‘TCM Presents’ Series Returns to Cinemas With Eight Fan Favorites Starting This Summer
Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies Together with Universal Pictures, Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox Present a Spectacular Line-Up of Beloved Films This Year
DENVER – June 9, 2015 – After successful runs of The Wizard of Oz, Rear Window and The Sound of Music earlier this year, Fathom Events will partner with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) again to bring the “TCM Presents” series to cinemas with eight unforgettable titles still to come in 2015. The remainder of the series will include Jaws 40th Anniversary on June 21 and 24, Double Indemnity on July 19 and 20, Psycho on September 20 and 23 and Dracula/Spanish Drácula on October 25 and 28 from Universal Pictures, Grease Sing-A-Long on August 16 and 19 and Roman Holiday on November 29 an December 1 from Paramount Pictures, and Miracle on 34th Street on December 20 and 23 from Twentieth Century Fox.
Each title in the “TCM Presents” series will run at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time both days. The events will each include a special introduction by either Robert Osborne or Ben Mankiewicz, hosts of TCM, in addition to the feature film.
Tickets for the “TCM Presents” series can be purchased for select titles online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 500 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“TCM is thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with Fathom Events along with our studio partners to bring consumers the ‘TCM Presents’ series,” said Jennifer Dorian, general manager, Turner Classic Movies. “The series allows us to bring fans another opportunity to engage with classic movies on the big screen from a variety of studios and eras in a way that aligns with our network’s mission to show films the way they were meant to be seen.”
“With classic titles from as early as 1931 all the way through the 70s, generations of fans will love having a second chance to enjoy their favorite films. With added insights from TCM hosts, Fathom Events and TCM continue to offer film fans a unique and memorable experience,” said Fathom Events vice president of programming Kymberli Frueh-Owens.
TCM Presents: Jaws 40th Anniversary – Sunday, June 21 and Wednesday, June 24
It’s a hot summer on Amity Island-a small community whose main business is its beaches. When new Sheriff Martin Brody discovers the remains of a shark attack victim, his first inclination is to close the beaches to swimmers. This doesn’t sit well with Mayor Larry Vaughn and several of the local businessmen. Brody backs down and that weekend a young boy is killed by the predator. The dead boy’s mother puts out a bounty on the shark and Amity is soon swamped with amateur hunters and fisherman hoping to cash in on the reward. A local fisherman with much experience hunting sharks, Quint, offers to hunt down the creature for a hefty fee. Soon Quint, Brody and Matt Hooper from the Oceanographic Institute are at sea hunting the Great White shark. As Brody succinctly surmises after their first encounter with the creature, they’re going to need a bigger boat.
TCM Presents: Double Indemnity – Sunday, July 19 and Monday, July 20
In 1938, Walter Neff, an experienced salesman of the Pacific All Risk Insurance Co., meets the seductive wife of one of his clients, Phyllis Dietrichson, and they have an affair. Phyllis proposes to kill her husband to receive the proceeds of an accident insurance policy and Walter devises a scheme to receive twice the amount based on a double indemnity clause. When Mr. Dietrichson is found dead on a train-track, the police accept the determination of accidental death. However, the insurance analyst and Walter’s best friend Barton Keyes does not buy the story and suspects that Phyllis has murdered her husband with the help of another man.
Starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as teenage sweethearts, GREASE SING-A-LONG is an affectionate ode to high school life in the 1950s featuring an explosion of song and dance that made an indelible impact on popular culture. Boasting a world-famous soundtrack including classic songs such as “Greased Lightnin,’” “Look At Me, I’m Sandra Dee,” “Summer Nights,” “Hopelessly Devoted To You,” “Beauty School Drop Out” and, of course, “Grease,” the film remains an iconic, feel-good celebration.
TCM Presents: Psycho – Sunday, September 20 and Wednesday, September 23
Phoenix office worker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One Friday Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam’s California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother.
TCM Presents: Dracula/Spanish Drácula – Sunday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 28
A double feature event of both the English and Spanish language versions of the 1931 film adaptation of the 1897 novel. Along with the iconic Bela Lugosi version, horror fans will have the opportunity to see the Spanish language version shot at night with a different cast. After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe, Renfield enters castle Dracula to finalize the transferal of Carfax Abbey in London to Count Dracula, who is in actuality a vampire. Renfield is drugged by the eerily hypnotic count, and turned into one of his thralls, protecting him during his sea voyage to London. After sucking the blood and turning the young Lucy Weston into a vampire, Dracula turns his attention to her friend Mina Seward, daughter of Dr. Seward who then calls in a specialist, Dr. Van Helsing, to diagnose the sudden deterioration of Mina’s health. Van Helsing, realizing that Dracula is indeed a vampire, tries to prepare Mina’s fiancé, John Harker, and Dr. Seward for what is to come and the measures that will have to be taken to prevent Mina from becoming one of the undead.
Starring Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn and directed by William Wyler, ROMAN HOLIDAY won three Academy Awards® for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Costume Design and Best Writing. In this timeless classic, Hepburn is at her transcendent best as a sheltered princess who falls for an American newsman in Rome.
TCM Presents: Miracle on 34th Street – Sunday, December 20 and Wednesday, December 23
Miracle on 34th Street is an irresistible fable that has, for many years, become synonymous with celebrating Christmas. The holiday season is in full swing when a cultured gentleman with twinkling eyes, an ample belly, and a snowy beard (Edmund Gwenn) is hired as Macy’s department store Santa. He claims his name is Kris Kringle, and soon fills everyone with Christmas spirit…except for his boss, Doris Walker (Maureen O’Hara), who’s raising her daughter (Natalie Wood) to not believe in Santa. But when Kringle is declared insane, and put on trial, everyone’s faith is put to the test as young and old alike face the age-old question: Do you believe in Santa Claus?
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About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 820 locations in 177 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world. TCM, which is available in more than 85 million homes, features the insights of hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests. Currently in its 20th year as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials; film series like The Essentials, hosted by Robert Osborne and Drew Barrymore, and Friday Night Spotlight; and annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar® in February, Summer Under the Stars in August and TCM Essentials Jr. during the summer. TCM also connects with movie fans through such events as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the TCM Classic Cruise, as well as through the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City. In addition, TCM produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, and hosts a wealth of material online at tcm.com and through the Watch TCM mobile app.
TCM is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.