Tour de France Comes to the Big Screen

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07/14/2005| 0 comments
by Ian Melvin

Tour de France Comes to the Big Screen

Live HD simulcast in 53 movie theatres across the USA on July 16.

Fans won?t want to miss the chance to watch the top cyclists battle live and uninterrupted in high-definition on the Big Screen as The Tyler Hamilton Foundation hosts a live simulcast of Stage 14 of the 92 nd Tour de France in 51 Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) movie theatres and 1 Georgia Theatre Company  theatre* across the United States. On Saturday, July 16, 2005, beginning simultaneously across all four time zones at 8:30 a.m. ET / 7:30 a.m. CT / 6:30 a.m. MT / 5:30 a.m. PT, the event will showcase one of the race?s most exciting stages : Stage 14 (Agde > Ax-3 Domaines) - a treacherous, 135-mile journey through the Pyrenees Mountains as the cyclists climb over 10,000 feet and struggle to hold or advance their position in the race. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>


Tickets are $20.00 and are available at participating theatre box offices or online at  A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the Tyler Hamilton Foundation benefiting Multiple Sclerosis and youth cycling, and the Davis Phinney Foundation Supporting Parkinson's Disease Research and Wellness.


?I love the Tour de France.   It is the greatest cycling event in the world and if you have to watch it on a screen, then watching it on the Big Screen is the only way to do it,? said Tyler Hamilton. ?Davis and I could not ask for a better event for our foundations ? watching the Tour to benefit the fight against MS and Parkinson?s Disease.   It will be a fantastic day.?


The 2005 ?Live. Loud. Large: Tour De France Stage 14 on the Big Screen? is presented by the Tyler Hamilton Foundation, National CineMedia, and Outdoor Life ? Network (OLN ?), and is made possible by support from The National MS Society, Cliff Bar Inc.,, and Boston Market Catering. OLN, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 /?>
?s leading outdoor and adventure sports network, will provide the live satellite feed of the race from
as part of its programming coverage of the
entire 2005 Tour de France - Cyclysm II: The Ride of a Lifetime - July 2 nd through July 24 th. National CineMedia, a new venture of Regal Entertainment Group and AMC Entertainment Inc., two of the world?s largest theatrical exhibition companies and pioneers in the development of in-theatre digital distribution technology, will simulcast the event in HD through its state-of-the-art Digital Content Network (DCN) to the participating Regal, United Artists, Edwards and Georgia Theatre Company movie theatres across the country.


As a special addition to the nationwide event, Tyler Hamilton himself will also host a VIP fundraiser at the Colorado Mills movie theatre in
LakewoodCO, featuring the live simulcast, breakfast, and a bike ride with
. For more information or to sign up to attend this special event, please visit


*The ?Live. Loud. Large: Tour De France Stage 14 on the Big Screen? Big Screen Races event will be presented at the following locations:


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