In case you missed it, you can now experience one of the greatest movies ever made on a big screen near you!
There are very few movies out there which leave a lasting impression on the viewers, even days after they are done watching it and The Shawshank Redemption happens to be one of them! No list of the 'greatest movies ever made' is complete without this Stephen King gem in it, and even though it has been decades since the movie's premiere, its popularity remains colossal. Released in 1994, the iconic movie starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, Clancy Brown, Gil Bellows, and James Whitmore is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year which means yes, The Shawshank Redemption coming back to theatres!
Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies have collaborated and are bringing the classic back to the silver screens, to the joy of fans everywhere. In case you missed watching the movie in theatres back then, you can now go ahead and catch the film on screens near you. "From a novella by best-selling author Stephen King comes a poignant tale of the human spirit. Red (Morgan Freeman), serving a life sentence, and Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins), 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," reads the upcoming event.
The tickets are now available to purchase for the movie screenings which will be held on 22nd, 24th, and 25th September. The Shawshank Redemption is a treasure which was nominated for SEVEN Academy Awards and is still one of the most critically acclaimed movies of all time. “About everywhere you go, people say, ‘The Shawshank Redemption—the greatest movie I ever saw,’ ” Morgan said in an interview and Robbins agreed.
“I swear to God, all over the world—all over the world—wherever I go, there are people who say, ‘That movie changed my life.’ When I met [Nelson Mandela], he talked about loving Shawshank," he added giving you just another reason to go watch the movie once again. And, there's more! TCM and Fathom are bringing some of the old classics back and celebrating them throughout the year, "With iconic titles that span five decades, the TCM Big Screen Classics Series has something for everyone!"
"An unmissable lineup begins in January and continues monthly throughout the year as Fathom Events and TCM bring some of the greatest titles ever back into movie theaters. In addition, these classics will each be accompanied by exclusive commentary from TCM hosts who will provide insight, background and more, making these events that movie lovers won’t want to miss," the website adds. You can get the tickets before they all run out here.
“Every year, more and more film fans have flocked to the TCM Big Screen Classics series, proving the lasting appeal of these movies and the thrill of seeing them in a movie theater,” Tom Lucas, Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations, said in a press release. “From spectacular musicals and grand Westerns to epic adventures, we are tremendously proud of this year’s lineup and our continuing partnership with TCM.”
Coming this April is Ben-Hur for its 60th anniversary followed by True Grit in May along with Steel Magnolias. Other movies lined-up for the year are Glory, Hello, Dolly!, Lawrence of Arabia, Alien, The Godfather part II, and When Harry met Sally. Tickets for all the movies are available now and are running out quickly. Which one are you excited for the most? Check the full details of the event here and don't miss out on your favorite!