TCM Big Screen Classics Series Brings Some of Hollywood's Most Beloved Movies Back to the Big Screen in Cinemas Nationwide

12:00PM ET 11/30/2017 Business Wire

From Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn and Alfred Hitchcock to Tom
Hanks, Bruce Willis and the Coen Brothers, Audiences Can Experience
Sixty Years of Movie Magic in the Yearlong Cinematic Celebration

Six decades of Hollywood hits will fill movie theaters across the
country in 2018 as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies
(TCM) present stars like Humphrey Bogart, Bing Crosby, James Dean, Tom
Hanks, Katharine Hepburn, Kim Novak, James Stewart, Gloria Swanson, John
Travolta, Gene Wilder, Bruce Willis, Natalie Wood – and dozens more – in
the yearlong "TCM
Big Screen Classics
" series.

For the third consecutive year, the "TCM Big Screen Classics"
series will present 13 unforgettable films spanning the 1930s to the
1990s, each accompanied by insightful, specially produced commentary
from favorite TCM hosts.

The 2018 "TCM Big Screen Classics" series includes:

"The audience response to the TCM Big Screen Classics has been
extraordinary," said Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations
Tom Lucas. "As attendance has grown, movie lovers all around the country
have told us how much they cherish the opportunity to see these
incomparable classics on the big screen. We're very excited to be
partnering with TCM in 2018 to present an incredibly diverse lineup of
films that really captures the magic of the movies."

"This series allows us to bring fans another opportunity to enjoy
classic movies on the big screen from a variety of studios and eras,
allowing TCM to be the ultimate movie-lover destination," said Genevieve
McGillicuddy, vice president of enterprises and strategic partnerships,
TCM. "TCM is thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with
Fathom Events along with our studio partners to bring consumers the TCM
Big Screen Classic

Tickets for all events in the 2018 "TCM Big Screen Classics" series can
be purchased online by visiting, or
at participating theater box offices. For a complete list of theater
locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and
participants are subject to change).

Below is a month-by-month schedule of the 2018 "TCM Big Screen
" series. Each title will be presented just four times –
typically on Sundays and Wednesdays – at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local
time each day (check local listings):

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 70th
Anniversary (1948)
 from Warner Bros.

Sunday, January 14, and Tuesday, January 16

Many critics consider The Treasure of the Sierra Madre to be
director John Huston's finest cinematic offering, a gritty depiction of
the cancerous effects of gold lust upon a man's soul. There are
countless films that deal with the subject matter of money and greed and
the deadly combination the two can create, but what makes this film
stand out is the artistry behind the movie. From the direction of
Huston, to the performances of Humphrey Bogart and Huston's
father, Walter, to the stellar camera work of Ted McCordThe
Treasure of the Sierra Madre 
achieves an uncompromising look
into the dark side of human nature. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
celebrates its 70th anniversary by leading the 2018 "TCM Big Screen
" series.

The Philadelphia Story (1940) from
Warner Bros.

Sunday, February 18, and Wednesday, February 21

In one of her most famous roles, Katharine Hepburn plays Tracy
Lord, the daughter of a well-to-do Pennsylvania family in The
Philadelphia Story.
The young socialite is about to embark on a
second marriage and the lucky groom is George Kittredge (John Howard),
a comparatively staid but extremely wealthy gentleman. Her first husband
was C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant), who is certainly more
colorful than Kittredge, if slightly less responsible. When Dexter makes
an unexpected appearance at the Lords' home on the eve of Tracy's
wedding, it is not so much to wish her well as to shield her from the
prying eyes of an overly ambitious reporter (James Stewart)
assigned to cover the nuptials.

