NETFLIX ANNOUNCES ALL-STAR LINE-UP FOR NETFLIX LIVE! ON LOCATION
Summer Concert and Screening Series Features Musical Performances by Dennis Quaid & The Sharks, The Bacon Brothers and The Bruce Willis Blues Band
Entertainment Correspondent and Actress Maria Menounos to Host
LOS GATOS, Calif., June 5, 2007 /PRNewswire/ – Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX), the world's largest online movie rental service, today announced the full line-up for its free summer concert and screening series with the addition of Hollywood stars Dennis Quaid and The Bacon Brothers to Netflix LIVE! On Location (www.netflix.com/liveonlocation). Quaid and Kevin and Michael Bacon of The Bacon Brothers will join Bruce Willis as part of the three-event live entertainment series, which pairs pop-culture movie classics with live musical performances by the films' featured stars in the cities where the movies were filmed.
Kicking off the series will be Dennis Quaid and The Sharks, who will perform a live, rock and country-soul concert in New Orleans on Thursday, June 21. The performance at Spanish Plaza on the New Orleans river front will begin at 7:00 p.m. local time and will precede a screening of the 1987 crime thriller "The Big Easy," co-starring Ellen Barkin.
From New Orleans, Netflix LIVE! On Location will travel to Baltimore, where The Bacon Brothers will perform a live rock show on Sunday, July 15, before celebrating the 25th anniversary of Kevin Bacon's 1982 coming-of-age film "Diner." The live concert and movie screening will begin at 7:00 p.m. local time at the West Shore Park on Baltimore's majestic Inner Harbor.
The Bruce Willis Blues Band featuring Bruce Willis concludes the series with a live, public concert at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Immediately following the performance, there will be an outdoor screening of the 1998 sci-fi film "Armageddon." Willis' concert and screening are scheduled for Thursday, August 2, beginning at 7:00 p.m. local time in the space center's spectacular Rocket Garden.
Netflix also announced that entertainment television correspondent and actress Maria Menounos will serve as the host of the Netflix LIVE! On Location events. As spokesperson and ambassador for the series, she will emcee each event. In the fall of 2005, Ms. Menounos became a special correspondent for "Access Hollywood" and a West Coast contributor for "The Today Show." Prior to these roles, Ms. Menounos reported on film, television, music and fashion for "Entertainment Tonight" and had been an international correspondent for Channel One News, a news source for teen students. She recently starred in the comedy "Kickin' It Old Skool" opposite Jamie Kennedy.
"Netflix is thrilled to be working with such esteemed and popular entertainers as Dennis Quaid and the Sharks, The Bacon Brothers and The Bruce Willis Blues Band to bring the Netflix LIVE! On Location series to music and movie lovers around the country," said Leslie Kilgore, chief marketing officer for Netflix. "The energy and personality of Maria Menounos are perfect complements to the series' lineup and we look forward to engaging thousands of folks as the events unfold this summer."
Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) is the world's largest online movie rental service, providing more than six million subscribers access to more than 80,000 DVD titles. The company offers a variety of subscription plans, starting at $4.99 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® feature. For more information, visit www.netflix.com.
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