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Call your girlfriends. No really, call them. Make some popcorn, paint your nails, and pop open a bottle of bubbly for the pre-party while you’re at it. Everyone’s favorite Southern sisters are back, because Steel Magnolias is returning to the big screen!
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Shelby, M’Lynn, Truvy, Ouiser, Annelle, and Clairee stole their way into our hearts exactly three decades ago (yes, we really are that old). Thus, in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary, Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies have done it again: they’re teaming up to recreate the original Steel Magnolias experience by showing the beloved movie in selected theaters.
Are your girlfriends adventurous types? If so, you could even take the opportunity to turn the anniversary into a road trip. Did you know that M’Lynn and Shelby’s stunning Southern abode is now a real-life guesthouse in Louisiana? There’s even a “Shelby” room. It’s painted blue.
Only kidding. It’s pink, of course.
Steel Magnolias is the story of … oh, we know you know already. But indulge us, won’t you? Everybody loves a little nostalgia! The movie chronicles the story of a close-knit group of women from a small-town southern community, and the trials and tribulations they face together. It’s a comedy-drama with some dark, real-life content that has afforded the film its longevity, and its rightful place in the hearts of millions.
“Every year, more and more film fans have flocked to the TCM Big Screen Classics series, proving the lasting appeal of these movies and the thrill of seeing them in a movie theater,” said Tom Lucas, Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations. Tom’s right: nothing compares to the delight of the multi-sensory movie theater experience.
So, we mean it: call your girlfriends! Steel Magnolias is returning for three dates in 2019 only: May 19, 21, and 22.
Steel Magnolias joins an impressive lineup of classic titles including The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, and Hello, Dolly! “We are tremendously proud of this year’s lineup,” continued Tom Lucas.
And we’re excited too, Tom.
Have you bought your tickets yet? If past ticket sales for the TCM Big Screen Classics series are anything to go by, then they won’t last long! Purchase tickets from the Fathom Events website or from participating theater box offices.
And don’t forget to wear a sweater in your favorite shade of “blush” or “bashful.”
Will you be celebrating the 30th anniversary of Steel Magnolias? Share your favorite quote from the movie with us in the comments below!