A 75th Anniversary showing “It’s a Wonderful Life” is in select theatres through Thursday, December 22, 2022.
“It’s a Wonderful Life” is the final film in the TCM Big Screen Classics series from Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies. More than 20 classic movies have been shown in the series so far this year. Each film is presented in hundreds of theatres with pristine digital projection, movie-theater-quality sound, and in its original aspect ratio, as intended by the filmmakers.
The TCM Big Screen Classics series is further enhanced with pre- and post-feature insights presented by popular TCM hosts, including TCM Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz.
Next up is:
- Dec. 18-22: It’s a Wonderful Life 75th Anniversary. Get tickets HERE
More details and previews are below.
Classic Films Coming to Theatres
Here is the complete 2022 schedule for the Fathom Events classic film series.
- Casablanca 80th Anniversary, Sunday, January 23, and Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Academy Award winners Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman light up the screen in one of the most enduring romances in movie history — Casablanca.
Lady Sings the Blues 50th Anniversary. Sunday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 23, 2022. Celebrating 50 years, Lady Sings the Blues celebrates the essence of Billie Holiday, one of America’s most loved and memorable blues singers, and was captured brilliantly in a tour-de-force debut performance by singer Diana Ross.
The Quiet Man 70th Anniversary. Sunday, March 13 and Thursday, March 17, 2022. Celebrating 70 years, John Ford’s The Quiet Man is simply one of the greatest love stories ever told. John Wayne is retired boxer Sean Thornton who makes a pilgrimage to his home village in Ireland in order to claim his family’s estate. He meets his match in the spirited young Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen O’Hara) only to find himself confronted by her belligerent brother and the town’s strict customs. This 70th anniversary event includes exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies.
Singin’ in the Rain 70th Anniversary. Sunday, April 10 and Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor star in one of the greatest musicals ever filmed. Set during the advent of “talkies,” this film’s classic song-and-dance numbers celebrate the beginning of movie musicals. This 70th anniversary event includes exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies.
Smokey and the Bandit 45th Anniversary. Sunday, May 29, Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 2, 2022. Starring Burt Reynolds, Jackie Gleason, Sally Field and Jerry Reed, Smokey and the Bandit delivers outrageous laughs in one of the biggest box-office hits of all time. Bandit (Reynolds), a fun-loving, fast-talking trucker, takes on his craziest haul yet—delivering 400 cases of beer from Texarkana to Atlanta in just 28 hours.
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane 60th Anniversary. Sunday, June 12 and Wednesday, June 15, 2022. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford star as two aging sisters–both former celebrities–bound together in a psychopathic relationship by their mutual dependency, jealousy and hatred in this classic, shocking thriller. This 60th anniversary event includes exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies.
The Fifth Element 25th Anniversary. Sunday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 29, 2022. From its opening scenes in 1914 Egypt to its towering views of 23rd Century New York City, and its mind-expanding journey to the faraway world of Fhloston Paradise, “The Fifth Element” follows cab driver Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) as he discovers that the fate of the world is contained within the mysterious Leeloo (Milla Jovovich), who literally drops from the sky and into his life. To save humanity, he must protect her from the evil industrialist Zorg (Gary Oldman), who is embroiled in an intergalactic war between the Mondoshawans and the Mangalores.
Men in Black 25th Anniversary. Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4. Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith star in this blockbuster as the Men in Black, regulators of all things alien on Earth.
The Thing 40th Anniversary. Sunday, June 19, Wednesday, June 22, 2022 and Wednesday, July 6, 2022. Director John Carpenter (Halloween) teams Kurt Russell’s outstanding performance with incredible visual effects to create a chilling version of the classic The Thing. Set in the winter of 1982 at a research station in Antarctica, a twelve-man research team finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has remained buried in the snow for over 100,000 years. Soon it is unfrozen and unleashed, creating havoc and terror as it changes forms and becomes one of them. This special event will also feature the Terror Takes Shape documentary.
Transformers 15th Anniversary. Sunday, July 10 and Thursday, July 14, 2022. From director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg comes the thrilling blockbuster battle between the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons.
Cabaret 50th Anniversary. Sunday, July 17 and Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Berlin, 1931. As Nazism rises in Germany, flamboyant American Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) sings in a decadent nightclub and falls in love with a British language teacher (Michael York) — whom she shares with a homosexual German baron.
- Dirty Dancing 35th Anniversary. Sunday, August 14 and Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Thirty-five years after audiences were first introduced to Johnny (Patrick Swayze) and Baby (Jennifer Grey), Dirty Dancing remains a cultural icon. Loved by generations of fans, this cinematic treasure has inspired multiple films, a stage version, and reality dance competitions watched around the world. On the film’s 35th anniversary, celebrate the magic of Dirty Dancing and its timeless themes of love, family, class, and perseverance all over again. Includes behind the scenes featurette and Jennifer Grey inteview.
