It’s been 30 years since “Steel Magnolias” premiered, and in celebration of this milestone, the classic tearjerker is coming back to theaters for three days only. The movie will play in select theaters nationwide on May 19, 21 and 22. You can get your tickets online now through Fathom Events.
“Steel Magnolias” is based on a play by the same name and was inspired by the playwright Robert Harling’s own real-life experience of losing his sister Susan to complications from diabetes at the age of 33. The movie stars Julia Roberts, Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Olympia Dukakis, Daryl Hannah, and Shirley MacLaine. To borrow a line from the movie, it’s bound to make you experience “laughter through tears,” a.k.a. Truvy Jones’ (Parton) favorite emotion.
The return of “Steel Magnolias” to the silver screen is part of the fourth annual TCM Big Screen Classics series, which brings iconic movies back to theaters for a limited time. Fourteen classic movies are part of this year’s lineup, 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, 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.”
Will you see “Steel Magnolias” on the big screen this May?