Meat Loaf's "Bat Out Of Hell III" Halloween Release Event Presented In Theatres Across The US By Pillar Entertainment

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Virgin Records and Pillar Entertainment Create Unique Marketing Opportunities for the Bat out of Hell Experience with the Latest in Digital Cinema Technology

Pillar Entertainment announced today the Tuesday, October 31st in-theatre and digital cinema world premier release event for Meat Loaf’s “Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster is Loose” album. The event includes a personal introduction by Meat Loaf, footage shot while writing and recording “Bat out of Hell III”, live footage from the Sanctuary Records DVD “Live With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra”, and the brand new video for “It’s All Coming Back To Me Now” – shown exclusively in theatres in Cinema Grade High Definition using the latest in digital projection technology and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound – representing the leading edge in digital cinema exhibition.

These theatrical screenings provide Meat Loaf with a dramatic release event befitting “Bat out of Hell III,” the third installment of the phenomenally successful “Bat Out Of Hell” series, which will be released by Virgin Records on Halloween. Virgin Records, the theatre circuits, FYE record stores and Pillar Entertainment have coordinated an on-site display and physical sales of the album. “Bat Out Of Hell” and its successor “Bat Out Of Hell II” have combined for more than fifty million in sales world-wide.

“We are delighted to work with Virgin Records to present this Meat Loaf Event, the first in a series of in-theatre digital entertainment events,” said Michael J. St. Clair, Pillar’s President. “Meat Loaf’s legendary work in both music and film make this release event the perfect forum to showcase the new ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ project to his fans.”

“Virgin Records partnered with Pillar Entertainment because their exceptional technology and diverse theatre network gave us the opportunity to create a suitably dramatic and audiovisual release event for this 3rd installment of the iconic ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ series,” said Amani Duncan, Virgin Records’ Senior Vice President of Marketing. “Pillar offered us the ability to hand-pick markets and customize promotions to maximize the visibility of the Bat out of Hell III album and really present something unique to fans.”

“Bat Out Of Hell III” will be presented by Pillar in approximately one hundred theatres in convenient locations across the country, including New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, DC, Detroit, San Diego, Las Vegas, Memphis and Los Angeles. To find the location nearest to you and to see the event trailer, please visit the Pillar website at .

Pillar Entertainment raises the bar for an exciting and immersive entertainment experience presented in some of the finest theatres in the world. Working directly with the creators of music, sports and film, Pillar presents these Events in a new entertainment environment. Pillar Entertainment supports these Events with marketing campaigns that provide the entertainment and advertising community direct, targeted and unique interaction with their consumers.

Virgin Records is a division of EMI Music, the world's largest independent record company. Among the artists on the Virgin roster are Joss Stone, Thirty Seconds to Mars, KT Tunstall, Gorillaz, Ben Harper, Janet Jackson, Lenny Kravitz, and The Rolling Stones. Virgin's U.S. headquarters are located in New York.


Jay Hughen        

Pillar Entertainment                


Angelica Cob

Virgin Records



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