Diana Ross’ Legendary Central Park Show Coming Out to Theaters

The concert film documenting the rainy, two-night show in 1983 will play in nearly 700 U.S. theaters.

On July 21, 1983, Diana Ross performed before 450,000 fans at The Great Lawn of Central Park to raise money for a children’s park. Less than 25 minutes into the performance, dark clouds began to gather over the park, and a torrential downpour ensued. Letting no wind, no rain, or little storm stop her baby, Ross famously said, “It took me a lifetime to get here, and I’m not going anywhere.”

About 20 minutes later, out of safety concerns for everyone, the concert was called, but rescheduled for the following day where an estimated 350,000 people returned to hear Ross opening the set with her 1981 hit, “I’m Coming Out.”

Starting on March 26, you can see all of this go down in the comfort of your local theater.
 

Beginning on the icon’s 75th birthday, a special two-night screening of Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy featuring Diana Ross Live in Central Park will screen in movie theaters worldwide. A list of the nearly 700 participating U.S. theaters is available at the Fathom Events website; international cinemas and ticket sales will be announced at a later date.

The exclusive release will feature a remastered version of the iconic Central Park show and never-before-seen footage and messages from the Ross family, including sons Ross Naess and Evan Ross, daughters Rhonda Ross Kendrick and Chudney Ross, with Tracee Ellis Ross giving a loving and passionate introduction to the film in celebration of the superstar’s legacy.

This month, the music icon kicks off her Las Vegas residency, Diamond Diana, and will celebrate her birthday and her incomparable career with a special performance at the 2019 Grammy Awards (February 10). Diamond Diana runs February 6 through February 23.

It’s the year of Diana Ross!

Lamar Dawson is a pop culture junkie and pop diva addict living in Manhattan. Follow him on everything @dirrtykingofpop.
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