Update #11: Spend a Night in CASABLANCA with TCM on March 4

TCM_20_Casablanca_Poster.1.1.1.1.1.1UPDATE 3/03/14 7:00 p.m.

TCM announced on Twitter that private, pre-screening receptions would be held for fans in Chicago, Seattle & Philadelphia. Reply to their tweet for a chance to be selected!

Original Post – 2/18/14 4:03 p.m. (ET)

Turner Classic Movies has announced the twenty U.S. cities that have been selected as hosts for FREE national screenings of Michael Curtiz’s CASABLANCA (1942) on Tuesday, March 4 in celebration of the channel’s 20th anniversary. Ten were chosen by TCM, and ten were selected (at least in part) by fans during three weeks of national voting on the TCM website. TCM says that more than 10,000 fans around the country voted, which is pretty good for a country in which only half the people vote to elect a president.

If you’re lucky enough to live in one of the following places, you’ll be looking at one of the most beloved films of all time on the big screen, kid (cities in bold were selected by fan voting). If not, you’ll always have Paris.

March 4, 2014 7:30 p.m. – TCM CASABLANCA Screenings
UPDATE  3/02/14 7:00 p.m. – 15 of the 20 screenings are sold out – see below

Atlanta – Regal Atlantic Station SOLD OUT as of 2/20/14 5 p.m. ET
Baltimore – Landmark Harbor East
Boston – AMC Boston Commons
Buffalo – Regal Walden Galleria SOLD OUT as of 3/02/14 7 p.m.
Chicago – Music Box
Dallas – Angelika Film Center SOLD OUT as of 2/23/14 6 p.m. ET
Denver – Landmark Mayan SOLD OUT as of 2/19/14 11 p.m. ET
Detroit – Uptown Palladium SOLD OUT as of 2/20/14 5 p.m. ET
Houston – Regal Edwards Marq’E SOLD OUT as of 2/22/14 7 p.m. ET
Los Angeles – Landmark West SOLD OUT as of 2/19/14 1 a.m. ET
Miami – AMC Aventura
Minneapolis – Landmark Lagoon SOLD OUT as of 2/20/14 5 p.m. ET
New York – AMC Lincoln Square SOLD OUT as of 2/18/14 11 p.m. ET  Second screen added! SOLD OUT again as of 3/02/14 7 p.m.
Orlando – Regal Winter Park  SOLD OUT as of 2/20/14 5 p.m. ET
Philadelphia –  Ritz East  SOLD OUT as of 2/19/14 11 p.m. ET
San Diego – Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas SOLD OUT as of 2/21/14 12 a.m. ET
San Francisco – Cinemark Century 9 SF Centre SOLD OUT as of 3/02/14 7 p.m.
Seattle – AMC Pacific Place
St. Louis – Wehrenberg Chesterfield Galaxy  SOLD OUT as of 2/19/14 11 p.m. ET
Washington, DC – Landmark E Street SOLD OUT as of 2/22/14 7 p.m. ET

Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 12.04.24 PMFirst-come, first-served tickets are available to reserve on the TCM website. You’ll be asked to enter your name, email, zip code, birthdate, gender and ethnicity. You can chose to request one or two tickets, and once you register, the location of the screening will be confirmed. You can print your pass directly from the gofobo screening RSVP site, or you can request that a pdf file be emailed to you for printing later. REMEMBER: a ticket doesn’t guarantee entry. Screenings are first-come, first-served, so make sure to arrive early.  No word yet on screening formats or special guests in any of the cities. I’ll update this post when I learn more.

Get your tickets now!

UPDATE 2/18/14 5:20 PM (ET)

According to a TCM spokesperson, CASABLANCA will screen in DCP (digital projection) in all 20 cities.

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Will McKinley is a New York City-based writer, producer, reporter, radio host, and #OldMovieWeirdo. He’s been a guest on Turner Classic Movies (interviewed by host Robert Osborne), Sirius Satellite Radio and the official TCM podcast. Will has written for PBS and Slate and his byline has appeared more than 100 times in the pages of NYC alt weeklies like The Villager and Gay City News.
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10 Responses to Update #11: Spend a Night in CASABLANCA with TCM on March 4

  1. kelleepratt says:

    Am I surprised that the closest city to my home is over 5 hours away? Not at all. Am I bummed I cannot participate in this event? HELLZYEAH! #FlyOverStateBlues

  2. The Lady Eve says:

    Got my tix for the San Francisco screening- thanks for the reminder, Will!

  3. Pingback: UPDATE #2: You Pick the Cities for TCM’s Nationwide Screenings of CASABLANCA | cinematically insane

  4. I saw Casablanca on the big screen in 2011 and it was magnificent! It made me fall in love with the film even more xx

  5. Tom says:

    So how early should we arrive to get in? How many passes do they give out for how many seats? We have passes for the NYC showing and we would like to come into the city, meet a friend for dinner (she also got a pass) and then see the film.

  6. I’m shocked – shocked! – to see how many cities are sold out already.

    (Ha ha – couldn’t resist.)

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