2018 is already looking up. The classic films Grease(1978), Big (1988) and The Big Lebowski (1998) are returning to the big screen next year with Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies.
The third TCM Big Screen Classics series will feature 13 obsession-worthy films spanning six decades — from the 1930s to the 1990s — playing over two days in select theaters nationwide.
"It's about bringing movies to people who love movies and allowing them to share the experience," says Ben Mankiewicz, host of TCM Primetime. "These movies are hugely resonant with people."
Here's the complete list:
'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre' (1948): 70th anniversary
Jan. 14 and 16
Many critics consider Sierra Madre to be director John Huston's finest cinematic achievement, featuring performances by Humphrey Bogart and Huston's father, Walter.
'The Philadelphia Story' (1940)
Feb. 18 and 21
Katharine Hepburn plays a Pennsylvania socialite embarking on a second marriage — until the disruptive appearance of first husband C.K. Dexter Haven (Cary Grant) and a tabloid reporter (James Stewart).
'Vertigo' (1958): 60th anniversary
March 18 and 21
James Stewart stars as John "Scottie" Ferguson in Alfred Hitchcock's thriller, about a detective with a crippling fear of heights who's hired to trail the mysterious Madeleine Elster (Kim Novak).
'Grease' (1978): 40th anniversary
April 8 and 11
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John are high school sweethearts in the classic that rocked pop culture with songs like Greased Lightnin’ and Hopelessly Devoted to You.
'Sunset Boulevard' (1950)
May 13 and 16
Director Billy Wilder’s cinematic masterpiece features stellar performances by Gloria Swanson and William Holden.
'The Producers' (1968): 50th anniversary
June 3 and 6
Writer/director Mel Brooks delivered the uproarious comedy that ensured Oscar-nominated Gene Wilder's comedy legend status and inspired the wildly popular Broadway musical. Newly restored for the movie's 50th anniversary.
'Big' (1988): 30th anniversary
July 15 and 18
Director Penny Marshall's comedy featuring a 12-year-old transported to a 30-year-old's body (Tom Hanks) shot Hanks into mega-stardom.
'The Big Lebowski' (1998): 20th anniversary
Aug. 5 and 8
Fans have abided Jeff Bridges as "The Dude" in Joel and Ethan Coen's ultimate cult classic, named to the National Film Registry in 2014.
'South Pacific' (1957): 60th anniversary
Aug. 26 and 29
Director Joshua Logan’s widescreen adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical features memorable performances by Mitzi Gaynor, Rossano Brazzi, Ray Walston and Juanita Hall.
'Rebel Without A Cause' (1955)
Sept. 23 and 26
Rebel Without A Cause turned James Dean into a Hollywood legend when it was released less than a month after his untimely death. The perfectly cast Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo co-star as troubled youths.
'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington' (1939)
Oct. 14 and 17
Appointed to serve a vacant U.S. Senate seat, Jefferson Smith's (James Stewart) enthusiasm quickly turns to disbelief when he sees how the nation’s political system works. Frank Capra's classic is timely just before November's mid-term election.
'Die Hard' (1988): 30th anniversary
Nov. 11 and 14
In his first major movie role, Bruce Willis is John McClane — a wisecracking action hero who stops terrorists led by Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) in director John McTiernan's game-changing action film.
'White Christmas' (1954)
Dec. 9 and 12
One of the best-loved, quintessentially American holiday classics, White Christmasstars Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen with unforgettable songs by the legendary Irving Berlin.
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