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April 23, 2012

Casablanca returns to theaters for 70th anniversary April 26th

Hollywood classic movie, “Casablanca" heads back to theaters on Thursday, April 26th to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the movie. Often named one of the best movies ever made, the movie stars Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henried and was the Academy Award Best Picture winner in 1944. The movie become a pop culture icon and has sparked many popular phrases and characters commonly used or talked about in conversations today.

The encore showing of Casablanca 70th Anniversary Encore Event on Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. local time will be in select movie theaters. Presented by NCM Fathom Events, Warner Home Video and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), this special encore presentation has been scheduled to meet the high demand from fans to see the exclusive big screen event.

Tickets for the Casablanca 70th Anniversary Encore Event are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

A pre-recorded introduction by TCM host Robert Osborne kicks off the event with a discussion about Casablanca’s enduring legacy, revealing some of its fascinating behind-the-scenes stories.

Warner Home Video recently released the Casablanca Ultimate Collector’s 70th Anniversary Edition featuring a 3-Disc limited and numbered gift set including the remastered feature on both Blu-rayTM and DVD with more than 13 hours of bonus material. The keepsake box also includes a compilation of three comprehensive feature length documentaries, a hard-cover 62-page book with never-before-seen on-set photography, sketches and production history, a reproduction of the original 1942 French theatrical poster as well as a collectible set of drink coasters.

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