Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Casablanca 70th Anniversary

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the classic movie Casablanca, Warner Bros has scheduled a one-night showing tonight, March 21st, in nearly 500 movie theatres across the country, presented by NCM’s Fathom Events.

This screening is titled Turner Classic Movies Presents Casablanca 70th Anniversary Event and precedes the March 27th release of the restored Casablanca on a three-disc Blu-ray and DVD package from Warner Home Video.

Dubbed the "Turner Classic Movies Presents Casablanca 70th Anniversary Event," the showing will begin with an introduction from TCM host Robert Osborne. Osborne will discuss why "Casablanca" is still a popular film, as well as present some behind-the-scenes stories about the filming of the movie.
This is the third restoration of the film.

The film debuted November 26, 1942, but didn’t open officially until January 1943. It won three Oscars, including best picture, at the 16th Academy Awards in 1944.

Play it again, Sam!

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