Where better to enjoy classic Hollywood than in, well, classic Hollywood? The TCM Classic Film Festival kicks off in Hollywood tonight at Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Egyptian for a weekend filled with screenings of some of best films to ever grace the silver screen, including many that have now been remastered to look and sound better than ever.
Some of the highlights this weekend include An American in Paris, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Godfather, To Kill A Mockingbird, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Citizen Kane, La Dolce Vita, Fantasia, Network and Taxi Driver (the 35th anniversary remastered edition of which I recently saw in theaters and loved), among many, many more. You'll surely find something you've yet to see or want to re-watch, and this is your chance to get it on a big screen. Plus, a few of the screenings will have special guests, like Peter O'Toole, Mariel Hemingway, Kirk Douglas, Leonard Maltin and Mickey Rooney.
Festival passes to catch all the screenings are all sold out -- but would have cost a pretty penny anyway -- but individual tickets for each of the screenings are still available on first-come, first-served basis and are cash only for $20. Time to indulge in the classics.
The TCM Classic Film Festival takes place today until Sunday, May 1st. Check here for more details on screenings and venues.
-- Chau Tu