‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Restoration To Theatrically Debut During TCM’s ‘Road To Hollywood’ Series

Sure, the film may have just hit Blu-ray, but what better way to see the iconic film, ‘˜To Kill A Mockingbird,’ than on the big screen?

On March 1, TCM will launch its third run in its annual ‘˜Road To Hollywood’ series, with the premiere of the 50th Anniversary restoration of the film, with an introduction by Robert Osborne and Spike Lee.   The 10 city tour will lead up to the 2012 TCM Classic Film Festival starting on April 12, and will see screenings of films ranging from ‘˜On The Waterfront’ to ‘˜Marnie.’

Universal will also be holding a panel at SXSW this year, discussing the process of restoring their classics in honor of their 100th Anniversary, which we will definitely be covering come that time.   Personally, I love that these films are getting shown around the country, and really wish that more outlets for these types of series would pop up.   If you have the chance to attend any of these showings, which a complete list is included below, please let us know.   We’ll also have a full write-up of the Universal SXSW panel come March.

New York City ‘“ Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. (ET) ‘“ The Ziegfeld Theatre
To Kill a Mockingbird  (1962) ‘“ World Theatrical Premiere of 50th Anniversary Restoration hosted by Robert Osborne, with special guest Spike Lee
Tickets available February 15.

Minneapolis ‘“ Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 (CT) ‘“ The Heights Theatre
Marnie  (1964) ‘“ Hosted by Leonard Maltin, with special guest Tippi Hedren
Tickets available February 23.

Houston ‘“ Wednesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. (CT) ‘“ Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
On the Waterfront  (1954) ‘“ Hosted by Ben Mankiewicz, with special guest Eva Marie Saint
Tickets available February 29.

Philadelphia ‘“ Thursday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. (ET) ‘“ Prince Music Theater
North by Northwest  (1959) ‘“ Hosted by Ben Mankiewicz, with special guest Eva Marie Saint
Tickets available March 1.

Miami ‘“ Tuesday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. (ET) ‘“ The Gusman Center for the Performing Arts
Elmer Gantry (1960) ‘“ Hosted by Ben Mankiewicz, with special guest Shirley Jones
Tickets available March 6.

Atlanta ‘“ Thursday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. (ET) ‘“ Richard H. Rich Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers  (1954) ‘“ Hosted by Robert Osborne, with special guest Jane Powell
Tickets available March 8.

Chicago ‘“ Tuesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. (CT) ‘“ Music Box Theatre
The Birds  (1963) ‘“ Hosted by Ben Mankiewicz, with special guest Tippi Hedren
Tickets available March 13.

Toronto ‘“ Saturday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. (ET) ‘“ TIFF Bell Lightbox
Rio Bravo  (1959) ‘“ Hosted by Ben Mankiewicz, with special guest Angie Dickinson
Tickets available March 16.

Denver ‘“ Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. (MT) ‘“ The Landmark Mayan Theatre
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers  (1954) ‘“ Hosted by Leonard Maltin, with special guest Jane Powell
Tickets available March 20.

Portland, Ore. ‘“ Thursday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. (PT) ‘“ Whitsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum
Marty  (1955) ‘“ Hosted by Ben Mankiewicz, with special guest Ernest Borgnine
Tickets available March 22.

Source TCM

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