Vintage HQ cinephiles, we’ve got good news for you!
If you’re not familiar with the “TCM Big Screen Classics” let us enlighten you! Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events have been teaming up to bring classic movies to theaters around the U.S. and the list of movies that will be shown next year has now been released! It’s always a thrill to see old movies on the big screen and we can’t wait to share the list with you! But, before we address the new titles added for 2019, we want to remind you, in case you missed it, that there’s still a classic movie on the horizon this month! White Christmas will be in select theaters December 9th and December 12th so check to see if this beloved Christmas classic will be showing on a big screen near you!
Now, onto 2019! Without further ado, here’s the list!
IN THEATERS JAN 27, JAN 29, JAN 30: The Wizard of Oz (80th Anniversary)
A young Kansas farm girl who dreams of a land “somewhere over the rainbow.” Her dream comes true when she, her dog, Toto, and her family’s house are transported by a tornado to a bright and magical world unlike anything she has seen before.
IN THEATERS FEB 17, FEB 20: My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady is now more “loverly” than ever as a result of a breathtaking recent restoration in honor of its 50th Anniversary, this eight-time OSCAR winning musical (including Best Picture, Best Director & Best Actor).
IN THEATERS MAR 24, MAR 27: To Kill A Mockingbird
Experience one of the most significant milestones in film history like never before with To Kill a Mockingbird. Gregory Peck stars as courageous Southern lawyer Atticus Finch – the Academy Award®-winning performance hailed by the American Film Institute as the Greatest Movie Hero of All Time.
IN THEATERS APR 14, APR 17: Ben Hur (60th Anniversary)
Experience the visual splendor, thundering action and towering drama of this record-setting winner of 11 Academy Awards®. Charlton Heston brings a muscular physical and moral presence to this Best Actor Oscar®-winning role of the heroic odyssey of Judah Ben-Hur, a Palestinian Jewish nobleman.
IN THEATERS MAY 5, MAY 8: True Grit (50th Anniversary)
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the classic Western in which legendary movie star John Wayne gives his most iconic performance as Rooster Cogburn, a drunken, uncouth and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshall hired by a headstrong young girl (Kim Darby) to find the man who murdered her father.
IN THEATERS MAY 19, MAY 21, MAY 22: Steel Magnolias
Six icons of the silver screen – Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts – come together as bosom buddies in this hilarious and heartwarming story of life, love and loss in a small Louisiana parish.
IN THEATERS JUN 16, JUN 18: Field of Dreams
“If you build it, he will come.” With these words, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) is inspired by a voice he can’t ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. Supported by his wife Annie, Ray begins the quest by turning his ordinary cornfield into a place where dreams can come true.
IN THEATERS JUL 21, JUL 24: Glory
The heart-stopping story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War, GLORY stars Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman.
IN THEATERS AUG 11, AUG 14: Hello, Dolly! (50th Anniversary)
Dolly Levi uses her matchmaking skills in New York City to orchestrate the love lives of her friends, all the while trying to get the man she likes to fall for her.
IN THEATERS SEP 1, SEP 4: Lawrence of Arabia
Winner of 7 Academy Awards® including Best Picture of 1962, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA stands as one of the most timeless motion picture masterpieces. Hailed as the greatest achievement of its legendary, Oscar®-winning director, David Lean, and the career-making performance – Peter O’Toole as T.E. Lawrence.
IN THEATERS SEP 22, SEP 24, SEP 25: The Shawshank Redemption (25th Anniversary)
From best-selling author Stephen King comes a poignant tale of the human spirit. Red, serving a life sentence, and Andy, a mild-mannered banker wrongly convicted of murder, forge an unlikely bond that will span more than twenty years. Together they discover hope as the ultimate means of survival.
IN THEATERS OCT 13, OCT 15, OCT 16: Alien (40th Anniversary)
Directed by Ridley Scott, the original sci-fi classic follows Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) investigating a suspected SOS on a remote planet and makes a terrifying discovery.
IN THEATERS DEC 1, DEC 3: When Harry Met Sally (30th Anniversary)
Harry Burns (Billy Crystal) and Sally Albright (Meg Ryan) meet when they share a car on a trip from Chicago to New York. As the two build their lives and careers in Manhattan, their paths continue to cross… until they confront the decision whether to let their friendship develop into romance.
According to Fathom’s website it appears that general public tickets for the 2019 dates go on sale December 7th but tickets for the White Christmas 2018 dates are available now! For more information and tickets on any of these classic movies visit www.tcm.com or www.fathomevents.com/series/tcm-big-screen-classics.