Connecticut Theaters Showing Grateful Dead Film "Sunshine Daydream" on Aug. 1

By Michael Hamad

3:17 PM EDT, June 6, 2013


What's being promoted as "the most highly sought after Grateful Dead show captured on film" will run simultaneously in HD at theaters around the country on August 1, including nine cinemas in Connecticut, according to a Fathom Events press release.

The film, "Sunshine Daydream," captures the Dead on August 27, 1972 in Veneta, Ore. (Listen to the whole show here.) A YouTube clip released this morning is full of naked hippies dancing to "China Cat Sunflower" > "I Know You Rider."

The movie was originally shot on 16mm film and has since been restored to HD, with all new stereo and 5.1. audio mixes performed by TRI Studios' Jeffrey Norman. Tracks include "Bird Song," "China Cat Sunflower" > "I Know You Rider," "Dark Star," "Greatest Story Ever Told," "Jack Straw," "Playing In The Band," "Promised Land," "El Paso" and "Sing Me Back Home."

Tickets are available at FathomEvents.com. The following CT theaters will participate:

Branford 12, Branford; Lisbon 12 Theatres, Jewett City; Buckland Hills 18 IMAX, Manchester; Connecticut Post 14 with IMAX, Milford; Stonington 10, Pawcatuck; Danbury 16 with IMAX, Danbury; Brass Mill 12, Waterbury; Bloomfield 8, Bloomfield; and CINEROM Digital Entertainment Center, Torrington.

Here's that hippie-filled clip alluded to above. Look for your parents.