King, in a theater near you

Posted: September 25, 2009, 11:42
Now you’ll be able to see King even if you can’t attend:

Live from NY -- it's King, in a theater near you!
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Here's an interesting option for people who can't make it to one of King's events this fall:

The New York Times Launches ‘TimesTalks LIVE’
Simulcasts of TimesTalks Conversations from TheTimesCenter

Co-Presented with BY Experience, Inc.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The New York Times announced today the launch of TimesTalks LIVE, broadcasts of intimate discussions with today’s top talents and thinkers from TheTimesCenter. The simulcasts will be transmitted live, in high definition via satellite to movie theaters and other venues across the United States and Canada. Approximately 75 locations will participate in the pilot screenings, which is co-presented with BY Experience with additional sites expected to join.

The participating sites, to date, include 54 Cineplex theaters throughout Canada and 20 independent venues in the U.S. including California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Washington.

The first events to be broadcast will feature: John Irving in conversation with Times writer at large Charles McGrath, on Wednesday, Oct. 28; and Stephen King in conversation with Times book critic Janet Maslin on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Audiences at the various locations will have the opportunity to submit questions for consideration by the respective moderator in advance of each event through the TimesTalks Web site. For tickets, participating venues and theater box offices, please visit

“The New York Times is delighted to work with BY Experience, Inc. to bring our TimesTalk discussions to audiences throughout North America,” said Yasmin Namini, senior vice president, marketing and circulation, The New York Times. “TimesTalks are smart, intimate conversations – the perfect mix of intellectual and entertaining interviews – that people in the New York area have enjoyed for so many years. We are thrilled to use this technology to extend unique experiences with Times journalists to an even larger audience.”

“The New York Times is an unparalleled institution of the highest journalistic integrity,” said Julie Borchard-Young, president, BY Experience, Inc. “We are delighted to be working with The Times to offer audiences across North America access to a unique, engaging and inspiring form of entertainment through TimesTalks LIVE.”

Information on the first TimesTalks simulcasts includes:

A Conversation with Novelist John Irving

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009

7:00 to 8:30 p.m. ET

Winner of the National Book Award and the Academy Award, author John Irving (“The World According to Garp,” “The Cider House Rules,” “A Widow for One Year”) is one of America’s most renowned and popular novelists. In this exclusive New York interview appearance, Irving talks with New York Times writer at large Charles McGrath about “Last Night in Twisted River,” his first novel in four years, a story spanning five decades in the lives of a father and son, and about his more than 40 years as a best-selling author.

A Conversation with Novelist Stephen King

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009

7:00 to 8:30 p.m. ET

On the publication of his latest novel, “Under the Dome,” celebrated storyteller and best-selling author Stephen King (“Just After Sunset,” “Duma Key,” “The Stand,” “The Shining” and more than 50 other novels) talks about his career as a novelist, screenwriter and columnist. He discusses, with New York Times book critic Janet Maslin, his new work, a tour de force set in a Maine town and featuring more than 100 characters who encounter a supernatural element as baffling and chilling as any the author has ever conjured.

Thanks to Bev Vincent