Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Classic Movies, Big Screen Birthdays

Posted By on March 20, 2012, 10:33 AM

Two of the landmark films in movie history are celebrating landmark birthdays by returning to the big screen this week. ---

On Wednesday, March 21, Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies presents the classic World War II romance Casablanca in select theaters -- locally at many Cinemark and Century Theatres locations -- at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The special one-day-only event is a lead-up to the 70th anniversary release of a re-mastered Casablanca on Blu-ray.

Meanwhile, Francis Ford Coppola's triumphant organized-crime melodrama The Godfather turns the big 4-0 this year, and Coppola personally oversaw a new frame-by-frame digital restoration along with cinematographer Gordon Willis. The film will be featured for two showtimes daily at the Megaplex Theatres Jordan Commons in Sandy beginning Friday, March 23.

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