Pathé Specials - Just as good as being there

Pathé Specials - Just as good as being there


As the Netherlands’ largest movie chain, Pathé Cinemas is now offering much more than the latest blockbuster hits. 

With 22 theatres around the country and more on the way, Pathé is quickly becoming the go-to location not only to catch the latest moves but also for fans of live concerts, opera and ballet - all streamed live in high definition via satellite feed!

Snag an up-close seat

Premier cultural venues like The Metropolitian Opera in New York City host some of the most famous opera ensembles in the world. With tickets typically selling out in just minutes, many of their top performances leave fans still wanting a seat of their own.

Now Pathé offers a great way for movie-goers to enjoy performances from the MET and other international venues, closer to home! 

"Cutting between different camera angles means you get to see the artists and the costumes up close. In some ways the view is even better than from a balcony box at the Metropolitan Opera," says senior manager Darren Staines. 

Svetlana Zakharova and David Hallberg in "Sleeping Beauty," photo by Damir Yusupov Svetlana Zakharova and David Hallberg in Sleeping Beauty

Advanced technology meets comfort

Pathé Specials highlight the theatre’s innovative stragy for bringing audiences up close to their favourite performances and top-quality service.

Each screening offers a live satellite stream featuring state-of-the-art technology, advanced sound and high-definition images.


International selection

Nothing beats being there in person, but with Pathé Specials patrons of great performances have the chance to view the show in real time from the comfort of a Pathé Cinema in their city.

With the selection ranging from theatre to opera, ballet and musical performances, there's something for everyone.

International collaborations

Last year’s cooperation with the Bolshoi Ballet set these special broadcasts off to a great start, followed by the success of their opera specials.

Pathé has extended their Specials Programme into the 2013-2014 season to include six ballets including "Le Corsaire," "Sleeping Beauty" and "Lost Illusions," along with four live performances streamed from Moscow!

For those who prefer a laugh, stand-up comedy has recently been added to the roster and for more dramatic fans, Pathé will continue with their second season of top theatre performances. Expect masterpieces like "Othello," "MacBeth" and "Coriolanus" to stream live from The National Theatre in London.   

Highlights 2013-2014 

 Dec. 14 | Pathé Opera: Falstaff
 Dec. 22 | Pathé Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
Jan. 30 | Netherlands Theatre Live: Coriolanus 
› Feb. 2 | Pathé Ballet: Lost Illusions (Live)
Mar. 30 | Pathé Ballet: The Golden Age (Live)
 May 4 | Pathé Opera: Cosi Fan Tutte


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