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Published On: Tue, May 23rd, 2017

‘The Godfather’ arrives in theaters June 4, June 7 to honor the 45th anniversary of this classic film

It’s an epic saga that redefined American cinema and remains one of the greatest films ever made. On June 4 and June 7, Fathom Events and the TCM Big Screen Classics series commemorate the 45th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather by bringing the milestone film back to movie theaters nationwide for two days only.

The iconic story of a New York mafia family’s rise to power, The Godfather won the Academy Award® for Best Picture, was the highest grossing film of 1972 and is widely considered to be one of the most influential films in cinematic history.

Ranked second on the list of greatest American films by the American Film Institute, behind only Citizen Kane, The Godfather will be presented with specially produced commentary by Turner Classic Movies (TCM) host Ben Mankiewicz before and after the feature.

TCM Big Screen Classics: The Godfather 45th Anniversary (1972)Sunday, June 4, and Wednesday, June 7

There is the sheer perfection of the performances by such legendary names as Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton and Robert Duvall; the impeccable direction of Francis Ford Coppola; the haunting musical theme by Nino Rota; and the stunning cinematography by Gordon Willis. Any one of these elements would make The Godfather a classic, but this epic crime drama combines them all into a towering achievement in American filmmaking celebrating its 45th anniversary, an epic saga that redefined cinema.

For the second consecutive year, “TCM Big Screen Classics” offers film fans an amazing journey into the magic of movies year-round.

Tickets for The Godfather can be purchased online by visiting FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 700 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

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