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On the Baseball Field Cut from Corn Stalks, Academy Award(R)-Winner and His Band Will Perform as Part of 'Netflix Rolling Roadshow' Movie Screening Tour
LOS GATOS, Calif., Aug. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the "Netflix Rolling Roadshow" summer screening tour, Netflix, Inc., the world's largest online movie rental service, will bring Academy Award®-winning actor, director and musician Kevin Costner to Dyersville, IA, for the first time since the filming of "Field of Dreams," to perform with his band. The concert will be one of the many highlights of Netflix's unique 10-city movie screening tour, which showcases contemporary classics in the locations they helped make famous.
The performance will take place before the screening of "Field of Dreams" on Friday, August 11 at 7:00 PM (CST) on the Left and Center Field, where a number of the film's most memorable scenes were filmed.
"Returning to the 'Field of Dreams' location to play a concert for Netflix movie fans has special meaning for me," said Mr. Costner. "The movie was significant in my career and the band is an important part of my future." Mr. Costner and his band will play a 75-minute set of original rock and popular music for a crowd of movie fans who will attend the outdoor screening of one of his most popular and enduring films, which was released in 1989. The concert and the screening are open to the public free of charge. More details can be obtained at www.netflix.com/roadshow.
Mr. Costner's acting career spans more than 35 films, including directing and producing credits on more than 15. His favorite movies include "How the West Was Won" and "The Magnificent Seven." In 1990, Mr. Costner was honored with an Academy Award® for Best Director for "Dances with Wolves." His films - which include "The Upside of Anger," "The Untouchables," "The Bodyguard," "JFK," "Bull Durham" and "Field of Dreams" -- are among Netflix's most popular titles. To date, they have collectively rented 2.75 million times. Mr. Costner's most recent DVD release, the romantic comedy "Rumor Has It," has already rented more than 300,000 times since its release on May 9, 2006.
Taking place throughout the month of August, the "2006 Netflix Rolling Roadshow" will visit such iconic movie locations as Martha's Vineyard where the infamous "Jaws" terrified swimmers, the spooky Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado, which was the inspiration for "The Shining," and the legendary island prison in San Francisco Bay for a cellblock screening of "Escape From Alcatraz." The tour is hosted by singer/songwriter and television personality, Lisa Loeb. Additional information about the tour will be available on www.netflix.com/roadshow
Netflix, Inc. is the world's largest online movie rental service, providing more than five million subscribers access to over 60,000 DVD titles. The company offers a variety of subscription plans, starting at $5.99 a month. There are no due dates, no late fees and no shipping fees. DVDs are delivered for free by the USPS from regional shipping centers located throughout the United States. Netflix can reach more than 90 percent of its subscribers with generally one business-day delivery. Netflix offers personalized movie recommendations to its members and has more than one billion movie ratings. Netflix also allows members to share and recommend movies to one another through its Friends(SM) feature.
Source: Netflix, Inc.
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