AMC Theatres® to Feature Exclusive Side-Splitting Laughs with Comedian Kevin Hart

Tickets now on sale for theatrical version of KEVIN HART: LAUGH AT MY PAIN, which begins September 9

AMC Theatres® (AMC), a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company, is proud to partner with CODEBLACK Entertainment and Hartbeat Productions to offer guests the exclusive chance to see the all-new theatrical release of KEVIN HART: LAUGH AT MY PAIN beginning Friday, Sept. 9, 2011.

“Having seen the LAUGH AT MY PAIN tour in person, I’m excited our guests will be able to experience this great talent”

Funnyman Kevin Hart is back and starring in the theatrical version of his 2011 LAUGH AT MY PAIN comedy tour that swept the nation and generated blockbuster ticket sales. Together with CODEBLACK and Heartbeat Productions, AMC will feature the historical, and side-splitting theatrical release of the record-breaking LAUGH AT MY PAIN tour in 86 theatres across the country with exclusive advanced showings and midnight screenings in key markets. AMC has long supported independent filmmaking and regularly provides guests with distinctive, unique stories and performances through its AMC independent™ division, which will also provide support for Hart’s film.

Kevin Hart's 2011 LAUGH AT MY PAIN 90-city tour is one of the most successful comedy concerts in history, with more than $15 million in ticket sales. His two-day performance of LAUGH AT MY PAIN at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live broke Eddie Murphy's long-standing record of being the first African-American comedian to surpass more than $1.1 million two-day live comedy show ticket sales.

“Having seen the LAUGH AT MY PAIN tour in person, I’m excited our guests will be able to experience this great talent,” said Nikkole Denson-Randolph, AMC vice president of specialty and alternative content. “The communal environment of a theatre is the perfect setting for watching a breakout performance.”

The theatrical version provides AMC guests with an opportunity to experience the show that became a national phenomenon. Catch the original, never-before-seen raw and uncut backstage footage, and travel back to Philly with Kevin Hart where he began his journey to become one of the funniest comedians of all time. Get an up-close and personal look into Kevin’s life and get ready to laugh ‘til it hurts.

“We’re incredibly proud to join forces with AMC independent in our first theatrical partnership,” says CODEBLACK CEO Jeff Clanagan. “AMC has a rich legacy for supporting independent filmmakers. Kevin Hart is a magnificent talent and renown franchise to help kick-off what we hope will be the first of many more projects to come.”

Tickets for this limited-time, special event and a list of participating markets and theatres are now available online at or at participating theatres. For more information about AMC independent, visit To follow or join the discussion on Twitter, use hashtag #KevinHartAMC.