TCM, Warner Hold ‘Casablanca’ Event6 Mar, 2012 By: Billy Gil
NCM Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Home Video will hold the “Turner Classic Movies Presents Casablanca 70th Anniversary Event,” a screening of the film with an introduction by TCM host Robert Osborne, March 21 at 7 p.m.
The screening will be broadcast to nearly 500 participating theaters through NCM’s Digital Broadcast Network. It’s the third recent classic anniversary event in theaters by NCM Fathom Events, after the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz and 50th anniversary of West Side Story.
The screening comes just before Warner releases Casablanca: 70th Anniversary Edition March 27 ($64.99) in a three-disc limited edition set with the remastered film on both Blu-ray Disc and DVD. It also features more than 14 hours of bonus material, including a compilation of three feature-length documentaries; a hardcover 62-page book with on-set photography, sketches and production history; a reproduction of the original 1942 French theatrical poster; and a set of drink coasters.
Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.