Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies present a 50th anniversary screening of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, starring Gregory Peck. Although considered a drama about a lawyer battling racist sentiments in the South, the film has its share of horror: it is told from the point-of-view of a young girl, whose friends believe a local house is haunted. Director Robert Mulligan’s evocation of a spooky Halloween-type atmosphere, with leaves rustling in the October wind, is as unsettling as that seen in any legit horror film, lingering in the mind even after the story turns toward courtroom drama in its second half.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD screens as part of the “TCM Event Series,” presented using new digital cinema projection systems in select movie theaters around the country. Previous screenings included THE BIRDS (1963) on September 19 and a double bill of FRANKENSTEIN and THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN on October 24. Tickets are available at presenting theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
Screening Date & Time: November 15 at 7pm. Click here for more information.
REG Alhambra Renaissance 14 ALHAMBRA 91801
AMC AMC Santa Anita ARCADIA 91007
AMC AMC Burbank 16 BURBANK 91502
AMC AMC Puente Hills 20 CITY OF INDUSTRY 91748
AMC AMC Covina 30 with IMAX COVINA 91722
AMC AMC Glendora 12 GLENDORA 91740
CNK Huntington Beach 20 HUNTINGTON BEACH 92647
CNK Cinemark 14 LONG BEACH 90802
REG Long Beach 26 LONG BEACH 90808
AMC AMC Marina Pacifica 12 LONG BEACH 90803
REG LA Live LOS ANGELES 90015
RVE Rave 18 LOS ANGELES 90045
RVE Baldwin Hills LOS ANGELES 90008
AMC AMC Century City 15 LOS ANGELES 90067
AMC AMC Atlantic Times Square MONTEREY PARK 91754
CNK North Hollywood 8 NORTH HOLLYWOOD 91606
AMC AMC Norwalk 20 NORWALK 90650
AMC AMC Galleria South Bay 16 REDONDO BEACH 90278
AMC AMC Rolling Hills 20 TORRANCE 90505
AMC AMC Del Amo 18 with IMAX TORRANCE 90503
AMC AMC Citywalk Stadium 19 with IMAX UNIVERSAL CITY 91608
REG Valencia Stadium 12 VALENCIA 91355
AMC AMC Promenade 16 WOODLAND HILLS 91367
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Read the press release below:
Centennial, Colo. – Aug. 6, 2012 – NCM® Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) event series featuring four newly restored titles commemorating Universal Pictures’ 100th anniversary begins with Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The series continues with a double feature on Wednesday, Oct. 24 with “Frankenstein” and “The Bride of Frankenstein” followed by a special 50th Anniversary edition of “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Thursday, Nov. 15. Each event will begin at 7:00 p.m. local time, with special matinees in select theaters at 2:00 p.m. The series will feature newly restored versions of the films created by Universal in celebration of its 100th Anniversary and will also include a specially-produced TCM introduction by film historian, author and TCM host Robert Osborne, who will take audiences behind the scenes for each of these American classics with unique insights into their making.
The “TCM Event Series” will be presented using new digital cinema projection systems in select movie theaters around the country. Tickets to the series are available at presenting theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of presenting theater locations and prices, please visit the web site (theaters and participants may be subject to change).
“The Birds” event on Sept. 19 will bring back Alfred Hitchcock’s chilling 1963 masterpiece, telling the tale of modern rich socialite Melanie Daniels and the strange behavior of birds north of San Francisco. As birds in the hundreds and thousands are attacking anyone they find outdoors, there is no explanation, and survival becomes the priority. Osborne will share an exclusive interview he conducted specifically for this special presentation with the film’s star Tippi Hedren filmed earlier this year at the Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. Hedren reveals how “Hitch” hand-picked her to play the part of Melanie Daniels, and also how the movie that launched her career also practically ended it. Osborne will reach deep into the TCM Archives to share more on-set stories from Hedren’s co-stars Rod Taylor and Suzanne Pleshette.
Just in time for Halloween, the double feature of “Frankenstein”and “The Bride of Frankenstein” on Oct. 24 will reintroduce audiences to the famous story of brilliant scientist Henry Frankenstein and his experiments on the re-animation of lifeless bodies. His fiancée, Elizabeth, and friend Victor Moritz are worried about his health as he spends far too many hours in his laboratory on experiments. The creature he’s brought to life escapes, and soon the villagers rise up, intent on destroying the murdering creature. The sequel finds Dr. Frankenstein and his monster both alive; but a mad scientist, Dr. Pretorius, kidnaps Dr. Frankenstein’s wife and forces him to create a new female companion for the original monster. The original 1931 film and its 1935 sequel—both starring Boris Karloff—will be introduced with exclusive interviews conducted at this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival, including conversations with Karloff’s daughter Sara Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Jr. (son of the classic “Dracula” star), and Academy Award®-winning make-up artist Rick Baker. All three will discuss classic horror movies, how legendary icons like Karloff and Lugosi helped define the genre, and how today’s horror films measure up to the classics.
The series continues on Nov. 15 with a special 50th Anniversary screening of “To Kill A Mockingbird,” based on Harper Lee’s 1961 Pulitzer Prize winning book. Oscar® winner Gregory Peck plays Atticus Finch, a lawyer in a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s. The event will feature a special TCM-produced introduction and historical commentary featuring Osborne.
“This Event Series is a rare opportunity for fans of these four legendary films,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of Fathom Events. “Not only will fans experience these Hollywood classics on the big screen once again, but TCM Host Robert Osborne will give fans an exclusive insight into the stories behind the making of each classic.”
As part of Universal’s 100th Anniversary this year, a commemorative 50th Anniversary release of “To Kill a Mockingbird” is currently available on Blu-ray™/DVD. Coming to Blu-ray™ for the first time, “The Birds” will be released as part of the “Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection” on Sept. 25. Also premiering on Blu-ray™, “Frankenstein” and “Bride of Frankenstein” will be included in the “Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection” available Oct. 2.
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