by Rob Boylan
It's becoming something of a boom time for classic rep screenings at mainstream theaters lately.
Turner Classic Movies is presenting Casablanca this time, for it's 70th anniversary, pipping the screening of The Godfather by one day, on Wednesday, March 21st at 7pm at various theaters around the country, including five in the Orlando area.
AMC Altamonte Mall 18
AMC AMC Pleasure Island 24
AMC AMC Universal Cineplex 20 with IMAX
REG Waterford Stadium 20
CNK Cinemark Orlando Festival Bay
An introduction by TCM host and film history treasure Robert Osborne precedes the screening. Order tickets here.
You can check out the entire list of participating theaters -- and there are a lot in Florida -- in case you find yourself out of Orlando for the night.
The anniversary will also see a new Bluray set released.
Since TCM is sponsoring the event I really hope this means they will finally get rid of that completely dogshit copy of the film they've been screening since the 80s. It's fuzzy and filthy and sounds poor, and there is little excuse since it's been cleaned up more than once over the years.