Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has unveiled the complete list of 20 cities that will be treated to a free theatrical screening of classic Casablanca (1942) on Tuesday, March 4. Nearly 10,000 fans voted to help choose 10 of the markets that will host screenings.
Presented in collaboration with Warner Bros., TCM's 20-market screening of Casablanca is one of many events surrounding the celebration of the network's 20th Anniversary as a leading authority in classic film. Although the screenings are free, tickets are required for entrance.
Free tickets are now available for download from the TCM 20th Anniversary website: tcm.com/20.
Screenings of “Casablanca” will begin at 7:30 p.m. local time in all 20 cities. The following is the complete roster of theaters that will be showing the film:
Atlanta, Ga. – Regal Atlantic Station
Baltimore, Md. – Landmark Harbor East
Boston, Mass. – AMC Boston Commons
Buffalo, N.Y. – Regal Walden Galleria
Chicago, Ill. – Music Box
Dallas, Texas – Angelika Film Center
Denver. Colo. – Landmark Mayan
Detroit, Mich. – Uptown Palladium
Houston, Texas – Regal Edwards Marq’E
Los Angeles, Calif. – Landmark West
Miami, Fla. – AMC Aventura
Minneapolis, Minn. – Landmark Lagoon
New York, N.Y. – AMC Lincoln Square
Orlando, Fla. – Regal Winter Park
Philadelphia, Pa. – Ritz East
St. Louis, Mo. – Wehrenberg Chesterfield Galaxy
San Diego, Calif. – Landmark Hillcrest Cinemas
San Francisco, Calif. – Cinemark Century 9 SF Centre
Seattle, Wash. – AMC Pacific Place
Washington, D.C. – Landmark E Street
* Seating is limited. Entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets do not guarantee entry.
Casablanca is Warner Bros.' Oscar®-winning wartime romance. Widely regarded as one of Hollywood's greatest films.
In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. The cynical lone wolf Blaine comes into the possession of two valuable letters of transit. When Nazi Major Strasser (Conrad Veidt) arrives in Casablanca, the sycophantic police Captain Renault (Claude Rains) does what he can to please him, including detaining a Czechoslovak underground leader Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Much to Rick's surprise,
Lazslo arrives with Ilsa (Ingrid Berman), Rick's one time love. Rick is very bitter towards Ilsa, who ran out on him in Paris, but when he learns she had good reason to, they plan to run off together again using the letters of transit. Well, that was their original plan.... --- Gary Jackson (Imdb.com)
What The Critics Said…
“Seeing the film over and over again, year after year, I find it never grows over-familiar. It plays like a favorite musical album; the more I know it, the more I
like it. The black-and-white cinematography has not aged as color would. The dialogue is so spare and cynical it has not grown old-fashioned. Much of the emotional effect of “Casablanca” is achieved by indirection; as we leave the theater, we are absolutely convinced that the only thing keeping the world from going crazy is that the problems of three little people do after all amount to
more than a hill of beans.” – Film Critic Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times)
“There are no false moves. Everything matters. Every gesture has import. Every word uttered has meaning. Casablanca is that rare film where there is no inconsequential frame. Not one insignificant line of dialogue.” – American Film Institute
“Casablanca is the most sociable, the most companionable film ever made. Life as an endless party.” – Film Critic David Denby (New Yorker)
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