February 24, 2012 – Turner Classic Movies (TCM) does a terrific job throughout the year keeping classic Hollywood movies in the mainstream, and they really pump up the action during February when they feature “The 31 Days of Oscar” and pay tribute to past winners.
After the last Oscar is awarded on Sunday, they’re hitting the road and rolling out the red carpet throughout North America as part of their “Road to Hollywood” series. The scheduled event marks their third annual movie road trip, which kicks off on March 1st in New York City with a viewing of “To Kill a Mockingbird” and visit ten cities in all, including Minneapolis, Houston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami and Toronto. View the schedule here.
Each screening features a TCM host and a special guest star associated with the film; attendees will mingle with the likes of Eva Maria Saint, Shirley Jones, Angie Dickinson, Ernest Borgnine and Tippi Hendren.
The road trip comes through Philadelphia’s Prince Theater, located at 1412 Chestnut Street on March 15. The theater will screen Hitchcock’s classic “North by Northwest” with special guest star Eva Marie Saint. Tickets are free and are available on March 1.
Classic selections in other cities include “On the Waterfront”, “Marnie”, “Elmer Gantry”, “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”, and “The Birds”.
This is an opportunity that doesn’t come around too often; if they’re coming to a theater near you go and enjoy! I’m sure you won’t regret it. And if I’m one of the lucky people who get to attend in Philadelphia, stay tuned for an in-depth summary of the event.