Grateful Dead Movie Takes Long Strange Theatrical Trip

Good news for Deadheads! The Grateful Dead Movie is coming soon to a theater near you for one night only.

We’re told that “The Grateful Dead Move Event” will take place on Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. local time. And it will be presented in 540 movie theaters nationwide.

To bring you non-Deadhead’s up to speed on this legendary rockumentary here’s a few details about the theatrical re-release:

  • Directed by lead guitarist Jerry Garcia and co-directed by Leon Gast
  • Never-before-seen interviews with both Garcia and Bob Weir that were captured during the filming of this historic production.
  • The Grateful Dead Movie was shot during the legendary band’s concerts at Winterland Arena in San Francisco in October 1974, prior to the Grateful Dead taking a two-year sabbatical.
  • This special in-theater event marks the first time the film has been available in wide theatrical distribution since its initial release in 1977.

Tickets for The Grateful Dead Movie Event are available at participating theater box offices and online at

A complete list of theater locations is available here.

This news reminds me of last year’s Phish 3D theater adventure and our recent VW roadtrip exploration, so if you have any Deadhead concert stories, by all means, do share them in the comments below!

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