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Turner Classic Movies is partnering with NCM Fathom to celebrate the 50th anniversary premiere of West Side Story. A nationwide one-night screening will take place on Wednesday, November 9th at 7p.


This 1961 cinematic event was adapted from the 1957 Broadway show, and loosely based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The film holds the distinction of being the screen musical  awarded the most Oscar wins (10), including Best Picture. The cast includes Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Rita Moreno, Russ Tamblyn, and George Chakiris. The movie was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the United States Library of Congress in 1997.

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According to the TCM website:

 In honor of its 50th Anniversary, NCM Fathom and Turner Classic Movies are bringing West Side Story back to the big screen for a one night event in movie theaters nationwide! This extraordinary event includes an exciting new Turner Classic Movies original production followed by MGM’s 50th Anniversary restoration of West Side Story—the most acclaimed musical of all time.  Tickets are on sale to the general public.

You don’t want to miss this special event!


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