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Published On: Fri, Aug 12th, 2016

TCM honors the 60th anniversary of ‘The King and I’ with screenings in cinemas on August 28 and August 31

It’s time to whistle a happy tune! Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic movie musical The King and I will return to movie theaters for two days only, as part of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies’ TCM Big Screen Classics series. Marking the film’s 60th Anniversary, “TCM Big Screen Classics: The King & I” will screen on Sunday, August 28 and Wednesday, August 31 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time (both days) and includes specially-produced commentary from TCM host Ben Mankiewicz before and after the feature.

TMC_King_and I Yul Brynner Deborah Kerr photoSiam, 1862. British schoolteacher and recent widow Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr) is sent to Siam as a teacher for the royal children but immediately clashes with their father, King Mongkut (Yul Brynner). Her modern, Western ways don’t sit well with the ruler – but over time, he slowly gains respect for her willingness to stand up to him.

The film version  by Twentieth Century Fox was the winner of five Academy Awards® (Best Actor, Best Musical Score, Best Costume Design, Best Art Direction & Set Decoration and Best Sound) and was nominated for four more (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Cinematography).

Tickets to “TCM Big Screen Classics: The King and I” can be purchased online at www.FathomEvents.com (theaters and participants are subject to change).

WHO:              Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Twentieth Century Fox

WHAT:             TCM Big Screen Classics: The King and I

WHERE:           In more than 650 movie theaters nationwide. Tickets are available online at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. For a complete list of participating theaters, click on the “Theater Locations” tab.

WHEN:            Sunday, August 28, 2016                 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time

Wednesday, August 31, 2016         2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time

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