Published On: Thu, Mar 7th, 2019

‘Ben-Hur’ returns to cinemas to celebrate 60th anniversary

Massive in scale, cast, story and budget, Ben-Hur is the kind of film they literally don’t make anymore, an analog-era feat that was unprecedented in its day and perhaps has never been equaled. Ben-Hur will be presented in cinemas for two days only – April 14 and April 17 – along with TCM Primetime Host Ben Mankiewicz’s fascinating insightful pre- and post-show commentary on the film, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Playing in more than 600 theaters nationwide, Ben-Hur will be digitally projected in its original super-widescreen “Ultra 65” format.

Photo courtesy of Ben-Hur

An epic award-winner, director William Wyler’s classic received 11 Academy Awards, more than any other film to that point (and still tied with Titanic and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King). The production encompassed 300 sets, nine sound stages and consumed 1.1 million feet of film, yet never loses sight of its compelling story of Jewish prince (Charlton Heston) who vows revenge when he is enslaved by his Roman childhood friend (Stephen Boyd). Jack HawkinsHaya Harareet and Hugh Griffiths also star in the film, which grossed the equivalent of nearly $1 billion upon its release.

Event is hosted by Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros. Showtimes will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (local time), and Wednesday, April 17, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. (local time).

Tickets for Ben-Hur can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com or participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in hundreds of select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (participating theaters are subject to change).

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