Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies has just revealed the titles of 13 classic movies that will return to cinemas across the country during the yearlong 2018 TCM Big Screen Classics series.  They are (drumroll, please!):

January:  The Treasure of the Sierra Madre — “Badges? … I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ badges!”  John Huston directs Humphrey Bogart and father Walter Huston.  On the National Film Registry and *six* American Film Institute “best of” lists.

February:  The Philadelphia StoryGeorge Cukor directs Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, and Jimmy Stewart in the classic romance comedy.  On the National Film Registry and *seven* American Film Institute “best of” lists.

March:  VertigoJimmy Stewart and Kim Novak star in one of Alfred Hitchcock’s best thrillers.   On the National Film Registry and *six* American Film Institute “best of” lists.

April:  Grease The favorite musical of the 1970s with the bestselling soundtrack.  On *seven* American Film Institute “best of” lists.

May:  Sunset BoulevardGet ready for your close-up!  Billy Wilder’s creepy noir mystery starring William Holden and Gloria Swanson.  On the National Film Registry and *four* American Film Institute “best of” lists.

June:  The Producers — Mel Brooks directs Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, and Kenneth Mars in the classic comedy.  On the National Film Registry and *two* American Film Institute “best of” lists.

July:  Big — Okay, but I get to be on top.  Pull out your FAO Schwarz floor keyboard.  Penny Marshall directs Tom Hanks in the fantasy coming of age classic.  On *five* American Film Institute “best of” lists.

August: The Big Lebowski — The Coen Brothers direct Jeff “The Dude” Bridges and an all-star cast in the fan fave, cult classic, crime comedy.

August:  South Pacific — One of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s best musicals, perfect for a sweltering summer.   On *three* American Film Institute “best of” lists.

September:  Rebel Without a Cause — You’re tearing me apart!  The 1950s classic coming of age story and one of only three films that starred James Dean.  Co-starring Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo.  On the National Film Registry and *two* American Film Institute “best of” lists.

October:  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington — Just in time to get energized before the November election.  One of Frank Capra’s triumphs, the epic political drama starring Jimmy Stewart and Jean Arthur.  On the National Film Registry and *four* American Film Institute “best of” lists.

November:  Die Hard — The John McTiernan modern Christmas classic starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman.  Willis’s costume is on display at the Smithsonian!  On *two* American Film Institute “best of” lists.

December:  White ChristmasOne of filmdom’s most brilliantly colorful displays ever to appear on film.  Michael Curtiz directs Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney in the Christmas classic about two World War II soldiers who become entertainers after the war.

Each film will play two days — typically Sundays and Wednesdays — twice per day (local listings to be announced), and each is presented in its original aspect ratio with specially produced pre- and post-film commentary by TCM hosts.

Tickets for all titles in the 2018 TCM Big Screen Classics series can be purchased beginning today at www.FathomEvents.com.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
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