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‘Ten Commandments’ screens in NEPA movie theaters on March 28 for 65th anniversary

‘Ten Commandments’ screens in NEPA movie theaters on March 28 for 65th anniversary
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From a press release:

Throughout film history, Hollywood has produced a number of sweeping epics and generation-defining movies. However, one Biblical saga – Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments” – has withstood the test of time.

Shot in Egypt and the Sinai on one of the biggest sets ever constructed for a motion picture, the 1956 film is universally acknowledged among critics as a cinematic masterpiece with a legendary cast including Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, and Ann Baxter. From its Academy Award-winning director and revolutionary Oscar-winning special effects to its sweeping score and unforgettable sets, “The Ten Commandments” tells the inspiring story of Moses in all its stunning glory. Once favored in the Pharaoh’s household, he turns his back on a privileged life to lead his people to freedom.

In addition to numerous awards and accolades, the movie remains one of the biggest box office successes in cinema history (with theatrical sales adjusted for inflation).

On Sunday, March 28, Turner Classic Movies will present this epic film the way it was meant to be seen – on the big screen – in select movie theaters nationwide through Fathom Events’ Digital Broadcast Network, including Cinemark 20 and XD (40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic) at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 (24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre) at 3 p.m., and Cinemark Stroud Mall and XD (160 Stroud Mall, Stroudsburg) at 6 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices.

This 65th anniversary event, which includes exclusive insights from Turner Classic Movies, is part of the seventh annual TCM Big Screen Classics series. Featuring acclaimed films released from 1941 to 1996 and encompassing legendary dramas, iconic musicals, beloved comedies, a thrilling adventure, a stylish film noir, a stirring epic, a crackling mystery, and a suspenseful horror, the series has something for everyone in 2021.

Each film is presented with pristine digital projection, movie-theater-quality sound and in its original aspect ratio, as they were intended by the filmmakers. The TCM Big Screen Classics series is further enhanced with fascinating pre- and post-feature insights presented by popular TCM hosts, including TCM primetime host Ben Mankiewicz.

Since its start in 2015, the TCM Big Screen Classics series has proved to be an annual fan favorite. Many events in the series achieved rave reviews and were top performers at the box office.

“Year after year, the TCM Big Screen Classics series proves to be among our most requested programming,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Studio Relations Tom Lucas.

“We are excited to bring another exciting line-up of films across a variety of genres – from comedies to musicals to award-winning dramas, there is something for everyone.”

“This year has shown us that watching movies on the big screen is not an experience to take for granted, and 2021’s lineup of films has something for every movie lover,” said Genevieve McGillicuddy, vice president of enterprises and strategic partnerships at TCM.

“We are prouder than ever to continue this partnership with Fathom Events to bring the TCM Big Screen Classics series to audiences around the country.”

“The Maltese Falcon” was shown in January, and “Boyz n the Hood” was screened at the end of February. Other films on this year’s schedule include “La Bamba, “Fried Green Tomatoes,” “The Birdcage,” “The African Queen,” “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory,” “Citizen Kane,” “The Silence of the Lambs,” “West Side Story,” and “On Golden Pond.”

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Turner Classic Movies is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world, highlighting the entire spectrum of film history. TCM features the insights from primetime host Ben Mankiewicz, along with hosts Alicia Malone, Dave Karger, Jacqueline Stewart, and Eddie Muller, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover destination.

Currently in its 26th year as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed series like “The Essentials,” along with annual programming events like “31 Days of Oscar” in February and “Summer Under the Stars” in August. TCM also directly connects with movie fans through events such as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the TCM Classic Cruise, the TCM Big Screen Classics series in partnership with Fathom Events, as well as through the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City and Los Angeles. In addition, TCM produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, and hosts a wealth of material online at and through the Watch TCM mobile app.

Fathom is a recognized leader in the entertainment industry as one of the top distributors of content to movie theaters in North America. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings Inc., and Regal Cinemas, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group, Fathom operates the largest cinema distribution network, delivering a wide variety of programming and experiences to cinema audiences in all of the top U.S. markets and to more than 45 countries.