Friday, July 6, 2012

Singin' and Dancin' into a Theater Near You

Gene Kelly, "singin' and dancin' in the rain..."

In honor of the 60th anniversary of its original release, Singin’ in the Rain returns to theaters nationwide next Thursday, July 12, for one night only.

This perfect opportunity for classic film fans to see one of the great Hollywood classics on the big screen is presented by Turner Classic Movies, NCM Fathom Events and Warner Home Video. The festivities will begin with a special TCM original production hosted by Robert Osborne that includes behind-the-scenes footage and an interview with Debbie Reynolds, who starred in the film with Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor. Next, Stanley Donen's Singin’ in the Rain will screen, fully re-mastered and it promises to be more dazzling than ever.


To further celebrate Singin’ in the Rain’s milestone anniversary, Warner Home Video will release a special 60th Anniversary Edition on July 17. The three-disc set will include the re-mastered film on DVD and Blu-Ray and will feature a new documentary entitled Singin’ in the Rain: Raining on a New Generation.

This tribute marks the fourth classic movie anniversary event co-sponsored by NCM Fathom and TCM who have similarly commemorated the 70th anniversaries of Casablanca (1942) and The Wizard of Oz (1939) as well as the 50th anniversary of West Side Story (1961). 

First released in 1952 and nominated for two Academy Awards, Singin’ in the Rain ranks #1 on the American Film Institute’s list of the “25 Greatest Movie Musicals.” Tickets for the July 12 screenings are available online at the Fathom Events website and through participating theater box offices.


  1. This is coming to a city near us in mid August, and I can HARDLY WAIT!!!!

  2. silverscreenings, I'm not going to be able to see "Singin' in the Rain" this Thursday but am hoping, as happened with the "Casablanca" anniversary event, a second date is set. Enjoy!

  3. I'm keeping my fingers crossed hoping to see it..

  4. "Singin' In The Rain" is a joyful, colorful, festive romp that should really blossom in a re-mastered, big screen format. I'm sure Debbie Reynold's will have plenty of stories and tidbits to pass on - as a raconteur she's never at a loss for words.

  5. I saw this a few years ago on a big screen with Debbie Reynolds presenting it. Unfortunately, the theater had a scratchy film print and then dared to show it in a letterbox format, so everyone's feet were cut off! I was seething in my seat, but I am sure this presentation will do it right. It really should be seen on the big screen.

  6. My guess is that, with the changeover of theaters to digital projection, we will be seeing more classics the way they were intended. Distribution is easy after they are transferred to the correct format.

    The original negative of Singin' was apparently lost or burned, so I hope the restoration work is as good or better than it was for Vertigo, which suffered a similar fate. Computers can be wonderful, if you can get them to do what you want!

    I'll be there tonight! And at Regal theaters, you get a discount with an AARP membership.