Cecil B. DeMille’s Legendary Epic
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Returns to Select Cinemas for Two Days Only
Celebrating the Feature’s 60th Anniversary, Fathom Events and
Turner Classic Movies Present the Biblical Spectacle on March 20 and 23
DENVER (March 2, 2016) — Sixty years after its initial release, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS remains one of the highest-grossing and most popular titles of all time, and on Sunday, March 20, and Wednesday, March 23, Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies (TCM) offer a rare chance to see the monumental epic on the big screen.
For four screenings only – two each day – the TCM Big Screen Classics series presents this fully restored Vista Vision production, which reveals every vibrant detail of the stunning landscapes, costumes and visual effects, digitally projected in its original 1.78:1 widescreen aspect ratio. This special presentation of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS will play at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. (local time) each day in more than 650 theaters nationwide.
Filmed in Egypt and the Sinai Peninsula with one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS remains a cinematic triumph and perennial fan-favorite. Directed by renowned filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS grossed more than $65 million at the U.S. box office in 1956—equal to more than $1.1 billion today—ranking it below only Gone With the Wind, Star Wars, The Sound of Music, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and Titanic on the list of highest-grossing titles. In its initial release, THE TEN COMMANDMENTS played in many theaters around the country for more than a year.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS tells the epic story of the life of Moses (Charlton Heston), once favored in the household of the Pharaoh (Yul Brynner), who turns his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom.
The all-star cast also includes Anne Baxter, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne De Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Cedric Harwicke, Nina Foch, Judith Anderson, Martha Scott, Vincent Price and John Carradine.
TCM host Ben Mankiewicz will present all-new commentary for THE TEN COMMANDMENTS both before and after the feature.
FATHOM EVENTS AND TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES PRESENT
‘TCM BIG SCREEN CLASSICS: THE TEN COMMANDMENTS’
WHO: Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Paramount Pictures
WHAT: “TCM Big Screen Classics: The Ten Commandments”
Online/embeddable trailer available at: https://youtu.be/Lh8EtmzwptY
WHERE: More than 650 select movie theaters nationwide. Tickets are available online at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. For a complete list of participating theaters, click on the “Theater Locations” tab.
Sunday, March 20, 2016 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time
WHY: Fathom Events and TCM present the biggest-ever, year-long TCM Big Screen Classics series, which brings the classics back into theaters – presented in the original aspect ratio with digital projection – each month throughout 2016. In February, just in time for Easter, the widescreen Cecil B. DeMille epic The Ten Commandments offers a stunning cinematic spectacle like no other before or since, combining some of the biggest sets ever created with spectacular Technicolor cinematography and visual effects that remain stunning even in the CG-age. It’s an epic event suitable for the entire family.