‘Singin’ in the Rain’ returns to theaters for 60th anniversaryWritten by Brian Bohnert | | firstname.lastname@example.org
In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of its release, “Singin’ in the Rain” will dance its way back into theaters for a one-night-only event this summer.
The showing is set for July 12 at 7 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinee showings in select theaters. Rave Fallen Timbers 14 and Rave Franklin Park 16 will show the classic musical at both 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The event, presented by NCM Fathom Events, Warner Home Video and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), will first feature a pre-recorded TCM original production hosted by TCM host Robert Osborne, including behind-the-scenes footage and an interview with star Debbie Reynolds, according to a news release. A showing of the fully remastered feature film will follow.
“Sixty years ago, no one dreamed that we would still be watching ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ in 2012,” said Gene Kelly’s widow, film historian Patricia Ward Kelly, in the news release. “Gene would be very proud.”
“Singin’ in the Rain” was released in the spring of 1952 and was nominated for two Academy Awards. It is the No. 1 musical on the American Film Institute’s 2007 list of the “25 Greatest Movie Musicals.
“This exclusive presentation of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ marks the fourth classic anniversary event presented in theaters by NCM Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events, in the news release.
To further celebrate the film’s milestone, Warner Home Video will release “Singin’ in the Rain” 60th Anniversary Edition on July 17. The three-disc set will include the remastered film on DVD and Blu-Ray and will also feature a new documentary entitled “Singin’ in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation” among many other special features, according to the news release.