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Film will show in nearly 400 theaters for one night only
There’s nothing quite like seeing a beloved classic on the big screen, and on the heels of special theatrical re-releases like “The Lion King 3D” and the special “Twilight Saga” event, the gorgeous “West Side Story” is being brought back to theaters for one night only. The Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer-starring classic is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year and, in honor of that, Turner Class Movies and NCM Fathom will re-release the film in select theaters for a special engagement on November 9.
The special event will also open with a new TCM original production that features a discussion with producer Walter Mirisch, actor George Chakiris, and vocalist Marni Nixon (who was Woods’ voice double). The event will be available at nearly 400 U.S. theaters, with all shows kicking off at 7PM local time. The film has been restored for its anniversary, and it will be projected (for the first time in many markets) via digital cinema projection systems. Basically, the beautiful Romeo-and-Juliet story set in New York City will look better than ever, with every song and dance number popping off the screen and every emotional interaction between Tony and Maria packing even more punch. When you’re a classic movie, you’re a classic movie all the way.
“West Side Story” is also getting the deluxe home video treatment in celebration of its anniversary, so if you can’t make it to one of the special showings, the Limited Edition 4-Disc Numbered Boxed Set (with Blu-ray, DVD, Tribute CD, and collectible memorabilia) and the 2-disc Collector’s Edition Blu-ray will both be available on November 15. Just be careful while you’re dancing and knifing along in your living room.
You can check out more information about the special screening at Fathom Events. Are you a fan of the film? Will you be seeing "West Side Story" in theaters?
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Jessica Chastain: I'm doing a movie called "Mama," produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Andres Muschietti, who made some amazing shorts. It's really, really creepy, kind of like a mix between "The Ring" and "The Orphanage." So everything in between has been these kinds of genre movies because it's a really new experience for me. I got "Ju-on" -- I'd seen the remake "The Grudge" but I hadn't seen the original -- "[rec]," which was remade as "Quarantine" with Jennifer Carpenter, I got the original "The Thing," I got all of the "A Nightmare on Elm Street" films, of course I have "The Ring" and "The Orphanage." I got "Psycho," "The Exorcist"… I'm scaring myself. (laughs) I have something playing in my trailer whenever I come in just to give me what that energy is of those films. Because it is different and I work very closely with the energy of what that piece is.