In case you missed out, you can now watch the classic movie starring the biggest stars on the silver screen!
It has been 30 years since the magical movie which made all of us cry was released, time flies when you are busy laughing and shedding tears at the same time. Based on a play by Robert Harling, Steel Magnolias is an emotional rollercoaster, simply one of the best movies ever made. Directed by Herbert Ross, the story of strong women who share each other's joys and sorrows and stick together when they are faced with a major loss is hauntingly beautiful. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Steel Magnolias is returning to theatres near you and it is an opportunity you seriously don't want to miss!
Starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts, Tom Skerritt, Dylan McDermott, Kevin J. O'Connor, and Sam Shepard, you can finally watch your favorite movie in the theatres in case you missed out on it before or were too young back then. Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies have collaborated and are bringing the old classics back to the big screen. Steel Magnolias is next in line!
"Six icons of the silver screen - Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts - come together in this hilarious and heartwarming story of life, love and loss in a small Louisiana parish. At the center of the group is Shelby, newly married and joyfully pregnant, even though her diabetes could make childbirth life-threatening. Terrified at the possibility of losing her only daughter, M'Lynn looks to her four closest friends for strength and laughter as she battles her deepest fear of death to join Shelby in celebrating the miracle of new life," Fathom wrote about the movie.
They also added that the movie screened will be a remastered version of the original, i.e., will have a better quality picture and sound. "A classic story of family, strength in women, and big southern hair, the big screen is the perfect way to experience the Magnolia's Louisiana charm and celebrate 30 years of Steel Magnolias. This anniversary event includes special insight from Turner Classic Movies. Remastered in 2K, this digital print of Steel Magnolias features a 5.1 upmix from restored audio."
Not many are aware but, Steel Magnolia is inspired by a true story! Harling's sister Susan passed away due to type 1 diabetes serving as an inspiration for his play. The character of Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie is based on Susan and the title of the play signifies that women are as strong as steel and as delicate as the magnolia flower at the same time. Catch this wonderful movie about sisterhood this month and book your tickets here. The movie will be playing on May 19th, 21st, and 22nd.
And, there's more! TCM and Fathom are bringing some of the old classics back and celebrating them throughout the year. It said, "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."
“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.” Other movies lined-up for the year are Glory, Hello, Dolly!, Lawrence of Arabia, The Shawshank Redemption, Alien, The Godfather part II, and When Harry met Sally. Which ones will you be catching in theatres this year?