As the 80th anniversary of the hit movie “Gone with the Wind” based on the novel of the same name approaches, moviegoers are preparing themselves for a major occasion. While some people busily sort through their DVD libraries for the movie, others are prepared to enjoy “Gone with the Wind” on the big screen when it comes to a movie theater near you for the celebration of its significant cinematic anniversary.
When producers bring classic movies back to the big screen, fans become eager to turn off their TV and go see the movie at their local theater. While most die-hard fans have “Gone with the Wind” on DVD or VHS, there is something magical about sitting in the movie theater chair and watching the classic movie on the big screen with the modern sound system.
Warner Bros. and Fathom Events want to give you the change to see “Gone with the Wind” in a theater near you in celebration of the movie’s 80th anniversary. Because the movie first hit audiences in the 1930s, it really has been that long since it was released. Fans are eager to see Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh, Olivia de Havilland, and Hattie McDaniel reappear on the big screen decades after the movie’s debut.
Back on January 17, 1939, “Gone with the Wind” appeared on the big screen across the country. With its star-studded cast, it was an immediate hit with the public. Since it was released, the movie has won ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
At the time of its release, the movie was the highest-grossing film of all time. When accounting for inflation, the movie has not been beaten. Today the movie would have grossed a stagger, $1.824 billion.
Although the film has been popular since its release, it is also a controversial film. Because the movie follows a Southern Belle surviving the Confederacy’s loss in the Civil War, people have protested it for depicting racism and sexism. Because the main character is a female who ends up going into business for herself, she faces a lot of resistance from those around her. Because the movie is set in the middle of the 19th century, sexism and racism were part of the times. However, protestors do not like how some of those negative views are apparently celebrated.
“Gone with the Wind” is scheduled to hit theaters from February 28, 2019, to March 3, 2019. The movie will show every afternoon and evening at 1 pm and 6 pm.
Not every single theater will be showing the movie. The movie is four hours long, not including the 4-minute intermission. While it may be a lengthy movie, it also gives people a great excuse to relax and sit back and watch a great tale.
While the movie has been a source of controversy, people are still excited about it. Although it will be featured in select theaters for only a few days, it should be a successful release of the movie.
Are you excited for the forthcoming showing of “Gone with the Wind?” Will you buy a ticket to celebrate the classic movie’s 80th anniversary?
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