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Who else has gone to the theatre to see any of TCM's Classiuc Movie Series yet:?

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By now most that watch our favorite  network has seen the monthly ads for TCM's running CLASSIC MOVIE SERIES, or have you???   I very much was curious if any of you fellow TCM-ITES has taken up it's lead & went to your local theatre-(if the played there?) & saw any of these famed motion pictures yet or not? Reason it brings it to mind is as most likely also know by now the 1961 10 timer *Oscar sweeping WEST SIDE STORY is next on the menu & who plans to go see it again on the big screen-(NOTE: Thanks as usual to LawrencA, he replied top me in only about 3 minutes, after searching all over the net to locate where & when this classic may be opening & of course in my lousy area down here in St.Pete, FL. He gave my the works & I thank you pal!)  Plus, what other classics have you had the chance to see-(only in recent years) back on that big screen in a theatre?

 

(P.S. Most that know of me within the finest forums on the net & I'm all over the place) may know of my more then partial feelings-(even prior to her stunning demise on Nov. 29th, 1981 when I was a kid of 16) to say the least for the tragic & what I still consider "THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN I HAVE EVER SEEN" In NATALIE WOOD.  I bring it up because despite her ever incredible presence-(a lot of it's cast was by no means happy with her starring as Maria though, another story) or I probably wouldn't go & see this tremendous film. Mostly busy reviewing new releases & I've gone to many classics in the theatre when they were brought back a local theatre  i.e. GWTW-(3 times), TREASURE SIERRA MADRE, CASABLANCA, KANE, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, VERTIGO, REAR WINDOW, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE-(only 1 of 2 times I got to see her on the silver=-screen, the other in October of 1983 & BRAINSTORM & MORE      AS ALWAYS PLEASE SEND YOUR OWN VIEWS & I THANK YOU SPORTS FANS

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I go to these showings quite often- always the Sunday matinee. The love of classic films runs in my family, so sometimes they accompany me, sometimes they choose not to. Sometimes I get a " I can watch it on TCM" from them!

The last showing we all saw together was CASABLANCA. Sold out showing! Last month, I went by myself to see SUNSET BLVD. I was astonished because there were only about 8 other folks there. Very disappointing.

I'm looking forward to WEST SIDE STORY. I've never seen it on the big screen!

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I've been to multiple showings.  I always go to the Wednesday evening ones, because those are the showings that my husband can attend too.  I've seen: Casablanca, Double Indemnity, Rear Window, Vertigo, White Christmas, Singin' in the Rain, Sunset Blvd, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, On the Waterfront, and probably some other ones too, all on the big screen.  The particular theater I go to has leather reclining seats, so it's much like lounging in the living room and seeing a classic on the big screen. 

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I have started taking my millennial daughter to see the TCM series on the big screen. The first one I took her to was Gone With the Wind. I knew that there was no way she was gonna sit on the sofa and watch a 4 hour movie with all of her electronic devices readily available and GWTW is always at it's best on the big screen anyway. She loved it and thanked me profusely for taking her - in fact she's enjoyed ALL of the films that I've taken her to see. Though I've seen all of these movies multiple times, I really like seeing them on the big screen as well - the black and white films are so vivid and clear as compared to a television screen. The last one we went to see was Sunset Boulevard. Not a big fan of West Side Story, so I think we'll pass on this one.

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14 hours ago, sagebrush said:

I go to these showings quite often- always the Sunday matinee. The love of classic films runs in my family, so sometimes they accompany me, sometimes they choose not to. Sometimes I get a " I can watch it on TCM" from them!

The last showing we all saw together was CASABLANCA. Sold out showing! Last month, I went by myself to see SUNSET BLVD. I was astonished because there were only about 8 other folks there. Very disappointing.

I'm looking forward to WEST SIDE STORY. I've never seen it on the big screen!

Back around '96 or so a local theatre chain AMC & at an actual mall that's still intact & not broken up like most thesedays?  Tyrone Sq. Mall & to show folks how bad the punks were ruining this mall, they were harassing & whats called "Wilding" with women in the parking lot!!! Then I was in same mall another time & more punks released "mace" into the entire mall air system!   NICE HUH   But back to the topic at hand, I used to go to first run new releases there all-the time-(now theatre is still open, but there is still animals either causing or trying to cause trouble. They did finally build a theatre way in back of it's parking lot & it's a grand new theatre, but very $pricy$ especially it's very beautifully constructed cafeteria!  I;ve ony been there twice td,   Now the forementioned theatre used to have a neat special all the time & for brand new movies called "mini, money, movie, Monday" only a buck. 7 saw the likes of "First Blood" first one was good (***) -(back in oct./ of '82, Sly was huge with ticket goers & the line stretched round inside of this mall, I asked a guy why it was ike this-9oo00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000………………………………………………………………...

I sked this guy why it was like this & he quickly said to me "It's Stallone" unquote & a fast example of others on this $1 day each Monday "The Thing" "Under Fire" (powerful) "Conan: The Barbarian" "Best Little Whoirehouse in Teas" "Partners"-(yeah, that awful comedy) & more 

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I saw quite a few of the TCM/Fathom Events theatrical releases that came out last year: All About EveAn Affair to RememberNorth by NorthwestFast Times at Ridgmont HighThe GraduateBonnie and Clyde. I also saw a re-release of Close Encounters that was not a TCM thing but in a similar vein with a little intro doc. There have been more this year, but I haven't seen any of them.

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As part of the TCM series, I've seen Singin' in the Rain, The Birds, White Christmas, and an excellent double feature of A Christmas Carol (1938) and Christmas In Connecticut.  Every one was a lot of fun.

