via press release:
TCM to Bring Beloved Classic Casablanca to Theaters March 4 in 20 Cities,
10 to be Chosen with Input from Fans
Screenings to be Presented as Part of TCM's 20th Anniversary Celebration
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is bringing one of the most beloved motion pictures of all time – Casablanca (1942) – to theaters for free screenings in 20 select cities on Tuesday, March 4. Ten of the cities have already been selected, with screenings slated for Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Atlanta, Detroit, Seattle, Miami, Denver and Washington, D.C. To help choose the other 10 cities, TCM is inviting fans to cast their votes for where they'd like to see the movie screened.
TCM's 20-market presentation of Casablanca is one of many events surrounding the celebration of TCM's 20th Anniversary as a leading authority in classic film. Fans can vote for the remaining 10 cities that will feature the film through the TCM 20th Anniversary website – tcm.com/20 – before Feb. 10.
"As we celebrate TCM's 20th Anniversary, we want to take the opportunity to show our immense appreciation for our community of fans, without whom we wouldn't be here" said Dennis Adamovich, senior vice president of digital, affiliate, lifestyle and enterprise commerce for TCM, TBS and TNT. "One of the ways we're thanking TCM fans is by giving them the chance to see one of the greatest screen romances of all time, the one-and-only Casablanca. It's our way of saying to TCM fans, 'Here's looking at you.'"
Although the screenings are free, tickets are required for entrance. Free tickets will be available for download from the TCM 20th Anniversary website on Feb. 18, the same day the 10 additional markets will be announced.