It’s been 30 years since “Steel Magnolias” was released, and in celebration of this historic milestone, the classic tearjerker is coming back to theaters. The movie will be available to watch in select theaters nationwide on May 19, 21 and 22. You can get your tickets online now through Fathom Events.
“Steel Magnolias” was based on a play by with the same name. It was inspired by the playwright Robert Harling’s real-life experience of losing his own sister named Susan. The movie stars Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Olympia Dukakis, Daryl Hannah and Shirley MacLaine.
To quote a line from the movie, watching the film in theaters will make you experience “laughter through tears,” Truvy Jones’ (Dolly Parton) favorite emotion. Here’s a look at the trailer to refresh your memory:
The return of “Steel Magnolias” to the big screen is part of the fourth annual TCM Big Screen Classics series, which brings classic movies back to theaters for a limited time. 14 classic movies are all part of this year’s lineup of favorities, including “The Wizard of Oz,” “Field of Dreams,” “My Fair Lady,” and “When Harry Met Sally.”
“This series brings film lovers of all ages together to experience the magic of the movies on the big screen and allows TCM to be the ultimate gathering point for fans of classic cinema,” Genevieve McGillicuddy, the vice president of enterprises and strategic partnerships at TCM, said in a press release. “Through our relationship with Fathom Events and each of our studio partners, we are able to continue our mission to share and celebrate the entire spectrum of film history with audiences everywhere.”
To find out if your theater is participating in the screenings, just visit Fathom Events and type in your city’s name or zip code.
The big screen is the perfect way to celebrate 30 years of ‘Steel Magnolias.’