Gene Kelly laces up his dancing shoes once again for a special big screen encore of “Turner Classic Movies (TCM) Presents ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ 60th Anniversary Encore Event” on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 7:00 p.m. local time, with special matinees in select theaters. Presented by NCM® Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Home Video, the initial “Singin’ in the Rain” event played to packed theaters across the country on July 12 through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.
Tickets for “TCM Presents ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ 60th Anniversary Encore Event” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be broadcast to nearly 550 select movie theaters across the country. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“‘Singin’ in the Rain’ fans can’t get enough of Gene Kelly in this treasured musical that takes us back to the Golden Age of Hollywood, so we’re bringing it back for a special encore presentation,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of Fathom Events. “Come see why ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ is the Number One musical on the 2007 American Film Institute’s list of the ‘25 Greatest Movie Musicals.’”
Fans will once again be treated to a pre-recorded TCM original production of an introduction by TCM host Robert Osborne, who takes audiences behind the scenes with a special interview with “Singin’ in the Rain” star Debbie Reynolds.
Nominated for two Academy Awards® in 1952 (actress in a supporting role: Jean Hagen) and Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture; Lennie Hayton), “Singin’ in the Rain,” is set in the days of Hollywood’s transition from silent films to “talkies” and continues to this day to provide pure cinematic entertainment. It stars Kelly with co-stars, Donald O’Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Cyd Charisse, Douglas Fowley and Rita Moreno.
Warner Home Video released “Singin’ in the Rain” 60th Anniversary Edition, featuring a 3-disc limited and numbered gift set that includes the remastered feature on both Blu-ray andDVDand a brand new documentary, “Singin’ in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation.” This new edition is presented in a 48-page hard cover commemorative book and contains reproductions of the original theatrical door panel displays from the film’s premier and a full-size commemorative umbrella.