As many classic movie fans are likely aware, our television Lord and Master, Turner Classic Movies (in conjunction with Fathom and Warner Bros.) is following up this past spring’s successful nationwide theater screenings of Casablanca (1942) with a one-night-only showing of the incomparable 1952 musical Singin’ in the Rain, which will be released in a special sixtieth-anniversary edition Blu-ray on July 17th.
From the press release:
NCM Fathom, Turner Classic Movies, and Warner Bros. come together again to present the 60th Anniversary Singin’ in the Rain event, which will be held on July 12th at 7:00 p.m. local time.
The event begins with a Turner Classic Movies original production featuring TCM host Robert Osborne in an exclusive, specially-produced interview with star Debbie Reynolds. In this interview, audiences are taken behind the scenes of one of the greatest musicals of all time as Ms. Reynolds shares memories of working with the late, great Gene Kelly and Donald O’Connor.
Immediately following these exclusive behind-the-scenes extras, be carried away by the songs, story, and romance of one of the greatest musicals of all time–Singin’ in the Rain–as it graces the silver screen for one night only, fully remastered and more beautiful than it has ever been before!
For more information, or to find participating theaters near you and purchase tickets, check out Fathom Events.
This event is also perfectly timed to celebrate star Gene Kelly’s centennial next month, which falls on August 23rd. If you have the chance to go, then by all means, go! Not for nothing is Singin’ considered one of (if not THE) best musicals of all time. You’re guaranteed to have a “glorious” time.
Our own Sarah will be attending a screening in Atlanta next week, and will report back about her experience here on True Classics after the show.
Tell us: have you purchased your tickets yet?