Sacramento Premiere Announced for ESPN 30 for 30 Documentary “Down in the Valley”

Sacramento, Calif. – Today, the Sacramento Kings announced that the local premiere of the ESPN 30 for 30 Documentary “Down in the Valley” will take place on Monday, October 12 at the historic Crest Theatre in downtown Sacramento. Produced by the acclaimed ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 documentary series, the film will air nationally on Tuesday, October 20 at 6 p.m. PDT on ESPN.

While seating is limited, fans will have an opportunity to attend the screening by entering the “Down in the Valley” premiere lottery. Starting today, fans can visit Kings.com/30for30 to register for the opportunity to win two tickets. Winners will be notified by October 1.

“This is a story about the unrivaled pride and passion of this region. I’m excited to see the best fans in the NBA take the national stage,” said Kings Owner and Chairman Vivek Ranadivé. “The support and persistence of the entire Sacramento community to save this team will forever be ingrained in the history of the Kings and the City of Sacramento.”

The film is directed by Jason Hehir, whose previous contributions to ESPN Films include the acclaimed “Fab Five” and “Bernie and Ernie” documentaries. “Down in the Valley” highlights the fight to keep the Kings from relocating, led in large part by a legendarily passionate fanbase, and the launch of their next chapter in Sacramento. The film debuted earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival.

“It's a proud and humbling moment for Sacramento,” said Mayor Kevin Johnson. “’Down in the Valley’ details the story of a community that came together like never before to fight for our Kings and our future. I can't wait for audiences to relive a special moment through this special film.”

"For years, Sacramento faced certain defeat but the city and its people never gave up," said director Jason Hehir. “This film explores what a franchise truly means to its fanbase, and underscores the power of sports to uplift a city. I’m honored to share this film with Kings fans and the City of Sacramento.”

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