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14 All-Time Film Favorites Light Up Movie Theaters Nationwide in the 2020 TCM Big Screen Classics Series

“Surely, you can’t be serious!” In 2020, 14 of movie history’s greatest romances, funniest comedies, scariest monsters, boldest visions, ultimate adventures, and most unforgettable dramas will be back in movie theaters across the country as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies present the fourth annual, yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series.

Among the highlights are the first national theatrical release of 1933’s King Kong in more than 60 years; the tear-jerking Love Story for Valentine’s Day; the 60th anniversary of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho; and a rare big-screen appearance of Fiddler on the Roof. Plus, 2020 is the 40th anniversary of Airplane! We are serious. And don’t call us Shirley.

The 2020 lineup for the TCM Big Screen Classics series:
An American in Paris (1951) — Sunday, January 19, and Wednesday, January 22
Love Story (1970) — Sunday, February 9, and Wednesday, February 12
The Color Purple (1985) — Sunday, February 23
King Kong (1933) — Sunday, March 15
A League of Their Own (1992) — Sunday, April 26; Monday, April 27; and Wednesday, April 29
Airplane! (1980) — Sunday, May 17, and Wednesday, May 20
Annie (1982) — Sunday, June 14, and Wednesday, June 17
The Blues Brothers (1980) — Sunday, June 28, and Wednesday, July 1
Ghost (1990) — Sunday, July 19, and Wednesday, July 22
Babe (1995) — Sunday, August 9, and Wednesday, August 12
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) — Sunday, September 13; Monday, September 14; and Thursday, September 17
Psycho (1960) — Sunday, October 11, and Monday, October 12
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) — Sunday, November 8, and Monday, November 9
Fiddler on the Roof (1971) — Sunday, December 13, and Monday, December 14

Now in its fourth year, the TCM Big Screen Classics series continues to grow in popularity. In 2019, many events in the series experienced sold-out audiences and ranked near or at the top of box-office results – showcasing the enduring appeal and popularity of gathering in a darkened movie theater to see the sights and hear the sounds of the best Hollywood has ever created. Each film is presented with pristine digital projection and movie-theater-quality sound, further enhanced by fascinating pre- and post-feature insights presented by popular TCM hosts.

“2019 was a banner year for Fathom and the TCM Big Screen Classics series, with record levels of attendees and a bigger box office than ever before,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas. “That success challenged us to search out some of the greatest films ever released, including iconic titles from over six decades, featuring world-renowned filmmakers, legendary stars, Best Picture winners, and epic productions – all meant to be seen on the big screen.”

“This is a slate of films to make every movie lover genuinely excited, and our partnership with Fathom Events means we can bring these films to a bigger audience than ever. This series celebrates the magic of the movies all throughout the country, proving that there is nothing that matches the joy of seeing these films in a movie theater,” added Genevieve McGillicuddy, vice president of enterprise and strategic partnerships, TCM.

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December 4, 2019


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