George Takei’s Allegiance Returns to U.S. Cinemas December 7 in Commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day, Marking the End of its 75th Anniversary Year

The Broadway Show About George Takei’s Personal Story, Which Features
Stars Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, Returns to Movie Theaters for a
Special One-Night Encore, Featuring All-New Never-Before-Seen Footage
with George Takei

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AllegianceOnScreen–In commemoration of the anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, straight from
its Broadway and cinematic premieres, and inspired by the true-life
experience of its star George Takei (“Star Trek,” “Heroes”), the
Broadway film of Allegiance returns to cinemas across the
U.S., telling the story of one family’s extraordinary journey in a
troubling time for a nation plunged into war by the events of Pearl
Harbor. “George
Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical On The Big Screen

also features Broadway stars Telly Leung (Godspell,
“Glee”) and Tony Award®-winner Lea Salonga (Miss
, Mulan).

This event will be presented in U.S. cinemas for one night on Thursday,
December 7 at 7:30 p.m. local time. In addition to the full-length
presentation, audiences will enjoy all new content shot during Takei’s
fall return to the site in Hawaii where U.S. history was forever changed
76 years prior, including new exclusive cast interviews and footage from
a special commemorative ceremony honoring the 442nd
regimental combat team, the most decorated unit of the U.S. Army during

Tickets for “George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical On
The Big Screen
” can be purchased online by visiting
or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will
be able to enjoy the event in nearly 500 select movie theaters through
Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater
locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants
are subject to change).

“At a time when the ugly echoes of fear and racial prejudice once again
grow louder with each passing day, remembering our history becomes
critical,” George Takei said. “Pearl Harbor and WWII put our country to
the test, and while we as a nation rose up to the challenge and fought
our enemies abroad, sadly we also turned against our own at home and
inflicted on our fellow citizens an injustice that should never be
forgotten. It fills me with great pride that Allegiance can act as a
powerful reminder for audiences across America and help them experience
and feel first-person the devastating impact that the internment had on
families like mine, who lost everything for no crime but that of looking
like the enemy who had attacked us.”

Allegiance tells the story of one family’s extraordinary journey
in a troubling time of a nation at war. A mysterious envelope
leads Sam Kimura (Takei) back 60 years to a time when he (played as a
young man by Telly Leung — Godspell, “Glee”) and his sister Kei
(Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga — Miss Saigon, Mulan) strive to
save their family from the wrongful imprisonment of Japanese Americans
during World War II. Sam enlists in the army to prove his family’s
loyalty, while Kei joins the draft resisters fighting for the rights of
their people. Their paths take them from the lush farmlands of
California to the wastelands of Wyoming to the battlefields of Europe,
and their divided loyalties threaten to tear them apart forever. But as
long-lost memories are relived and a new perspective is gained, Sam
finds that it is never too late to forgive and experience the redemptive
power of love.

“It is an honor to be working with Mr. Takei and the Allegiance
team to bring back this popular and timely event to cinemas,” Fathom
Events VP of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “Audiences will get to
learn more about Takei’s personal experiences during that time and hear
what Pearl Harbor Day means to him.”

“Audiences across America and beyond have continued to embrace the power
of Allegiance, its story and its score in a way that has surpassed all
our expectations,” said Allegiance co-creator and producer Lorenzo
Thione. “Fans have breathed new life into the show, coming out to movie
theaters en masse, and celebrating its importance, and we are thankful
for such a passionate following. We will continue to bring Allegiance to
fans across the globe and look forward to many more thousand people who
will get a chance to see it for the first time this December 7.”

For artwork/photos related to “George Takei’s Allegiance: The
Broadway Musical On The Big Screen
,” visit the Fathom Events press

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overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC
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