Cinemas to screen Jackson’s last show

2009-09-19 00:00

SOUTH African music fans have the chance to take part in the biggest global tribute to the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

SterKinekor cinemas around the country will be screening Michael Jackson This Is It, part of a worldwide event on Wednesday, October 28 at 3 am.

The film documents Jackson’s last three months, as he prepared for the his sold-out concerts at London’s O2 Arena, and is drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-thescenes footage, featuring the singer rehearsing songs for the show.

“This film is a gift to Michael’s fans. As we began assembling the footage for the motion picture we realised we captured something extraordinary, unique and very special. It’s a very private, exclusive look into a creative genius’s world,” said Kenny Ortega, director and Jackson’s creative partner on the This Is It concert, who will also be directing the film.

Apart from screening Michael Jackson This Is It, Sony Music will also be making available never­before-seen footage of Jackson in action and all his classic music videos (including the seldom seen, extended version of Thriller).

All Ster-Kinekor cinemas will be transformed into a living tribute to the pop icon’s life and work and will have a Wall of Remembrance and vigil points available for fans to pay tribute to Jackson.

All personal items and messages left by fans will then be collected by Ster­Kinekor theatres for a bound album, which will be sent to the Jackson family. — WR.

MICHAEL Jackson This Is It will be screened for two weeks at SterKinekor and other cinemas globally. Tickets go on sale at midnight on September 26. To reserve tickets to the premiere evening and other screenings, log on to www.sterkinekor.com or call Ticketline on 082 16789.

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