DENVER, June 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- As movie theaters across the country make plans to safely re-open their doors, the 2020 TCM Big Screen Classics Series from Fathom Events is returning to welcome movie lovers back. Eleven unforgettable films are coming through the end of the year, with all previously slated events being rescheduled to the second half of 2020.
Tickets and participating theaters will be available at www.FathomEvents.com. For specific safety precautions, please contact your local movie theater.
The planned TCM Big Screen Classics series schedule for the remainder of 2020 is:
- The Blues Brothers – June 28, July 1 & 5
- Ghost – July 19 & 22
- Babe – August 9 & 12
- A League of Their Own – August 23 & 26
- Airplane! – August 30, Sept 1
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Sept 13, 14 & 17
- The Shining – Sept 27 & 29
- Psycho – Oct 11 & 12
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest – Nov 8 & 9
- Annie – Nov 22 & 23
- Fiddler on the Roof – Dec 13 & 14
Please note titles and dates are subject to change.
"We have truly missed the experience of viewing films on the big screen, the way they were meant to be experienced," said Genevieve McGillicuddy, vice president of enterprises and strategic partnerships for TCM. "We are honored to present these titles back in movie theaters with new precautions in place for fans to safely enjoy this beloved cultural pastime."
It all begins with the 40th anniversary of two guys on a "mission from God": The Blues Brothers comes back to the big screen for three days only – Sunday, June 28; Wednesday, July 1; and Sunday, July 5. Filled with epic car chases, incredible music, a star-studded cast, and a whole lotta soul, The Blues Brothers kicks off the return of 2020's TCM Big Screen Classics series with charm and humor.
After debuting on NBC's "Saturday Night Live," "Joliet" Jake (John Belushi) and Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) were clearly destined for bigger things … and a bigger screen. Their movie debut, directed by John Landis, includes musical appearances by the likes of Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Cab Calloway, plus a plethora of cameos from stars such as Carrie Fisher, Frank Oz and John Candy.
"What better way to bring audiences back to cinemas than with some of the most beloved movies in Hollywood history," said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. "This line-up, paired with the extra precautions and practices our theater partners have put in place, is a fantastic way to show movie lovers the way back to cinemas."
For artwork/photos related to "TCM Big Screen Classics," visit the Fathom Events press site.
About Fathom Events
Fathom is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal Cinemas, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L)., Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all of the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.
Turner 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 along with hosts Alicia Malone, Dave Karger, Jacqueline Stewart and Eddie Muller, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover destination. Currently in its 26th year as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed series like The Essentials, 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 Classics 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 tcm.com and through the Watch TCM mobile app.
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