One of the most loved comedy-drama films is coming back on big screens to celebrate its 30th anniversary, don't miss it!
Yes, one of the best movies ever made, Steel Magnolias was released in 1989, 30 YEARS AGO and we feel so old! Directed by Herbert Ross, based on a play by Robert Harling of the same name, the movie is an emotional rollercoaster one simply cannot watch without shedding a tear or two. The story of a group of women who share a strong bond and how they deal with the death of one of their own is heartachingly beautiful. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the iconic movie and to celebrate it, Steel Magnolias is returning to theatres near you!
Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies have collaborated and are bringing the classic back to the silver screens for the anniversary. Starring some of the biggest names in Hollywood like, Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts, Tom Skerritt, Dylan McDermott, Kevin J. O'Connor, and Sam Shepard, you can now watch Steel Magnolia in theatres once again.
"Six icons of the silver screen - Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts - come together in this hilarious and heartwarming story of life, love and loss in a small Louisiana parish. At the center of the group is Shelby, newly married and joyfully pregnant, even though her diabetes could make childbirth life-threatening. Terrified at the possibility of losing her only daughter, M'Lynn looks to her four closest friends for strength and laughter as she battles her deepest fear of death to join Shelby in celebrating the miracle of new life," Fathom wrote about the movie.
They also added that the movie screened will be a remastered version of the original, i.e., will have a better quality picture and sound. "A classic story of family, strength in women, and big southern hair, the big screen is the perfect way to experience the Magnolia's Louisiana charm and celebrate 30 years of Steel Magnolias. This anniversary event includes special insight from Turner Classic Movies. Remastered in 2K, this digital print of Steel Magnolias features a 5.1 upmix from restored audio."
Not many are aware but, Steel Magnolia is inspired by a true story! Harling's sister Susan passed away due to type 1 diabetes serving as an inspiration for his play. The character of Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie is based on Susan and the title of the play signifies that women are as strong as steel and as delicate as the magnolia flower at the same time. Catch this wonderful movie about sisterhood this May and book your tickets here.
And, there's more! TCM and Fathom are bringing some of the old classics back and celebrating them throughout the year, "With iconic titles that span five decades, the TCM Big Screen Classics Series has something for everyone! An unmissable lineup begins in January and continues monthly throughout the year as Fathom Events and TCM bring some of the greatest titles ever back into movie theaters. In addition, these classics will each be accompanied by exclusive commentary from TCM hosts who will provide insight, background and more, making these events that movie lovers won’t want to miss."
“Every year, more and more film fans have flocked to the TCM Big Screen Classics series, proving the lasting appeal of these movies and the thrill of seeing them in a movie theater,” Tom Lucas, Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations, said in a press release. “From spectacular musicals and grand Westerns to epic adventures, we are tremendously proud of this year’s lineup and our continuing partnership with TCM.”
Coming this April is Ben-Hur for its 60th anniversary followed by True Grit in May along with Steel Magnolias. Other movies lined-up for the year are Glory, Hello, Dolly!, Lawrence of Arabia, The Shawshank Redemption, Alien, The Godfather part II, and When Harry met Sally. Tickets for all the movies are available now and are running out quickly. Which one are you excited for the most? Check the full details of the event here and don't miss out on your favorite!