TCM Presenting 'Casablanca' Theatrical Events for 70th Anniversary
by Alex Billington
March 6, 2012
They had a date with fate in Casablanca! The quintessential Hollywood love story returns to the big screen this spring, for only one night, this month. NCM Fathom Events is hosting a 70th Anniversary screening of Michael Curtiz's Casablanca, the 1942 classic that won three Oscars including Best Picture. The event is an early in-theater promo for the upcoming release of the Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition Blu-Ray set on March 27, the week after the events. The screenings will take place on Wednesday, March 21st at 7PM local time with a special intro that will be broadcast digitally on 500 of NCM's select movie theater screens.
"Like many, I have fond memories of watching Casablanca with my family," said Shelly Maxwell, exec VP of Fathom Events. "Fans of this timeless cinematic treasure won't want to miss this one-time opportunity to experience Casablanca on the big screen once again as Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman take us back to the golden age of Hollywood." The event will be introduced by TCM host Robert Osborne who will discuss Casablanca's enduring legacy and reveal some of its fascinating behind-the-scenes stories. The film still currently sits at #3 on AFI's Top 100. Audiences nationwide will be able to experience the time-honored classic in a stunning digital presentation by NCM, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Warner Home Video.
I'm not personally a fan of the NCM Fathom Events, but if you're a big Casablanca fan, this is one event you cannot miss. How often is it that we get the chance to experience real classics like this up on the big screen? Turner Classic Movies Presents Casablanca 70th Anniversary Event is the third recent classic anniversary event presented in theaters by NCM Fathom Events including the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz and 50th anniversary of West Side Story. For a full listing of theaters and/or to book your tickets nationwide, visit FathomEvents.com. And let us know if anyone actually makes it out to see Casablanca in a few weeks.