiplex Destinations chairman/CEO. “We’ve experienced sell-out performances months in advance, all enabled by the digital cinema transformation we completed last summer. Now we can easily add more screens to meet the demand, which, we’re pleased to say, apparently exists for live opera in HD.”

 

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About Digital Cinema Destinations Corporation

 Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Westfield, N.J., Digital Cinema Destinations Corporation is dedicated to transforming movie theaters it operates into interactive entertainment centers. Operating under the brand name, “Digiplex Destinations,” DCDC will provide consumers with uniquely satisfying experiences, combining the full promise of digital technology with engaging, dynamic content that far transcends traditional cinematic fare.  DCDC customers will enjoy live sports events, concerts, conferences, operas, videogames, auctions, fashion shows and, on an ongoing basis, the very best of first-run movies. DCDC is a privately held corporation. For more information, visit www.digiplexdest.com.

 

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