‘TCM Presents: Gone With the Wind,’ on September 28 and October 1,
Is Part Of a Multi-Media Celebration Honoring the Beloved Film’s 75th
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Scarlett O’Hara won and then lost Rhett Butler, Atlanta burned and the
antebellum South was shown in all its splendor and decimation in one of
cinema’s most treasured and most successful films, “Gone With the Wind.”
And now, as part of the festivities to mark the 10-time Oscar©-winning
film’s 75th anniversary, Fathom Events is joining with Warner
Bros. Home Entertainment and Turner Classic Movies to bring “TCM
Presents: Gone With the Wind” back to its original home
in select theatres nationwide and presented in its original aspect ratio
so audiences can experience it as it was originally shown 75 years ago.
The film will be exhibited on Sunday, September 28 and Wednesday,
October 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time.
Tickets for “TCM Presents: Gone With the Wind” are available
at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
The event will be presented in more than 650 select movie theaters
around the country. For a complete list of theater locations and prices,
visit the Fathom Events website (theaters
and participants are subject to change).
In addition to the classic film, which starred Vivien Leigh as Scarlett
O’Hara, Clark Gable as Rhett Butler, Olivia De Havilland as Melanie
Hamilton and Leslie Howard as Ashley Wilkes, “TCM Presents: Gone With
the Wind” will include a specially produced introduction by TCM host and
film historian Robert Osborne.
“Gone With the Wind” was released in 1939 and won the best picture
Oscar© for that year. It has been re-released nine times since, but “TCM
Presents: Gone With the Wind” will offer audiences their first
opportunity to see the masterpiece in its original 1:37 aspect ratio
since its initial re-release in 1947. It will also be shown in that
format when shown on TV and distributed on Blu-Ray format as part of the
all-encompassing celebration of the classic’s 75th anniversary.
“Fathom Events is honored to be part of the multi-faceted commemoration
of the 75th anniversary of ‘Gone With the Wind,’ and especially to give
fans the chance to see it in the format and venue it was made for,”
Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “There’s no better way to appreciate
the grandeur or beauty of this film than in cinemas, with
top-of-the-line projection and sound quality.”
“‘Gone With the Wind’ is one of the most celebrated and iconic films in
the WB Library,” noted Jeff Baker, WBHE’s Executive VP and General
Manager, Theatrical Catalog. “We are very selective about re-releasing
classic films from our library, theatrically and this is certainly one
that warrants the limited re-release. Deservedly, 75 years later, it
remains the domestic box-office king at nearly $1.7 billion (adjusted
On September 30, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s “Gone with the
Wind 75th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition” arrives on
Blu-ray™ and Digital HD with UltraViolet. It will be fittingly presented
in limited and numbered sets, with new premium packaging, new special
features and new collectible memorabilia. For more information, please
"We're thrilled to be teaming up with Fathom Events and Warner Bros.
Home Entertainment as we bring ‘Gone With the Wind’ back into the
spotlight for its 75th anniversary," said Dennis Adamovich, senior vice
president of digital, affiliate, lifestyle and enterprise commerce for
TCM, TBS and TNT. "This is a great chance for fans to experience
this monumental classic on the big screen."
As any fan of classic films or American literature surely knows, “Gone
With the Wind” is the Epic Civil War drama about spoiled southern belle
Scarlett O'Hara. Starting with her idyllic life on the plantation Tara,
it traces her unrequited love for Ashley Wilkes, her tempestuous
relationship with roguish Rhett Butler and her struggles as Atlanta
burns, her family home is decimated and she vows to never go hungry
again. As has been evident from the enduring devotion that fans have for
the story – on film, on the pages of Margaret Mitchell’s original novel,
on TV and home entertainment formats – frankly, they DO give a damn
about Scarlett’s triumphs, travails and ultimate will to survive.
For artwork/photos related to “TCM Presents: Gone With the Wind,”click
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)
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.
Jessica Hanus, 720-262-2753
Marketing for Fathom Events
Jonathan Taylor, 310-880-4951
Bros. Home Entertainment
Janet Keller, 818/977-7831
Heather Sautter, 404-885-0746
Source: Fathom Events