You’ll see on the Phillies Web site and undoubtedly elsewhere that the viewing party of the 2008 World Series film is finally official after a couple of weeks of people hearing about the possibility. The announcement came out earlier this afternoon.
They are screening the film at five theaters beginning at 6:30 p.m. next Monday, Nov. 24, although what they and Major League Baseball are calling the “Red Carpet Premiere” will cost $25 and take place at The Bridge Cinema De Lux, 4012 Walnut St. (40th Street at Walnut Street).
Only those who attend that screening will receive a complementary copy of the DVD. They also will get to rub elbows with Phillies president David Montgomery, chairman Bill Giles, pitcher Ryan Madson, hitting coach Milt Thompson, broadcasters Harry Kalas and Scott Franzke, and other team executives, ballgirls and the Phanatic. All are scheduled to attend. That theater, by the way, holds around 465 people.
Tickets to attend that screening or one at the other four sites can be obtained only through worldseries.com. The screenings at the other four sites will start at 7:30 p.m. and cost $10 apiece. Those include the Bala Theatre 3 in Bala Cynwyd, Pa.; the Montgomeryville 10 in Lansdale, Pa; the Anthony Wayne Theatre 5 in Wayne, Pa; and the Showcase a The Ritz Center 16 in
The film includes 87 minutes of main program footage and 30 minutes of bonus footage from the Phillies’ five-game, six-day World Series win over the Rays. DVDs will go on sale Nov. 25 at retail outlets nationwide and through mlb.com, and on Blu-Ray Dec. 16. Actor Terrence Howard narrates.