Tuesday Night Fever Planned For ECVS27 Aug, 2002 By: Hive News
Paramount Home Entertainment's release of Saturday Night Fever on DVD will supply the theme for the opening night dance party at the East Coast Video Show, to be held Oct. 8 to10 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Paramount, an overall show sponsor, will host the first-night shindig at the Sheraton Hotel across the street from the convention center. The party celebrates the film's availability on DVD, which is being released that day along with its sequel Staying Alive, Flashdance, Footloose and Urban Cowboy. Attendees will dance to the songs the movie made famous, including the Bee Gees hits “Stayin' Alive,” “More Than A Woman,” “How Deep Is Your Love” and the Yvonne Elliman one-hit wonder, “If I Can't Have You.”
“We are very excited to join Paramount in commemorating the first-time DVD release of this movie, which will find new life on video store shelves,” said VSDA President Bo Andersen.
“We are thrilled that Paramount will present what promises to be a memorable party for attendees,” said Mary Thompson, Show Manager for Home Entertainment Events.
Saturday Night Fever not only made its impact at the box office in 1977, but fueled the disco craze, produced one of the bestselling soundtracks of all time, influenced fashion and broke the film's star, John Travolta, through from his TV role as sweathogVinnie Barbarino on “Welcome Back, Kotter” to big screen success.
The East Coast Video Show is the largest gathering of home entertainment retailers on the East Coast. Exhibits include a full range of home entertainment software such as VHS, DVD, CD-ROM, etc. The show also features exhibitors in non-software categories such as store fixtures, store management systems and snacks.
Attendees have opportunities to attend conferences and roundtable discussion groups and network during evening events, for a preregistration fee of only $25 for VSDA members and $40 for nonmembers (available until Sept. 17). The East Coast Video Show is open to the trade only. No one under 18 will be admitted.
Attendees can register for the 2002 show by calling toll free to (888) 778-8892, or (218) 723-9130.