Vertigo 60th
anniversary (1958)
 from Universal Pictures

Sunday, March 18, and Wednesday, March 21

Dreamy, suspenseful and hypnotic - not to mention enormously influential
- Alfred Hitchcock's San Francisco-set thriller is a unique blend
of ghost story, mystery and romance. James Stewart stars as John
"Scottie" Ferguson, a detective with a crippling fear of heights who is
hired to trail, but falls in love with, the mysterious Madeleine Elster (Kim
). When he witnesses Madeleine fall to her death, Scottie is
despondent ... until his paths cross with Judy Barton, a woman who seems
eerily familiar. With a haunting score by Bernard Herrmann, Vertigo
is a cinematic milestone that has lost none of its ability to captivate
audiences, even as it celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Grease 40th Anniversary (1978) from Paramount

Sunday, April 8, and Wednesday, April 11

Forty years later, Grease is still the
word! John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John star
in the beloved classic featuring an explosion of song and dance that
made an indelible impact on popular culture. Boasting a world-famous
soundtrack including "Greased Lightnin'," "Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee,"
"Summer Nights," "Hopelessly Devoted To You," and "Beauty School Drop
Out," the film remains an iconic, feel-good celebration that's perfect
to watch with friends or for an unforgettable date night.

Sunset Boulevard (1950) from Paramount

Sunday, May 13, and Wednesday, May 16

Director Billy Wilder's cinematic masterpiece Sunset Boulevard
captures the often disturbing reality behind Hollywood's illusions
with stellar performances by Gloria Swanson and William Holden.
The film was nominated for 11 Oscars, including Best Picture, and won
three for Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White, Best
Original Music Score and Best Story and Screenplay. It remains a
timeless tale of fame, power and greed.

The Producers 50th
Anniversary (1968)
from Rialto Pictures

Sunday, June 3, and Wednesday, June 6

"Bialystock and Bloom! Bialystock and Bloom!" Writer-director Mel
delivered one of the most uproarious comedies ever made with The
– one that almost didn't see the light of day as the
original distributor felt it was "in bad taste." Fifty years later, The
not only proved to be an Oscar® winner (Best Original
Screenplay) but cemented the status of Gene Wilder (Oscar®
nominated for his role) as a comedy legend and inspired one of the most
popular musicals in Broadway history. Newly restored by Studiocanal for
its 50th Anniversary, the film stars Zero Mostel, Kenneth Mars
and Dick Shawn.

Big 30th
Anniversary (1988)
 from Twentieth Century Fox

Sunday, July 15, and Wednesday, July 18

It's been 30 years since Josh Baskin (played by Tom Hanks and David
) first met the mechanized carnival genie Zoltar and uttered:
"I wish I were big" – and his ensuing adventure turned the
already-popular Hanks into a mega-star. Directed by Penny Marshall,
Big became a box-office sensation as audiences fell in love with
the exploits of 12-year-old Josh becoming a 30-year-old man overnight.
Voted by the American Film Institute as one of the 10 best fantasies in
American movie history, Big is a delight for all movie lovers –
big and small.

The Big Lebowski 20th
Anniversary (1998)
 from Universal Pictures

Sunday, August 5, and Wednesday, August 8

Part absurdist comedy, part noir crime drama, and utterly
Coen, The Big Lebowski has continued to grow in both
popularity and reputation since its first release in 1998. Loosely
inspired by the writings of Raymond Chandler, The Big Lebowski is
almost impossible to define -- except as a modern classic. So much so,
that in 2014 the Library of Congress named The Big Lebowski to
the esteemed National Film Registry, citing its "tale of kidnapping,
mistaken identity and bowling." With Jeff BridgesJohn
Julianne MooreSteve Buscemi and David
, it's a singular achievement from the singular filmmaking
team of Joel and Ethan Coen.

South Pacific 60th
Anniversary (1958)
 from Twentieth Century Fox

Sunday, August 26, and Wednesday, August 29

It's some enchanted evening for movie fans as director Joshua Logan's
widescreen, color-soaked adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic
musical makes a rare cinematic return in honor of its 60th anniversary.
Filled with impossibly lush scenery – shot both in Kauai and on the
island of Ibiza – and memorable performances by Mitzi Gaynor, Rossano
, Ray Walston and Juanita Hall, the
Oscar®-winning South Pacific was a box-office smash upon release.
Its soundtrack, which also set records, includes such unforgettable
songs as "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair," "Some Enchanted
Evening" and "Bali Ha'i."

Rebel Without a Cause (1955) from
Warner Bros.

