TCM and Fathom Events Extend Partnership for TCM Presents Theatrical Classic Movie Series
Although we can enjoy watching classic movies to our heart’s content thanks to TV, DVDs and streaming — let’s face it, there’s nothing, nothing, like watching a classic film on the Big Screen!
And, with that, I am happy to annouce that Turner Classic Movies has extended their partnership with Fathom Events to bring more classic films to select cinemas nationwide through the end of 2015. And, boy are there some good ones on the list!
TCM and Fathom Events began their partnership in 2012 showing classic film titles several times a year. This evolved into the TCM Presents series in 2015, beginning in January with The Wizard of Oz (1939), followed by Rear Window (1954) in March and The Sound of Music (1965) in April. Now, there are seven more film events scheduled through the end of December including Double Indemnity (1944), Psycho (1960), Dracula (1931), Roman Holiday (1953) and Miracle on 34th Street (1947), among others (see full list below).
Each of the scheduled film events will include a specially produced TCM introduction featuring TCM hosts Robert Osborne or Ben Mankiewicz. Osborne and Mankiewicz will take audiences behind the scenes of these great classics with exclusive interviews, historical retrospectives and unique insights into the making of these timeless classics.
“TCM is thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with Fathom Events along with our studio partners to bring consumers the TCM Presents series,” said Jennifer Dorian, general manager, Turner Classic Movies. “The series allows us to bring fans another opportunity to engage with classic movies on the big screen from a variety of studios and eras in a way that aligns with our network’s mission to show films the way they were meant to be seen.”
Studio partners for the remainder of the 2015 series include Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox.
“With classic titles from as early as 1931 all the way through the 70s, generations of fans will love having a second chance to enjoy their favorite films. With added insights from TCM hosts, Fathom Events and TCM continue to offer film fans a unique and memorable experience,” said Fathom Events vice president of programming Kymberli Frueh-Owens.
That all said, you can start marking your calendars now so that you don’t miss your chance to see these legendary films back on the Big Screen — the way they were meant to be seen…
Here’s the TCM Presents Series Schedule for the remainder of 2015:
June 21 and 24 – Universal Pictures’ Jaws 40th Anniversary (1975) – The film that kept scores of people from taking a dip in the ocean during the summer of 1975 celebrates its 40th anniversary.
July 19 and 20 – Universal Pictures’ Double Indemnity (1944) – Highly stylized and informed with a black sense of humor, the film is one of the high points of 1940s filmmaking and a prime example of film noir.
August 16 and 19 – Paramount Pictures’ Grease Sing-A-Long (1978) – The feel-good celebration features an explosion of song and dance that made an indelible impact on popular culture. Packed with unforgettable songs, the iconic soundtrack includes “Hopelessly Devoted to You,” “Greased Lightning,” “Summer Nights,” “Look at Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” and more.
September 20 and 23 – Universal Pictures’ Psycho (1960) – The seminal thriller with director Alfred Hitchcock’s skillful direction, the playing of an expert cast and Bernard Herrmann’s ever-impressive score, every shock and surprise moves the audience as if nobody has ever seen the film before.
October 25 and 28 – Universal Pictures’ Dracula and Drácula (1931) – A double feature event of both the English and Spanish language versions of the 1931 film adaptation of the 1897 novel. Along with the iconic Bela Lugosi version, horror fans will have the opportunity to see the Spanish language version shot at night with a different cast.
November 29 and December 1 – Paramount Pictures’ Roman Holiday (1953) – A fairy tale for adults, this romantic comedy was a reverse Cinderella story for its leading character, Princess Ann, and a real one for then-unknown Audrey Hepburn.
December 20 and 23 – Twentieth Century Fox’s Miracle on 34th Street (1947) – Miracle on 34th Street began as a short story by Valentine Davies and ended up being one of the most beloved Christmas films of all time.
Showtimes are 2PM and 7PM local time on the specified dates. Visit Fathom Events to see the full list of participating theaters.
–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub