TCM Big Screen Classics and the Fathom Event series are bringing one of the top ten Westerns of all time back to theaters for a limited engagement. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is returning to theaters across the country Sunday, January 17, 2016, and Wednesday, January 20, 2016. Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Katherine Ross star in one of the most famous stories of the west. Bank robbers and the best ever buddy movie? You can’t miss it.
The trio play off each other so naturally you really wish there could have been a sequel. Great fun, with the most popular music of 1969. “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head” playing behind Newman and Ross’s bicycle ride reflects a carefree spirit that must have accompanied the actual risk-averse band of gunslingers. The film stands strong today and on multiple viewings Newman and Redford only seem to get better. You may even find you want to book a plane to Bolivia.
The film won Academy Awards for screenplay, cinematography, score, and for “Raindrops”–a double win night for Burt Bacharach.
Here is the original trailer for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid:
… and the trailer for next week’s showings:
Check out the Fathom Events website here for theaters screening the movie and to order your tickets. The film will be shown both days at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time.
If you can’t make it, grab a copy of the film now on Blu-ray here at Amazon.com.