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

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.

At a glance

“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

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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


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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



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