Unfortunately, after the latter holiday movies, our local theater multiplex stopped participating in the TCM series.  I couldn't figure it out.  Every one of the movies we saw in the TCM series had packed houses, with very enthusiastic audiences.  This usually isn't the case at this multiplex on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday evenings, when we saw the TCM movies.  So it's somewhat hard to believe that the multiplex had more profitable uses for the one theater (out of 12) that they used for the TCM series.

There are a few other theaters in our large metropolitan area that feature the TCM series, but they're all an hour or more away from where we live.  So we've skipped the TCM series, not because we don't want to see the movies, but because there isn't a "local" theater playing them.

It's too bad.  Even though we could easily watch most of the TCM-series movies at home, seeing them on the big screen is a very different experience that we love!

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17 hours ago, JulieD411 said:

I have started taking my millennial daughter to see the TCM series on the big screen. The first one I took her to was Gone With the Wind. I knew that there was no way she was gonna sit on the sofa and watch a 4 hour movie with all of her electronic devices readily available and GWTW is always at it's best on the big screen anyway. She loved it and thanked me profusely for taking her - in fact she's enjoyed ALL of the films that I've taken her to see. Though I've seen all of these movies multiple times, I really like seeing them on the big screen as well - the black and white films are so vivid and clear as compared to a television screen. The last one we went to see was Sunset Boulevard. Not a big fan of West Side Story, so I think we'll pass on this one.

Yeah, one of the flix in this series was actually GREASE though?  They did have the very good & now classic 1991 *Oscar wining-(script) THELMA & LOUISE though ($45m.,) (***1/2) & a couple before that, this TCM series reminds me of the one I often mentioned over the years at the TAMPA THEATRE -(est: 1926-) & it;'s annual Summer Movie Classic series or some title like that.  this TAMPA THEATEE even has whats called The Mighty Wurlitzer, a very elderly gent used to play this bizarre organ & then get lifted under the stage before the feature started, wrll, he died & his daughter carries tradition on. & the always have an annual *Oscar party & celebration, red carpets & all. even showing the telecasyt on it's silver-=screen iside. The 12 picture I always wanted to go & see in this series is *:THE GODFATHER" the lady mgr told me fans show up dressed up like mobsters

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The only one I've gone to is, admittedly, Gone with the Wind (1939) and that was about 3 years ago or so. I didn't feel like seeing Casablanca, since it is decidedly not one of my favorite films by far. I do intend to go see some of the ones in the lineup for the rest of the year. 

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43 minutes ago, NickAndNora34 said:

The only one I've gone to is, admittedly, Gone with the Wind (1939) and that was about 3 years ago or so. I didn't feel like seeing Casablanca, since it is decidedly not one of my favorite films by far. I do intend to go see some of the ones in the lineup for the rest of the year. 

I've seen Casablanca twice in the theater.  I actually haven't seen Gone With the Wind all the way through, but I don't think I could sit in a theater for 3.5 hours.  Sometimes the people in the theater get on my nerves so much, it's all I can do to make it through an hour and a half.

Re: the upcoming events, I may go see West Side Story with my mom if we can figure out a way to meet on a Wednesday night to see the film (we live an hour and a half apart from one another), can't go Sunday because we're coming back from camping three hours away from either one of our homes and we have to hopefully pick up the bird from the bird store where he's being boarded for the weekend, otherwise we'll incur extra charges.  

After West Side Story, I'm hoping to go to: Rebel Without a Cause in September and White Christmas in December.  Maybe Mr. Smith Goes to Washington in October, but I'm undecided about that one.  

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speedracer, I haven't seen GWTW in a theater, but I went at random on an Easter Sunday, the year was either 2013 or 2014. The theater was abandoned as I've never seen it. There might have been more people going to see movies at noon on a Tuesday than there were this particular evening. Having no idea what was even playing, I strolled up to the ticket window about 6:53 and saw that The Ten Commandments was starting at 7 pm. I can't recall now if this was a TCM/Fathom Events thing or not. I don't really recall any Robert Osborne or Ben Mankiewicz intro. Maybe Paramount just put it out because it was Easter Sunday. Anyway, I had no time at all to think about it (which was probably for the best!) and said "What the hey?" and bought a ticket. While I'd seen bits and pieces on TV many times over the years since childhood, I'm pretty sure I'd never sat down and watched the whole thing from beginning to end. The number of people at the screening were in the single digits - more than five, but fewer than 10. So, I could sit wherever I wanted. I took a center seat about a third of the way back, as everyone else was bunched up in the last five or six rows. I had the whole front half of the theater to mayself.

Commandments is 18 minutes shorter than Wind, according to imdb, but at 220 minutes, it is still one looong movie. I don't recall now if there was an intermission. I guess if there was one built into the movie itself, then we probably had one. About the time Moses goes into exile, maybe. I got very uncomfortable as we rolled into the fourth hour. The final 25 minutes or so of the movie, I stood up and walked over to the side of the theater and stood with my back against a wall, stretching, for the remainder of the movie. Anyway, glad I saw it in the theater, but it was a bit of an ordeal.

 

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(TRIVIA FUN FAX: Did you know the legendary parting of the red sea sequence was actually filmed in the Paramount pictures parking lot?   On my 3 vacations to date there I got to stay at exact same motel located at 777 n. vine & almost a stone's throw from the old RKO Radio side of that same lot they shared & on the tour they spoke of it, plus tv's Cheers used same poarking lot, '98's THE TRUMAN SHOW & lots more  They just empty out the cars & fill it with water is all SMOKE & MIRRORS

 

There was always an intermission for GWTW though.  Only other movie I had one at was 1993's powerful GETTYSBURG 4hrs & 13 minutes!

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