TCM Presents “Gone with the Wind”
Sunday, September 28, at 2:00p.m.
Fathom Events, Warner Brothers Entertainment and Turner Classic Movies will collaborate to tell the story behind the film as Event audiences will enjoy an exclusive, “theater-only” introduction and overview from TCM’s Robert Osborne about this monumental classic and its 75th anniversary. Fans will experience the “story behind the story” and understand how this ten-time Academy Award winning masterpiece came to be, its historical significance and why it remains the quintessential epic Hollywood classic. Gone with the Wind has withstood the test of time and remains deeply ingrained in the hearts of young and old alike. This historic theater event will further solidify the desire for fans of all ages to enjoy this re-mastered masterpiece for generations to come.
Program length: Four hours and five minutes
Gone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel. It was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International Pictures and directed by Victor Fleming. Set in the 19-century American South, the film tells the story of Scarlett O’Hara, portrayed by Vivien Leigh, and her romantic pursuit of Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) who is married to his cousin, Melanie Hamilton (Olivia de Havilland), and her marriage to Rhett Butler (Clark Gable). Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War and Reconstruction era, the story is told from the perspective of white Southerners.
The sales of Margaret Mitchell’s novel in the summer of 1936, at the virtually unprecedented price of three dollars, reached about one million by the end of December. The book was a bestseller by the time reviews began to appear in national magazines. Herschel Brickell, a critic for the New York Evening Post, lauded Mitchell for the way she “tosses out the window all the thousands of technical tricks our novelists have been playing with for the past twenty years.”
Gone with the Wind was selected for preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry in 1989.
TCM Presents “Gone with the Wind”—Encore presentation
Wednesday, October 1, at 7:00p.m.
Program length: Four hours and five minutes
Tim Rice’s From Here to Eternity
Thursday, October 2, at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 5, at 12:55 p.m.
Thursday, October 9, at 7:00 p.m.
Fathom Events and Omniverse Vision are partnering to present “From Here to Eternity.” Legendary lyricist Tim Rice makes his long-awaited return to the musical spotlight with “From Here to Eternity.” Adapted from James Jones’ 1951 WW2 classic novel, and set in the South Pacific, it focuses on the nuances of relationships of the military’s enlisted during the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Program length: 3 hours (approximate)
Rated: R for mature audiences only (Peerless Theatre staff will enforce our R Policy. No one under the age of 17 will be admitted without an adult accompanying them to the box office.)
Adapted from James Jones’ classic 1951 novel, Tim Rice’s breathtaking new musical is a gripping tale of illicit love and army life set in 1941 Hawaii, immediately prior to the attacks on Pearl Harbor. Having recently transferred to the base, troubled Army Private Prewitt falls for kind-hearted escort club girl Lorene. Simultaneously his platoon sergeant, Warden, embarks on a dangerous affair with his captain’s wife, Karen – setting the lives of both men on a course they cannot control.
Filmed specifically for movie theaters across two nights at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre, this epic three-day-only event will provide cinema audiences across the county with an exclusive first look at Tim Rice’s acclaimed production before its 2015 Broadway debut. PLUS audiences will be treated to behind-the-scenes footage from the Shaftesbury and an interview with Tim Rice.
Described as gritty, raw and gutsy, packed with chemistry and full of heart, this is an event you won’t want to miss!
Tuesday, October 14, at 7:00p.m.
Fathom Events and Gadsden Films invite you to get educated, motivated and activated when UnFair: Exposing the IRS comes to select cinemas nationwide. Written and produced by nationally syndicated Craig Bergman, UnFair: Exposing the IRS takes audiences on a tour across the country to explore the alleged cover-ups and abuses of power at the Internal Revenue Service. Additionally, this one night event will not only allow you to hear from the experts, but give you the chance to sit in on a panel discussion, hosted by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, where you will learn more about this movement and how you can motivate your community to take action.
Program length: Two hours
Rated: PG-13 (Peerless will enforce our policies—no one under the age of thirteen will be admitted without a consenting adult accompanying them to the box office.)
Pompeii from the British Museum
Thursday, October 23, at 7:00p.m.
Fathom and More2Screen are thrilled to bring back Pompeii from the British Museum, specially edited for students and younger audiences. The event will offer an exclusive private view of the British Museum’s blockbuster show Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. The exhibition focuses on the homes and lives of the inhabitants of the thriving industrial hub of Pompeii and the small seaside town of Herculaneum nearly 2,000 years ago when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Introduced by British Museum Director Neil MacGregor, this fascinating show will take you around the exhibition with insights from renowned experts who will bring these extraordinary objects to life. With accompanying music, poetry and eyewitness accounts, you’ll see specially made films of Pompeii and Herculaneum today, and go behind the scenes of the exhibition to explore the stories of these famous Roman cities.
Program length: One hour and twenty minutes
This exhibition was the first such major exhibition in London for almost 40 years. It is the result of close collaboration with the Archaeological Superintendency of Naples and Pompeii bringing together over 250 fascinating objects, both recent discoveries and celebrated finds from earlier excavations. Many of these objects have never before been seen outside Italy. The exhibition will have a unique focus, looking at the Roman home and the people who lived in these ill-fated cities.