Tommy Wiseau’s The Room to Get a Nationwide Release Next Month


Fourteen years after The Room premiered in Los Angeles and slowly started building up a cult following on the midnight circuit, Tommy Wiseau’s masterwork is finally about to get a wide release across the U.S. There’s a bit of a catch, however: the release will be a one-night only event. Now that James Franco’s The Disaster Artist is bringing the film back into the spotlight, Fathom Events has decided to give audiences everywhere a chance to see The Room and experience the madness themselves. Here are the important details from the official press release:

“Referred to as “the Citizen Kane of bad movies,” The Room is receiving a remarkable resurgence due to the popularity of James Franco’s The Disaster Artist. Movie buffs across the nation will have the opportunity to see auteur Tommy Wiseau’s opus on the big screen when Tommy Wiseau’s The Room comes to U.S. movie theaters on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. local time. In addition to the full-length feature, moviegoers will enjoy a special look at the new Best F(r)iends trailer, starring Wiseau and Greg Sestero.

Tickets for Tommy Wiseau’s The Room 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. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).”

In addition to the Best F(r)iends trailer, the screening will supposedly also include Tommy Wiseau commercials and “an inside look at a Hollywood screening”… whatever that means. Fathom previously screened the The Room with RiffTrax accompaniment, but this event will not feature a snide running commentary (at least not from the presentation itself). Either way, it sounds like these screenings are sure to bring in an interesting mix of hardcore fans and people who have no idea what they might be walking into. Will you be watching The Room on the big screen?

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