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
First-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.