Showtime & Zipcar Team Up for Drive-In Screenings
via press release:
SHOWTIME® and Zipcar Team Up for Drive-In Screenings
Zipcar And Showtime Networks Inc. To Host Exclusive Screening Of DEXTER® And New Drama Ray DONOVAN
NEW YORK – June 24, 2013 – SHOWTIME and Zipcar, Inc., the world’s leading car sharing network, are collaborating to offer Zipcar members the chance to attend a complimentary advance drive-in screening. Zipsters will have the opportunity to view the eighth and final season premiere of the network’s critically-acclaimed hit series DEXTER and the series premiere of the network’s anticipated new drama RAY DONOVAN. Both series premiere on SHOWTIME on Sunday, June 30th.
Zipcar members in Boston, Washington, D.C., New York, and San Francisco will have the chance to attend special drive-in screenings of DEXTER and RAY DONOVAN in their Zipcars on Wednesday, June 26th at 8 p.m. The screenings will take place at top secret locations to be revealed the week of the event. Over one hundred Zipcar drivers and their passengers will be treated to free concessions and fun on-screen trivia prior to watching the episodes at the sold out screenings.
“This exclusive drive-in screening is a fun way to bring Zipsters together and is another great perk of being a Zipcar member,” said Zipcar Chief Marketing Officer Brian Harrington. “The screenings in all four cities sold out within the first 72 hours and we are expecting a great crowd. We’re excited to be able to give our members the opportunity to check out these great SHOWTIME programs before they air.”
DEXTER stars Michael C. Hall in his Golden Globe® Award-winning role as Dexter Morgan, a complicated and conflicted blood-spatter expert for the Miami Metro police department. The series also stars Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Aimee Garcia, David Zayas, Geoff Pierson and James Remar. Produced by SHOWTIME, DEXTER is executive produced by John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Scott Buck, Manny Coto, Tim Schlattmann, Wendy West, Jace Richdale and Michael C. Hall.
Set in the sprawling mecca of the rich and famous, RAY DONOVAN stars Emmy® and Golden Globe Award nominee Liev Schreiber in his first lead television role as LA’s best professional fixer. Ray is the man called in to make the city’s celebrities,’ superstar athletes,’ and business moguls’ most complicated and combustible situations go away. This powerful drama unfolds when his father, Mickey Donovan, played by Oscar® winner Jon Voight, is unexpectedly released from prison, setting off a chain of events that shakes the Donovan family to its core. RAY DONOVAN is created and executive-produced by Ann Biderman (Southland), who also wrote the pilot episode. The series is also executive produced by Mark Gordon and Bryan Zuriff. RAY DONOVAN is a SHOWTIME production and the pilot was directed by Allen Coulter (The Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy), who also serves as producer on both the pilot and the second episode of the series.
Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, as well as the multiplex channels SHOWTIME 2™, SHOWTIME® SHOWCASE, SHOWTIME EXTREME®, SHOWTIME BEYOND®, SHOWTIME NEXT®, SHOWTIME WOMEN®, SHOWTIME FAMILY ZONE® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ XTRA. SNI also offers SHOWTIME HD™, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ HD, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, FLIX ON DEMAND® and THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND, and the network’s authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™. All SNI feeds provide enhanced sound using Dolby Digital 5.1. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV®.
Zipcar is the world’s leading car sharing network with operations in urban areas and college campuses throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain and Austria. Zipcar offers more than 30 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for smart, simple and convenient solutions to their urban and campus transportation needs. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAR), a global leader in car sharing and vehicle rental services. More information is available at www.zipcar.com.