Throwback Thursday: Classic films return to cinemas

You can see The King and I in theaters on August 28 & 31, 2016

TCM and Fathom Events have teamed up this year to bring some of Hollywood’s best-known and most-loved films back to theaters nationwide. They’ve already shared Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidThe Maltese Falcon, and The Ten Commandments with viewers all over the US, and their line up gets even better as 2016 continues. If you enjoy classic movies, check out this amazing schedule:

April 24 & 27—On the Waterfront

May 15 & 18—Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

June 26 & 29—Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

July 24 & 27—Planet of the Apes

August 28 & 31—The King and I

September 18 & 21—Dr. Strangelove 

October 23 & 26—The Shining

November 27 & 30—Breakfast at Tiffany’s 

December 11 & 13—From Here to Eternity 

I had the opportunity to watch The Ten Commandments last month, and I can’t say enough good things about it. This is a film that I’ve seen at least twice a year since I was 5 years old (and some years, even more often than that). I know the music, the dialogue, and facial expressions all by heart. But seeing it on a television is vastly different than seeing it on a big screen. We as modern audiences are used to seeing things big the first time, and then smaller ever after. But this reverse experience was mind blowing. There were details I hadn’t noticed the first fifty times I saw it at home. Never mind that Elmer Bernstein’s score is even more magnificent in surround sound.

I guess size does matter.

You can purchase tickets to any of these films here.

Until next time,

The Collected Mutineer

P.S. Are you a fan of classic Hollywood? Let’s gab over on Twitter

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