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Back by demand for one night only: 'Casablanca' on the big screen
Bogie and Bergman light up the big screen once again for an encore showing of Casablanca 70th Anniversary Encore Event on Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. at Edwards Theater. The initial Casablanca events were presented through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network in movie theaters on March 21 with many locations selling out across the country. Here in Fresno, the theater was packed and following the movie, the audience actually applauded. Presented by NCM Fathom Events, Warner Home Video and Turner Classic Movies, this special encore presentation has been scheduled to meet the high demand from fans to see the exclusive big screen event.
Tickets for the Casablanca 70th Anniversary Encore Event are available at the Edwards Theater box office and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
“Tens of thousands of fans nationwide celebrated the 70th anniversary of this beloved classic in local movie theaters, with the event becoming the top box office performer that night for many locations across the country,” says Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president for NCM Fathom Events. “We’ve heard from many fans of this iconic film asking for another opportunity to enjoy it on the big screen, so we’re happy to be able to play it again on April 26.”
A pre-recorded introduction by TCM host Robert Osborne kicks off the event with a discussion about Casablanca’s enduring legacy, revealing some of its fascinating behind-the-scenes stories.
Casablanca starred Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid and became one of the most romantic films in the history of cinema. It won three Academy Awards in 1944 including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay.
Warner Home Video recently released the Casablanca Ultimate Collector’s 70th Anniversary Edition featuring a 3-Disc limited and numbered gift set including the remastered feature on both Blu-ray and DVD with more than 13 hours of bonus material. The keepsake box also includes a compilation of three comprehensive feature length documentaries, a hard-cover 62-page book with never-before-seen on-set photography, sketches and production history, a reproduction of the original 1942 French theatrical poster as well as a collectible set of drink coasters.