Beloved “Singin’ in the Rain” Celebrates 60th Anniversary in Cinemas
NCM® Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Home Video Present The Greatest Movie Musical in Select Movie Theaters on July 12
CENTENNIAL, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor sing and dance their way back onto the big screen in the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Presents Singin in the Rain 60th Anniversary Event on Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m. local time, with special matinees in select theaters at 2:00 p.m. Presented by NCM® Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Home Video, the event features a pre-recorded TCM original production with an introduction by TCM host Robert Osborne, who will take audiences behind the scenes, including a special interview with Singin in the Rain star Debbie Reynolds. Reynolds will share her thoughts on what it was like working with her co-stars on the set of this classic musical.
Tickets for TCM Presents Singin in the Rain 60th Anniversary Event are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be broadcast to more than 475 select movie theaters across the country through NCMs exclusive Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
"Sixty years ago, no one dreamed that we would still be watching Singin in the Rain in 2012, said Gene Kelly's widow, film historian Patricia Ward Kelly. Gene would be very proud.
Singin in the Rain, set in the days of Hollywoods transition from silent films to "talkies," continues to this day to provide pure cinematic entertainment. It stars Kelly at the pinnacle of his career, with co-stars, O'Connor, Reynolds, Millard Mitchell, Jean Hagen, Cyd Charisse and Rita Moreno. Written by legendary musical book writers Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Singin in the Rain was helmed by renowned directors Kelly and Stanley Donen. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards® and is the No. 1 musical on the American Film Institute's (AFI) list of the 25 Greatest Movie Musicals (2007) and No. 5 on AFI's 100 Years, 100 Movies list (2007).
This exclusive presentation of Singin in the Rain marks the fourth classic anniversary event presented in theaters by NCM Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies, said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. Together with TCM, Fathom has celebrated the 70th anniversaries of Casablanca and The Wizard of Oz, as well as the 50th anniversary of West Side Story on the big screen. Fans are invited back to experience Gene Kellys talent in this fabulous musical anniversary event this July.
Warner Home Video will release Singin in the Rain 60th Anniversary Edition on July 17, featuring a 3-disc limited and numbered gift set that includes the remastered feature on both Blu-ray and DVD and a brand new documentary, Singin in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation. In addition to another half-dozen vintage special features, this new edition will be presented in a 48-page hard cover commemorative book highlighting the behind-the-scenes history of how the classic musical made it to the big screen. It will also contain reproductions of the original theatrical door panel displays from the films premier and a full-size commemorative umbrella.
About National CineMedia (NCMI) (NCM)
NCM operates NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology. The NCM Cinema Network and NCM Fathom Events present cinema advertising and events across the nations largest digital in-theater network, comprised of theaters owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK), Regal Entertainment Group and other leading regional theater circuits. NCMs theater advertising network covers 181 Designated Market Areas® (49 of the top 50) and includes over 19,000 screens (approximately 17,800 digital). During 2011, over 670 million patrons (on an annualized basis) attended movies shown in theaters in which NCM currently has exclusive, cinema advertising agreements in place. The NCM Fathom Events live digital broadcast network (DBN) is comprised of over 700 locations in 167 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). The NCM Interactive Network offers 360-degree integrated marketing opportunities in combination with cinema, encompassing 42 entertainment-related websites, online widgets and mobile applications. National CineMedia, Inc. owns a 48.6% interest in and is the managing member of National CineMedia LLC. For more information, visit www.ncm.com or www.FathomEvents.com.
About Warner Home Video
With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., commands the largest home entertainment distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video's film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Video and New Line Cinema.
About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
Turner Classic Movies is a Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world. Currently seen in more than 86 million homes, TCM features the insights of veteran primetime host Robert Osborne and weekend daytime host Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests. As the foremost authority in classic films, TCM offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials, along with regular programming events that include The Essentials with Robert Osborne and Drew Barrymore, Essentials Jr. with Bill Hader, 31 Days of Oscar and Summer Under the Stars. TCM also stages special events and screenings, such as the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the TCM Classic Cruise; produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs; and hosts a wealth of materials on its website, http://www.tcm.com. TCM is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company.
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Source: National CineMedia, Inc.Copyright Business Wire 2012