‘Delirium’ with a little popcorn?

posted by Michael Zoldessy on August 21, 2008 at 10:45 am

Hitting theaters across the country this week, Cirque du Soleil brings its show “Delirium” to the masses.

“It’s a high-definition experience,” says Rory Bruer, the president of Sony Pictures Releasing and the man behind the new Hot Ticket initiative—designed to send one-of-a-kind programming to your local movie theater.

Cirque du Soleil already delivers its shows in tents, casinos and arenas from Orlando to, now, Macau and Dubai. (“Kooza” is currently outside the United Center through Sunday.) In some ways, a movie screen is a logical extension of a multiplatform brand. The control-savvy Cirque did its own filming of “Delirium.”

Read the full story in the Chicago Tribune.

Comments (3)

moviebuff82 on August 21, 2008 at 3:04 pm

I saw an ad for this movie at Mansfield in NJ. Given the respect that Cirque has had, this show might do as well but not as great as the Met series.

KingBiscuits on August 21, 2008 at 9:31 pm

Actually I think it will do better. With a wider release and a bigger company (as well as a bigger name), I think it will do pretty well. Plus, they’ve got Rent coming up which will be even bigger.

Giles on August 25, 2008 at 12:31 pm

I think I was spoiled by seeing ‘Corteo’ live, but this production featured alot of more dancing and less acrobatics – I would have liked more of the former. From the perspective of imagery and sound, the hidef presentation was outstanding, add dramatic camera angles and tight editing – this was topnotch entertainment. [As for the upcoming ‘Rent’ – I sooooo can’t wait!]

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