Hollywood’s Incomparable Casablanca Returns to Movie Theaters for Two Days Only November 12 and 15 for 75th Anniversary, as Part of the TCM Big Screen Classics Series
- WHAT: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid form one of Hollywood’s most unforgettable love triangles in one of the most well-known – and most quoted – movies ever made: Casablanca. On Sunday, November 12, and Wednesday, November 15, moviegoers everywhere will say, “Here’s looking at you, kid,” when Casablanca returns to cinemas across the country in celebration of the its 75th anniversary. All screenings, which are part of the TCM Big Screen Classics series from Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events, will also include specially-produced commentary before and after the feature by TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz.
Set against the desperate backdrop of the titular Moroccan port city as World War II rages throughout Europe, Casablanca is the unforgettable tale of refugees who will do anything to escape the inexorable advance of Nazi forces and flee to America. As they wait for passage to the United States, they gather in Rick’s Café Americain, the nightclub owned by mysterious Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart). Then, one night, of all the gin joints in all the cities in all the world, in walks Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman) and the storied freedom fighter Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid), who have come to inquire about letters of transit that they hear Rick can help them obtain.
Casablanca won three Oscars® in 1944 for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay. In 2002, the American Film Institute named Casablanca as the most romantic movie ever made, and in 2012 Time Magazine called it “the single greatest movie ever made.” Seeing Casablanca on the big screen is an experience no movie lover will forget, even as time goes by.
- WHO: Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros.
- WHEN: Sunday, November 12 – 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)
Wednesday, November 15 – 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (local time)
- WHERE: Tickets for Casablanca can be purchased 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 700 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).