Radio’s ‘This American Life’ hits movie theaters
Radio on screen • Special event will features stories, music, dance, film and a special app.
Published: May 10, 2012 02:29PM
Updated: May 10, 2012 02:29PM
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Eleven theaters in Utah will present "This American Life Live" on Thursday. Courtesy image

On Thursday, May 10, you can go to a movie theater to watch a radio show. Really.

Ira Glass and Co. will present a live version of “This American Life” at select movie houses across the country, including 11 Cinemark theaters in Utah.

The show, which will originate from the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, won’t actually be live in here. It will be seen on a one-hour tape-delay in this time zone.

The show will feature the brand of storytelling fans of “This American Life” have come to expect — including stories from David Sedaris, David Rakoff, Glynn Washington and Tig Notaro.

And the evening will include things you can’t do on the radio — a short film by Mike Birbiglia and a dance performance by Monica Bill Barnes & Co.

The band OK Go will perform, and you can become part of the show. A free mobile app has been created just for the show; you can go to http://hypercompact.com/tal-okgo/ to download it.

Here’s the list of Utah theaters where you can see “This American Life Live!”

Cinemark Bountiful • 206 S. 625 West, West Bountiful

Cinemark Draper • 12129 S. State St., Draper

Cinemark Farmington • 900 W. Clark Lane, Farmington

Tinseltown • 720 W. 1500 North, Layton

Tinseltown Newgate • 3651 Wall Ave., Ogden

University Mall • 1010 S. 800 East, Orem

Holiday Village 4 • 1776 Park Ave., Park City

Cinemark 16 • 1200 Towne Centre Blvd., Provo

Salt Lake City 16 • 125 E. 3300 South, Salt Lake City

Cinemark 24 • 7301 Jordan Landing Blvd., West Jordan

“This American Life” Live!

When: Thursday, May 10, 7 p.m.

Where: Cinemark Theaters in Bountiful, Draper, Farmington, Layton, Ogden, Orem, Park City, Provo, Salt Lake city and West Jordan.

Tickets: $17-$19 in all theaters but Bountiful ($16-$18) and Park City ($18-$20), available at the box office or cinemark.com