CASABLANCA RETURNING TO THEATERS AFTER 70 YEARS
Casablanca, which is on just about every film critic’s top-ten-of-all-time list, has received another digital facelift and is being re-released again on March 21, its 70th anniversary. But not just on DVD and Blu-ray Disc — that comes on March 27 — but also in brick-and-mortar theaters. “There are few things more thrilling for movie lovers than being able to experience a true classic like Casablanca the way it was originally intended: on the big screen,” said Dennis Adamovich, senior vice president of brand and digital activation for TCM, TNT and TBS, in a statement. The one-time-only screening will be preceded by a short introduction by Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne presenting, in the words of a publicity release, “stories from those who were on set and those who simply admire this timeless classic.” Screenings of the Oscar-winning movie, which stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid and was directed by Michael Curtiz, have been scheduled for 7:00 p.m. local time, with a matinee in select locations. A list of theaters screening Casablanca has been posted online here.