UFC 111 Live at the movies

The UFC is coming to a movie theater near you beginning March 27 with UFC 111.

For the first time in UFC® history, UFC fans can head to their local movie theater and take in all the action in the Octagon™, live and broadcast in high definition on the big screen starting with UFC 111: St- Pierre vs. Hardy on Saturday, March 27 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern / 7:00 p.m. Pacific.

Dana White, UFC President, today announced the UFC has closed a deal with NCM Fathom to present a series of live UFC fights in more than 300 select movie theaters nationwide, as well as plans to have UFC fighters host screenings in various markets.  Tickets are available to this special in-theater event at www.FathomEvents.com and presenting theater box offices.  For a complete list of theater locations and prices, please visit the web site (theaters and participants are subject to change).

That’s a pretty cool deal if you ask me, especially for the younger crowd who can’t get into bars or have control over pay-per-view purchases in their household. A legitimate alternative to catching a pirated stream perhaps? I checked a few of the participating theaters (.pdf) and they were all selling tickets for $20, so you even get to watch it a substantial discount from the $54.95 HD pay-per-view fee.