Holiday Classics CHRISTMAS CAROL, CHRISTMAS IN CT to Return to Big Screen, 12/7
The joy of the holiday season is coming to the big screen with a classic Christmas double feature, "TCM Presents: 'A Christmas Carol' and 'Christmas in Connecticut,'" brought to you by Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. See the beloved 1938 version of the holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol," and the 1945 romantic comedy, "Christmas in Connecticut," on Sunday, December 7 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time in select cinemas nationwide. In addition, fans of classic films will have the opportunity to view a special introduction from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz before THE DOUBLE feature begins. Both films will be shown in the same aspect ratio (1.37) as when they were originally released in cinemas.
Tickets for "TCM Presents: 'A Christmas Carol' and 'Christmas in Connecticut'" are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in more than 630 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom's Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" has been the subject of more than 40 feature films, TV movies and short films but perhaps none was as revered as the 1938 version, with Reginald Owen as Ebenezer Scrooge. As always, it tells the story of how Scrooge, a bitter and miserly old man, learns the true meaning of Christmas after being visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, Christmas present and Christmas that has yet to be. He wakes up Christmas MORNING a changed man. Also noteworthy is the only joint appearance of The Lockhart acting family (Gene, Kathleen and June, who makes her motion picture debut at age 12).
"Christmas in Connecticut" is about a writer in New York (played by Barbara Stanwyck) who publishes a series of well-regarded articles about her non-existent country Connecticut farm. When faced with hosting a Christmas party Elizabeth Lane attempts to create the life her fictional articles portray.
"What better way to get in the Yuletide spirit than to spend a heart-warming evening in a theatre with these two terrific family films - probably the best version of the classic Dickens tale along with the delightful holiday-themed comedy starring Barbara Stanwyck," noted Jeff Baker, WBHE's Executive Vice President and General Manager of Theatrical Catalog. "Both, of course, will debut on Blu-ray November 11 if families want a similar experience at home."
"These films are heart-warming family favorites and this double bill is a great holiday outing for new and old fans alike," Fathom Events Executive Vice President Shelly Maxwell said. "Fathom Events is pleased to be able to present these holidays favorites as they have always been meant to be seen: on the big screen."
(Both films and additional content not rated.)
"A Christmas Carol" and "Christmas in Connecticut" © 2014 TEC and WBEI
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is owned by a newly formed entity called AC JV, LLC. Fathom is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment's biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Additionally, Fathom events take audiences behind-the-scenes and offer unique extras - creating the ultimate entertainment experience for fans of all ages. Co-owned by the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States, AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), Fathom's live digital broadcast network ("DBN") is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 750 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Warner Home Entertainment
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees, as well as directly to consumers through WBShop.com and WBUltra.
About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world. TCM, which is available in more than 85 million homes, features the insights of hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests. Currently in its 20th year as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials; film series like The Essentials, hosted by Robert Osborne and Drew Barrymore, and Friday Night Spotlight; and annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar in February, Summer Under the Stars in August and TCM Essentials Jr. during the summer. TCM also connects with movie fans through such events as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the TCM Classic Cruise, as well as through the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City. In addition, TCM produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, and hosts a wealth of material online at tcm.com and through THE WATCH TCM mobile app.
TCM is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs BRANDED news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
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