The cinematic history of Warner Bros. will be celebrated across the country with an unforgettable array of classic films in brand-new prints as they help mark the studio's 75th anniversary this year. The week-long Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary Festival of Film Classics will offer 33 of the studio's finest motion pictures -- one decade each day -- in more than 30 U.S. cities over the coming months. The announcement was made today by D. Barry Reardon, President of Warner Bros. Domestic Theatrical Distribution, who noted that the Festival will open in Los Angeles at the Mann's Chinese Theater; in New York at the Sony Lincoln Square Theater, and in San Francisco at the Castro Theater on Friday, April 3rd.
Among the films included in the Festival are such favorites as "The Jazz Singer," "42nd Street," "Mildred Pierce," "Casablanca," the restored version of "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Rebel Without A Cause," "Days of Wine & Roses," "Bonnie and Clyde," "All the President's Men," "The Exorcist," "Blazing Saddles," "A Clockwork Orange," "Lethal Weapon," the director's cuts of "Blade Runner" and "The Wild Bunch," "Batman," "Driving Miss Daisy" and "Unforgiven.""We are proud to bring these brand-new prints of some of our most distinctive movies back to the screen, all of them showcasing Warner Bros.' finest talent on both sides of the camera," stated Mr. Reardon. "It's not always easy to see top-quality prints of classic films on the big screen, and many movie buffs have had to satisfy their curiosity about these pictures by watching them in less-than-ideal circumstances. Now we're able to offer a full spectrum of wonderful motion pictures in their most ideal setting -- in a pristine print on a theater screen. This retrospective of Warner Bros.' achievements will have something for everybody, from comedy to drama to adventure to fantasy to romance -- 75 years' of entertainment highlights in one place."
Viewers will have the option of purchasing admission to a single movie of their choice, an all-day ticket, or an all-inclusive Festival ticket. The week-long Festival pass includes a souvenir admission tag and a limited-edition commemorative poster. Friday's films will cover the 1970s; Saturday's will cover the 1980s; Sunday's, the 1990s; Monday's, the 1930s; Tuesday's, the 1940s; Wednesday's, the 1950s; and Thursday's, the 1960s.
Information will be provided in local markets to inform viewers of opening dates, times and locations, or it may be found on the Internet at Warner Bros.' 75th Anniversary website at http://www.wb75th.com/