Casablanca is a Top 5 of All Time movie for me. So you can bet I will be in my local theater on March 21 for a digital presentation of Casablanca to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the 1942 release. Even better, every cinephile’s favorite television channel Turner Classic Movies is hosting the event. That means each screening begins with TCM host Robert Osborne “taking audiences behind the scenes of this epic love story in a special original production showcasing stories from those who were on set and those who simply admire this timeless classic.” From my experience, an introduction by Osborne improves the viewing experience by 10-20%.
A three-disc Blu-ray/DVD release will follow on March 27, but how can you resist seeing one of Hollywood’s great classics on the big screen? Hit the jump for details and a trailer for the anniversary re-release.
NCM Fathom, Turner Classic Movies, and Warner Bros are coming together again to present Turner Classic Movies Presents Casablanca 70th Anniversary Event in select movie theaters nationwide on Wednesday, March 21st at 7:00PM (local time). The event will begin with Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne taking audiences behind the scenes of this epic love story in a special original production showcasing stories from those who were on set and those who simply admire this timeless classic. Once again, audiences will see this beautiful and timeless classic on the silver screen.
Casablanca is a classic tale of unrequited love and is a project that defined the “golden age” of Hollywood and allowed audiences to fall in love with cinema all over again. Turner Classic Movies Presents Casablanca 70th Anniversary Event is the only opportunity to see this stunning digital presentation grace the silver screen on Wednesday, March 21st at 7:00PM (local time) with additional matinee showings at select movie theater locations.
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