Sunday, September 23, and Wednesday, September 26

One of James Dean's three major starring roles, Rebel Without
a Cause
turned an actor into a Hollywood legend when it was released
less than a month after Dean's untimely death. On its own, though, the
film set off cultural shock waves as teenagers flocked to see one of the
first realistic portrayals of youth Hollywood had attempted. Director Nicholas
catches lightning in a bottle not just with Dean's performance,
but with perfectly cast Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo as
equally troubled youths and a revelatory performance by Jim Backus
as Dean's ineffectual father. Rebel Without a Cause remains as
riveting as the day it was released.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) from
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sunday, October 14, and Wednesday, October 17

Appointed on a whim to serve a vacant seat on the U.S. Senate, Boy
Rangers leader Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) moves to
Washington filled with enthusiasm – which quickly turns to disbelief
bordering on cynicism when he sees how the nation's political system
actually works. This classic, directed by Frank Capra, with story
by Lewis R. Roster and screenplay by Sidney Buchman, was
a milestone of Hollywood's "golden year" of 1939. It quickly became a
lightning rod of controversy among real politicians, and a perennial
favorite among moviegoers. Whether they've seen it a dozen times or it's
brand-new to them, audiences rally behind Jeff Smith, proving that the
power of an individual to change the way of the world is an optimistic
American ideal.

Die Hard 30th
Anniversary (1988)
 from Twentieth Century Fox

Sunday, November 11, and Wednesday, November 14

Yippee-ki-yay … John McClane is back in the iconic
action-thriller. In his first major movie role, Bruce Willis is a
sly, sardonic combination of action-hero and wisecracker who has to
single-handedly protect L.A.'s fictional Nakatomi Plaza from a team of
terrorists led by the suave Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman, also
making his big-screen debut). Inside the 35-story high-rise, McClane can
use little more than his wits to save the day. Under the assured
direction of John McTiernan (The Hunt for Red October, Predator),
Die Hard became a game-changing action film that remains the gold
standard three decades later.

White Christmas (1954) from Paramount

Sunday, December 9, and Wednesday, December 12

One of the best-loved, most quintessentially American of all holiday
classics, White Christmas will charm longtime fans and
young audiences alike with its blend of timeless music and big-hearted
emotion. Bing CrosbyDanny KayeRosemary
 and Vera-Ellen star in the delightful
musical directed by Michael Curtiz (Casablanca),
which features unforgettable songs by the legendary Irving
. The 2018 "TCM Big Screen Classics" series wraps up by
celebrating the season with a rare cinematic presentation of this
holiday favorite that moviegoers of all ages can enjoy together.

For artwork/photos related to "TCM Big Screen Classics," visit
the Fathom Events press

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with participating
theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and
ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie
theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE:AMC), Cinemark
Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC)
(known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of
one-of-a-kind entertainment events in theaters such as live performances
of the Metropolitan Opera, top stage productions including Newsies! The
Broadway Musical and George Takei's Allegiance, major sporting events
such as Mayweather vs. McGregor, epic concerts with artists like
Grateful Dead and Dixie Chicks, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics
series, inspirational events such as Steve McQueen: American Icon and In
Our Hands, and beloved anime titles like Princess Mononoke and Spirited
Away. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras
including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and
crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events' live digital
broadcast network ("DBN") is the largest cinema broadcast network in
North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 897 locations
and 1,387 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit

About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

Classic Movies (TCM)
 is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network
that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest
film libraries in the world highlighting the entire spectrum of film
history. TCM features the insights from Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz
and Saturday daytime host Tiffany Vazquez, plus interviews with a wide
range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover
destination. Currently in its 23rd year as a leading authority in
classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed series like The
, along with annual programming events like 31
Days of Oscar® 
in February and Summer Under the Stars in
August. TCM also directly connects with movie fans through events as the
annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, the TCM Big Screen
series in partnership with Fathom Events, as well as
through the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City and Los Angeles. In
addition, TCM produces a wide range of media about classic film,
including books and DVDs, and hosts a wealth of material online
at and through the Watch TCM mobile app.

TCM is a division of Turner, a Time Warner company, Turner
creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and
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