The special Unsolved Mysteries: Behind the Legacy will reach theatres and VOD to celebrate the show’s 35th anniversary next month
2022 marked the 35th anniversary of the premiere of the first Unsolved Mysteries TV special, but the show didn’t become a full-fledged series until October 5, 1988. Now we’ve learned that a special has been put together to celebrate that anniversary! This special is called Unsolved Mysteries: Behind the Legacy, and it has been announced (via The Wrap) that it will be screening at Alamo Drafthouse theatres nationwide on October 4th. Co-producers FilmRise and Cosgrove/Meurer Productions will be hosting a special event for the screening at Alamo Drafthouse’s Los Angeles venue that day. Tickets are available for purchase HERE. If you can’t make it to an Alamo Drafthouse, Unsolved Mysteries: Behind the Legacy will also be streaming for free on AVOD in the United States on October 5th.
Unsolved Mysteries: Behind the Legacy will celebrate the long-running true crime television series through fan-favorite moments and never-before-seen outtakes. In the special, co-creators Terry Dunn Meurer and John Cosgrove join actors, producers and directors involved in the series’ multi-season run as the cast and crew lift the curtain on the making of the show, from audience involvement on tips, research, casting and solving mysteries. Fans attending the Alamo Drafthouse screenings will experience a 90-minute presentation featuring the 60-minute TV special alongside a half-hour compilation of fan-favorite moments, while the streaming program will only feature the 60-minute special.
FilmRise’s Sal Scamardo provided the following statement: “In addition to celebrating the 35th anniversary by co-producing this new video tribute, we wanted to honor the fans who have played such an integral role in the success of the series both as fiercely dedicated viewers and as case solvers with their call-in tips. Like the series, Alamo Drafthouse attracts a highly engaged and dedicated audience which makes them the perfect partner to kick off this celebration by screening our special in their unique venues across the country.“
Alamo Drafthouse’s John Smith added, “I’m one of the many, many millennials whose Wednesday evenings were spent absorbed in Unsolved Mysteries, and who, in the present day, have been able to binge these classic episodes thanks to FilmRise. That’s why the opportunity to screen the anniversary special with fellow Stack-olytes at Alamo Drafthouse is truly exciting.“
The Wrap also got their hands on an exclusive promo for Unsolved Mysteries: Behind the Legacy, and you can check that out at their link.
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Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/unsolved-mysteries-behind-the-legacy/