- Dr. No 60th Anniversary. Sunday, August 21, 2022. In his explosive film debut, Ian Fleming’s immortal action hero blazes through one of his most spectacular adventures. Bond’s (Sean Connery) mission takes him to Jamaica, where mysterious energy waves are interfering with U.S. missile launches.
As he unravels the truth, Bond must fight deadly assassins and sexy femme fatales as he searches for the headquarters of the sinister Dr. No, who is implementing an evil plan of world domination. Jack Lord and Ursula Andress also star.
This special showing includes “Being James Bond,” where Daniel Craig candidly reflects on his fifteen-year tenure as James Bond. Includes never-before-seen archival footage spanning from ‘Casino Royale’ (2006) to ‘No Time to Die’ (2021).
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 40th Anniversary. Sunday, September 4, Monday, September 5, and Thursday, September 8, 2022. One of the most celebrated and essential adventures from the STAR TREK universe, STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN celebrates 40 years with the director’s cut on the big screen.
On routine training maneuvers, Admiral James T. Kirk seems resigned that this may be the last space mission of his career. But an adversary from the past has returned with a vengeance. Aided by his exiled band of genetic supermen, Khan (Ricardo Montalban)—brilliant renegade of 20th century Earth—has raided Space Station Regula One, stolen the top-secret device called Project Genesis, wrested control of another Federation starship, and now schemes to set a most deadly trap for his old enemy Kirk… with the threat of a universal Armageddon.
This special 40th anniversary event includes exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies.
Poltergeist 40th Anniversary. Sunday, Monday and Wednesday, September 25, 26 and 28, 2022.
A typical family in a quiet California suburb faces a frightening ordeal when their home is invaded by malevolent spirits. Late one night, 10-year-old Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O’Rourke) hears a voice coming from inside the television set. At first, the spirits in theFreelings’ home seem like playful children – but then they turn angry. When Carol Anne is pulled from this world into another by the poltergeists, Steve (Craig T. Nelson) and Diane Freeling (JoBeth Williams) turn to an exorcist (Zelda Rubinstein) to save Carol Anne.
This horror classic from directorTobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre films) and producer and screenwriter Steven Spielberg was nominated for three Academy Awards and was the highest grossing horror film of 1982.
- The Mummy (1932) & The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) Double Feature. Saturday, October 1, 2022.
The Mummy features horror icon Boris Karloff in a legendary performance as the Egyptian, Imhotep, who is accidentally revived by a team of archaeologists after 3,700 years. In one of the most popular horror films of all time, The Bride of Frankenstein, Boris Karloff reprises his role as the silver screen’s most misunderstood monster who now longs for a mate.
- Scream 2 – 25th Anniversary. Sunday, October 9 and Monday, October 10, 2022.Away at college, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) thought she’d finally put the shocking murders that shattered her life behind her… until a copycat killer begins acting out a real-life sequel. Now, as history eerily repeats itself, ambitious reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox), Deputy Dewey (David Arquette) and other SCREAM survivors find themselves trapped in a terrifyingly clever plotline where no one is safe or beyond suspicion.
In the Heat of the Night 55th Anniversary. Sunday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 19, 2022. While traveling in the Deep South, Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier), a black Philadelphian homicide detective, becomes unwittingly embroiled in the murder investigation of a prominent businessman.
In the Heat of the Night stars Sidney Poitier as a black Philadelphian homicide detective who becomes embroiled in the murder investigation of a prominent businessman. Finding the killer, however, proves difficult when his efforts are constantly thwarted by a bigoted Southern sheriff (Rod Steiger). But neither man can solve this case alone. Putting aside their differences and prejudices, they join forces in a desperate race against time to discover the shocking truth.
- Bram Stoker’s Dracula 30th Anniversary. Sunday, October 23 and Thursday, October 27. From Academy Award-winning director Francis Ford Coppola comes the remake of the classic and chilling tale about the devastatingly seductive Transylvanian prince (Gary Oldman) who travels from Eastern Europe to 19th century London in search of human love. After centuries alone in his crumbling castle, Dracula’s taste for humanity has grown bold with desire, drawing him out of seclusion. When the charismatic Dracula meets Mina (Winona Ryder), a young woman who appears as the reincarnation of his lost love, the two embark on a journey of romantic passion and horror. Using “illusionary” special effects and the considerable talents of his cast, Coppola orchestrated a fresh and provocative presentation of the story, while remaining uncommonly true to the source material. This anniversary event includes a special look at extended and deleted scenes from the film.
- Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) & Phantom of the Opera (1943) Double Feature. Saturday, October 29, 2022.
Perfectly blending Universal’s classic monster heritage with the science-fiction explosion of the 1950s, Creature from the Black Lagoon tells the mythical story of a dangerous half-human, half-fish creature lurking in the depths of the Amazon. After discovering a unique prehistoric claw fossil on an expedition deep in the jungle, scientists investigate its origins which lead them directly to a mysterious creature. Led by ichthyologist David Reed (Richard Carlson), the men try to capture the monster who has become obsessed with David’s assistant, Kay (Julia Adams). Originally released in 3D, this thrilling adventure inspired sequels, TV series and more that continue to strengthen the monster’s legacy to this day.
One of the most popular stories of all time, Gaston Leroux’s Phantom of the Opera is the legendary horror tale starring Claude Rains as the masked phantom of the Paris Opera House. Following a tragic accident that leaves him disfigured, crazed composer Erique Claudin transforms into a masked phantom who schemes to make beautiful young soprano Christine Dubois (Susanna Foster) the star of the opera and wreak revenge on those who stole his music. A heroic baritone (Nelson Eddy) tries to win the affections of Christine as he tracks down the disfigured “monster” who has begun murdering those who resist his mad demands. Inspired by the original 1925 silent version, this lavish Technicolor production remains one of the most unforgettable adaptations ever to be filmed.
- Planes, Trains & Automobiles 35th Anniversary. Sunday, November 6 and Monday, November 7, 2022.
Celebrate the 35th anniversary of one of the most outrageous and beloved comedies of all time. Steve Martin and John Candy star in this hysterical (and often heartwarming) tale of travel gone awry. Neal Page (Martin) is an uptight ad exec trying to get home to Chicago for Thanksgiving with his family. When rerouted to Witchita, Neal reluctantly partners with Del Griffith (Candy), an obnoxious yet loveable salesman. Together, they embark on a cross-country adventure that includes multiple modes of transportation, unbelievable mishaps, intimate motel accommodations, and unforgettable rental car shenanigans. It’s a must-see holiday adventure from writer, director, and producer John Hughes. Includes a special look at never-before-seen, recently discovered footage from the filmmaker’s archives.
To Kill A Mockingbird 60th Anniversary. Sunday, November 13 and Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Experience one of the most significant milestones in film history like never before with To Kill a Mockingbird. Gregory Peck stars as courageous Southern lawyer Atticus Finch – the Academy Award®-winning performance hailed by the American Film Institute as the Greatest Movie Hero of All Time.
- The Dark Crystal 40th Anniversary Re-Release. December 4-7, 2022.
From genius filmmaker Jim Henson comes The Dark Crystal, a masterful live-action fantasy starring some of the most imaginative creatures ever put on film. Many years ago, the mysterious Crystal was cracked and an age of chaos began, led by the evil race of Skeksis who rule over the land of Thra. Meanwhile, raised in solitude by a gentle race of creatures called the Mystics, the Gelfling orphan Jen, is sent on a quest to find the missing shard that will heal the Dark Crystal and restore balance to the universe.The special anniversary event will feature a brand-new introduction with Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company, on the making of this groundbreaking film and its dedicated fandom, as well as the legacy of her father, Jim Henson.
Conan The Barbarian 40th Anniversary. December 12-13, 2022. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in the original action-packed epic adventure, Conan the Barbarian. Following his parents’ savage murder, young Conan (Schwarzenegger) is captured by the cold-blooded Thulsa Doom (James Earl Jones) and spends the next fifteen years in agony, first chained to the Wheel of Pain and then enslaved as a Pit Fighter. Rather than allowing this brutal fate to conquer him, Conan builds an incomparable body and an indomitable spirit — both of which he needs when he suddenly finds himself a free man. Aided by his companions Subotai the Mongol (Gerry Lopez) and Valeria, Queen of Thieves (Sandahl Bergman), Conan sets out to solve the “riddle of steel,” seize ultimate power and, finally, take revenge on the warlord who killed his family.
This special anniversary event will include bonus content never-before-seen on the big screen.
It’s a Wonderful Life 75th anniversary. Sunday, December 18 and Wednesday, December 21, 2022. Embraced as a cherished holiday tradition by families around the world, Frank Capra’s heart-warming masterpiece now celebrates 75 years with this big-screen event. George Bailey (James Stewart) sets aside his dreams of world travel to run his father’s small community bank, and protect the people of Bedford Falls from greedy businessman Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore). When a costly mistake pushes George to the brink of despair, a visit from a kindly angel (Henry Travers) will show George how the life of one good man can change the world forever.
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